Since I'm lucky enough to be able to borrow a Lumia 930, I can share some more of my recent experiences with Lumia Camera, especially concerning Rich Capture and Dynamic Flash. I think these are quite brilliant innovations and it will only be a matter of time before other smartphone producers will offer similar possibilities in their camera software. I still have some wishes and suggestions though. I'll write about those while sharing a few of the results I got.
I just learned from WindowsCentral.com that Microsoft announced it will use the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in the next Lumia flagship. From the press release they received: "Microsoft and Qualcomm's long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone," said Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft. "We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers."
I'm planning to write a post about the very best smartphone cameras since I started this club. Based on my own experience from the past years, on reviews from others as well - but I'd love to hear from you also! So I changed the poll at the right hand side of this page.
In this post you'll find some screenshots from the new Lumia Camera application on the Lumia 930. I was happy enough to borrow one now that Microsoft is testing my patience for the official update on my Lumia 1520. But after seeing the settings, it's even harder to wait for Denim...
I've been following Nokia's imaging development like every step of the way. And it does appear that - after much work to get the 41MP oversampling technology to Windows Phone with the Nokia Lumia 1020 - the focus has been more and more on the development of applications (or "lenses"). Is Microsoft still working on better camera hardware? First let's see what it has been all about in a historical overview, from 2012 onwards.
In this comparison you will see four high-end smartphone cameras at work - the classic Nokia 808 PureView, the large Nokia Lumia 1520, the pretentious Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 and the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I will only compare the .JPG output and you'll find links to all originals.