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On Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (143 comments in total)
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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 :

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-nex-f3/11

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 !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
On NASA uses smartphones to snap photos of Earth post (7 comments in total)

They should try the Nokia 808 38MP photos or even 5MP pureview on that, battery will last much longer too ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On Take Off in the UFO challenge (4 comments in total)

Great photo !!!

Is that a communication tower ?

Single exposure or two different ones ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

Amazing !!!!

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 22:29 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Green Waves in the What Is This? – II. challenge (4 comments in total)

Tayabak or Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), green flowers, cropped and rotated 90 degrees.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment
On What's this? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (8 comments in total)
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Eyefull Tour: Sea life. Sponge?

Yeah I think that too

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 00:02 UTC
On bigger than a bread box? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (9 comments in total)
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Uncle Jack: Jet and vapor trail.

Agree

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2012 at 23:57 UTC
On Big or not big? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (6 comments in total)

Microphone or speaker surface.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2012 at 23:56 UTC as 5th comment
On What is this? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (10 comments in total)

Looks like plastic shower curtains, lets see at the end ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:42 UTC as 4th comment
On Ladies Delight... in the What Is This? – II. challenge (8 comments in total)

What brand and name of perfume is the question !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:36 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Mystery Lines in the What Is This? – II. challenge (13 comments in total)

Rock surface ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:44 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On liquid in the What Is This? – II. challenge (8 comments in total)
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JimW-203: Rain on deck - an excellant picture, too

Agree

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:42 UTC
On What is this? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (10 comments in total)

Plastic dirty straws ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:40 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On PIN BALL in the What Is This? – II. challenge (11 comments in total)

Credit card security chip

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:38 UTC as 8th comment
On Almost Under-neath in the What Is This? – II. challenge (15 comments in total)

Old typewriter keyboard, Hermes or Pfeiffer's Continental maybe ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:24 UTC as 9th comment
On Henessey Lot in the What Is This? – II. challenge (9 comments in total)

Old crank balanced oil pump, proudly made in the Lone Star state.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)
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JagK: Completely agreed with the conclusions.

XZ-2 is an amazing camera with excellent images. I have the XZ-1, now if only olympus would tweak their JPEG engine a bit for the XZ-1, not sure if this can be done by a firmware update.

The lens same for XZ-1 and XZ-2 is amazing all the way from the center to the corners. None of the others can match this.

When in doubt pull up the image comparison tool and see for yourself.

Agree 100%, if they also manage to keep the marvellous iZuiko Olympus little lens on the XZ-3 ;-)

All in all my current decision lies with XZ-2, as the reviewer also concluded.

At the end what matters is what a camera can deliver in variable conditions and how enjoyable it is to use, also how expandable, adding to the review that buying the CLA-12 adapter tube you can attach 55mm tele converters, fisheye lenses, filters.
You also have a pair of flexible macro LED lights that are very handy.

If want to see what the Olympus XZ-2 can really do in several conditions check out this 3 part great review by Robin Wong,
it has links to the two previous parts at the begining :

http://robinwong.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/olympus-stylus-xz-2-review-macro-and.html

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 16:14 UTC
On Buying a digital SLR article (149 comments in total)
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JeaPS: Do you think we could have a 'Bridge' camera buying guide?

Not much choices to make on the bridge area I guess ?
If you are willing to spend U$600 I'll go with the Fujifilm X-S1
check this out :
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_x_s1_review/

I have a HS20EXR and I think is probably one of the best bridges out there for less than U$300, check my review if you like :
http://www.dpreview.com/products/Fujifilm/compacts/fujifilm_hs20exr/user-reviews-detail/1939670825

My guess is that for a little more you can get the HS25 or the HS30 and be very happy with any of them.
They are great learning tools, have manual zoom, accept filters and conversion lenses with 58mm treads, EXR 1/2" sensor takes a little bit to learn but delivers great pictures for it's size.
The larger 2/3" sensor on the X-S1 gives you a plus on image quality over the former.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2012 at 19:28 UTC

Glad that a NUCLEAR robot is not on the loose in our planet.

How do Martians feel about it ?

check this 1rst color high resolution photo to find out

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8399142031/photos/2299302/curiosity_1rst_photo

;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 15:51 UTC as 38th comment
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (256 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Impressive. Maybe they should give up on phones and switch to cameras?

Small sensor point&shoot cams are doomed with this phone and the ones coming after !! Pity, now that Symbian got closer to being and enjoyable OS it will be shut down in 2016 since Nokia decided to go with Windows :(
But at least you can have a nice camera + a phone with updates for 4 more years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 23:41 UTC
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