In this review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge you'll see quite a few random shots I captured with the Samsung and the Lumia 950 XL. Keep in mind these are two devices that come in smaller versions as well: the Lumia 950 and Galaxy S7 - both have the exact same optics so whatever I write about picture quality goes for the other two as well.
I wrote part of this in a reaction on someone on the fantastic #NBAN Facebook page (" Nothing but a Nokia") who thought that Windows Phone would be “the best phone experience”. And the longer I thought about that, the less I could agree with it. I’m looking forward to your view on all this. A rare post without any shots - and if you don’t like rants, you should stop reading now.
How does the Lumia 950 XL compare with my red version of the King of Smartphone Cameras, the Nokia 808 PureView, a several years old device I recently rediscovered? I'll let you in on how happy I am working with both - or maybe not always as happy...
The Sony RX1 already had a fantastic reputation as full-frame compact camera, so I was extremely happy to be able to work with the Sony RX1R II for a while. In this post you will read about my experiences with the device, which I guess is just about as good as it gets.
After my experience with the Fujifilm X70 at the Louwman Museum, I couldn't wait to work with it on a more or less daily basis. I recently had the privilege of using the X70 for about a two week period, which gave me a pretty decent idea whether I'd want one for myself or not. In this post you'll read how I feel about it now.
In this post you won't see any smartphone comparison. Due to unfortunate circumstances I had to stay away from my laptop as much as possible and editing/cropping pictures is still not advisable. So that has given me more time to read and think about smartphone photography and photography in general. In this post I'll share some of my thoughrs and insights, illustrated with a few old and recent shots.
Samsung is focusing on the camera as one of the unique selling points of both its new flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. And: Samsung is clearly attacking the iPhone 6S camera. In this post you'll read all about the radical changes in the camera specifications - and you'll find a few test shots I could make earlier.
Just a very short update to share I'm thrilled to say my hunt for the red Nokia 808 PureView is now over - I received it today. I wrote about it in July 2012 so it took me almost four years to find an original red version. It was offered on the largest second-hand market place here in The Netherlands and I bought it from a Nokia collector who later discovered he sold his red 808 to the founder of PureView Club.