Nice comparison, I had assumed they would all be in the same League more or less but each has their own character. I am still waiting for the Perfect lumia before I go back to Windows phone, hmmmmm, maybe a 1025 With more grunt under the Hood.
Raist3d: " There are those that will claim that physical dials for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation dials let them see their exposure parameters 'at a glance', but it's not a particularly strong argument. Let's be honest here, LCD screens do that too."
But what knobs and wheels allow you to do is see exposure settings at a glance when the camera is off. They also allow you to set the camera to settings *before* turning it on if necessary.
Bad analogy tjwaggoner, more like you can look at a car and see it is red, or you could film it and review it on your tv
Now I am finally impressed, looks like one of the kids might inheret my 808. Nice move supporting raw dng, very Nice.
I'd like to see what the upcoming raw support will do for the 1020's images. Maybe that will give 1020 the upper hand.
1520 looks like an interesting phone, nice hardware and camera apps, I just wonder if I could ever adjust to the size.
dpalugyay: Wow, thought this was digital photography review. Clicked on this expecting to read about applications to edit photographs, not apps on a camera phone. Kind of BS.
Wow really?, you should check out analog photography review instead
Chuck in a fold up reflector as well
Markintosh: "Smallish screen"? it's bigger than regular camera screen. 5" screen its not compact anymore.
"Manual controls"? This is phone, not DSLR:))
"Photographic ergonomics not the best" and "No dedicated, two-stage shutter button." You are kidding, right?
you should check out the competition, nobody is kidding!
Pretty damn good for a mobile phone
I do like the idea of dynamic exposure for panoram, Nice feature
vFunct: The dynamic range is stunning. I'd like to know the electron well capacity. It's probably better than the early dSLRs like the NIkon D70.
The next step for Apple would be to implement Raw file formats for even better post-processing.
vFunkt, in light of Your seriousness on this issue, the next Field the iphone will take over may be Medical, as in an internal examination camera, inspired by the feedback as to where they could shove it.
I am enjoying the effort Nokia is putting into this phone, I think those old fellows did a Nice job. It's also very amusing Reading how irate some People are over a little sponsorship, like no other Company has ever done it.
KariIceland: "Bailey, famous for his photographs of celebrities including The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Jack Nicholson, told The Daily Mail: "the level of detail you can capture using a Nokia Lumia 1020 is nothing short of breathtaking."
Gee.... I wonder the fact Nokia PAID him to use it has got anything to do with it.
However the Nokia 808 DOES have a tad BETTER camera.Now if they released a Nokia 808 with android, watch Nokia become KING again, but NO sadly Nokia was STUPID enough to trust MICROSOFT & in the end Nokia DIED!
Nokia how did you manage to be so STUPID?! I gave you TONS Of advice, MAYBE just MAYBE you would of better LISTENED.
@ KariIceland, you sound like schizo talking to yourself in the Mirror, not suprised Nokia did not take Your advice
vFunct: The only photographers that matter are working professionals.
Amateur dSLR photographers aren't real photographers and their opinions do not matter.
They are amateurs for a reason, which is mostly because they aren't smart enough to understand what editors care about, and you better believe that ALL editors ask their photographers to take cell-phone photos for location shoots for their company's Instagram feeds.
Too many amateur dSLR photographers in this website with no professional intelligence.
All editors? Does the porn industry have an instagram feed?, they sell more pics than all of us combined most likely.
keeponkeepingon: I've been waiting for this review.
I love my 808 but will dump it in a heart beat if there is something significantly better.
Unfortunately this review has no IQ comparisons against the 808.
(that I could find, if I'm wrong tell me the page number and I will cower in shame).
I thought y'all reviewed the 808 as one of your first reviews? How can I get a comparison of the 1020 and 808 test shots? Your selectoramoter does not include the 808.
Also you state the sensor of the 1020 is "slightly smaller"than the 808s. That's sort of an exageration. I've seen anything from 30 to 50% smaller. What's the exact size difference?
That's right fog, this phone is aimed at the masses who don't regard picture quality as highly as, we'll people who do appreciate picture quality, and that's fine. The masses don't care about corner sharpness or smudgy images, so the 1020 will serve it's intended market well, and that's cool. But from a pure imaging perspective, the 1020 sucks in comparison to the 808.
robbo d: I've seen head to head samples between 808 and 1020 on another site. The 1020 overall is the better shooter, giving better tones and Low light performance. Perhaps in kind lighting, the 808 has better IQ, but overall, technology has caught up. Still going to oust any other cam phone and hopefully Nokia Aust, will bring it in, then my plan expiry in Nov will be complete.Simply, it's an advancement on any previous phone, it's getting closer and closer to being the same as a top compact, so for having tethered to your phone, it's a half decent shooter.Nice review.
No Fog, we don't seek praise, we just KNOW the 808 is still king, we just need to rub it in, haha
Lars Rehm: Guys, the 808 has a nice camera for a phone but as a phone it is obsolete. You can carry it as a camera but then you still need a to carry another phone which kind of defeats the whole point of a camera phone. The 1020 offers both, a very good camera and a modern phone operating system. If it was running Android I'd already have put my order in but even with Windows I am seriously contemplating a purchase...
My phone works perfectly fine on my 808, or is talking on it too old school these days?
Haha, great News, I knew it would be Worth holding on to my 7D. RAW video will keep dslrs on the market for a long while yet.
ntsan: Judging from all the photos released the 808 still have advantage in terms of image quality. The noise on the 1020 is a bit too much, and bokeh is not as great too. (Toshiba sensor > Sony sensor)
But with OIS the video should be much improved though
Do you mean the set on Flickr?, I am just not convinced with the new sensor, take a closer look at the original pictures from the 1020 and there is a lot smudging going on, nowhere near as crisp and clean as the 808, please, somebody tell me otherwise.
Tonkotsu Ramen: no android or ios no care
David, simply pin WiFi and Bluetooth to your start screen, one touch access, simple.
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