iPhone 5s Studio Comparison

We lined up for the new Apple iPhone 5s this morning, and Dpreview's Studio Manager Kelcey Smith wasted no time in getting it into our studio, to take a critical look at how its new camera performs.

This is an initial comparison - there's much more on the way. As well as more studio work, we'll be taking the 5S out for the weekend to gather shots for a gallery planned for this Monday. In the meantime though, you can take a look at how the iPhone 5s compares to the competition in our new studio widget. We also recommend checking out our sister site, connect.dpreview.com which will be publishing additional related content in the coming days. 

Click here to find out more about our new studio scene 

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rb59020
By rb59020 (7 months ago)

Apple A7 Chip in iPhone 5S is Made by Samsung: Chipworks

http://www.hngn.com/articles/12944/20130921/apple-a7-chip-iphone-5s-made-samsung-chipworks.htm

Did Apple ever force through that 10 cent a day raise for their employees in China?

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (7 months ago)

What’s your point? Samsung is not the same as Foxconn.

Apple owns the technology behind this A7 chip, and Samsung is acting as a high tech manufacturer. There are Taiwanese chip makers (Samsung’s Korean) that do the same thing for other US companies.

Foxconn is a low-wage assembler of tech gear built and engineered by others.

I’m sure that a Samsung chip plant isn’t the best place in the world to work, but do you have any evidence whatsoever that it’s like working at Foxconn?

Let's be clear too, Foxconn is a Taiwanese company with a bad reputation for abusing its employees in China. Foxconn doesn't simply do work for Apple, even if Apple is the most extreme in its demands, there's: Sony, Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, etc all using Foxconn.

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David Emery
By David Emery (7 months ago)

One more thought: I think the actual Samsung chip foundry for This Chip is in Austin, TX.

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rb59020
By rb59020 (7 months ago)

Sony, Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo are using slave labor as well? that makes everything hunky dory then!

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ET2
By ET2 (7 months ago)

When image size "Print" is selected, HTC one images don't seem to be aligned. Please fix it.

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tinus
By tinus (7 months ago)

How ?

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centvrion1
By centvrion1 (7 months ago)

Please, test Huawei Ascend P1 !! I has an impressive camera and camera functions!!!

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TheProv
By TheProv (7 months ago)

Why can't we compare cellphones to other cameras? Tool is the same, why not?
It could be very useful to see how much gap remain between phone and compact cameras.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (7 months ago)

okay, but many other cameras shoot raw.

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h2k
By h2k (7 months ago)

I fully agree to the OP and even if scientists claim you couldn't compare phone cameras and FF DSLRs, i'd still love to see a comparison.

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vFunct
By vFunct (7 months ago)

Surprised by how bad the HTC One is. I thought the bigger pixels would have made it less noisy. Also impressed by the Galaxy S4.

The best part is that next year, the cameras are going to be even better!

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Plastek
By Plastek (7 months ago)

Nah, S4 is post-processed like hell. Contrast raised, sharpen filter run - and to make it worse it looks horribly (white borders around nearly everything!), some weird denoising that removes every detail on a photo... garbage.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

Plastek, yup, in the article I've just published in the Mobility forum here ( http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52202175 ) I've also pointed out the GS4 shots are oversharpened. However, in many cases (see the subtitle on the Austrian note), it still delivers better IQ than even the 5s, let alone the 5.

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Danny
By Danny (7 months ago)

A good picture is a good picture. Any device that can take photographs can become miracles in the right hands. Image quality is so boring.

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vFunct
By vFunct (7 months ago)

Indeed. I remain unimpressed by all these amateur "photographers" that don't know how to take a good smartphone shot.

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0mni
By 0mni (7 months ago)

Well, better per pixel quality, but worser lens than old 5. SGS4 looks more detailed but makes too much contrast and sharp. So i think for portraits iphone will be better, for landscapes - take sgs4. :) Or just buy a normal camera)))

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"worser lens than old 5"

I'd say only in the corners (and prolly next to the borders) is it worse - at least based on these shots, which can't be ysed to properly measure contrast / DR differences.

