Test compares BlackBerry Z10 camera with other high-end shooters in low-light conditions

Test compares BlackBerry Z10 camera with other high-end shooters in low-light conditions
A test was performed on Wednesday to see just how well the BlackBerry Z10 camera would snap pictures under low-light conditions. The other phones in the test were some of the best shooters on other platforms such as the Apple iPhone 5, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. The subject was an Assassin's Creed statue which was photographed in dim light without the use of flash although low-light settings were used where available.

The results? As you can see for yourself, the Nokia Lumia 920 was the hands-down winner followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Apple iPhone 5 and the BlackBerry Z10. The picture that came from the Z10 is so dark, there is no hope of figuring out what the subject is. Keep in mind that this is just one test though, and besides, you probably would use the flash in such a situation.

source: Gizmodo


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31 Comments

1. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 looks as if you turned a light on.

13. MONUQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

All look Crap Except Lumia 920....

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

920 it is... I like dark pictures, and that is the image by 920 produced. Others images were 'too' dark for my taste.

19. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

black berry is only high end high multitasking device .......... in other competitation it fails..................

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm not surprised that BlackBerry Z10 failed.

2. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I am not the least bit surprise by this test. Clearly Nokia Lumia 920 (My actual device) won hands down in this test. I find it however in poor taste that these reviewers couldn't give Blackberry BB10, one day. One showcase day to have the spotlight shine on BB10. Jeez just let Blackberry BB10 have its moment to shine atleast. Is that so much to ask people, good lord!!

3. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

its is not a Red Cross organisation to "just let Blackberry BB10 have its moment to shine atleast. Is that so much to ask people, good lord!!" Photos are importand. They are our memories. That is why Lumia 920 is a good reson. However, there are other factors like No FM Radio in L920 to don't have the device. Every device is suted for someone, to have one mobile phone that is good for all, i think is not possible. to many factors.

9. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Yes! I want a phone that takes pictures of the dark. *sarcasm* This is not why I own the 920. However, this is Blackberry's day so I agree. 1 day and we're already testing its abilities to take pictures in the dark. What's next? Measuring how blue the white pages look on its browser?

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol they already do that when it comes to super lcd vs ips vs super amoled.

4. itguyinto

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

The only people who take pic in the dark like this are creepers, lol so awesome WP users would need this :)

22. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Yeah . Who in the Hell would take a pic in the dark , after turning the Flash off ? ? ? It completely looks as if there is some extra ambient light in the Nokia pic . ? . That's why they added a Flash ! . . Hello ! ? ! because who takes pix in the dark , with no Flash . ? . "creepers" ! . .

26. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

what if you will take a photo of a scenery in the dark. can the led flash reach far distances? hello? ! !?! flash are for near distances only. and produces ugly photos. with shiny , oily faces.

28. itguyinto

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

As a former owner of a L920 (1 month) I never ran around taking pictures in the dark... And my daylight pics were not as good as my SG3 or my wife's iP5.

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Oh MY God... Nokia is some thing close to miracle. So disappointed Blackberry.

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

there is no surprise that nokia will perform the best! again, BlackBerry isnt that good with its camera ever since... and im still sure that nokia will keep on innovating on camera department since this will be their one of the few advantage on the WP devices made by nokia...especially that Nokia EOS is coming!

15. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Blackberry better stick to their fixed-focus camera modules like that one on the Bold 9900..that's flagship model right there..lol

29. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

no, why are you so negative about this? what I'm trying to say is that blackberry can still innovate in camera department but still a long way to go compare to Nokia

30. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

no, why are you so negative about this? what I'm trying to say is that blackberry can still innovate in camera department but still a long way to go compare to Nokia

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Pureview = Crazy coding behind the scenes.

27. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its mostly hardware.

7. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

there is no doubt that lumia 920 can perform the best among the competition, however BB Z10's camera and lense might not be like 920 or any other (iPhone 5 you say, technically its sony's) but it has its own trick with its "time shift" which is very useful. so i hope BlackBerry will be better with their camera next time, im pretty sure that z10 isnt the flagship since it will be avialable first unlike the q10 that is still on june (from leaks) and also a lot of reviewers keep on saying that z10 is plastic, unlike the q10 which has premium finish all over it, and since q10 is stil pending to arrive till june (from leaks) so at that time, maybe BlackBerry is prepping the so rumored quad core "Blackberry laguna" and maybe this one has the preium finish all over it as well!

16. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Nokia has Scalado in their cameras.. Blackberry must have licensed the tech from Nokia/Scalado to have TimeShift in the Z10..

31. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah I know that but Nokia innovate long before blackberry did in camera, an scalado is a software so we'll still see what can they bring

11. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Guys, guys, we are all missing one important thing. That is how badass that Assassin's Creed III statue of Connor is.

12. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Lumia 920 camera kicks ass again, as per usual. *Yawn*

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

BB (and iP and GS III) owners could get a Sony RX100 to complement their phone. Then their photos would rule. ;-)

18. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Wow Alan F, you switch the iphone and the S III's picture to make it look as if the Galaxy had the better photo

20. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Lumia 920 is absolute winner, wow. but why no Sony phone again?

21. panda_x

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Xperia Z is still the best...

24. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

except it isnt, stop this best crap come back to reality

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