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Bright colors and etchlike reflections

Yes, it’s the same building again, with colors that seemed to be burning from the glass panels in the bright morning sunlight – I couldn’t resist to take pictures from it once more, this morning.

But maybe even more than those insane colors, I like the reflection of the trees in the huge glass panels on the ground floor – and the proud Dutch flag.

You’ll have to take it from me: the Nokia 808 PureView (although color settings are on “vivid”) doesn’t really capture the brightnes of the reflection on the colored panels, where the Nokia Lumia 920 shows them maybe a bit too abundantly – especially the red seems to be a bit too much for the sensor.

But the Lumia 920 is in fact closer to the original effect. You’d have to see the building in the bright sun for yourself once though, to judge the difference. And I think you’ll love the bikes in front as well :-)

First: the Nokia Lumia 920. By the way, it looks like you see more of the colored panels, but tere’s a bit less of the foreground in this shot.

And the Nokia 808 PureView result:

Then: crops of the reflection! First again, the Lumia 920

And than the same crop from the Nokia 808 PureView

Again, the Lumia 920 seems a bit “warmer” in color. But you can crop all the way you want to for yourself, because yes! Originals are on Flickr - enjoy! :-)

Update: you might want to have a look at these evening shots as well…

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16 Responses

  1. pipo

    Guys, I want to ask budding photographers to try something out for me. How does these devices do with candid shots? Some example:

    On the street (normal daylight), you’re walking, pass by a person you wanna take a picture off, The person is also walking. You stop, take out the cam and take few shots. Or keep walking while taking some candid shots.

    With the 701 (EDoF) you can take quite good pictures of moving people/objects (because it doesn’t need to focus). But how does the 808 (and 920) fare?

  2. pipo

    Apart from the colours which I’m not going to comment on.

    The pictures from the 920 look like typical cellphone pics. They always have this weird jaggies. Artificial sharpness, cartoonish look or whatever you can call it. The pics from the 808 look like they’re taken with a ‘normal’ camera. With normal sharpness as you would expect with any camera.

    The horrendous chromatic aberration (on the window’s) is definitely killing it on the 920. It’s much better on the 808.

    Also on the 920′s pic the inside top (above the logo) is completely blown-out. It’s just way too overexposed!

    I don’t understand why people think this is such a good camera phone. It just sucks!

    The 808 has far superior optics. Why didn’t Nokia use THAT in the 920. If they really wan’t to people to switch to these Lumia’s they REALLY need to do better! They could have brought out at least one WP8 Lumia (complete with bump) with far better camera.

    The location itself is well choosen. Thanks for the pic.

  3. ulisse

    the nokia 808 and much higher

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  5. Peter Mak

    it seems that people like oversaturated pictures. if comparing, i also think more saturated pictures look nicer. the 920 follows this trend. all android phones (samsung, htc) and also the iphones (not as strong) do this oversaturation, i know the SGSIII does it really strong. The question is what you want, a picture that looks like the object or something else. The 808 gives me a natural looking picture and i can still, very fast (15 sec), make pictures more saturated with the editor. The question is just what you want, a camera for everyone or something for people who also think a little bit about taking pictures.

    • Peter Mak

      by the way: it would be a nice comparison to make the 808 picture more sharp and saturated with the editor, i bet you’d get the same as the 920, just better quality.

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      Hi Peter, no, I’m not particularly fond of oversaturated pictures. I’m just saying in this case, the result from the Nokia Lumia 920 appeared to be closer to what I saw this morning…

  6. James

    Open both pictures in full resolution and compare the details, example the bicycles in front of picture. The details in the 920 picture is awful!!! In the 808 picture you can see all details clear:-)
    No doubt here, the 808 is in a mutch higher level than the 920:-)

  7. Rodney

    I think the 808 picture is more natural and also the best picture.

  8. Mike Day

    Just looked at full res and the 920 picture looks awful. 808 wins hands down

  9. Mike Day

    I would have liked you to take the same pic again with the 808 but set the colours to vivid.

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      The colors were set to vivid…

      • Mike Day

        Wow, surprised by that. I know that its known for producing “realistic” and natural colours but I would have thought it may be a little warmer than that in Vivid mode.

        I wonder how it would have processed it in auto.

  10. Vedhas Patkar

    808 is more lifelike?