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Manfred Bachmann
By Manfred Bachmann (7 months ago)

it´s really painful!!! Every day a new smart(phone) article in a photography forum.
manfred

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vFunct
By vFunct (7 months ago)

How is that painful?

Smartphones is where the state-of-the-art in photography is.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (7 months ago)

vFunct:

Name a smartphone camera that shoots raw?

Name a smartphone camera with an optical zoom--yes there is one--just name it.

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (7 months ago)

I was really hoping they would keep this stuff confined to their CONNECT cell phone site. But, I suppose I was wrong.

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Jahled
By Jahled (7 months ago)

Wow, every single image taken by anything there looks like utter crap. Perhaps it's time to put down these phones and stop kidding ourselves.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (7 months ago)

Yes indeed. Wow, another iPhone that takes pictures.... err, I had meant to say, another iCrap that butchers up the photos it tries to take.

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Shamael
By Shamael (7 months ago)

you're right, for photographers with "normal" cameras and that are used to, "even a simple", fair quality from any of those cameras, those pictures are an insult, a better invitation to use a phone for what it is made at first, call other people only. Phones are a pain in the a.. . They are horrible Netbrowsers, you can't read anything unless you magnify and surf around from right to left and top to bottom permanently, for writing mails, it's a total stress, playing games is restricted in possibilities and screens are too small, and for photography they are not even elementary. On the end, why do manufacturers put all that crap in a cellphone. And, they tend to get bigger, I wait the day we see everyone with a 13 inch tablet at the ear to speak to his correspondents.

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Ahender
By Ahender (7 months ago)

A crappy image is better than no image at all. How many people carry a camera in their pocket everywhere they go? Pretty much everyone carries a phone that can take a picture. My daughter broke her leg this past weekend. The entire team visited her in the hospital. With her iPhone 4s I was able to take a picture of every teammate that visited her. Those special moments captured with a crappy iPhone will last forever.

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Karroly
By Karroly (7 months ago)

I think time has come to turn a "real" camera into a phone without changing anything outside, thanks to the video recording capabilities, as such a camera features a microphone, speaker and touchscreen already. Wouldn't it be smarter to phone with an EOS 70D equipped with a 70-200mm F2.8 L lens rather than take pictures with an iPhone 5 ? Let the web surfing, mail, games, multimedia tasks to the tablets where bigger screens are welcome. Then we can get rid of these crappy smartphones...

Join the NASA ! (New Anti-Smartphone Association)

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (7 months ago)

I carry a small "dumb phone" for making calls. And carry a REAL CAMERA for taking pictures. Simple, really.

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NK777
By NK777 (7 months ago)

Seems to 5S have more accurate noize-reduction algorithm then 5. See middle-center-left scale from 22 to 28.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

Yup, noise-wise, it's definitely better than the 5.

Too bad it still can't match the 1020 in any respect (assuming full-res shooting on the latter & later downsampling on the desktop & cropping the left/rightmost 10% of the frame of 16:9 shots).

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ET2
By ET2 (7 months ago)

Z is real crap. When are Z1 shots coming?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

I'm afraid it'll the same disaster, IQ-wise.

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temm
By temm (7 months ago)

Seems to me the 5s is more soft the 5. f/2.2 doesn't focus as well as f/2.4?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

Yes, the 5s corners are definitely worse than those of the 5.

Which was easy to predict, given that the lens is brighter and the sensor larger, while the lens is of the same size. 808 vs. 1020 effect, albeit not as pronounced.

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christylewis
By christylewis (7 months ago)

very average quality to be honest compared to samsung S4/ 1020

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

The 1020 wins in every way (apart from the left/rightmost 10% of the frame in 16:9).

I'd say the GS4 delivers about the same IQ as the 5s in the non-extreme parts of the frame and considerably better sharpness in the corner. That is, I'm not sure one would want to prefer the 5s over the GS4 for casual shooting.

