totally agree with 57even point, the important thing is to travel with plenty of time available. First enjoy the moment and place, then take your time and enjoy it further with your camera. Photography has actually improved the way I spend my vacations.
Thanks Alexey for the beautiful photos and for taking the time to explain how to make them, something we rarely see here on DPR.You are an artist and a teacher.
rpm40: Can anyone direct me to a good comparison of the 1020/808 against traditional compacts? I looked at the dpreview image comparisons for the nokia 808 against a variety of compacts (particularly the Nikon p330 which I am interested in) and the results looked pretty bad. Honestly, equal or worse to 1/2.3" sensored compacts. I suspected that the results weren't a fair representation of what the nokia can do, especially with all the praise I've heard.
So what's the verdict? Can a nice point and shoot like the s110, p330, xz-2 etc. still handily beat these large sensor phones?
If you don't need to add filters, lens converters, and other accessories, then the Lumia 1020 will be what you always wanted. I was also looking for a good compact for interiors and low light photos, decided on the Olympus XZ-2, but now that I have the 1020 I don't need a compact anymore. For all other situations when a camera is better than the phone (super-macro, super-tele, ultra-wide, filters) I have a 1/2" Fuji HS20, but for low light the Nokia blows it away in image quality and detail at high ISOs. Hope that answers your question.
A dream combination will be to have the 1020 as a compact, always with you, and a good DSLR or M4/3 like the Olympus OM-D M-1 + 2 or 3 quality lenses ;-)
Here is a great comparison by Evan Tchelepi Canon D800 28 mm lens versus the Nokia 1020. Has 100% zooms to see all details and defects :
Conclusion is simple, a phone will never have the versatility/image quality of the D800 with good quality $$$ lenses but this phone renders excellent detail with low noise 38MP photos, in many situations as good as the D800 with that kit lens on. A phone is more convenient to carry around plus is always there.
I have a Lumia 1020 and picture quality is much better than that of my HS20EXR for most situations, specially in low light. Awesome technology !Win8 Amber smooth, so far I'm loving it. Also have iPhone and Symbian Belle phones which don't miss at all except for a few features. Nokia camera apps are all there with extensive features, now RAW support will come with the Black firmware update. Nothing to complain about this top quality camera-phone.
Best of the lot !!!
WOOOW nice photo Ben ! great bokeh and sharp on the insects.
mrdancer: Now, if they could just get this kind of technology into compact P&S cameras, it could be their savior.
Wrong, just check the samples !
Only a few high level P&S can take pictures as good as the Nokia 808, check the studio test with 38MP and 8MP JPEGs and you will see that only Fuji X-20, Olympus X-Z2, SONY RX100, Canon G15 and similar can compare at high ISOs like 800 and 1600.
If you really want good quality photos get a NEX-F3 for U$500 or an entry level DLSR. But non of those will go all the time in your pocket as a phone does ;-)
Best camera is the one that's with you all time ?Maybe.But if you like photography and want the best of both worlds buy the best camera phone and a good 4/3 or DSLR.
Photato: This smartphone can't handle rich saturated colors, even at the lowest ISO and good lighting.Pictures look life-less.All you have to do is compare against even cheap P&S like Canon Elph 100 HS or other at DPReview studio comparison shots. (And those are tripod steady shots)Check the reds or the yellows from the batteries.At higher ISO, colors get even worse.This camera-phone would be good for those that like to shoot black and white resolution charts all the time or anyone that want to impress on the 41MP badge.A real shame, since i wanted to see Nokia do well with their flagship camera-phone, but they decided to come with the same MP bull crap.
Don't agree with Photato's comments. It all comes to final product quality : JPEGs. That results from a combination of factors, lenses, sensor size / type, thermal dissipation in and around sensor circuitry, image processing engine, etc. Check this link :
compare the NEX-F3 with the X-20, X-Z2, G15 and Nokia 808 38MP vs 8MP all at ISO1600, you will see the 808 8MP JPEGs are as good as the rest but the NEX-F3 of course. That is really impressive. Check the Samsung S4 in the same studio sample and it definitely sucks. Seen HTC photos and it's larger pixels don't matter because at the end JPEGs are as any other cheap phone.To get better colors and exposure just change Nokia's default values to get anything that pleases you : saturation, sharpness, white balance, etc.OH and it saves your setup for next time !
They should try the Nokia 808 38MP photos or even 5MP pureview on that, battery will last much longer too ;-)
Great photo !!!
Is that a communication tower ?
Single exposure or two different ones ?
Fuji is paying attention to consumers needs, hope their quality check improves too.
I didn't want to upgrade from my HS20 EXR to the X-S1, or X10, mainly because their price tags were too high to compensate for their quality gain. They all have EXR sensors, even the larger 2/3" produces lower detail that the Olympus XZ-2 for example. Enlarging EXR photos the sensor's artifacts are clearly visible, more on the HS20 than on the X-S1 and X10 but still annoyingly present.
That "Monet painting artifacts" and having to choose between resolution and low light or DR is a weakness of all EXR sensors. So glad Fuji decided to change that in their lower price X series and move to the new X-trans sensors.
Now I'm considering the upgrade to X20, or just wait for the next X-S2, which will probably come really soon ... stick the new X-Trans + Processor tweak it for the 30x zoom lenses and there you have the brand new and much better X-S2.Also, no more white orbs issues a hope.
Tayabak or Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), green flowers, cropped and rotated 90 degrees.
Eyefull Tour: Sea life. Sponge?
Yeah I think that too
Uncle Jack: Jet and vapor trail.
Microphone or speaker surface.
Looks like plastic shower curtains, lets see at the end ;-)
What brand and name of perfume is the question !
Rock surface ?
JimW-203: Rain on deck - an excellant picture, too
Plastic dirty straws ?