The 5 and 38 MPix size pictures are bad choices. 5 MPix is worse than 8 MPix, pretty decent for Facebook, for example, and the 34-38 MPix photos are unnecessary big to upload on the cloud and download them from there.
The best compromise is for the Sony Xperia Z1, 20 MPix and 8 MPix respectively.
BTW, 8 MPix corresponds approximately to a 4K resolution. Great to view on 1080p screens(4 photo pixels correspond to 1 screen pixel, scaling 4/1).
For 5 MPix, the scaling is at around 2,4, for full HD screen, not so good.
mazor, 25 Sep 2013The proof is in the test chart comparisons done on this site.
Ideally the 1020 should be sh... moreThere have been other tests too. And on many occasions the 1020 seems to be sharper at the center. Yes, in this test, it seems to be reversed. But in either case, the difference is marginal.
Yes, there seems to be some units (like this one) with very good corner sharpness, while in some, there seems to be an issue.
The other important aspect to consider is that this is the release firmware for the 1020. I'm sure it will improve with the subsequent updates.
PodDigi, 21 Sep 2013Really salute NOKIA for this phone. I am ex NOKIA user in its glamour days, but had to gave it... morei'm very agree with you, my friend.. it's too negative while other reviewer are different..
btw, you should know that the z1 that GSMarena tested are the pre-production version, they said it in their review.. I just hope that GSMarena will make a review again with a final retail product..
no name 100, 22 Sep 2013You are simply forgetting that Sony had to make compromises in order to not have a hump too. T... moreyup, Sony, needs to improve their image processing algorithm. Not sure why they cannot implement the full image processing from their dedicated digicams.
no name 100, 25 Sep 2013That's slightly inaccurate. The 1020 is slightly sharper and produces slightly more details th... moreThe proof is in the test chart comparisons done on this site.
Ideally the 1020 should be sharper than the 808, since it does apply more sharpening to it's images, but unless the focus was wrong when they did the test images in GSM Arena, the 808 seems to be sharper, and has less noise. This is looking at the full resolution comparisons, obviously.
Btw, based on the test charts for 5MP pureview. The 1020's corners seems to improve quite nicely. I guess this handset has met it's design criteria, designed for pureview :)
mazor, 25 Sep 2013I believe the 808 has a slight edge over the 1020, especially in the sharpness, and detail dep... moreThat's slightly inaccurate. The 1020 is slightly sharper and produces slightly more details than the 808 in all places except the corners. But at the cost of noise compared to the magically 'pure' 808.
PGonzales, 23 Sep 2013ok i have checked the photo comparisons between PureView 808, Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020 - th... moreI believe the 808 has a slight edge over the 1020, especially in the sharpness, and detail department. The 1020 really does seem to excel when compared to the z1
Sony is bad.Poor OS lag and bootlop, nothing innovative
in hardware. Just copycat rival technologi
Paragb, 24 Sep 2013I am planning to buy sony 21 mp nfc and wifi enabled camera lenses with ois and manual optic... moreright...
dude just buy a camera...
it is only a couple dollars more expensive to get a full camera instead of a bulky lens without the camera
Paragb, 24 Sep 2013I am planning to buy sony 21 mp nfc and wifi enabled camera lenses with ois and manual optic... moreYes, you must have the biggest pockets in the world. Carrying that lens along with the already gigantic Note 2. Maybe you can fit a DSLR in there too. And maybe the Surface Pro 2 as well for good measure.
Funny how that low powered battery gives you more battery life than most phones. Or how that dual core processor still makes WP fly without a single hiccup. In any case, there is the 1520 coming up soon with a 1080p screen, snapdragon 800 and a 20mp PV camera for all spec-whores.
Oh, and a proper Xenon flash setup demolishes all LED flash setups, specially when it comes to freezing motion.
Paragb, 24 Sep 2013I am planning to buy sony 21 mp nfc and wifi enabled camera lenses with ois and manual optic... moreQX100 is as bulky and no better in image quality compared to some similarly priced digital cameras,so you'll be basically paying for a camera without a screen....it's better to just by a camera.....the point of smartphone cameras is that they are portable,always in your pocket,and no setting up...no one would carry qx100 with them always unless they are insane so your comment is basically just because of ignorance or hatred.....
I am planning to buy sony 21 mp nfc and wifi enabled camera lenses with ois and manual optical zoom for my note 2 then i wud have best of both the worlds, no need to buy this dual core and low powered battery with tiny screen just for its camera. But yes i wud miss the xenon flash However i wud first compare the flash of my note 2 which is a real powerfull flash with the xenon flash and i will also compare pictures...b4 buying these lenses
Another tearjerker. PV808 and this.. It sounded so..depressing.. Hope TRUE innovation won't be buried with Nokia. Don't compare "improvements" against innovation. Don't compare companies that advertise stolen preexisting technology as their own orig development against a company who invented a technology but fails on marketing.
Everything except Nokia is a compromise!
P.S. I have Galxy Note II and Galaxy S4.... Before that was always Nokia. I'll buy 1020 no matter what.
THE END OF AN ERA!
Hope they come again soon...somehow...
NHZ, 23 Sep 2013Lumia 1020 may well be the best cameraphone.But you have to agree that Z1 is not as bad as GSM... moreI don't no . ive seen other reviews and comparison's, . I think sony next big devise may well be better, but in this occasion its like buying full fat milk and only getting skinny.
nokia has best mobile device of the year in the bag
PGonzales, 23 Sep 2013ok i have checked the photo comparisons between PureView 808, Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020 - th... moreLumia 1020 may well be the best cameraphone.But you have to agree that Z1 is not as bad as GSMA says it is.
ok i have checked the photo comparisons between PureView 808, Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020
- the Lumia 1020 and PureView 808 results are comparable only that L1020 have some punch in the colors and some visible noise in Full reso
- the Xperia Z1 does good but doesn't have that detail that the L1020 can see in its sensor, see all the charts specially the grey chart
(I've only looked at the left-most side of Z1 since there's some defect on GSMArena's sample unit, still no exception compared to L1020)
so can the android gang give-up and just accept whole-heartedly that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the KING of CAMERAPHONES? :)
and pls don't say that GSMArena was paid by Nokia to belittle your Xperia Z1,
Truth hurts, but it will set you free! :D