Red Bull Photography takes some stunning photos of “two different worlds” with the Lumia 930

Red Bull Photography takes some stunning photos of “two different worlds” with the Lumia 930
Being able to tout the prowess of the PureView camera is a cornerstone for the Lumia devices. The competition is not sitting still, however, and the cameras that can be found on the other flagship devices are pretty darn good.

That does not mean the camera on the Lumia 930 is not something special though, and while we watch the Windows Phone platform come into its own, it is pretty cool to see what projects the Microsoft Mobile team and professional photographers take on to show us some amazing pictures.

Shot entirely on a Lumia 930, Red Bull Photography teamed up with Marcel Lämmerhirt to grab some great video and photos in Switzerland. Then he wanted to create the idea of presenting an era from a hundred years ago, in a glass box, to contrast with the environment today.

If you cannot connect the artistic representation, or the environmental statement, then simply enjoy the scenery. The Lumia 930 has a capable 20-megapixel camera, packing Nokia’s PureView processing magic, and an interface that allows any amount of manual or automatic control across a number of settings.

In our review of the Lumia 930, we were “pleased, but not amazed.” The issues of color accuracy we encountered will be (or have been) address with software updates. The video quality is excellent, however, and as the device is equipped with four microphones, the sound quality is outstanding. Thanks to optical image stabilization, the footage stays steady, and there is 3-times lossless zoom too.

No doubt, if camera quality is anywhere near the top of your list, the Lumia 930 is a must to consider.

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13 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Camera department is where nokia does amazing work! ...and also nokia music

3. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

nokia~innovation

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It use to have the best camera not anymore.

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Will still not sell.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah their marketing team is getting boring by just advertising only one thing. People are not buying them yet they continue to run those tired ad campaigns.

13. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Absolutely LOVE the camera! Just hate the fact that it's on WP!

2. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

can't wait for the real nokia to innovate more. :D i hope WP OS will grow and become on par with android, also for iOS, so the only competition will be the innovations of different OEMS and their features. :D

6. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Being a wp user, i can say that it will take many years to be on pair with iOS and the #1, android. There are a lot more for improvement.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Not knocking Nokia's engineering prowess, but the "filmed/photographed with smartphone camera" theme is a dead, dead horse. Nobody cares. The knowledgeable people know it means next to nothing and everyone else has seen so many of these promotions, they probably think all smartphone cameras can do this sort of thing. Hopefully the lazy-as-f**k marketing departments will realize this soon.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And why so many smartphone makers are including more than just a 8mp snapper with 4 lenses. Instead now are providing 16mp+, hdr, etc etc

5. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

the last two photos were awesome , but provided such conditions even apple iphones or blackberries or androids could shoot better pictures, photo depends on the caliber of the photographers, anyways nokia pushed it so credit goes to them for doing so. :)

10. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

It worth my money! Love ❤ Nokia , Love Lumia..!

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Quoting "pleased, but not amazed" part of an extensive review... please make your own tests and observations (especially if you are serious about journalism and reporting.) If not, Grade A. The 930, and all modern Lumia series 9xx+ phones have so much customization over their camera, that one would be a fool to use post-production editing. You use the generic camera option as opposed to the heavy duty camera... and yes... perhaps you will be "pleased, but not amazed". I guess an average user who does not know better would be "pleased, but not amazed"... BUT IM GOING TO GO OUT ON A LIMB HERE, and say users and visitors of PHONEARENA are a sample size of their own that don't necessarily qualify as average users. But apparently only amazing features of Android and iOS count. The Lumia 930 will eat any and all NON-Windows Phone camera's that exist. Then again, a smart user with an average tool > an average user with a smart tool. PA are average users when it comes to Windows Phone. They do not like it, nor do they want to seriously try it. Sucks for the readers.

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