For easier publishing and more convenient reading on your side, I decided to release the result in different posts.
Read on, to see the first picture of my comparison ;)
Macro FlowerA camera comparison just would not be complete without a close-up flower shot.
So let's start with that...
|Nokia 808 PureView|
The Nokia 808 PureView was used in "Creative Mode" settings.
8 MP (16:9), Close-Up (Macro), Vivid Colours, everything else set to automatic.
|Nokia Lumia 920|
The Nokia Lumia 920 was mostly set to automatic settings.
Only Close-Up (Macro) mode was active, everything else on default.
|Nokia Lumia 820|
On the Nokia Lumia 820, like on the 920, I only changed the focus mode to Close-Up (Macro).
Everything else is set to automatic.
As you can see, the Nokia N8 stands out because of its 12MP (4:3) resolution.
The focus mode was changed to Close-Up, other settings are set to automatic.
I would like to clarify my choices in the settings.
While the Symbian powered N8 and especially the 808 offer easy to use interfaces for changing the camera settings, the Windows Phone camera interface is very uncomfortable.
Which explains, why most settings are set to automatic on the Lumia phones...
I took multiple photos on every device (at least two per phone), with different settings, 'till I was satisfied.
CroppedLet's take a closer look at the details.
I cropped an area of 640*360 out of the photo's. Due to different camera resolutions, we don't have the exact same size in the cuttings. Also because of slightly different focus points, I decided to crop the sharpest point of each picture, instead of the exact same point.
(Please post some feedback if you have suggestions, how to handle this in a better way!)
|Cropped Comparison 808/N8/920/820|
SummaryIn good light, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 seem to be on par.
Not much for detail on those two phones and the colours are slightly wrong too. Since the flowers are really tiny, the result isn't as bad as it may looks. I would say it still is above the average phone camera's... but definitely no match for the N8 and 808.
The Nokia N8 has the most accurate colours, but had some issues with the focus.
It just didn't want to focus on the little flowers and choose the leaves behind it instead... in all fairness, this may be my fault and the detail is still amazing!
The Nokia 808 could have matched the real colours too (like the N8 did), if I hadn't decided to use the "vivid" mode.
Overall, the 808 may does not reflect the real scene (according to my choice in settings), but it looks simply gorgeous... definitely my favourite here.
I'd like to hear your opinion about the sample photos here.
Feedback/critics about my comparison is welcome too of course ;)
Just drop a comment below!
Part II is coming soon...
Photography: 808 vs N8 vs 920 vs 820 Part II
Photography: 808 vs N8 vs 920 vs 820 Part III