Nokia lifted the lid on the Windows Phone 8-rockin’ Lumia 920 last week, and one of the big features was the camera-related stuff.
Indeed, seemingly loads of people have been screaming “What’s the difference between the camera on the Nokia 808 PureView and the Lumia 920?!”
You’ll no doubt remember the Nokia 808 PureView was the big surprise of this year’s Mobile World Congress. It was entirely unexpected (is that fair to say?) and popped up with a whopping 41 megapixels.
Now, over on twitter, Damian Dinning explains the difference between the Nokia 808 PureView and the Lumia 920 when it comes to camera features. Ready?
It’s a bit of a mess, what with twitter’s character restriction and the bottom-to-top chronology, so I’m gonna copy and paste into a beautiful list. Behold!
- in situations where camera movement is not an issue #808 will provide more detailed images with less noise due to oversampling. where camera movement is evident for either stills (typically low light) or videos #920 will be better due to OIS
- In low light if devices are handheld and used in auto #920 will be better due to OIS - no blur and brighter images. if #808 is used in night mode or manual ISO allowing speeds to 2.7secs and supported it will provide better images due to oversampling
- In video, for most people, due to OIS you'll get smoother looking videos with #920. #808 however in video does provide lossless zoom oversampling due to high res sensor
- in terms of audio recording, the difference is mono in the #920 vs #808 which is stereo.
- #808 due to high res sensor has lossless zoom in stills and as already mentioned also in video.
- #920 thanks to the new capabilities of the #WP8 platform can use 'lens' apps. This allows greater extension of the camera capabilities ....you'll see this at launch with some cool lenses from #Nokia such as Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph, wih more to come in the future ....we're VERY excited about some of those we have in the pipeline :)
Damian points out: “actual side by side comparisons of course will be required to see specific differences important to you personally.” Damn straight.