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Any point & shoot which match the quality of Nokia 808?
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just about any point and shoot released in the last couple of years that isn't designated as a child's toy should be better than most camera phones. Your question is a little too generic, please try to narrow it down...
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just about any point and shoot released in the last couple of years that isn't designated as a child's toy should be better than most camera phones. Your question is a little too generic, please try to narrow it down...

My interest in photography has been piqued by Nokia 808. I've been researching many cameras from $100 to $300 but none seem to be able to match the quality of Nokia 808. There is hardly any chromatic aberration in Nokia 808, other are having a lot of it. Even the detail and clarity is on par with entry level DSLR

The ones I'm considering

Nikon's
Coolpix L820
Coolpix L610
Coolpix L320
Coolpix L310

Canon's
PowerShot sx160 is
PowerShot sx500 hs

Sony's
WX60
WX50
H100

Panasonic's
FZ20
FZ30

Olympus's
SP 620UZ
SZ-14
SZ16
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Please view

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=nokia%20808

Type other camera names to view the difference.
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I'm not exactly blown away by the results here. Firstly, if you notice, a large portion of the results are directly from Nokia. That ultimately means the images are cherry-picked. Also, there isn't a very large subset of images to sift through for 808 stuff. Don't get me wrong - the image quality does seem very good for a camera phone, but it's a 41 megapixel image. If you check out the 5.5 megapixel crop of what looks like a temple, there's no sharpness to the image pretty much at all. This would be more beneficial if you could filter out the Nokia Official images (I'm sure there is a relatively easy way, but I don't really have time to try it out at the moment).

Granted, if you put in the model of other cameras, you get stuff that isn't top of the line, but that's (usually) because there's more of it, by people who aren't trying to show off the quality of their cameras and are instead trying to take pictures. There are good samples of any cameras you're interested in to be found, you sometimes just have to do a little digging.

In honesty, I have never been all that impressed with cameras on phones, but I'm pretty sure that's because I shoot DSLRs primarily. The best camera is the one you have in your hands. I'll reiterate and clarify what I said before. While the 808 provides 41 megapixel images that, from the point of view of being a camera phone are pretty good, they are simply what they are - camera phone photos. Any camera that is considered current or recent made by a major manufacturer (Canon/Nikon/Sony/Panasonic/Fuji/etc) will almost always provide better image quality.
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Out of all the cameras I posted which would you recommend or are there any other?
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