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[CNET]**Nokia Lumia 900 & Apple iPhone 4S Camera Comparison !!

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Nokia has hyped the Nokia Lumia 900's 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and you know what that means: it's time for a camera shoot-out. I traipsed around San Francisco with four smartphones with 8-megapixel cameras: the Lumia 900 and the iPhone 4S to see just how well they captured the moment. I took close to 20 comparison shots, but to keep you from going blind, I narrowed it down to the two best phones and the 11 most representative pictures.

I'm no professional photographer, but I did keep a keen eye out for differences in focal range, overall detail, color tone, and contrast. I share my opinion below, but check out the photos for yourself to make up your own mind.

Unless otherwise stated, all photos were taken using automatic settings. I've resized the images, but left them otherwise untouched.

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57408997-85/nokia-lumia-900-camera-shoot-out-vs-iphone-4-photos/
Edited by Ankit07 - 4/4/12 at 7:38am
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iPhone colors are too saturated, almost unreal.
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Imo, i think the Nokia 900's photos look better than the 4s, i'm an amateur tho biggrin.gif.

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iPhone colors are too saturated, almost unreal.

To a non trained eye which is 99% of people that use these devices the iPhones colours look better.
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Looks pretty dead even over all. Some wins on the 4S and some on the Lumia. Regardless, as to be expected, awesome camera smile.gif

Can't really justify moving from my current 4S to a Lumia 900... but dang I wan't one just to play with and see how much better / worse it would be for my usage :\
    
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The 900 definitely looks better. The 4S just looks too saturated.
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The Lumina pictures looked "grayed" to me. I know the iPhone 4S pictures are a bit more saturated, but I think now having the $4.99 iPhoto app on iOS devices, it's a much faster solution to enhance phone pics w/o some hipster app or importing them to your computer to do the editing. Also cleaning your lens on the phone helps with some of the wash-out issues too, mainly with the flash. I do have to say though that the Lumina's macro is great.

I can tell the difference between those and my iPhone 4 though. Still have that white balance issue where the center of a whitish picture has a tint of green. I wished there was a way I could swap out the camera in my 4 with the one in the 4S. tongue.gif

I'm just happy that there's a camera that lines up with the 4S's in terms of quality as I've seen some terrible ones that have the "claim" they beat the iPhone, but turn out crappy.

Also just noticed that it only shoots 720p video. That's great for those who just do video every once in a while, but from this great 8MP sensor, I'd expect it to be 1080p. The 4S video is great though from when I did a trial run on my mom's iPhone. Much clearer than the video on my iPhone.
Edited by Lareson - 4/4/12 at 8:29am
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Yes, let's compare a $99 phone to a $200 phone thumb.gif
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Meh . . . the iPhone doesn't stand a chance of a fair comparison on this "anti-apple anything" forum, for christ's sake, apples supplier cant even hire new people without apple being bashed . . .

In terms of camera, they both look very similar, however i prefer the 4S 's pictures as they seem a bit more colourful.
    
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I don't think anyone in this thread here has bashed Apple yet but their own opinions. It seems that you want to be the one that starts it all by your comment.
 

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Meh . . . the iPhone doesn't stand a chance of a fair comparison on this "anti-apple anything" forum, for christ's sake, apples supplier cant even hire new people without apple being bashed . . .
In terms of camera, they both look very similar, however i prefer the 4S 's pictures as they seem a bit more colourful.


 

 

 

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