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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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posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:58 7

1. aayupanday (Posts: 454; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Pretty nice article for Smartphone Camera Newbies

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:10 2

3. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


My Z1 is really good. Made of steel

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:24 16

10. apple4never (Posts: 918; Member since: 08 May 2013)


its glass and aluminum dude....

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:14 2

15. vandroid (Posts: 251; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I'm pretty sure they said that as an expression for it's durability

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 04:35

24. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; 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...

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:26 16

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3245; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


N8 the grandfather.
808 the father.
1020 the son.

Epic family.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:30 8

17. adecvat (Posts: 114; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Son has dishonored his family.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 10:01 13

19. papss (unregistered)


But is laughing at all other cameras on phones..

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 07:37 1

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$

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 08:24

26. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


How it's still better than any other current phone on the market

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:03

2. starandmountain (Posts: 50; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


nice story!

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:57 1

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


You forgot to mention the Nokia Lumia 1520

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 16:44

29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


It takes great pictures, but horrible video.. Update seriously needed!!!!

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:14 3

7. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


If I'm not mistaken Sony has used this technology in Cybershot since 2011

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:17

8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2011/07/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-tx55-a-new-type-of-digital-zoom/index.htm

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:53 3

13. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1690; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Yes, but Nokia was the first to bring it to a smartphone.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:54

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2221; 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.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:18 3

9. pwnarena (Posts: 824; 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.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:53 2

12. papss (unregistered)


Agreed.. That's what I did when I had a 1020.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 08:25

27. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


What phone do you have now? 1520?

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:16 1

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.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 13:39 1

21. rency0722 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


What? G sensor? You mean Exmor RS sensor, G Lens...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 03:22 1

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2622; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Wasn't this article already posted a week or two ago.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 04:04

23. Chris.P (Posts: 251; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


It was taken down temporarily.

:)

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 15:55

28. ZiadMohamed (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Great and very useful article...keep it up we need more of this awesome useful tech. Stuff

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