From Slashgear: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5 in a photo shoot out
Over at Slashgear, our tech journalism comrades got to play with Nokia’s Lumia 920 -- which the manufacturer just announced today will be available exclusively through AT&T for $100 with a two-year contract.
All the hype around the Windows Phone 8 device says that this is going to be the smartphone camera to beat with 8.7 megapixels and a dual LED flash. Nokia boasts its low-light performance and image stabilization, so Slashgear took the camera into some basic photography situations to see how the Lumia 920 performed against Apple's iPhone 5.
While some of Slashgear’s comparison shots are a little dubious from a photographic standpoint (the out-of-focus dog shot makes the Lumia 920 look worse than it probably is), the low-light examples show the Lumia 920 is serious about its photographic capabilities.
Pre-orders for the Lumia 920 start tomorrow through AT&T, with the smartphone officially available for purchase November 9th. Nokia also shared pricing information for the 8MP camera Lumia 820 today as well; pre-order and purchase timing is the same, but at a $50 pricetag with two-year AT&T contract.
On top of its 8.7 megapixels, the Lumia 920 has a 26mm/F2 Carl Zeiss-designed Tessar lens. The focal length is a bit wider than the iPhone 5’s 33mm—something that probably helps with the image stabilization. The aperture is also a bit wider than the iPhone’s F2.4, arguably also aiding in the low-light situations.
As for us, we can't wait to give you a photographer's review of the Lumia 920. (We won't take any photos of cobwebs in the basement, we promise.)
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