07-30-2013 08:55 PM
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  1. shadyghost's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 1020 | Smart Phone Review - Consumer Reports Can anyone confirm the video is as bad as described?
    07-25-2013 10:02 PM
  2. shadyghost's Avatar
    Hmmm seems the link isn't working which may be because consumer reports charges for their content. At any rate they claim the 1020 is subpar in lowlight video, to the point of being bested by the iphone 4s, Samsung galaxy 4 and iphone 5. Was wondering if any owners can confirm this. Somewhat disconcerting considering I have a child and am really counting on that video capability to shine.
    07-25-2013 10:44 PM
  3. shadyghost's Avatar
    The New Nokia Lumia May Have A 41-Megapixel Camera, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s The Best here is the link that originally caught my eye. The author pretty much misrepresents the Consumer Report and is a complete ******. Implies the camera as a whole is inferior to the iPhone 4s but what the report specifically mentions is the low light video being sub par.
    07-25-2013 10:53 PM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Bs. The 920 destroys the fruit phone in low light video so there's no way the 1020 won't do the same to a larger degree. Full apple RDF in effect from these jokers.
    07-25-2013 10:53 PM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 1020 | Smart Phone Review - Consumer Reports Can anyone confirm the video is as bad as described?
    Meh. They didn't care for Nokia's ability to do video in low light

    quote: "
    Bottom line

    Color accuracy issues aside, the Lumia 1020 has one of the best still cameras we've seen on any phoneand even some point-and-shoots. But you'd better pack another smart-phone or camcorder if you're planning to shoot videos in dark environments."

    Nothing news breaking here. But THIS they dug...
    07-25-2013 10:55 PM
  6. gsquared's Avatar
    Interesting they didn't put up any video comparisons and don't have a comments area. If you go talking that kind of smack here and don't bring the goods to back it up you get called for BS. They didn't even provide a means to email the two guys that wrote it.
    07-25-2013 11:09 PM
  7. ejb222's Avatar
    Consumer Reports is a joke. Period
    robert_in_la and husslord like this.
    07-26-2013 08:25 AM
  8. roaspiras's Avatar
    Those fu#$% at consumer reports are just jealous. This is a demolition job to discredit Nokia/MS and sway away buyers. Dream no iphone fanboyz and Android fanboyz you do not deserve a 41 megapixel beauty. Rot in jealously.
    07-26-2013 08:52 AM
  9. lippidp's Avatar
    Rubino posted a video taken outdoors in the middle of the night and it looked great to me. I have an iPhone 4 and can say it sucks in almost every way.
    giffis and RJ Priest like this.
    07-26-2013 01:41 PM
  10. In Limbo's Avatar
    I used to pass off the notion of Consumer Reports reviews being rigged, but now I'm convinced.
    07-26-2013 02:10 PM
  11. smoledman's Avatar
    CR doesn't have to show their work, their name is huge and has cred.
    07-26-2013 03:54 PM
  12. hcrick's Avatar
    With all do respect to CR, their report can't be accurate given the 1020 video samples I've seen thus far. Even the low light video capabilities of my 920 blew away a co-workers iphone when we tested them head to head in our office.
    theefman likes this.
    07-26-2013 04:24 PM
  13. someoneinwa's Avatar
    I've posted two long rants on these forums about Consumer Reports Apple love. I don't have an iPhone to compare to, so I can't do a similar comparison myself, but according to CR itself most of its subscribers are Apple users, so they need to find something to make their customers feel good about their choices.
    eric12341 and camptime like this.
    07-26-2013 04:32 PM
  14. WavingReds's Avatar
    I lol'd while sipping my early tea, hot
    snowmutt and xandros9 like this.
    07-26-2013 06:12 PM
  15. LMZR's Avatar
    Consumer Reports?

    More like Apple Reports...

    At least they said it's one of the best smartphone cameras.
    07-26-2013 08:40 PM
  16. anon(5959407)'s Avatar
    Here's a nighttime video I just shot with my 1020. The second "scene" looks kind of rough, but I would attribute that to overall bad lighting and possibly a fingerprint on the lens, haha

    07-26-2013 10:00 PM
  17. mase123987's Avatar
    There have been other threads regarding CR's articles and ratings of electronics and phones to be more specific. They really shouldn't be trusted. Almost any mainstream tech sight will give you better info. The Verge review (I believe) basically said the camera blows every other phone out of the water.
    snowmutt likes this.
    07-26-2013 10:19 PM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    Okay, okay... I am done defending consumer reports when it come to tech especially. I will not bash he iPhone 4S+X2 or whatever it was. Never owned it. But I have seen enough of the iPhone's camera's performance to know that from one iPhone to another there has been very little actual improvements. Some shutter speed, some resolution tweaking, and oh yeah- in the iPhone 4 (or was it the "S"?), Apple actually added a FLASH!!! Woo-hoo!!!

    I have heard enough of the low light shots of the 1020 to buy that is a problem. I find that curious, as Nokia hit that into the next time zone with the 920, so why get it wrong on a photo-centric device? Ether way, Nokia will have an update in less then 4 months to improve that, I am betting. Not only calling "shenanigans" on this, calling out and out bull-shenanigans.
    theefman likes this.
    07-26-2013 11:18 PM
  19. Jazmac's Avatar
    I think the problem with CR is it doesn't compete in the technology anymore so its striking out just to be seen. With so many tech blogs delivering top notch information about "mobile" for free, the tech writers at CR are catering to a smaller and smaller audience and fighting for relevance. The OP's post is probably the largest audience its had in years.
    shadyghost and xandros9 like this.
    07-26-2013 11:33 PM
  20. snowmutt's Avatar
    .......The OP's post is probably the largest audience its had in years.
    Wow. Harsh. Funny, I laughed. But... harsh.

    xandros9 likes this.
    07-26-2013 11:46 PM
  21. blackhorse6's Avatar
    I like consumer reports and generally trust what they write...but gosh most every other outlet is singing praise for the 1020. Maybe they picked up a defective unit, could be lots of things.
    07-27-2013 11:41 AM
  22. christenmartin's Avatar
    This cracks me up. When a new phone comes out from someone other than the leaders in the mobile market, android and apple, it is always subpar in some way. It is usually apps apps apps, but the camera? Jeez that is a stretch. My 920 friggin blows away a 4s come on. I don't think from the demonstration I've seen a 1020 is a step back. Do not go off of tech reviews, go hands on. Tech reviews suck. Nuff said.
    07-27-2013 12:19 PM
  23. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I literally fell off my chair laughing.. this author must have an apple for a brain, a rotten and maggot bitten brain at that!. As some have already said if the L920 beats it down to the netherworld and its been proven too. What chances does it have against the L1020?
    07-27-2013 04:56 PM
  24. Kellzea's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 1020 | Smart Phone Review - Consumer Reports Can anyone confirm the video is as bad as described?
    even the verge like the 1020, so im calling bs.

    If the verge say something nice about wp, then it must be true, they ******* hate it.
    shadyghost likes this.
    07-27-2013 05:16 PM
  25. Manoj1551's Avatar
    Haha.. This report has to be one of the most baised report i have read in recent past. Many are trying to bring Nokia and WP down.. But i dont care what they are trying to do.. The fact is Iphone no where comes near to Picture quality in Daylight and at night when compare to Lumia 920.. Dont even compare with Lumia 1020. 1020 will be far better than what iphone can give..
    07-27-2013 06:46 PM
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