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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar

    So I feel pretty dumb. I even tried again and the result was the same... Remember this pic?


    Turns out I had Lavender Filter turned on and completely forgot. I found it going through settings for the above post. ProShot remembers my setup better than I do. LOL.
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    05-16-2015 01:51 PM
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    How about a few more of those outside shots in the flat light?

    Three in a Row:

    Here's a little scene shot hand held in Lumia Camera, no flash and auto everywhere else. Original sizes, 5MP for 1520.

    Lumia 928

    Lumia 1520

    Lumia 830

    And another looking at the cell tower most Walmart stores seem to host. Hand held, Camera360 Sight with no flash and automagical settings. Original sizes.

    Lumia 928

    Lumia 1520

    Lumia 830

    Finally a quick hand held Lumia Camera sans flash, but auto settings. Original sizes uploaded and the 1520 uses 5MP again. Here the overcast sun is shining almost directly down the wall behind the flowers...

    Lumia 928

    Lumia 1520

    Lumia 830

    I'll cut to the chase here. IMHO, Lumia 830 did the best job on all 3 shots; the most balanced representation of light source, focus, color reproduction, clarity and presentation of subject while preserving extraneous detail.

    The problem with these very general shots for 928 and 1520 are related to aperture, or so I imagine. The 928 sacrifices too much depth of focus and 1520 sacrifices light gathering. The 830's aperture is exactly midway between the other two and f/2.2 seems a happy medium.

    Of note most particularly for fault on the 928 is the general fuzziness in the background of the shopping cart pic and the lack of blue in the sky. For a 1520 fail just look at the overblown greenery in the flower pic against the washed out wall.
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    05-16-2015 02:55 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Same Story:

    Moving inside the Walmart I have another series of three shots from each phone. All of them are taken under florescent light...

    I'll give my verdict before hand. 830 wins by a slight margin over the other two. 928 lacks depth of field and 1520 concentrates too much on the middle of the spectrum - YGB - and drops out too much RO and IV (ROYGBIV). There are no major miscues from 928 or 1520... 830 just balances all aspects better, IMHO, during these easy indoors shots with more than adequate light and simple subject matter.

    What do you think?

    Camera360 Sight, hand held, flash off , automatic, original sizes uploaded...




    Sight again, hand held, auto, no flash, original sizes.




    Lastly: Lumia Camera on auto, no flash, hand held. I used the original sizes with 1520 @ 5MP.




    We'll take a longer break here. I've uploaded 120 examples + some extras for various sidebars. Also, I have a 3 day trip starting tomorrow.

    There are some short videos in the can and I'd like to get some video comparisons done before coming back to pictures again. Yes we need more pictures especially outdoors night time with and without flash... I'm not sure just how much call there is for me to go on though. I'd like some more feedback other than the couple of regular commenters, mark233 and HaibaneReki, in order to help me decide if I sink any more time into this project. I'll be honest, it is very time consuming and somewhat exhausting...

    I'll certainly appreciate any feedback as the thread goes on hiatus for a little while.
    05-17-2015 08:59 PM
  4. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Honestly I think You should tip the WP Central team and make the headlines with this seriously in-depth comparison. Or at least to get stickied in the forums. Thanks for the shout out, however I don't think I've contributed much, really.

    Anyway, looking forward to the night shots, for me it's the holy grail of mobile photography - shots like these (my deceased hero 920)


    really produce the *wowsers!* effect. :) I think that's where ProShot will shine and I'm curious whether You'll face the same issues I did with Lumia Camera 5.

    Kudos to You for Your work.
    05-18-2015 11:15 AM
  5. Ferdie Barba's Avatar
    thanks! very informative
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    12-29-2015 03:33 AM
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