Of course, we still don't know how the DR compares. In that area, the 5s may be better. Or not.

That is, Apple hasn't managed to produce a much better camera than the other flagship cameras.

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Craig Atkinson
By Craig Atkinson (7 months ago)

I think really lab shots are useless with mobiles. No one should be encouraged to pixel peep with these cameras, not yet anyway. These are fun cameras for snapping your kid emptying a plant over your wife or similar. iPhone is good, I find id faster than the rest to access camera and shoot. The metal volume buttons as a trigger is good too. I'm sure there are other better phones I've not used.

That said, I'll keep pixel peeping at your pictures.

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Individual11
By Individual11 (7 months ago)

I think "yet" has happened. The 1020 shows we've hit the point of inflection. I'd like to be able to compare this to the still cameras tested with the new scene.

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Hawaii-geek
By Hawaii-geek (7 months ago)

I would like to see a SIZE DOWN (in camera) comparison say at 2mb, 5mb, and 8mb. and the , 1020 vs Z1 at iso3200 wide open on both. Also think a "optimal" FB size JPG is a good compare. (also good to know)

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (7 months ago)

I'm an iPhone user, but you're right. I bet that the 1020 would look really good downsized.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"I'm an iPhone user, but you're right. I bet that the 1020 would look really good downsized."

It is (again, apart from the left/rightmost 10% of the frame in 16:9 shooting mode) - as one can easily check out by clicking the "Web" / "Print" icons in the upper right corner of the studio scene.

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Clyde Thomas
By Clyde Thomas (7 months ago)

How is it that Sony, the sensor maker, looks BY FAR worst of all?

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deep7
By deep7 (7 months ago)

Tiny, tiny, tiny pixels...

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ET2
By ET2 (7 months ago)

Other phones using the same 13 MP sensor seem to be doing fine. Z jpegs are just outright crap.

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naththo
By naththo (7 months ago)

Its the image processing problem, got nothing to do with sensor itself. They need to improve the image processing for jpg output. They haven't obviously done so.

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Gazeomon
By Gazeomon (7 months ago)

I would not take photos with any of them. Maybe for recording a 'streaker' on a football pitch, or a bag snatcher.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (7 months ago)

Agreed. Great as visual note takers - if you see a poster for something you want to remember, snap it and there you go.
Otherwise no more use than Hipstergram faff like 'art filters' in DSLRs.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (7 months ago)

1020 is clearly superior in IQ, even if you normalize the resolution. I am not sure how an iPhone camera with sensor smaller than a pinhead would excite a photographer?

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zigi_S
By zigi_S (7 months ago)

Having the latest same very expensive phone is all that some need.

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Mirrorless Crusader
By Mirrorless Crusader (7 months ago)

How can the iPhone 5S at ISO 32 and ~1/120 shutter speed be identically exposed as the Lumia with ISO 100 and 1/134 shutter speed? The Lumis should be about 1.5 EV brighter (both use f/2.2).

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Jun2
By Jun2 (7 months ago)

overstating ISO

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spqr_ca
By spqr_ca (7 months ago)

Meh... They all look terrible. I've seen better ISO 12800 shots from a dSLR than these produce at their "base" ISO.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (7 months ago)

ISO equivalent is a good concept with sensor area ratio as the factor, for example iPhone5s has a sensor area of about 18mm2, then the factor will be 24 * 36 / 18 = 48 or ISO32 on iPhone5s should be equivalent to about ISO1600 on a 35mm format sensor.

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K_Photo_Teach
By K_Photo_Teach (7 months ago)

These are phones, not dslrs. Of course you knew that.

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spqr_ca
By spqr_ca (7 months ago)

@K_Photo_Teach - Of course, but if their use as a camera is going to be flogged on a site dedicated to photography gear then they're subject to some comparison. Most of these companies heavily push their devices as a camera alternative, but they're clearly not playing the same league. I would only ever use one of these if I had no other option or the image didn't matter that much to me.

