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A 1960 Renault Dauphine, captured by the 2012 Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView

This post is about a 1960 Renault R 1090 Dauphine I saw standing in front of Restaurant Dauphine in Amsterdam – one of its many “places to be seen“. I was only outside though, since I was invited at the neighbours, Business New Radio, to talk about the Nokia Lumia 920 (see link below). But seeing that old classic was something I couldn’t resist.

Now these are daytime “snapshots” so to say. I had an appointment and I hate to be late. So with these three shots from this classic Renault Dauphine, I’m just showing what you can expect from the cameras in a situation like this. One in 8MP PureView with the Nokia 808, followed by one in full resolution, and one with everything auto with the Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia 808 PureView, 8MP (resized to 640 x 480)

Nokia 808 PureView full resolution (resized to 640 x 480)

Nokia Lumia 920 (resized to 640 x 480)

Before I go on about some (random) details in these shots, I talked with a professional photographer, one of the guests at today’s same radioshow.

Not only was he impressed with both Nokia’s capturing the car, but also with the amount of detail and contrast in the background. So you might want to focus some of your attention in the original shots on Flickr (link below as well).

Now for some crops. First, a 640 x 480 crop from the 38MP original. No wonder you get a very small part of the picture. Detail is amazing, I think!

Next, the 640 x 480 crop of the Nokia 808 PureView’s 8MP shot. PureView tech at it´s best, an amazing result. I can honestly say that, since all I did was push the button (and crop the result).

And to conclude, below is what the Lumia 920 shows of the same part in detail. Remember: this is a day-time shot (not a “specialty” of the Nokia Lumia 920) and there is no oversampling “pureview” technique involved.

So it really isn’t a bad result at all, it just shows the 808 PureView is still “King” in situations like these, and it looks like it’s going to be King for many years (!) to come. For Nokia, that’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

You can listen to today’s interview about the Nokia Lumia 920 here. It’s quite in the beginning and will take you about 15 minutes. It’s all in Dutch though, and Google Translate does not provide subtitles (yet :-).

As I’ve promised, here are the original shots to compare. And please remember: follow PureViewClub on Twitter and like it on Facebook so I can keep you posted! :-)

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9 Responses

  1. frans

    Good job. It would have been interesting to see a comparison between 920 and N8 too.

  2. Very nice comparison.
    I also listened to your (Dutch) Radio interview and learned a lot about Nokia and Windows Phone 8.

  3. WorldElegance

    Even at full resolution, the detail captured by the 808 is amazing compared to the 920. I can even see the screw clearly in the 808 crop. Even the reflections have good amount of detail *insert CSI joke here*.

  4. vader

    Not bad. The 920 is very good for a camera phone, but the 808 is good for a camera. The difference is obvious in the blown up 8Mp shots. Wow is all I can say. As you said, this is not the 920′s forte, but I still think it can hold its head up high. If the 808 had never been released, everybody would be signing the praises of the 920.

    Good work.

  5. Adam Lamar

    Taking a second look at the Flickr originals, the 920 is certainly excellent – better than any cam phone I have had before could do. The PureView mode of 808 is beautiful – they’re very close. However, the full res 808 of this provides detail that is nothing short of breathtaking.. Your very good comparison here shows how good the 920 is, while showing as well that the 808 is still really in it’s own class..

  6. Adam Lamar

    808 is the best, but looks like the 920 can really hold it’s own as well! It really did a nice job with this photo.

  7. Michael

    Amazing detail levels of the 808:-)
    No doubt 808 is the KING of cameramobiles!