First camera samples from the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800

First camera samples from the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800
After getting the chance to play around with Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 710 and 800, we’re naturally curious to see how the two fare when it comes to snapping some photos.

Of course, the Nokia Lumia 800 is undoubtedly the more camera specific device, thanks to its larger 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, which features an impressive Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens. With that in tow, it’s expected to excel in lower lighting conditions since it’s able to snag more light than your typical smartphone camera. Conversely, the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on the  Nokia Lumia 710 might not seem as demanding on paper, but nevertheless, it should appease those with the itch to snap some candid photos.

With some time on our hands, we were able to snap a few photos with each device to see what they’re capable of producing. We’re obviously not going to pass final judgment right now, especially when the units are nothing more than prototypes, but it provides us with some insights as to what to expect in the near future. So tell us what you think of them.

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Lumia 710
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1450 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



11. Quist

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Not very impressed with the photos from the 800. Another website posted pics from the phone and raved about the overall quality, despite average noise and detail levels. The pics on that site had a much better color and white balance. These photos almost look identical to ones from the N9 that I've seen in comparisons with the iphone 4S, where they were far too cold in tone and lacking in the fine detail of the iphone. Waiting to see what the new 900 offers, but so far I'm quite disappointed, although I admittedly had very high expectations coming from tne N8.

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Hmmmm, I don't see android fanboys in here. Oh that's right. They're all Symbian lovers before they turned to android fanboys :)

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

... - wrong answer...thanks for playing....well, not really...prior phones were: Android, Win 6.5, Win 5 - in that order from newest to oldest.

9. wisdom01

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So sorry don't get the Nokia 800, you get the toy 710 phone. Maybe next year. Samsung & HTC have nothing to worry about. This is so disappointing....Nokia you really do hate the US it seems.

12. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@wisdom. And the top 2 os in the world (android and ios) are from the US. And even your n800's os is from the US. Silly :)

7. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Quite good. I'm not impressed so far. But we should wait for real results, in reviews : photo taken with time, in different conditions, etc... And wait for comparatives side-to-side : GSII, iPhone 4S, HTC Amaze, Xperia Arc S, at least. And the grandfather of all camerahones, the N8...but that's just for fun, it will outrate all of these phones. Comparatives are the only way to discover some differences...say, the Iphone 4S is really good, but put its photos side to side with xperia arc s photos and you will see that the Arc S is slightly better. Not that it put the shale on the 4S, but still, it's better. But, since these of the N9 are pretty good, these of the 800 should be too.

8. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Dude the weather was cloudy, you cant really judge the quality yet...but check out some photo samples GSMarena managed to take, you´ll be really impressed!

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Im going to go ahead and be blunt... THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT the "great quality" photographic experience that MSFT recently wanted to lead in. If you want to make bold statements, you need to make sure you follow through on them (and it is difficult since they are a software company and cameras are handled by the hardware manufacs)... With that being said, these are GREAT quality pictures for what we have NOW. If you want to be relevant in this market, let alone need to make up a lot of ground and are playing major time catch up (both Nokia and WP), you need to WOW your audience. And I am definitely not WOWed with the quality of these pictures, nor the specs for the phone. So I am content, but this does not give me a reason or urge to drop my phone and use my upgrade for it.

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Would anyone really upgrade their phone just for a better camera though? And it IS a phone and 99% of people will just view the photos they take with their phone on their phone, or on facebook so this camera is more than good enough.

5. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Not consistent in focus but not bad at all. Slightly better than the N9 but not by much.

4. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Your computer too slow? I'm browsing and posting comments from my good old nokia 2700 classic running s40v5 and its working like charm. That is why we love Nokia.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, maybe he has a PC or MAC, thus he said computer, and has a poor connection - like slow DSL or dial-up?

3. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia cameras are always the best and thats no surprise here too.

2. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Wow, now that's a great camera! At least for the 800, I didn't really examine the 701 photos, computer too slow...

1. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Looks pretty nice. . .

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