Will the shootout be updated when the software updates on the android phones arrive?
Lumia 1020's images are too over-sharpened and grainy. It could use some softening like 808 PureView.
LG G2's pictures look strange. They look like a Photoshop filtre effect has been applied to them, like a mild application of "Accented Edges" effect.
Note 3's pictures look a bit like that too. I hope it won't turn into a trend with new cameras.
iPhone's camera is very balanced, it does not resolve as much detail as G2 or Note 3 but, it does not have the Photoshop effect look either.
Z1's camera is very good, definitely beats everything except Lumia 1020. But, it has that very "Sony" look, grain. If Sony fixed that, it'd be fantastic.
HTC continues it's tradition of garbage cameras. HTC's images are terrible.
I really liked the comparison, but there were some comparisons that I was hoping to see. for example was practically no lighting pictures (concert settings, dimly lit restaurants etc.) and videos and how people do with Selfies in good light low light no light flash on and off and while recording. I'm in the market for a new phone and it would have been nice to have those as well.
I thought I wanted an LG or the Galaxy S3, but it looks like Lumia is the way to go.
Lumia 1020 clearly wins in every aspect, :) no doubt the best camera phone this year
Premium costs, 27 Nov 2013Well i owned 4 of these babys
And i take alot of action Pics and have kid WHOs running arou... moreWish you gave 1020 a chance. I have one and my initial assessment.when I first tried it out in the store is I wasn't terribly impressed. I eventually bought it, about s week or so later. The picks I have gotten with this device a truly amazing. Incredible.
I have honestly been surprised at the quality of the images the 1020 produces. Pleasantly impressed.
RedDevil, 15 Dec 201341mp ??? That is way highEr than most didgital handheld cameras. Ithink the next highest mp on... moreHi Red Devil:
I would presume there are several reason went so large with the sensor, making it far lager than competitors.
The foremost reason being what the sensor size in conjunction with the 6 elelmnet Ziess lens system, real OIS a xenon flash and custom algorithms could do to collect an immense amount of data and process it for great and highly detailed shots and for post processing and editing without losing a lot of data/image quality. Its not so much about the high pixel count but what al the factors of the pure view imageing system, the software and hardware could do together. Though there have been a lot of comparisons that place some of the cameras on other devices on par with the 1020 or better, they often overlook the true photographic merit it has over the other devices, which Nokia deliberately included, which provides incredible range of editing and post processing of images. When wiehjing simply as a shoot and post camera the true merits of the camera are not fully acknowledged.
41mp ??? That is way highEr than most didgital handheld cameras. Ithink the next highest mp on a phone I think is 13mp. I just confusing why a manufacturer would bring a phone with a camera that has more than double the mp than the next best manufacturer? Also according me. The higher the mp the bigger the file size would be for each photo. So then memory would become a issue too? Cam somebody pleace assist with proper photgrapic advice.
Yes,Galaxy Note 3 have a great camera.
Shame to Sony that would like to be in second place.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a gorgeous phone, 3 weeks with my hands on it and i am still impressed..
long story short, if you had just gone by the numbers of megapixels you would have gotten the quality ordering almost right (note 3 being the only exception).
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2013Htc one lways win with these competition because it has the best camera ever made, next is iph... morehtc one is the best for you because you're using it.. maybe if you're using 5s, 1020, etc., you will also say the same...
Samsung Note3 is the best of the camera some options are not excellent but overall it'svery good camera phone.It's really nice phone.
Well i owned 4 of these babys
And i take alot of action Pics and have kid WHOs running around playing
For example in medium to low light the lgg2 is Almost impossible to get decent pictures with
Htc one the same, the galaxy note was pretty ok bit to big for me..
iPhone 5s camera is superior when it comes to speed and focus and coloir accurate...
Tried the lumina 1020 in an store.. The focus was terrible slow and the phone has an clumpsy hump on the back
my friends z1 is ok but still very hard to take pics when stuff is moving a little..
I'm so happy I gave the iPhone 5s the chance.. Got is many cool pics that is sharp and crisp
I've got the 1020 and the shots are amazingly detailed! the off white contrasting is noticeable, but with the flash working most the time its rarely in any shots
AnonD-131593, 14 Nov 2013Thanks for the hardwork but there are alot of critical factor which user need to experience th... moreI agree there are many factors, but it would take much longer more extensive reviews to cover everything.
As far as the One goes. The UP is no gimmick. The tech is a great idea and has many advantages. The low light is great and the per pixel count is very nice. The only problem is that it is indeed very low res. It's held back by resolution not by bad technology. Large pixels are useful. Of course it has it's short coming and at least 8mp would help. Improvements are needed and it is not my favorite...But the potential is definitely there.
Can't wait to see an underwater review and more from the 1520
Thanks for the hardwork but there are alot of critical factor which user need to experience themselves . For instance ,focus speed which i found slow in g2 and lumia 1020 , little hand shake will produce blurry pic . Most sample photos from review are mostly shoot carefully or some even may use tripod . After reading so many praised reviews of htc one , i spent long time adjusting setting to make sure if i’m not missing something but the truth is htc1’s Ultrapixel or whatever gimmick , which fail badly for me .
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2013Why there's no under.water.shot test?!Hopefully soon!