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1 Meet the contenders
It's only been four months since we published our shootout between Apple's iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Nokia Lumia 920, but four months in the mobile technology universe is like an eternity. Since then we've seen some interesting innovations, especially in the mobile imaging field. It seemed the time was right for another shootout with a slew of new devices. The candidates are:
Launched in July, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the long awaited first device that marries Nokia's PureView imaging technology that we first saw on the 808 with a current mobile operating system, Windows 8 in this case. With its 1/1.5-inch 41MP CMOS sensor, optical image stabilization and a fast f/2.2 lens, the Nokia boasts an impressive spec sheet and has already demonstrated in our full review that it is capable of delivering excellent image results.
The Sony Xperia Z1 was only announced at the beginning of September during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Germany. From a design point of view it is very similar to its predecessor, the Xperia Z, and also comes with the Z's water- and dust-proof shell. However, the Z1's imaging unit is brand new and looks, at least on paper, impressive. The Sony's 20.7 MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor is of the 1/2.3 variant, which is the same size you would find in most consumer level compact cameras. The Sony comes with a fast f/2.0 lens but it's the only device in this test that has to make do without an optical image stabilization system. If you want to see more images from the Xperia Z1, check out our sample gallery.
|Device||Sensor||Aperture||Optical IS||Focal Length||Flash|
|Sony Xperia Z1||1/2,3" 20.7MP||F2.0||no||27mm||LED|
|Nokia Lumia 1020||1/1.5" 41MP||F2.2||yes|| 27mm (4:3)
|LG G2||1/3" 13MP||F2.4||yes||29mm||LED|
|Samsung S4 Zoom||1/2.33" 16MP||F3.1-6.3||yes||24-240mm||Xenon|
The LG G2 is the Korean manufacturer's latest flagship device. Its 5.2-inch screen is framed by an impressively thin bezel and the G2's other specs place it firmly in the high-end bracket of the market. Its 13MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor comes in the smartphone-standard 1/3 format, a more conventional approach than the high-resolution units in the Nokia and the Sony. That said, the LG is one of the currently very few Android phones with an optical image stabilization system.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is arguably the most unusual device in this test. It is a fully functional smartphone that comes with a 10x zoom lens and a 16MP 1/2.3 sensor. Due to the optical zoom it's inevitably thicker than the other phones in this comparison, but compared to its bigger brother, the Galaxy Camera, which we reviewed in February, it's much more pocketable and a potential alternative for those mobile photographers who cannot live without an optical zoom.
Now that we've had a good look at the specifications, let's see what these devices can deliver in real life situations. Like in our previous shootout we've taken pictures in various test scenarios: a landscape shot and portrait in good light, a night scene, a low light portrait and a flash portrait. To simulate realistic use cases all images were taken hand-held in Auto modes (M-Mode on the Xperia Z1 to enable maximum image size). Scroll down to see the results.
|Nokia Lumia 1020 Yellow Rm-875 (Factory Unlocked) 41mp Pureview Camera , 32gb||$289.99||Shop now|
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|Nokia mobile Nokia 6.1 (2018) - Android One (Oreo) - 32 GB - Dual SIM Unlocked Smartphone (AT&T/T-Mobile/MetroPCS/Cricket/H2O) - 5.5" Screen - Black - U.S. Warranty||$229.00||Shop now|
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Scientists have connected the Nokia Lumia 1020 to microscopes for medical research purposes.
The "Lumia Arc of Wonder" combines 50 Nokia Lumia 1020s to create a "bullet effect".
DxO has launched an upgrade of its Optics Pro software that now supports Nokia Lumia 1020 DNG Raw files.
Compare our reviewer's results for yourself.
AT&T rolls out software update for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 1520 devices.
When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
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The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.
IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.
The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of four lenses to launch with Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system, and it boasts the longest reach of the range. Take a look at some of the samples we've gathered thus far as our EOS R testing continues.
Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.
There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.
A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.