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  1. michail71's Avatar
    I recently did an impromptu modeling shot where we had an iPhone 6+ and the Lumia 1520.

    I'm kind of sad to say the iPhone 6+ blew away the 1520 in terms of speed and being able to capture shots when things started to move fast. It just plain worked.

    It all came down to the software and it's responsiveness. We also had mirroring to a apple TV, which made it easier for the model to get her angles and lighting just right.

    Blink also doesn't compare to the iPhone's native burst mode.

    As far as image quality goes they were on par with each other. Sorry, no photos. They aren't WPC safe :)
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    12-16-2014 11:25 AM
  2. Abhishek P's Avatar
    But the 1520 doesn't bend :P
    12-16-2014 11:35 AM
  3. sinime's Avatar
    The Lumia denim update is supposed to resolve the speed issues with the camera... I realize that doesn't help right now, but denim is on the way.
    12-16-2014 11:42 AM
  4. SamJHannan's Avatar
    "impromptu modelling" 😉
    12-16-2014 11:45 AM
  5. rhapdog's Avatar
    The 1020 image quality would have blown away the iPhone 6+, but the slowness of it would have made a fast shoot unbearable.

    What we need for good "impromptu modelling" is a 1030 with a 50+MP camera and a snapdragon 800+, with the denim update to resolve the camera lag.

    That's why I bought the Lumia 520, because I'm going to save my money, sit tight, and wait for the ultimate phone that I really want. It will probably ship with Windows 10 Update 2 and Satin Firmware. (Satin being a few steps up from Denim, of course.) Perhaps by then I can get a 512GB microSD card for it. ;)
    anon(9174535) likes this.
    12-16-2014 12:14 PM
  6. ricbon's Avatar
    pictures or it didn't happen.
    12-16-2014 12:16 PM
  7. michail71's Avatar
    LOL, it did happen. The photos are tasteful but still not WPC material.

    The 1520 was just embarrassing next to the 6+. The overall experience is about more than just image quality.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-16-2014 10:15 PM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    to be fair, WP does have mirroring capability over miracast as well.
    the 1520 is the fastest Lumia camera you get so until Denim it is what it is.
    Also, i wanna see a link to the pictures that illustrates your point. IMO a supersampled 5 MP image is still superior to the 8 MP.
    12-17-2014 01:18 AM
  9. Cartman's Avatar
    Pictures from the two phones for comparison would be great. I have seen some fantastic pictures with the 1020 and some terrible ones. It depends on how the pictures were taken and the settings used. I could believe that the iPhone 6 plus in the hand of an amateur could repeatedly produce better pictures. In the right hands the 1020 wins by a wide margin. I know were talking about the 1520 here but I'm sure its the same deal.
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    12-17-2014 02:10 AM
  10. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Have to say I'm disappointed. I traded my 1520 in for an iPhone6 but frolicking nude models did not appear. Fortunately, they let me trade back.
    12-17-2014 06:44 AM
  11. alllies's Avatar
    Which camera app did you use?
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    12-17-2014 06:58 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    "impromptu modelling"
    Probably pics of some young lady in various stages of undress! LOL
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    12-17-2014 07:06 AM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    Have to say I'm disappointed. I traded my 1520 in for an iPhone6 but frolicking nude models did not appear. Fortunately, they let me trade back.
    You dirty old man. Gives the valley of the son a bad name. LOL
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    12-17-2014 07:07 AM
  14. princeegli's Avatar
    Thanks for the test,but could you do it again after Denim comes out....would like to know how it does after update
    12-17-2014 08:36 PM
  15. rhapdog's Avatar
    Thanks for the test,but could you do it again after Denim comes out....would like to know how it does after update
    Yeah, since Denim has started rolling, you'll need to do a new impromptu comparison, with pics. :)
    12-17-2014 09:54 PM
  16. michail71's Avatar
    to be fair, WP does have mirroring capability over miracast as well.
    the 1520 is the fastest Lumia camera you get so until Denim it is what it is.
    Also, i wanna see a link to the pictures that illustrates your point. IMO a supersampled 5 MP image is still superior to the 8 MP.
    It does. Miracast works but not as easily or smoothly. It's a pita to fire it up on my bluray player.

    Image quality wasn't part of the comparison here. I'm just going by easy of use and getting the shots. IQ on the 1520 is great.
    12-17-2014 11:27 PM
  17. michail71's Avatar
    Have to say I'm disappointed. I traded my 1520 in for an iPhone6 but frolicking nude models did not appear. Fortunately, they let me trade back.
    I don't know why but sometimes that seems to happen me. LOL

    The model sells custom tasteful semi-nudes and we had to do a turnaround for a quick sale. Part of the deal is nobody else gets to see them. There is actually a market out there for that stuff :).
    12-17-2014 11:34 PM
  18. michail71's Avatar
    Which camera app did you use?
    The Nokia Camera Beta, the Blink lens and ProShot. ProShot is the best at getting a good manual shot.
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    12-17-2014 11:37 PM
  19. Hildr's Avatar
    Maybe the original built-in Camera app would have been better, it's faster.
    But as you said, it's not just about quality when it comes to shoot moving object. Lumias are really good to shoot landscape, but well, there are a little bit slow. Wait for the new Camera App dedicated to Denim devices. (I'm not sure Denim alone changes anything to the camera)
    12-18-2014 05:11 AM
  20. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I can't imagine that the Denim update will make a huge amount of difference with shot to shot times. Fractions of a second maybe, but I'm struggling to see any major improvements with performance.
    12-18-2014 05:36 AM
  21. Nick_1020's Avatar
    The 1020 image quality would have blown away the iPhone 6+, but the slowness of it would have made a fast shoot unbearable.

    What we need for good "impromptu modelling" is a 1030 with a 50+MP camera and a snapdragon 800+, with the denim update to resolve the camera lag.

    That's why I bought the Lumia 520, because I'm going to save my money, sit tight, and wait for the ultimate phone that I really want. It will probably ship with Windows 10 Update 2 and Satin Firmware. (Satin being a few steps up from Denim, of course.) Perhaps by then I can get a 512GB microSD card for it. ;)
    Why on earth would anyone want a 50+ MP camera sensor on a phone....even on a dslr for that matter?!
    12-18-2014 05:38 AM
  22. cheehong's Avatar
    I can't imagine that the Denim update will make a huge amount of difference with shot to shot times. Fractions of a second maybe, but I'm struggling to see any major improvements with performance.
    Any video shown Lumia camera on 1520? The speed indeed faster but still not a rival to iPhone.
    12-18-2014 05:44 AM
  23. cheehong's Avatar
    Why on earth would anyone want a 50+ MP camera sensor on a phone....even on a dslr for that matter?!
    40 or 50 MP make the phone bulky and processing speed slower. Furthermore, no one will share huge picture file on Internet unless you have google fiber :P
    12-18-2014 05:49 AM
  24. realwarder's Avatar
    On some site I saw the 830 compared to iPhone 6 - focus time. Surprisingly the 830 was faster. Both were faster than other phones. Will be curious after Denim and the Lumia Camera update to re-evaluate this.

    I do know the iPhone camera is now very usable and often has great quality pics, despite buying a Lumia for the camera.

    Did you try using Miracast on the 1520 to do the same as AirPlay?
    12-18-2014 07:30 AM
  25. JerseySal's Avatar
    Impromptu modelling is as spontaneous as an impromptu murder when there just happens to be a chainsaw, some tarps, and a shovel just sitting next to you in the living room......

    Oh look....you have a phone, I have a phone, apple tv, some lighting, and a random model just hanging around.... impromptu
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-18-2014 08:18 AM
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