Photo contest against the Nokia Lumia 920 shows how the Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S shoot in the dark
0. phoneArena 06 Sep 2012, 03:32 posted on
The Finns had staged an impromptu studio yesterday, where you try and shoot a barely visible vase, which is just sitting in the dark across a peephole. The Nokia Lumia 920 was used in the video below to snap a photo of the vase, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4S, both of which fared much worse capturing the object at hand...
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3. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
even the most android obsessed fanboy's cant say that in camera the sgs3 is the best but it is one of the best
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i was suppose to thump you up!!!
s3 might be a beast but its camera is still not good!!! so i think samsung should make a phone with its camera sensor on its digicam!!!
i think samsung fans will also dream that the newly announce galaxy camera has phone functionality and less bulky..
78. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
We all know about the fake video but did you know guys about the fake photos of this new lumia 920. follow the link and see how nokia is so fake. no wounder why there stock got beaten so bad. Very bad nokia.
10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
why not admit the vedio untill u or someone u know try it out to verfiy till then dont just falsify just because SGS3 is ur favourite choice
73. badini007 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
I am a samsung fan and I am really impressed by Lumia 920 camera and I totally agree with you, YOU HAVE TO TRY IT FIRST.
21. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
In your dreams. The 920 camera killed the s3
55. sid07desai (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yeah but who clicks THAT kind of shots?
24. Mittal (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I understand brother... But u must learn to move on ..
28. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is unfair, 920 took picture under light, may be not flash but still light while GS3 and iPhone took pictures in complete darkness.
Typical Nokia style.
39. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I have a theory here, hear me out first.
As I was watching the video, I can't help but be amazed with the photo taken from nokia lumia 920. It's like a photo taken in a well lit studio.
Compared to samsung's s3 and Apple's 4s, the difference is so damn big that it's like they we're made 10 years apart.
So, here's the theory I'm talking about.
Did you see when apple and samsung devices took the photo? It's a pitch dark studio.
But when Lumia's turn, the demo guy told us that the light flashed by the phone was used to focus the camera.
The thing is, why flash light?
After thinking and thinking, I came to a conclusion that while the phone was focusing the camera with a flash of light, it's already taking some photos. And that well lit photo is then combined to the photo that's later taken without a flash to create a good contrast ratio.
I don't have evidences to support my case. I made this by my own observation. This is my own opinion, so please, try to understand first what I'm talking about before bashing me.
46. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Wow, all those letters for nothing, you trolls should do some research before posting. my lumia 710 uses flash also to focus before shooting and if flash is turned off it takes a lousy dark photo. the gs3 and iphone have been owned and you people cant face the truth...
48. MeoCao (unregistered)
The question is why should we turn off the flash?
I think Nokia now combine flash to autofocus with lighting flash, a clever small improvement but nothing more.
49. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
okay, maybe I'm wrong, but at least, I'm thinking.
Or maybe, lumia 920 uses longer shutter speed and optimize it together with OIS to take a light-rich blur-less photo.
Troll? Haha. I'm a nokia fan. I'm just stating what I just thought of.
I love nokia devices, I'm just amazed on how they do things. I'm accept that this phone owned the current top-end phones.
So, stating a theory of my own makes me a troll?
74. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
You have no right to state your opinion :D lol sorry, i cant stand these droid boys and ifans trolling about something thats revolutionary and might benefit us all.
47. MeoCao (unregistered)
Haha, may be Nokia has some special technology but then this is surely not the proper way to show it.
I lost trust in Nokia after it began adopting Ballmer's style of advertisement: exaggeration, so I think Nokia has some new small improvement and now they try to make it much bigger than it actually is.
52. amehtab (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
if this is true , this is called innovation my friend :)
welcome to Nokia !!
59. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
I totally agree !! There is something unusual with that flash thing and the fact that the iPhone and Galaxy took pictures separately from the Lumia and not immediately. Another Nokia desperate attempt to impress us by dirty scams.
69. cncrim (Posts: 530; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
+1, I was thinking the same thing why flash was on Nokia and iphone and S3 flash was off. I really don't see the big brag here, Iphone and S3 can twist it in the software and will do the same unless I missing something here.
83. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1161; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
LOL. because nokia is actually thinking. android and iphone doesnt know anything about cameras.
cameras actually use flashes to focus the subject but not actually using it to light the whole picture.you know the red light on your camera before you capture? that is the focus assist lamp (n8 has one i think). since 920 has no red lamp to focus, they use the Led instead.clever.
(also, flash has around 3meters of lighting for the subject) so if shot on landscape night mode, 920 is the best to light surroundings. last part is my opinion.
81. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
my N97 does the same, if i set "night mode" it uses the flash anyway when you focus something BUT it takes the pic without flash when you end pressing the camera buttom
82. dru4you (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)
dude i was thinking the SAME exact thing!! taking multiple shots then combining it.. hdr like.
