- 10-16-2013, 11:16 AM #1
So prior to getting my Lumia 1020, I was using a Moto X as my main phone (I still have it) and although it's the best Android Phone I've ever used from a user experience standpoint, it's gotten a bum rap for it's camera prowess. In almost sheer opposition to phones like the Lumia 1020, there are almost no manual user settings. It's as point as click as you can get. Despite this, when it comes to quick indoor shots, I find my Moto X takes almost az nice pictures as my 1020 when non still objects are involved (i.e. my cat). In situations where I have nothing but time, of course my 1020 kills it but I've taken some amazing shots with both and it's making me rethink my 1020's 41MPX camera as a must have. Here are some Moto X samples https://plus.google.com/photos/10522...67618202177313
- 10-16-2013, 11:43 AM #5
I've tried smart cam and I would say it gets the shot maybe 50% of the time. Not sure what blink is unless you're referring to the regular camera app (non pro or smart). And majortim1981, It's not so much to boast but to make an honest comparison. I think that anyone who's spent either the 600-700 dollars outright or signed a 2 year contract on this device is entitled to critique it, especially when that hefty price tag is mostly due to said camera. Don't get me wrong, my 1020 kills in non-flash night shots but and sceneries pictures or those taken in bright daylight. The only gripe I have are with quick indoor camera shots. I posted the Moto X shots to offer a proper comparison since ones I've seen on review sites tended to not be as nice for some reason. I would have put Lumia 1020 shots but I'm guessing since you all have it you have a pretty good idea of it's performance
10-16-2013, 03:54 PM #10
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I'm finding ProShot has NICE recovery time between shots. The 5MP pics are produced as oversampled from the full 41MP sensor. Only drawback is there is no high res, so no reframing; and if you zoom, the quality goes down. But for FAST non-zoomed 5MP shots, ProShot is the way to go on the 1020.
- 10-16-2013, 04:50 PM #12
antiochian2010, So are you saying that when I'm using the Pro Cam and have it set to take both a 41MPX shot and 5MPX shot that I'm not getting the full oversampling effect on my pictures, or does it just cause the recovery time to be longer between shots?
- 10-16-2013, 05:56 PM #13
neolp123 The Moto X just does really well in good lighting and if you're willing to trust it with focussing and what not (I used Camera FV-5 from the app store when I wanted manual control) In low light you pretty much want the flash on or your photo ends up looking like an expressionist painting due to over softening. The time in between and pictures and being able to launch the camera with a quick shake really help in getting those quick moment shots. When I have all the time in the world though my Lumia 1020 takes way better shots
- 10-16-2013, 06:52 PM #15
Thanks antiochian2010, I'll check that out right away. I also just took a bunch of quick shots on my Moto X and 1020 relatively at the same time under less than ideal lighting conditions to do a fair comparisson. The high res versions of the Lumia are in here as well (the last 6) https://plus.google.com/photos/10522...artnerid=gplp0
- 10-16-2013, 07:36 PM #16
Those pics are nice but I was expecting something better than the Lumia 1020(or even the 925).
I don't think the Moto x camera is that great compared to other android phones in its category tbh but it is a decent camera
10-16-2013, 09:11 PM #17
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Some people like quick snapshots, but for some people, having control over composition of light and shadow, is the fun part. That, is something phone's A.I. or SLR's meter does not know.
For example, I took 2 test shots from the same spot. That is something software can't "see" for me.
Pictures / Video taken with your 1020
I understand quick ( and maybe even predicting what's next ) is key to taking snapshots, as I have 2 kids and I photograph mostly just them. And a poor shot is still better than a missed shot. But I find once I get used to a camera, those problems, may it be the slow and battery draining DP2, even slower from the bag DSLR, etc, can be solved. On the flip side, I've always found snapshots from phones and auto-p&s where I just thought it would have been so nice if those were exposed better, or have better rendition of colors, light and shadow. My 1020 is bridging that gap of quick draw from pocket and having control.
Last edited by liin; 10-17-2013 at 04:36 AM.
10-16-2013, 09:44 PM #19
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Anyway, I think you can always take very nice shots with almost any phone camera if you spend some time setting the correct configuration for the scenery you're capturing but the good thing about 1020 camera is that you don't need to be expert or set anything, just point and shot and you'll get very nice shots with huge amount of details.
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- 10-18-2013, 10:19 AM #23
- 10-18-2013, 11:07 AM #24
looks to me that you can bring out the best in both cameras. I still prefer the 1020 for obvious reasons, however you take very good shots either way.“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”- Plato
- 10-18-2013, 01:19 PM #25
I ended up using the tips in this article ( How to: take sharper, crisper Xenon flash photos on the Nokia Lumia 1020 )in order to take quick action shots in less than ideal lighting and man did it ever help.
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