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naththo
By naththo (7 months ago)

Samsung Galaxy S4 still win over all others unfortunately.

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HiRez
By HiRez (7 months ago)

Not really, the S4 is smearing fine details (see the spools of thread and the green fluff) while at the same time showing oversharpening artifacts.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (7 months ago)

Going to buy Note 3 because of that. Samsung FTW!

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naththo
By naththo (7 months ago)

HiRez, yes now I noticed it after download it into photoshop to have a better look cos browser does not show image well. Photoshop is best place to have a close look at. I also did download iphone 5s and Nokia Luma 1020. I resized two of it to match 3264 across, all same match size. I used bicubic smooth graduation. I haven't edit at all. Upon up close examination, I found Nokia is a clear winner due to much clean looking. Although distracting me is a corner softness problem on Nokia. Samsung 4 sharpening somewhat a bit too aggressive? iPhone 5s sharpness is a bit too distortion to me unfortunately. Nokia Luma 1020 looks good after I resize to 3264 pixel better than the original size although I noticed a little bit problem with jaggy edge on poker cards. It is not perfect. If you want to take full size photo with luma and resize later is much better than incamera 5mp or something that is oversharpened.

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Plastek
By Plastek (7 months ago)

IMHO Nokia photos look best. Than iPhones. Finally Samsung as the worst one. I mean - seriously - I have no clue how some of you don't see that you can easily make better photos out of Nokia or iPhone by just pulling curves and sharpening than anything ever would be possible from Samsung which already is very heavily post-processed (in rather underwhelming way).

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"Samsung Galaxy S4 still win over all others unfortunately."

Nope, not the 1020. However, it's on par with the 5s - and considerably better in the corners. See my full comparison here in the Mobility forums at http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52202175

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naththo
By naththo (7 months ago)

Although Samsung Galaxy phone rather than camera itself is still clearly in lead in competition against iPhone anyway for overall of the mobile phone hardware/software. While in Australia, iPhone is still a major rip off where I am from. So I would prefer Samsung or Nokia rather than iPhone for better price to purchase.

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (7 months ago)

Think about HTC One and Ultrapixels. It looks like bigger pixels = better image DOESN'T apply!
BUT on the other hand bigger sensor = better image is closer? I mean you *can* use megapixels as long as you also bring in the extra area on the sensor.
What do you think?
Remember to first press
[__]
WEB

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Studio3Jim
By Studio3Jim (7 months ago)

Apple gets the press because they started the whole so-called smartphone thing. And somehow what a bunch of needy fanboy photographers think is somewhat less the zero interest to them.
That said I've had dozens of cell phones since the mid eighties and every iPhone since the first. And no other electronic device I've ever owned has had such amazing resale. And my iPhone 64Gb 5c will likely not break my resale streak.
Can any other cellphone model or digital camera for that matter claim as much???
We know the answer. And for now that's why they're the single largest selling individual models made. Worldwide.
Move on. Please.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (7 months ago)

Apple didn't start smartphone thing, I was using HTC with Windows mobile long before first iphone came out. There were other smartphones before that.

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Craig Atkinson
By Craig Atkinson (7 months ago)

that's true. Nokia used to make the 7*** series which were smartish too! Resale of Apple is good though, otherwise I'd probably hop to the other.

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locke_fc
By locke_fc (7 months ago)

@supeyugin1: if they didn't start the smartphone thing, it is pretty obvious they were the first ones to make the kind of smartphone that every other successful brand is selling today (Samsung, HTC, etc)

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zigi_S
By zigi_S (7 months ago)

Iphone is a yupi gadget. Alnd the american yupis define in the world what is "in". It's a class defining thing. If you can fork 700 to 1200$ for a phone, then you are "enlightened". Same goes for every other apple product. You are special if you use apple.

