Some good some very soft and out of focus... It's not really a PureView IMHO
BobT3218: I was keen till I read Richard Butler's First Impressions where he says, "...once I've made the decision to carry something that isn't pocketable, I want a step up in image quality to make up for that inconvenience."Nothing truer has ever been said. I didn't bother reading on. Despite being unashamedly an Olympus fan boy, I no longer have any interest in this camera.
After having the RX100 it's very difficult for me to step down to a small-sensor camera ... The RX100 has much darker lens at the tele end but who cares with its excellent high ISO performance, where a ISO1600 looks better than ISO400 on small sensor cameras. + on the RX100 you can crop a lot or reduce pixel count and zoom longer or use the excellent Clear Zoom... I won't make a compromise with this Olympus, it makes no sense to a RX100 owner..One bad thing abour RX100: shoting with it is soooo boooring.... I have/had the S95, E-PL1, F200EXR, FZ200 Nokia808 PureView and they all make lots more fun to shoot with.
ANd the samples are not looking very good to me.... My Nokia 808 will beat this Oly hands down on wide angle comparison.
Phil of Cilcain: The only 'real' premium superzoom camera was the Panasonic DMC-FZ200? Did someone forget the Fuji X-S1? With its manual zoom its a classic.
@subbu68 at 1024 x 768 px (your flickr photo size) every photo from an iPhone will look the same like your pix of the XS-1 ...
It should have WiFi not 3G ... useless ....
Contrast of many 925 is very poor. Especially bright objects are smeared and sharpness decreases a lot. Setting exposure compensation down does not help much, darker areas then disappear in a blurry mess as well.
You have to do heavy post processing: lighten shadows and massively lower the lights. Increasing sharpness, contrast and saturation is makes the picture look finally right.
dpfan32: My Lumia 925 has EXACTLY THE SAME F*N PROBLEM !!!!
Right in the middle of the frame a big blurry spot! This is unbelievable!
And the call this piece of junk PureView!?!?!
Strange thing here is than when I use manual focus and manage to set it right the photo is sharp!??! So only on Autofocus this issue is there. When I turn focus to infinity the opposite effect takes place: Middle of frame is sharp and the some vignetting effect everything else blurry :(
Hmmm but real world performance is lightyears worse than 1020 ... strange ...
Or maybe the had a much much better unit than dpreview here:
Yes I saw many 1020 on flickr and forums with side softness. Even Damian Dinning was given such a bad unit! Ubelievable...I think Toshiba knew hot to make good sensors. Sony is crxxp IMHO. (Oh I own a RX100 :p with some minor corner softness but on 20MP not much visible on normal viewing).My 808 is rock solid so far I have to consider buying a new spare battery just to have one in case; or simply get another 808 for "cheap" 250-300 EUR :) (I spent 495 EUR back July 2012)
bigley Ling: Nokia manufacturing needs to re look into the quality control of the camera components. It is just not a good having some with soft corners, some without, some more on one side, etc.
When people buy Nokia they believe they are buying into innovative technology and quality. The quality seems to be not as good as it used to be and the competition has caught up
Yes: My defective Nokia camera phones:Nokia N73 - left lower corner big softnessNokia N86 - blurry spot right in the middleNokia N8 - right side softnessNokia N8 - quite big lower left corner softnessNokia Lumia 925 - a bit worse than dpreview unit
My OK Nokias:Nokia N95second Nokia N86Nokia 808 PureView (the real and ony one PureView IMHO!)
(My older Nokias like 7650 and 6600 were too bad to be mentioned)
Yes 2 days ago I sent it to Nokia Care partner Arvato here in Germany.But I have doubts they will do anything but make a simple re-flash of the firmware :( Like on my Nokia N86 2 years ago which I got back unrepaired with keyboard light issues on top! It had the very similar lens issue like my L925 !!! Unbelievable!My first N8 had right side softness my second had lower left corner softness ... Thank god my Nokia 808 is (still) perfect!!!
My Lumia 925 has EXACTLY THE SAME F*N PROBLEM !!!!
locke42: With the RX100 at practically the same price point, what's the point of this thing?
Same here :) I had the S95 and it was A LOT smaller in the jeans pocket than the my current RX100. But when I look at the picture quality results the RX100 is 100% worth considering wearing larger jeans :) When I'm looking at the other small sensor premium compacts they deliver not enough image quality for even reading the whole review.... It's like I'm shooting with the iPhone 5 the results aren't worlds apart from my old S95. My Nokia 808 can compete with the RX100 in some ways.
I've shot thousands of photos with my 808 nad this one is no replacement for the good old PureView 808. Sorry: OS is great but the camera is not.
I'm quite sure that my iPhone 5 makes way more contrasty photos than this one used in this review!
I don't like 500px coz of the very low resolution on the pics shown on the monitor....
the One photos are maybe 100 pixels!!! Please provide the full size photos!!!!
20.4 Megapixels .... no comment....
dpfan32: Funny no one is discussing the XZ-10 :)IMHO they took a too small sensor.To provide better quality than an iPhone 5 they need something like 1/1.7" or bigger. 1/2.3" can't shoot significant better photos than a good smartphone camera (not to mention the 808 PureView)
OK OK speaking of wide andle photo quality :)
Look at my comparison:
Nokia 808 PureViewhttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/8051663044_8d9347fde2_o.jpg
Iphone 5 is not that far away from S95. 808 beats even the PEN
Funny no one is discussing the XZ-10 :)IMHO they took a too small sensor.To provide better quality than an iPhone 5 they need something like 1/1.7" or bigger. 1/2.3" can't shoot significant better photos than a good smartphone camera (not to mention the 808 PureView)
I dont know why you get such a good 4S results but on my iPhone 5 the image quality is 1000 times better than on my 4S:
iPhone 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/41150345@N06/8012508872/in/set-72157631596179974/
iPhone 4S http://www.flickr.com/photos/41150345@N06/6243570510/in/set-72157627766596659