What am I trying to prove anyway - and to whom? Testing four new Android smartcams

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. 

(most of) The best smartcams in lowlight photography

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+. 

The Honor 6+ camera. Dozens of shots and some interesting conclusions

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?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1: still a difference in auto and manual .JPG output

A few days ago Panasonic released the update to Android 5 (Lollipop) for the Lumix DMC-CM1. Some readers were curious if the company improved the .JPG output of its Venus Engine. After a few tests I'm quite sure this is not the case. In some cases though, I seem to get better results using manual settings this time. What do you think? 

More and more Nokia Lumia 1020 motherboard failures

Worrying news for those who still cherish their Nokia Lumia 1020 - like I do. It seems more and more people are getting serious hardware issues. I ran into a discussion on Twitter this morning, where Ana Puzar noticed her shots were captured as gray squares. Next, Richard May jumped in saying his all died totally eventually, which I have seen mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago as welll, like from Marja K. I asked Richard to share his experiences with me.