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Which mobile phone you recommend for photo & video shooting?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Herman, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Any (serious) phone shooters here at SC?
    How's IQ?

    Kind regards, Herman
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Steady... :wink:
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    my little brother showed me a video he shot with his iPhone and it looked great. I know they take great photos as well. I have seen great photos from the recent Samsung phones and there are quite a few Nokina Lumia shooters here as well. Some of those almost look like they were shot with REAL cameras :eek:
     
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I used the camera on my Sony Xperia Ultra Z portable telephone when on holiday recently. First time I have used such a facility for anything other than snapping the shopping list on the blackboard in the kitchen. I was favourably impressed.
     
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  5. yakky

    yakky SC Regular

    57
    Nov 30, 2013
    iPhone, good IQ, great colors and white balance. Most of the Androids I have played with have strange color casts.
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    A modicum of Googling reveals that the Nokia Lumia 1020 offers 41 megapixels, and the Samsung Galaxy K has a 10x optical zoom...
     
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  7. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    I'm not really sure if I am entirely convinced here but have a look at this link


    http://soundimageplus.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/sony-a7r-36mp-compared-to-nokia-1020.html


    I think there is more to this than meets the eye. Low light being one aspect.
    While I think the Nokia 1020 might have a usable camera I am not a fan of Windows Phone OS myself.

    The recent images I took using my Galaxy S5 had way over saturated reds. I guess I could dial it back.
     
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  8. Spode

    Spode SC Regular

    180
    Jul 26, 2011
    Singapore
    Herman

    Not that a mobile phone camera can really compare with a serious compact (not yet anyway), but if image quality is of paramount importance, the Nokia 1020 probably comes in at the top. There are at leaf 3 reasons for this:
    1. Great lens (Zeiss F2.2)
    2. Full manual control (except over aperture)
    3. RAW shooting
    4. Sensor size is 1/1.5 (larger than some serous compacts out there)

    The one thing I will caution you about though is that it is a little slow to take a shot and shot to shot time is not the greatest in full 38MP mode. However, if you choose to shoot at 5MP (Smart Cam) or allow another camera app to take over the native camera app (like Proshot) it is as fast as an iPhone 5. Best uses are landscape, still life, cityscapes, etc. I have added some samples from a recent trip to Peru

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  9. Spode

    Spode SC Regular

    180
    Jul 26, 2011
    Singapore
    Scaramoosh should stick to the iPhone 5s. Perhaps the 1020 overwhelms him. While it is true that the 808 was probably the best Nokia made, the 1020 is no slouch. I had iPhones all the way till 5, then switched to the 1020. I agree that windows needs to play catchup in the apps department, but has some great photo apps of its own. If the 1020 was faster to focus and shoot, there would be no comparison with any phone camera out there at all.

    But my GR and 100s are still way ahead ...
     
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