The sample shots for our comparison tool were shot with a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL which has the same camera module and therefore image quality to the Lumia 950. In bright light the Lumia captures very good detail that is up there with the best smartphone cameras in this respect. Thanks to strong, but not over the top, sharpening, edge detail is excellent. Well-balanced noise reduction results in very low noise levels and good rendition of low-contrast detail and fine textures. The very good lens is sharp across the frame and into the corners, our sample only shows a hint of softness in the bottom right corner.