70. housecat (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Meh, it looks like HDR with flash. It's a bit limited, everything must be still or you'll get blur. The f2.0 aperture and OIS is nice, but on a 1/3 inch sensor (the same size sensor on most other phones) you'll still get noisy low light pictures.
34. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
Your spelling just show your trollness
40. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Nokia lumia 920 took the photo using flash while iphone 4S & galaxy s3 captured photo in pitch dark.this is totally unfair.
60. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
can i ask you a question did you see the camera of lumia 920???????????????????
62. AeroPrime (Posts: 172; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
What's so good about the S3.... please don't give claims that S3 camera is the best... is s**tty... S3 needs a quad core chip to run that smooth? Are you freaking serious? what kind of engineering is that?
66. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Anyone else think the iphone looks like a kid's toy next to the Nokia and Samsung? Looks so cheap and toy-like, especially with the tiny screen...
77. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
80. hgvenom (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I own a s3 and before that a n8, yeah, the s3 is a monster talking about hardware, but doesn't come even close to my old n8 camera quality.
The n8 still the best cameraphone around there, since the 808 didn't sell much and this 920 isn't yet on sell.
2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yeayyyy... nokia wins hands down...
the pureview on the 8.7MP of lumia 920 isnt a joke after all.. nokia really pull it through!!
now i just wish that they will release the 920 with microSD slot...
5. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
32GB isnt enough for you? come on i fill that much space for a month on my PC
9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
but i just wish it has microSD slot.. coz i think is kinda make it stand against s3..since s3 has microSD slot and changable battery...
and i think 820 has better specs (not the camera though)
13. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
it will raise the cost it should have 16/32GB version for the right price if the sd is not in this one
38. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)
The one they showed yesterday was still a prototype. The final model should have an sd card slot
76. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
no..im pretty sure it wont have a microSD
6. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
This camera seems pretty jaw dropping indeed. Hope we get to see some in depth reviews shortly.
7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think nokia shouldnt fake the ad!!!! it just gave the phone some bad replies from some sites!
11. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
To those who said an 8MP PureView would be a fail for Nokia, better prepare your invalid arguments!
12. JunaidZaka (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)
Nokia should make atleast one android phone
We would all love Nokia's hardware on an android phone!!
17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
ahahaha i know why every one who is android users wants nokia android phone i guess its all because of its awsome camera tech which no other phone is capable off although 41MPX android will do great for u guys for a year or 2
26. JunaidZaka (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)
Not only the camera and the pureview technology
but also the build quality and the distinctive look of Nokia's Smartphones!
18. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
yeah and microsoft would be so happy...dont forget nokia gets a lot of money from ms to be able to survive.
32. JunaidZaka (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)
I know man
i wish i could beat the crap out of elop personally
Nokia would be in a much better position in the smartphone business if they would have been making Both windows and android phones
15. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
this will be the best phone on the market when it comes out. It has all the features that other flagships have plus a unique design, a far better camera judging by the samples and has a new fresh os. now if only people would understand that megapixels arent everything and although more mpx help in oversampling nokia still did a great job.
16. jove39 (Posts: 1320; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hmmmm...Nokia has something to brag about camera...now lets turn flash on as we'll do in real world and then compare...lol
19. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So he still used the flash to get the first and second image...
Nice try Nokia. Now do it without any light.
45. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
No it's not flash. Flash is when you push the button. It's blicks. This man half pressed it to auto focus and produced a light. The light blicked before he took the photo
51. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
... Die hard fanboy at its best.
"HDR basically means High Dynamic Range, it solved the problem of overexposed and underexposed portion of a image."
"HDR works by combining a few images into one, usually two or three photos will be used and sometimes more. It works by combining images with different exposure values, and then uses the correctly exposed portion will be combined into the final image."
It "blicked" to get the first shot, which Nokia will tell you it's "autofocus" then takes another shot without the "blick" and then make them have sex.
54. poddey (Posts: 75; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Nicely put LOL.
Yes, just because you don't hear a camera shutter sound (which is just digital sound file) doesn't mean that the camera is not taking and saving images, i.e. it doesn't have to sound like it's in 'burst' mode taking 20 shots.
If people still don't believe then take the example of the camera on RIM's dev alpha BB10 phone. It starts shooting, taking photos as soon as you launch the camera app so that when you do take a snap it is able to rewind back in time so you can find one picture where everyone's smiling and has their eyes open.
20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Nokia .... cannot believe after they faked about video.
23. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
um there's another video loaded up. and it's the same result.
25. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
It's just longer exposure. Let's wait for the actual samples and we'll see then.
27. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
those are actual samples. no matter how you think the pictures on the 4s and s3. the 920 still kills the 4s and the s3
56. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
You are seeing it on the screen of the camera. yes it "can" capture detail in low-light, but is it good? what if it's blurry, faded, etc.
See it in full scale then do the judging.
29. 23nikki1 (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
Wait a min. Did he use flash while capturing on iphone and s3?