1. Sean Legend's Avatar
    I'm a photographer that loves windows mobile. In terms of quality, which one would be the best?
    02-03-2017 10:58 AM
  2. techiez's Avatar
    I'm a photographer that loves windows mobile. In terms of quality, which one would be the best?
    Dont have much options :P go for Lumia 950
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    02-03-2017 11:08 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Well... Do you want one for every day carry? Or maybe just as a dedicated camera?

    IMHO, classic PureView all the way for dedicated shoots, travel/vacation, special occasions, etc.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...-eight3oh.html
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    02-04-2017 11:40 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I've always enjoyed using my ancient Lumia 925 as a camera.
    Still using it today as a very capable small pocketable shooter.
    02-04-2017 11:53 AM
  5. Sean Legend's Avatar
    To be more specific, just in case it helps, I'm talking about one for everyday use. Something that I can use everyday.
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    02-04-2017 06:59 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm talking about one for everyday use.
    I don't have one, yet the 950 seems the very best choice if not the only choice to get that old time Nokia feel from what I read.
    The choices are few anymore so it's either something in the 950 range or the 650.
    Ask any 1520 owner about the camera on that phone plus it still remains viable.

    The 830 or 640XL are other possible contenders.
    I like my Lumia 925 on 8.1 because it jumps right into Lumia camera from lock when pressing hardware shutter button

    All other choices are long in the tooth or getting tough to find.
    Good luck with the search.
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    02-04-2017 07:36 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sean... Maybe go to the device forums for the last gen Lumias and check the Pics taken with thread for each.

    As others have said, 950/XL gives a great experience... For an 8MP, non-PureView Lumia 650 takes nice pics too. But 950/XL will of course blow that away in terms of image quality and size, offer DNG power for post shot processing, etc.

    None of the 3rd party players seem to have come close: HP, Alcatel, Acer...
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    02-05-2017 06:54 AM
  8. ananve's Avatar
    I would recommend 950xl here. It's the best we have for everyday use that has a good camera.
    02-05-2017 07:28 AM
  9. Sean Legend's Avatar
    Sean... Maybe go to the device forums for the last gen Lumias and check the Pics taken with thread for each.

    As others have said, 950/XL gives a great experience... For an 8MP, non-PureView Lumia 650 takes nice pics too. But 950/XL will of course blow that away in terms of image quality and size, offer DNG power for post shot processing, etc.

    None of the 3rd party players seem to have come close: HP, Alcatel, Acer...
    I feel like I've seen you on a lot of my forums. Anyway, I'll check it out.
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    02-06-2017 07:47 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm downright ubiquitous.
    02-06-2017 11:15 AM
  11. Sean Legend's Avatar
    I'm downright ubiquitous.
    Quite ubiquitous, indeed.
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    02-07-2017 07:56 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Originally posted by Guytronic
    Originally Posted by Sean Legend
    I'm talking about one for everyday use.
    I don't have one, yet the 950 seems the very best choice if not the only choice to get that old time Nokia feel from what I read.
    The choices are few anymore so it's either something in the 950 range or the 650.
    Ask any 1520 owner about the camera on that phone plus it still remains viable.

    The 830 or 640XL are other possible contenders.
    I like my Lumia 925 on 8.1 because it jumps right into Lumia camera from lock when pressing hardware shutter button

    All other choices are long in the tooth or getting tough to find.
    Good luck with the search.
    What about the 930, the camera on that is pretty good.
    02-07-2017 08:17 AM
  13. raycpl's Avatar
    Ominously ubiquitous!!

    .... !!!
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    02-07-2017 09:04 AM
  14. Sean Legend's Avatar
    Ominously ubiquitous!!

    .... !!!
    Mysteriously Ubiquitous
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    02-08-2017 08:37 AM
  15. Sean Legend's Avatar
    What about the 930, the camera on that is pretty good.
    The 650 looks like a decent choice to me, honestly. Not too expensive. Good camera.
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    02-08-2017 08:39 AM
  16. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    The thing about phones is some are on specific carriers. So you have to look at if your able to switch to even get the phone you want.
    02-08-2017 03:03 PM
  17. mtf1380's Avatar
    I'm downright ubiquitous.
    prolifically ubiquitous:)
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    02-08-2017 03:23 PM
  18. etphoto's Avatar
    Make makes a good image, the camera or person taking the picture? I suggest it's the photographer and not the camera (or phone in this case).

    Half the battle is knowing the limits of your camera. I've always felt my 735 took good enough pics.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    Last edited by etphoto; 02-08-2017 at 08:01 PM.
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    02-08-2017 07:49 PM
  19. raycpl's Avatar
    Make makes a good image, the camera or person taking the picture? I suggest it's the photographer and not the camera (or phone in this case).

    Half the battle is knowing the limits of your camera. I've always felt my 735 took good enough pics.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    ... as they say, the best equipment a photographer needs is good eye and a pair or good walking shoes.

    .... !!!
    Last edited by raycpl; 02-09-2017 at 12:50 AM.
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    02-08-2017 09:02 PM
  20. jeovanyerazo's Avatar
    Lumia 1020, i test a 950XL but i really preffer the 1020.
    02-09-2017 12:34 AM
  21. Sean Legend's Avatar
    The thing about phones is some are on specific carriers. So you have to look at if your able to switch to even get the phone you want.
    I'd rather just choose another phone that's unlocked. I've tried carrier phones, not very good in my opinion.
    02-09-2017 07:27 AM
  22. nickx91's Avatar
    My friend still has Lumia 1020 and it takes good images but it's a giant size phone (for me). Is there anything good but with lesser size and good camera?
    07-25-2017 04:16 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 is only a 4.5" screen. It does feel very "chunky" in the hand though. It's rather thick and has that camera "puck" as well. You might want to see if you can hold a Lumia 830. It feels much less bulky in hand, is more up to date and actually has a larger screen at 5.0" which helps when composing shots and editing photos/videos. Even though it is only 10MP it is full on PureView/Zeiss/OIS goodness and takes great shots.

    IMHO, anything smaller than the 1020 with a great camera is actually going to be older still and probably less worth holding onto.
    07-25-2017 06:40 AM

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