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Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test

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Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test - read the full textThe Nokia N8 is an immensely popular phone and we’re already hard at work on a proper review of the handset. Since the N8 camera is its pivotal feature, we’re interested how you'd rate it in a blind shootout with two other cameras...


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I have the Samsung Pixon 12 and the Nokia N8. The Samsung takes a LOT better pictures than the N8. They are so much clearer, much better for motion, and no where nearly compressed as much as the Nokia. I'm actually keeping my Pixon12 as a secondary camera. I'd be going back to using the Samsung but it doesn't have threaded messaging and only holds so many text messages. Extremely annoying.

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  • 2011-04-18 23:08
  • YiXu

> In reply to Chinzz @ 2011-03-20 15:22 from 2@eM - click to readNokia N8 does not support video light

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  • 2011-04-03 08:59
  • fj{k

> In reply to Amitmishra2u @ 2011-03-19 10:52 from vG5d - click to readI believe N8 doesn't support Video light, in other words flash doesn't work in video mode. Correct me, if I'm wrong.

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  • 2011-03-20 15:22
  • 2@eM

Hi Everybody, I think really N8 is with the best camera quality. But I am facing a problem with it. The flash donot work for Video recording or can say I can't start Flash while doing Video recording. I am really very disappointed by this, as I am using Nokia N96 as well & its flash can be started & stopped when ever you want, but can't find any such option in N8. Please help me.

Amit Mishra

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  • 2011-03-19 10:52
  • vG5d

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-26 05:29 from uH}s - click to readRemove the Plastic transparent cover over the camera(Polythin). It's quality is much better with Flash...

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  • 2011-03-19 10:40
  • vG5d

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-26 05:29 from uH}s - click to readOuch....are you an ip fan? why sooo noob? everybody knows to measure phone diagonally and both N8 and ip have 3.5inch screen except N8 is in eyes comfort format for video viewing which is 16:9 and ip is out of scale,so looks fat LOL. I've tried it out but it doesn't have such problems of flash in taking pictures, do you even own the N8? or you are just saying your silly thoughts from your noobie imagination actually it is a problem of ip4? ip4 camera is known as over-saturated,weak flash,blur(when you take moving fan), no face detection,no dedicated key for camrea etc etc...many problems.

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  • 2011-02-27 03:51
  • 2Irq

> In reply to Roby @ 2011-02-08 14:43 from u1FQ - click to readN8 is better and known as a all-round multimedia beast, Galaxy S is slim and big. That's all,for me,I'd say go for N8 with best camera,fluid UI,apps,more flexible user-experience,better battery life,can accept every video files. Moreover,it is compact too..

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  • 2011-02-26 05:58
  • 2Irq

> In reply to rao sharafat ali @ 2011-02-09 09:20 from uWxD - click to readI have both and I really love N8 for best mobile camera is always with me. HX 5 is good too.But never heard of Pixon 12 @_@

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  • 2011-02-26 05:57
  • 2Irq

The flash light of the N8 GOT PROBLEM when u taken a photo.Pls note tht the image will be out of focus but not the object because of the flash.IF u off it,the image will be clear.Do u know tht?Pls try it!Anyone who got this problem,pls share v me,thks!
2.Are u sure this nokia n8 got 3.5'screen wide??or less then?pls compare v iphone then u will know!

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  • 2011-02-26 05:29
  • uH}s

I am an Iranian and I can not write beautiful English!!!

I can not read your comment very good!!!

But I think it is clear that N8 is the Best camera.

Thank you for reading my comment.

If I was writing in wrong sorry

I wish you all success


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  • 2011-02-13 17:48
  • mD7e

N8 is the best! amazing camera quality!

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  • 2011-02-10 08:36
  • PZL4

HX5 the award winning camera lose out to a Camera phone somemore a NOKIA its a big joke...

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  • 2011-02-09 09:20
  • uWxD

Nokia N8 camera is really amazing. Every detail is there, while the colors look natural. Yes you CAN compare 10MP with 12MP since the pixel is not the real issue, but the optical quality IS. Higher megapixels do not always mean better images.

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  • 2011-02-09 08:18
  • wrmA

i have qus????
nokia or samsung galaxy everything.....????

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  • 2011-02-08 14:43
  • u1FQ

> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-02-04 14:08 from LaxY - click to readSorry 4 this, now I read it carefully... :P

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  • 2011-02-04 19:58
  • LaxY

It's not fair, because the Sony camera has 10 MP. Compare 12 MP camera with 12 MP camera phones.

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  • 2011-02-04 14:08
  • LaxY

I can hardly believe that the N8 won against the Sony camera, but just compare the N8 with a Canon! :D

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  • 2011-02-04 13:51
  • LaxY

Photos A, I can say better

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  • 2011-01-29 14:25
  • 3Vk{

one cameraphone to rule them all ---------- n8
hehehe my preciouuuuuuuuuusssssssssssss

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  • 2011-01-28 11:26
  • wHrS

N8 results are mind-blowing,its 12mp, Carl Zeiss Optics.28mm wide angle lens and Xenon flash really work together to give out more stunning pictures than the other two,I am loving it more than my Desire HD now :)

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  • 2011-01-18 17:21
  • 2Irq

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