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RStyga
By RStyga (7 months ago)

I was wondering how good the lossless JPEG or RAW file (from 645 Pro) would look.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

Note that they are not RAW sensor output - that is, they'll differ just a little from the standard JPEG output of the stock Camera app. (Noise reduction, WB etc. are already applied.)

I *really* hope Nokia adds RAW output some day. (I've been telling them - via e-mails and stuff - to do this for almost two years.)

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RStyga
By RStyga (7 months ago)

The difference between camera App output and 645 Pro output, whether it's lossless JPG or semi-RAW, is very large.

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Rick Knepper
By Rick Knepper (7 months ago)

If one looks toward the edges (Zone C), the iPhone 5s beats the others pretty handily but this is not saying much. Then it falls apart in the corners.

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Robgo2
By Robgo2 (7 months ago)

The biggest surprise is how absolutely awful the Sony looks. And this is from a company that manufactures some excellent cameras.

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CortoPA
By CortoPA (7 months ago)

I was surprised at that too.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"The biggest surprise is how absolutely awful the Sony looks. And this is from a company that manufactures some excellent cameras."

BTW, their small-sensor, high-Mpixel cameras exhibit exactly the same cr@ppy IQ. See for example their 20 Mpixel 1/2.3" HX line - equally bad IQ, much-much worse than the comparable pocket zoom models (e.g., the ZS30) from, say, Pana.

It's only their large(r)-sensor cameras (RX100 and larger) that aren't messed up.

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Benarm
By Benarm (7 months ago)

wow, some heavy noise reduction there

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cas3
By cas3 (7 months ago)

It doesn't look like the 5S was accurately in focus.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

It is in focus. The non-corner areas are at least as good as those of the iPhone 5, effective resolution-wise. Try reading the subtitle on the Austrian banknote on the two iPhone shots and you'll see I'm right.

With a defocused image, the subtitle would be absolutely unreadable.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (7 months ago)

Nokia blows it so out of the water! And what about the white guy's face - is is yellow or pink in your print? Because 5s thinks the guy got jaundice.

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gdfthr73
By gdfthr73 (7 months ago)

They all look like crap! Are you high? Actually color aside the 5s and 5 look the best compared to the mush of detail on the others. Better but still crap.

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CortoPA
By CortoPA (7 months ago)

This is a Smartphone camera comparison! Are you high?

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chj
By chj (7 months ago)

@gdfthr73 the nokia is clearly much better. You think it's mushier because it's zoomed in more. Click the "print" or "web" on the upper right of the test scene to see them all at the same size. Also at full size, notice you can actually read the small letters and numbers, you can't in the Apple pics.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (7 months ago)

Nokia is better at the center, but at the corners it's awful. I'd pick Galaxy S4 for overall best.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"Nokia is better at the center, but at the corners it's awful. I'd pick Galaxy S4 for overall best."

Again: shoot 16:9 full-res (composing accordingly) and crop to 3:2 in post. You'll still have sh*tload of pixels, which, when downsampled, still produce considerably better IQ than the GS4.

The GS4 has about equal IQ as the 5s and, except for the corner / border areas, is decidedly worse in effective resolution / noise than the 1020. It's only in the left/rightmost 10% area (in 16:9 mode on the 1020) that the GS4 produces significantly better results than the 1020. (And, in the corners, the GS4 is also considerably better than the 5s.)

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robbo d
By robbo d (7 months ago)

Why the blow ups with Nokia and Sony (which looks hideous) ??

This doesn't give a level playing field, am I missing something here??

And yes the iphone5 does look better than the 5s

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peevee1
By peevee1 (7 months ago)

Press the Print or Web buttons in the top right corner of the scene, they will be evened out (hiding almost all the extra detail in 1020 - see the text snippets in the center).

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robbo d
By robbo d (7 months ago)

Cheers Peevee
Even with that, its clear to see the Nokia still looks far superior and the Sony is rubbish, that's a little surprising..........

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"Sony is rubbish, that's a little surprising.........."

