Took a low light pic with a Lumia 1020 and Iphone 6 Plus

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  1. arturmeireles macrumors member

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    First Pic Iphone 6 Plus
    Second Pic Nokia 1020
    All the nokias pics looks bluried. I dont know why. I took many pics in the same position and they all came the same way so I was not shaking.

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    Which one you guys think looks better?
    Probably the iphone 6 plus looks better at least in my opinon but if was a picture outside on a sunny day on a park the nokia 1020 would be a winner for sure.
    BTW there is a article at wpcentral comparing the câmera quality of the Iphone 6 with Lumia 1520 and they say the Iphone 6 wins almost in every situation. Remember that Nokia Lumia 1520 hás a 21megapixels câmera with Carl Seisz Lens. Here the article http://www.wpcentral.com/iphone-6-plus-vs-lumia-1520-camera
    Please leave your opnion.
     
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  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    And it's a bad one.
     
  4. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    The WPC article clearly states that iPhone 6 is only better in daylight, outside. Other 2 scenarios, 1520 outperforms it. Reading problems much? And 1520 is a year old device. 1020 is 2 years old.
     
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  6. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    The iphone one is better, but that's not saying much.
     
  7. Xeyad macrumors 6502

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    I have a Nokia 1020, and I've been taking pictures with iPhones for years now, and while the camera is absolutely incredible and I think the overall quality and detail beats the iPhone, the 1020 has 3 main problems: (1) consistency. (2) speed. (3) color accuracy. All these problems are actually co-related with each other.

    The picture is proof that the Nokia 1020 has trouble taking good photos constantly. If you look at http://www.pureviewphotography.com/ you can see some truly fantastic pictures taken with the 1020 in low light and they do look better than what the iPhone can do; it's a pure hardware advantage. And I've personally taken some photos in the dark and they've impressed me that a phone can do this. However, like the photo you have and some photos I have, the 1020 could sometimes have trouble to focus and bring all the light it could, and then turns images into utter sumdgy crap. But trust me, the Nokia 1020 could do much better than what this picture shows, and it can do better than what the iPhone does.

    Speed of course is the biggest issue with the 1020. The Snapdragon dual-core processor just cannot handle taking 41-megapixel shots fast. Opening the camera takes long, saving the photo takes even longer, so the speed between shots is super slow, and it's nearly impossible to take action shots of a kid or a pet playing. You can resort to the "action shot" mode, but that only takes 5-megapixel photos and lowers the quality by a lot. WindowsPhone 8.1 made a bit better, but still way too slow. The iPhone easily takes better photos in action, while the Nokia has better quality in taking landscape or stationary photos.

    I also face a few problems with color accuracy sometimes. Again, the 1020 photos aren't consistent, so sometimes you get photos with brilliant colors, and other times you get pinkish whites and overly-saturated red. But of course, with color, there's nothing that cannot be fixed with few editing.

    As comparing the 1020 and the iPhone, I've been a huge fan of iPhone photography for years now, and Flickr and Instagram on iOS are decades better than what WindowsPhone offers, and actually, I send my 1020 photos to my iPhone to upload to Instagram, because Instagram on WP degrades the quality A LOT. And there are editing apps on iOS that WP will never dream of having. The iPhone is a better phone camera in terms of taking quick shots of something you saw on the street, or taking a slow-mo video, but the hardware of the 1020 is better, and you can get better results. The 1020 is mostly suited for landscapes, or portraits of people, as you can zoom in and not lose any quality. The 1020 is also capable of RAW images, which is huge. Video is almost the same, but the 1020 has better sound to my ears and has options to record audio at 100Hz or 200Hz, which is pretty impressive again.

    But when people complain about the camera protrusion on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I tell them "just see the Oreo biscuit that's sticking out of my 1020" :p
     
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    Xeyad, now a off-topic question: DO you prefere Cortana or Siri? :D
     
  9. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I see neither of them!
     
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  11. Komiidian macrumors newbie

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    Lumia 1020 is not that good without a stand and proper knowledge on how to use it. I had it for a couple of years as a camera I used to film different sporting events on, such as skateboarding. I, however, highly recommend testing microsofts 950 that has the lumia technology in it in a more advanced form. The camera on the 950 is really good, but that's pretty much the only good thing about the 950. You can also get 950s dirt cheap these days. They are great phones to use in lowlight situations such as bars and clubs, and as a back up phone. I've dropped mine a dozen times without any damage. There's also an added microsoft bonus - no one will want to steal your phone.
     

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