After I learned it actually is possible to change the settings of the Jolla’s camera to 4:3 (in general settings, not in camera settings!) I knew it’s possible to use it to its full potential – the 8MP resolution. So time for a camera battle once again.
This is a short but – I hope – remarkable battle between three smartphone cameras shooting in 8MP. The Jolla, the Nokia 808 PureView using oversampling as we all know. And the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, manually set to 4:3.
I’m not sure if the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact uses oversampling, since I can’t use the “Superior Auto” setting in 4:3 (I know it’s possible on the Xperia Z2 and I hope the camera software of its predecessors will be updated by Sony). So I can only guess it oversamples the 20.7MP results to 8MP.
Anyway, this morning I chose three scenes. First, a close-up of one of my favorite artefacts: a Mexican mask presenting the Cycle of Life (it has been hanging outside for at least 10 years and the colors never changed much). Second, a shot of an abundant forsythia bush and third of a path in forest this Sunday morning.
You’ll see the resized versions of all scenes here, followed by the crops I made. I’ll do it in alphabetical order this time, so Jolla first, Nokia next and Sony last.
Since in all shots I focused in the middle, I made the crops from the middle as well
Next, the bright yellow forsythia
And the crops from the same plant:
And last: the path in the forest. This is the only case in which I changed the white balance to “sunny” (on all three devices, of course).
And the crops, again from where I originally focused, the center of the shot (as far away as possible in this scene).
Now since some have said I’m “biased” towards Nokia, I’d just like to leave the conclusion to you this time. You’ll find the original 8MP shots in a dedicated set on Flickr for you to have a look in more detail if you so desire.
I’m really looking forward to what you think of shots of these three different scenes!