I wouldn't be surprised. After all, ALL their small-sensor, high-Mpixel cameras exhibit exactly the same cr@ppy IQ. See for example their 20 Mpixel 1/2.3" HX line - equally bad IQ, much-much worse than the comparable pocket zoom models (e.g., the ZS30) from, say, Pana.

It's only their large(r)-sensor cameras (RX100 and larger) that aren't messed up.

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danny006
By danny006 (7 months ago)

Yep, you are right, all of sony's small sensor camera's are really bad. The Xperia Z image quality is horrible, the S4 seems the best one to me.

I use a Sony A77 and rx100 and performance is good, but looking at the Xperia Z I am ashamed.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

danny006, I don't think the GS4 is the best of the bunch, IQ-wise.

- the 5s produces more natural photos (no oversharpening) - of course, it's set back by the somewhat lower effective resolution and the bad corners

- outside the VERY problematic (in 4:3 mode) 7% left/rightmost border region, the 1020 produces way better images, both resolution- and noise-wise (if you shoot full-res and downsample on desktop).

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Zvonimir Tosic
By Zvonimir Tosic (7 months ago)

They all look horrible.
So the main fuss about the smartphone 'photography' is deciding which phone's output looks least horrible, and is more complete as a phone package.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (7 months ago)

Why not just say "Mobile Phone studio comparison tool?" Do you really have to put iPhone word in the title? Why not Nokia or Samsung Studio comparison? Is that how desperate Apple now to get more sales?

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (7 months ago)

well the iphone 5s is the new model (as in only released today), and without the others it wouldn't be a comparison would it? I notice you never make this complaint when we publish this kind of thing for other cameras or brands (should it only ever say 'camera studio comparison' in the headline?). But yeah, I'm sure Apple's desperation about selling some iPhones has been swept aside now DPR has published a studio shot.

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spqr_ca
By spqr_ca (7 months ago)

Actually, they call it the "Image Comparison Tool" but don't let that stop you from feeling faux outrage over a perceived slight to whatever else happens to be your unspoken favourite...

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (7 months ago)

@Simon:

Doesn't make sense to me, 1020 is also new.

Did you create a dedicated Nokia Studio Comparison article when they released the 1020?

I would rather call this Mobile Phone Camera Studio Comparison and then include on the tags the cameras being compared...

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (7 months ago)

Actually we did more, and then we reviewed it as fast as we could http://connect.dpreview.com/post/1305711237/lumia-1020

Comment edited 59 seconds after posting
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Serenity Now
By Serenity Now (7 months ago)

Idiot

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barjohn
By barjohn (7 months ago)

Unless my eyes are deceiving me, in good light the 5 looks better than the 5S.

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CortoPA
By CortoPA (7 months ago)

It is odd isnt it.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (7 months ago)

Even with the so-called 1.5 pixel pitch which is useless because of the mediocre sensor.

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sumair
By sumair (7 months ago)

iphone 5s is much sharper around the corners and has less noise while 5 is only sharp at the center.

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natna
By natna (7 months ago)

hahahaha iso 32 vs iso 50 vs iso 100
Hilarious!
Why not get back VELVIA films...

As if the phone will choose iso32 in interior. And for active kids haha

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (7 months ago)

"As if the phone will choose iso32 in interior. And for active kids haha"

Generally, the iPhone 5 (I think the 5s does the same) decreases shutter speed to 1/15s so that it can shoot at the minimal ISO. That is, indoors, it'll shoot at 1/15s. This isn't, of course, very good when shooting moving subjects.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to set the shutter speed on iPhones, unlike on every other smartphone (on Androids / Symbian devices via manually increasing the ISO so that increased shutter speed will be chosen by the phone; on Nokia WP devices with Nokia Pro Camera via explicitly setting a shutter time.)

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (7 months ago)

These phones (Except Pureview) are half-decent in daylight close-up shots nothing more nothing less so enjoy snapping those faces for FB and insta-crap uploads.

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