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Sony Xperia Z1 Clear Zoom vs Lumia 1020 lossless zoom samples

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2013, 07:22 posted on

Sony's oversampling makes an 8 MP image out of the sensor, letting you close on the scene a tad shy of two times, whereas the huge sensor of the Lumia lets you zoom in more, though it results in 5 MP auto-mode photos. The dedicated AAWP blog took identical photos with the Lumia 1020 and the Z1, then zoomed in with the PureView lossless tech of Nokia and the Clear Zoom of Sony, and the results were pretty neck-and-neck when there was enough luminance around...

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posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:37 4

27. Tinker-Bell (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

When it comes to zoom, s4 zoom wins hands down, not these weaklings

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:21 4

41. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

no, qx10 wins.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:01 4

49. Fernandezxc (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)

the s4 zoom is a camera that can make calls, not a phone

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:28

57. FCB-Eto (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)

Then you'll wake up from your dream cause of the hangover you had! Dpr review had a shootout with the 1020,Z1,LgG2 and the S4 zoom and the zoom cam in last so please come again. Also I believe you get different results depending on whose behind the cam cause on Dpr the 1020 won yes but the Z1 managed to beat it on a couple of shots not to mention the 1020 always seems to produce surreal colors not true to real life.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:22

71. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Wipe your a$$ maybe.. but not lumia nor Z1

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:40 9

9. DawsonLee (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

Nokia certainly wins in this comparison, but I'm still loving my Z1 :)

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:54 12

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Nokia is still the king in camera phone.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:57 7

19. Tinker-Bell (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

unfortunately, The sales deny it

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:05 5

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

In which way?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:46 1

29. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

In many ways...
Just admit it :D

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:51

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Admit what?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:56 5

34. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

We all know sales aren't directly proportional to quality. The galaxy line will always sell more than HTC's and Sony's products. However since we are using your logic, I guess the sales of sony's products deny that they are of the highest quality.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:43

52. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

No, 1020 sales do not deny the quality of the camera. What they do say is that it takes more than a good camera to sell a phone.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:08 12

21. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)

Nokia Lumia 1020 Still the Winner! Best Camera Phone In the WORLD! :D

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:26 1

23. muser793 (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

sony is a damn joke in mobile industry, they must stick with their TV's , laptops , play station n ... :|

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:36 3

45. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:31 1

25. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

oh I can't judge,need to change profile name

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:36

26. Buddhikawi (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

Winner is much evident...!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:43 3

28. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

Lumia with 1/1.5 inch sensor with Hump at the back vs Xperia Z1 in Slimmest design with 1/2.3 inch sensor
Shame on Lumia that Xperia Z1 is damm close and even better in.most of the shots
Z1 FTW because of No Hump and awesome Clearity

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:57 5

35. hmmm... (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)

How is z1 even better in most shots? you can't even see the words taken with Z1, most sony compact cam with small sensors have the same problem, it has high noise and smudged.
Sony's algorithm are usually a miss. The Z1 one is no exception but the colour balance is quite good.
I have the Sony rx100, luckily it has a 1inch sensor and the algorithm isn't that bad.
I remember when Nikon used sony's sensor in their DSLR yet their pictures turn out much better than Sony's DSLR( with almost double the pixels.)

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:02 2

37. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

In none of these shots could the z1 be considered better. In all the case the 71 appeared noiser, muddier and blurrier. The 1020's crops had a lot more sharpness and clarity. Look at the first two shots, the low light shots, the shot with the goose and the last shot (the z1 fails miserably there).

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:03 2

38. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

you are a Joker
Just take Sensor size of Xperia z1 and Z1 is having Realistic colours
not fake colours as Lumia 1020
and dpreview always complained about Lumia 1020 un-realistic colours
and Rx100 isnt that bad???
ur comment shows hate towaards sony
RX100 is the best compact camera ever made
even i use it with almost next to perfect Algorithms a
and yes Z1 came.close to Lumia 1020 with no Hump at the back ,in such a slim Design

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:24 1

42. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

you have problems with your eyes. in the case of the yellow and pink flower shots, sony wins.

nokia wins the rest.

also, your statement that sony's is noisier in all cases is incorrect. in the first photo for example, sony's photo has less noise but lower details. details are more important so nokia wins.

still, color accuracy is on sony's side. it will never beat the 1020 though with the specs alone. it is the inferior camera between the two but it manages to take great enough photos to stand on its own.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:24 2

43. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Realistic colors really aren't a big deal when there isn't much detail in an image. Sure natural colors are good, but its not the alpha and the omega of a good photograph like you are making it out to be. The z1's pics have blown out highlights and muddy details (due to noise reduction). If I have a picture with less than realistic colors and one with closer to life colors, but yet I can't read the label in the one with the more natural colors, I am going to go for the one with the saturation. No sense in complaining about color accuracy when you can't decipher details.

If I were to give a win to the z1 it would be the pic with the yellow flower, because it nailed the dynamic range, details and color accuracy better than the 1020. In that case the 1020's punchier colors and over exposure caused the details to be lost(however this could have been rectified with a manual adjustment of the exposure settings). Details are always first and foremost when determining a good picture.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:30

44. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Yeah I redact my statement with regards to the yellow flower ( read the comment above the one you replied to) and the noise based on the first and third shots. I still think that Nokia did better on the pink flower shot.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:54 3

46. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

I see your angle! at first when the z1 was released you said all the time how the z1 kills the 1020! Now when actual reviews like dpreview,gsmarena,engadget etc came out saying how this is the best camera phone you spin your excuse on the z1 came close to the 1020 with no hump! your a joke!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:38 1

67. papss (unregistered)

I was about to say that same thing... He was trolling hard before the z1 was released and now he is back peddling.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 08:50

30. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I'm kinda impress, this is the best comparison I've ever seen :)

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:33

64. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Steve Litchfield always has amazing camera comparisons. You can find more comparison articles at the AAWP and AAS links below.



posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:00

36. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

By Daniel P.???

More like, done by Steve Litchfield.


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