GSM Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2008
posted by Nanko R. / Nov 03, 2008, 9:38 AM
This article has been updated on November 3, 2008, adding Sony Ericsson C905 and Nokia N82.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years you have probably noticed that the camera has become one of the key selling points of feature phones. More and more customers are focusing asking “How many megapixels“ before they inquire about anything else. However, as we found out in our cameraphone article, the resolution does not necessarily determine the quality of the pictures, only their size. In a crowded market place of 8 megapixel shooters things can get complicated because, at least in theory, the results should not be much different. Nevertheless, specs are nothing but numbers on a piece of paper and a camera’s true quality is only shown in results. With another big name entry into the 8 megapixel market, the Sony Ericsson C905, and since the results of our last showdown were less than impressive, we’ve decided to broaden our scope and add the winner of our 5-megapixel comparison, the Nokia N82 as well as a point-and-shoot camera.
Here you will see:
• Samsung Pixon
• Samsung INNOV8
• LG Renoir
• Sony Ericsson C905*
• Nokia N82
• and Canon SD870 IS – an 8-megapixel pocket camera with no phone capabilities.
*The tested C905 is a press sample provided by Sony Ericsson. If we get a newer version with better performance, we'll update our comparison.
We will test and see how the phones perform in various environments: bright daylight, when the flash is needed, capturing illuminated objects at night and close-ups (macro). In each category, besides the original photos (without any image processing) we will show you a 100% crop as well, which will make it easier to compare the quality of the images from the different cameraphones. This will also allow for a more comprehensive inspection of the detail level and the color reproduction as well.
Proceed to the next page for the first test
It’s not a fair comparison, with C905 there is the old firmware, with Renoir you have posted the worst blurry night pic (look at the same pic in your Renoir’s review: http://www.phonearena.com/html
s/image.php?m=Reviews.Images&f Samples&title=LG Renoir Review - Camera, Multimedia and Software ) and flash pic with iso 100!!!
Nobody will trust you, you must learn from gsmarena...
posted on Nov 03, 2008, 12:58 PM 0
PA is so bias against LG... it's obvious Renoir is the best in this comparison! Pixon has much less detail and pictures are blurry in comparison.
posted on Nov 03, 2008, 6:46 PM 0
I don't believe Renoir has such weak flash. I guess it's necessary to choose the right shooting mode. E.g. if you shoot with SE k810 in auto mode with flash almost all pictures are VERY dark. When you select Night Portrait everything is super!
posted on Nov 04, 2008, 12:28 PM 0
13. A_J unregistered
For me its between the innov8 and the C905, the innov8 is huge, but it has everything i want. The C905 looks better (is smaller) but lacks some essentials. I have an N95 now, and symbian os on it is not the greatest, I've been very bored with it and its not thorough enough. What should I get? No touch screens for me, don't like the whole sensativity factor. Bulky Symbian innov8 or sleek lacking function C905?
posted on Nov 04, 2008, 1:43 PM 0
The winner is: LG Renoir!
posted on Nov 05, 2008, 11:12 PM 0
ohhh PA... u ar a big double tongued, u worked very good about LG (for make it bad). however whatever u do or say, evryone see REOIR is the best. i agree the friends, PA... u must learn from GSMARENA
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 5:39 AM 0
what ever u all saying 'bout the using old software,not using right mode and so on,i don't think they r so stupid to become unfair!i really interest for c905 and renoir,nice phone,better than the n82 pattern,just a candy bar,so simple and ugly,but amazingly n suprisingly,the n82 can still standing in 8mp phone image quality!!i think the carl-zeiss lens doing great job!5mp with carl-zeiss can standing with them,so what if 8mp??isn't that very powerful camera phone??i can't wait for nokia nseries 8mp!!
posted on Nov 11, 2008, 1:44 PM 0
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