Sony Xperia Z camera compared against Nokia’s juggernauts, the 808, N8, Lumia 920

Sony Xperia Z camera compared against Nokia’s juggernauts, the 808, N8, Lumia 920
The Sony Xperia Z boasts a 13-megapixel camera with the new Exmor RS sensor and back-side illumination. That is supposed to bring superior detail and low-light performance, and while we’ve already taken a look at the Xperia Z's shooter, new camera comparisons fare it against some older but still great devices.

A cameraphone shootout wouldn’t be complete without the Nokia 808 PureView with its massive sensor, the Nokia N8 with Xenon flash and also a huge 12-megapixel camera, and the Nokia Lumia 920 with its optical image stabilization and improved low-light capabilities.

So here is how Sony’s 2013 Android flagship fares against those devices, and for an even more complete picture you’d also see pictures from the Xperia S. Take a look below.

source: PureView Club

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144 Comments

1. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Xperia Z horrible results :/

6. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

This is a Nokia Fanboy site??? Nokia arent they liers???

8. No_Nonsense unregistered

And you are a bot or anti-WP/Nokia troll.

13. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

PW 808> Z eller N8> 920> S. ....

17. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

n8 and lumia 920 better than xperia z

88. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

waiting for pureview 3..........!!!

145. qjphone

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

camera yes overall HELL NO be objective FANBOYS!!!

59. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

even xpera S is better looking then Z dont know what phone is that

69. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

XZ doesn't look that bad, is it?

71. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

not, this site is just for the best devices, and the nokia's trio has no match

122. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

im gettin tired of seeing these photots of Lumia 920 taken by some damn idiot! you cant take pictures with "auto options", this is more like a real camera you need to change your options when taking differnt kinds of photos.

126. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

im not a Nokia fanboi,,, im using a HTC.... anyways just look at those pictures....u can see those Xperia Z pictures are horrible are u blind or something? :/

146. qjphone

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

well Nokia's specialty is their camera tech so this isn't even a fair comparison.

27. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

nokia still best in imaging.......................... ..

67. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

how about canon?...haha...just kidding

118. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Canon - Delighting You Always

37. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

N8 is three years old and smashes xperia. How great is Nokia !!!

81. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

that's my phone dude........i'm using n8 right now.......!!! Nokia product quality last forever....!!!

51. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I was expecting Xperia to lose without even looking at the photos first, at least to 808 and N8. No matter what kind of fancy sensor or pixel count, it will still lose as long the CMOS sensor size is small. 808 = 1/1.2, N8 = 1/1.83, there are no other phones with this kind of sensor size. Even Galaxy Camera is only 1/2.3 or something around that value.

55. ubuntu

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

xperia z is not bad at all. personality, it look better than nokia lumia 920 for most zooming photos. 808>X-Z>n8>920>X-S

65. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

yeah, what happened to the 13.1MP...

101. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Wasn't even close like I expected it to be. Oh well, the rest of the device is pure class.

112. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm disappointed by Sony. I really expected a closer comparison and better result from their renowned cameras. Nokia definitely wins this round, and likely will for years to come. The N8 proves Nokia is at least 3 years ahead of anyone else.

2. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Nokia 808 Pure S H I T

5. No_Nonsense unregistered

Get your eyes checked or rise out of the blind hatred.

68. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

go S H I T

82. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i hate people like you. cant accept facts

97. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

808 can only do photo and video that's all the ancient symbian can't keep up even get close to android and ios sorry but ...

103. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

really explain? because ive never felt left behind with my 808 compared to my mates iphone 4s and countless android phones. sure they have better ecosystems way ahead in that area but symbian can still keep up on general use

100. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

he is fustrated by seeing that nokia pureview beats everyone..........

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