Our first camera samples from the Microsoft Lumia 950

Our first camera samples from the Microsoft Lumia 950
While the Microsoft Lumia 950 is giving consumers a chance to experience Windows 10 firsthand, others are probably eager to see how its camera stacks up against the competition. Lumias, in general, have been renowned for their better-than-average qualities with their cameras, so its 20-megapixel snapper is no doubt garnering high-expectations already. Considering that we've been handling the phone in question for a few days now, capturing quite a bunch of images with its camera in the process, we'd like to share just some of the stuff in our current collection. So, what do you think about it so far? Any good? This year alone we've seen some phenomenal devices, so this one needs to be at the very least on par to some of the greats currently out there.

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Iphone camera is way better.

6. dimas

Posts: 3359; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

By iphone camera, you mean sony sensor? I don't recall iphone having their own camera factory.

21. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

He obviously meant the camera in the iPhone. If I asked you "how is your wife?" you wouldn't respond "you mean the woman born to my mother in law? Because I don't own a wife factory." Stop trolling plz. :D

27. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Good answer :D

32. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

That is a funny (and valid) response. But his post is in response to a troll as well.

38. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015


55. dimas

Posts: 3359; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Wrong comparison, nobody in their right mind would respond like that on wife thing. Bistech know that iphones get their camera from sony, I'm just trying to be specific. You're getting too onion, try having a life sometimes.

58. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Everyone (here) knows the iPhone camera is from Sony, and everyone (rightly) refers to it is the iPhone's camera, because it's the camera in the iPhone. Nobody implied Apple has a camera factory (although Sony surly relies on income from Apple to maintain their own), which is why I found your comment absurd, and thus responded absurdly. (Not to mention that "camera" doesn't refer solely to the sensor, as your initial comment suggests, but also to software used to process the captured image...)

92. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Get lost racist POS!!

48. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You are an idiot to say that. iPhone camera is better and which is truth and who knows iPhone camera is custom one manufactured by Sony.. Saying that you means no one makes phones himself then. even Samsung uses sony sensor, but no one says that sony camera is good(most part they are not good) its samsung camera which is good, its LG camera which is good and its iPhone camera which is good. Are you an iPhone hater? Cuz I'm not an iPhone lover..

56. dimas

Posts: 3359; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Wow idiot already for a small thing? Too sensitive for a short sentence? I'm surprised you didn't write 5 paragraphs of shaming reply.

24. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I would agree but the iphone 6s camera is the worst camera ever built by Apple and even hardcore ifans would agree.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Too many pixels crammed into the small sensor and no matter how much BS Apple comes up with. Pixel alignment or whatever they call it doesn't change the fact that physics are physics. It's amazing that isheep have the gall to give that POS phone a 9.3 with a worse camera, rehashed design, heavier, and bigger for a phone that was already too big in 2014.

49. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Do you even know meaning of worst?

30. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Awwww little troll baby account.

34. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Have you seen the reviews of this phone? It outperforms the iPhone, and in lowlight it outperforms the GALAXY S6. In daylight the colours of the S6 are more powerful, yet less natural. Seriously there are already plenty of comparisons, so shut up and look at those

72. serge327

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Galaxy s6 and note 5 way better than iphone camera. ;)

76. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

iphone costs more, dont have sd card slot, does not have so good battery life, dont have so good display as well my friend. i did not have chance to see how cameras work on either devices, i usually prefer my dslr. but it will be pretty close call, i would go for better screen sd card and battery life in stead of bit better pictures, but thats just me. you can always add a apple sticker on device :d

79. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah I heard the video is also better on the iPhone.......I think the iPhone 4s has a better camera than this........I mean just Youtube any concert taken with an iPhone 4S......the clarity is superb.

91. Skim.

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Not a big fan of window phones but these pictures quality are not bad looking at all.

93. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

You did wait for the WHOLE picture to load and not the preview correct..? The previews were blurry.. but when the full picture loaded ( must be a few MG in size) they were crystal clear with good saturation. Right now it looks to me as a tie at worst, Apple losing at best. Be interesting to see comparables between a iPhone 6, Samsung Edge, Sony Z5, BB Priv and the 950xl..

98. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you wish. don't hate for having an inferior camera.

2. dimas

Posts: 3359; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And the camera will be rated 6. 7 if the pa reviewer had a good sleep.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Don't worry. All is well. John V is reviewing it.

16. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

so you're saying it's going to be a 5?

84. Unordinary unregistered

Should be. Look at terribly dull these photos look....

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ooh baby. Those dynamic range shots and also that lowlight! Cool stuff by Microsoft!

7. dimas

Posts: 3359; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Carl zeiss lens are always good. One of the things that lumia 1020 users loved.

10. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Still love.

31. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

True that, mine broke but still have my 808 lol

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