A moment in time for me, post no. 1250. This all started as the PureViewClub in May 2012 so I've been at this for over three years now. It's been more than a hobby, more than a passion even: it has become an addiction. So I think it's high time for a time out.
In this comparison you'll see two scenes captured by six high-end smartphone cameras over the years - from the good old Nokia N8, 808 PureView and Lumia 1520 up to the recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 and brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and LG G4. Place your bets now.
This is the kind of comparison you appear to love so much, the kind this club is more or less famous for I guess. I captured three scenes (two outside, one inside) with the most prestigious smartphone cameras out there: the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z3+, Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 and the Nokia 808 PureView.
I sometimes read people being nostalgic about the old Sony Ericsson devices - suggesting they're even better than Sony's current camera technology. Since I'm not just interested in the future but also in the history of smartcams I bought the C905 a few months ago and this seems like a good time to see how they actually compare.
I can tell you quite a few things about which smartphone camera offers the best imaging quality and then some, but there is something I've been wondering about more and more for a few months. The question might be quite surprising coming from me, but still: what are the best of the affordable connected cameras?
The longer I write this blog, the more I wonder what I'm trying to prove anyway - and to whom. This post is another fine example of what we in fact already know. Low ISO only works well with long exposure time, the bigger the sensor the better the result and in the end the Nokia 808 PureView wins.
In this post you will find the results from several smartphone cameras that excel in lowlight photography. There's only one missing as far as I'm aware of: the LG G4, but I'm still waiting for a review sample (within weeks, I hope). Here you'll see the results coming from the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520, Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, Huawei P8 and Honor 6+.
This is a post I know a lot of you have been waiting for: my first results with the Honor 6+, the high-end smartcam the Chinese Huawei sub-brand announced during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, promising amazing imaging specs. I was very impressed by the promisses made during the announcement - am I as impressed with the results?