What is lossless zoom and how does it work in the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1?
0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2014, 02:51 posted on
Smartphone cameras have been improving at a rapid pace, and while the field owes credit to many, it is Nokia, and as of late -- Sony -- that are at the helm. Every year, we're treated to larger sensors, more and bigger pixels, larger apertures, OIS, and more features than we can count. But one thing has been missing for a long while now, and that's proper zoom...
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1. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Pretty nice article for Smartphone Camera Newbies
15. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
I'm pretty sure they said that as an expression for it's durability
24. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Hahaha... comment of Skoms is really enjoyable... may be sony has done special favour on him by making Z1 out of steel...
14. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
N8 the grandfather.
808 the father.
1020 the son.
19. papss (unregistered)
But is laughing at all other cameras on phones..
25. Maddy (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
its not son's fault, what son can do ..his father slept with a btch M$
6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
You forgot to mention the Nokia Lumia 1520
29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
It takes great pictures, but horrible video.. Update seriously needed!!!!
7. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
If I'm not mistaken Sony has used this technology in Cybershot since 2011
8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
13. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Yes, but Nokia was the first to bring it to a smartphone.
18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
My Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX150 has that clear image zoom. It's the only thing I don't like about it. The image quality actually drops kinda lot. But it has 10x optical zoom so it doesn't really matter lol.
9. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
pretty useless without steady hands or without using a tripod. when zoomed, the blurring effect of slight movements is amplified. it's better to just take a big photo that makes use of all the MP count of the camera and zoom later on.
12. papss (unregistered)
Agreed.. That's what I did when I had a 1020.
16. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
That's where OIS comes in on the L1020. It takes alot of that shake out of the equation. That being said, I agree that it is better to take the big photo... especially when you consider that the L1020 can save the photos uncompressed.
21. rency0722 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
What? G sensor? You mean Exmor RS sensor, G Lens...
22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wasn't this article already posted a week or two ago.
28. ZiadMohamed (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Great and very useful article...keep it up we need more of this awesome useful tech. Stuff