Prestidigitator: LOL @ these ignorant crApple iFruitcakes mindlessly regurgitating the RDF marketing propaganda that "megapixels don't matter; Nokia's 41MP is too much anyway; look, the sensel size increased to 1.5 microns, yada-yada..."
Kids, it's not the 41MP that makes the 808PV & Lumia1020 awesome, it's the actual *physical sensor size* that ensures that it would kill all these toycamphones. I don't even need to see & compare sample pics from these phones to be sure of that. The sensor size of the 808PV is a huge 1/1.2" & the L1020 is 1/1.5", both are bigger than even the most expensive premium compact P&S digicams like the Panny Lumix LX7, Canon PowerShot G16 & S120 & similar cams from other manufacturers (1/1.7"). The sensor size on these toycamphones from crApple are laughably puny in comparison (1/2.5"), it's equal only to the cheapest, low-end P&S digicams. So all you iFan-gays should just quit repeating the same FUD over & over again.
Actually, its the photo receptor size and efficiency. Sensor size mostly affects DOF.
David Cheok Photography: All things considered. The images are impressive for a phone that has components in total that costs less than a fraction of the stuff i use. 8 MP is as good as my old 1dmk2 that has produced images printed up to 12x18 and the phone produces much cleaner images than that sensor. Its not a 5d2/3 sensor but its good enough for its purpose.
Yeah i agree that there are no challenging situation images seen yet. Can't really critique until we have the phones in our hands.
R8? With a digital back? nice image but think you should clean up your sensor and the dust spots on this. There are a lot of it.
Images processed in lightroom, tonemapped in photomatix pro and stitched with gigapano pro. Total stitched images: 13
image captured, processed in LR and individually mapped in photomatix pro then stitched in gigapano pro. Total stitched HDR images: 19.
Calvin Chann: IMO, 8MP is more than enough for such a device, where storage capacity (music, data, photos, videos...) may become an issue for the ardent user.
Also, given upload speeds, I'm not convinced that more MP is better.
And in the end, what are these photos going to be used for?
Some people just like trolling.. Others just dont get its a phone.. not a DSLR. Maybe they are expecting a $500 phone to outperform a $2k full frame DSLR..
Troll much? Dont like it.. dont buy it. You sound like Apple bit you on your butt.
All things considered. The images are impressive for a phone that has components in total that costs less than a fraction of the stuff i use. 8 MP is as good as my old 1dmk2 that has produced images printed up to 12x18 and the phone produces much cleaner images than that sensor. Its not a 5d2/3 sensor but its good enough for its purpose.
The TIFF definitely has more leeway in highlight recovery.
However.. until an easier way to retrieve the TIFF is implemented e.g. via dropbox et al, not sure it the TIFF is worth its use.
Congrats. I liked this one and this particular picture is well placed.
I wouldve have liked this to win.. good sense of composition and creative manipulations.
Not sure if anyone is interested but i have some ISO performance reviews on the 1dX. These were captured when I was given the camera to test for a day so i used it to cover an actual event. Im not a professional reviewer so it may not be up to standards but they are just opinions on the performance. I didnt really get a chance to test all the other functions in depth.