1. Ed YANG's Avatar
    Bought a NOKIA Lumia 525 recently @ a very budget friendly price, which is about 40% of the price of Z10 off contract. This was suppose to be given for my mum use, to replace her current Xperia J. Customization is still in process to make it user friendly for me old lady.

    I have good, but not great impressions on Z10 picture capture qualities. However, i find that the user interface on Z10 is still not up to my expectation. One such example, the constant autofocus, which i would much prefer to be replace with one touch focus which is available on my 9860 and 9520.
    Physical camera button is a plus to be, but missing on the Z.

    Perhaps some folks will feel unfair on the comparison, 5mpx vs 8mpx, low end vs mid end.
    For fairness, both phones are set to capture on 4:3 ratio, scene set to auto, light sensitivity set to bright sun.
    After capture, pictures are post cropped to 16:9 ratio.

    (TOP)525 shots
    (bottom)Z10 shots

    Temple roof under the night-

    vs

    525 win!

    Festive Street Deco(far shot)-

    vs

    Z10 win!

    Festive Street Deco(far shot)-

    vs

    Z10 wins marginally.

    Festive Market crowds-

    vs

    Z10 wins!

    Shops SignBoards-

    vs

    525 wins! Z10 lose for easily affected by surrounding strong lights.

    Festive Street Lightings-

    vs

    Draw! 525 wins on clarity, Z10 wins on color vibrancy.

    Golden Horse-

    vs

    Draw! 525 wins on less influence by surrounding street lights, Z10 wins on color vibracy.

    Golden Horse(far shot)-

    vs

    Z10 wins marginally for better color vibrancy.
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    01-25-2014 01:11 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to Phone Wars forum.
    01-25-2014 01:49 PM
  3. Ed YANG's Avatar
    Some of the pictures taken on the 2nd day after the acquisition of the 525.
    Note that all pictures shown are cropped from the original ratio of:-
    4:3- cropped to 16:9, by eliminating the top and bottom parts of the original pictures to achieve limited file size upload on some forums,
    16.9- cropped to 16:9, smaller by eliminating about 20% of the original pictures to achieve limited file size upload on some forums.

    All pictures taken in default settings of Scene-Auto, Light-Auto, ISO 200. Distance of shots taken: default, unless clearly stated as zoomed.

    Day shots- Time: roughly 1730hrs, Weather: Cloudy

    Public Housing playground
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    Cloudy Sky
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    Opposite Block
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    Play ground's closest block
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    New residential block under construction- ZOOMed on the crane
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    New residential block under construction- ZOOMed on the nearby bridge
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    New residential block under construction- from original standing position of 2 shots above
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    Monsoon canal leading towards recent new residential blocks
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    Neighborhood Kindergarden in the late afternoon
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    Public parking lots
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    01-26-2014 02:04 AM
  4. Ed YANG's Avatar
    All pictures taken in default settings of Scene-Auto, Light-Auto, ISO 200. Distance of shots taken: default, unless clearly stated as zoomed.

    Indoor shots- Time: roughly 1800hrs, Weather: INDOOR

    Supermarket in the local shopping center
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    Foodcourt in the local shopping center
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    Retail space @ the opposite of the foodcourt
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    A look down from TOP Floor
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    Private Condos opposite the Shopping Center
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    Eateries Directory and contact numbers
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    Mini Stalls on Ground Floor
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    Festive banner view from level 2
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    01-26-2014 02:33 AM
  5. Ed YANG's Avatar
    All pictures taken in default settings of Scene-Auto, Light-Auto, ISO 200. Distance of shots taken: default, unless clearly stated as zoomed.

    Indoor shots- Time: roughly 2100hrs, Weather: CLOUDY

    Decorations along walkway towards shopping center
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    Almanac Signs reading- shot roughly 1 meter away
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    Almanac Signs reading- closeup shot roughly 0.6 meter away
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    Almanac Signs reading- animal symbol
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    Shopping Center's tenants lightings
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    Entrance Orchids
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    01-26-2014 03:29 AM
  6. snowmutt's Avatar
    Are all the above shots of your last three posts from the L525? If so, that is a really decent camera for a dead cheap budget device.
    01-28-2014 06:25 PM
  7. Ed YANG's Avatar
    Yes... the last 3 posts are from Lumia 525.
    I'm quite impressed by it's clarity, when compared to my Z10. One another thing that impresses, goes to the phones capability to captures less light beams in night shots that may affect night shots as captured by my Z10.
    01-28-2014 11:27 PM

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