An empty pedestrian bridge, captured with three Nokia camera phones

You need a bit of patience to capture a scene like this, but it was quite early so now too crowded yet. In this post you'll find shots from a pedestrian bridge near where I work. It's pretty long, crosses two railroad tracks and a busy road. With me, I had the Nokia 808 PureView, the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520. I made shots in different formats and resolutions, and for comparison I chose the most similar ones.

Light conditions were quite terrible because of a dark sky about to rain. From the shots I chose the results with flash - but I didn't get the chance to make the same shot with flash on the Lumia 1520 after a few dozens of people left their train to go to work, so you'll have to forgive me for that. With the Lumia 1520 I did make a raw .DNG version as well, and asked Pixel Peter if he would have the time to work with them.

In this post you will see the resized shots, and the result Peter got from the .DNG files. First the high res and 5MP shots. Hover with your mouse over the shot to see which smartphone you're looking at, click on it to see the original on Flickr.

Nokia 808 PureView 5MP flash

Nokia 808 PureView full res flash

Nokia Lumia 1020 5MP 640 x 360

Nokia Lumia 1020 Pro__highres

Nokia Lumia 1520 5MP 640 x 360

Pixel Peter did some analysis of the DNG files and the 5MP shots (examples below), and he wrote me: coming directly from the 1520, the 5MP shots are just excellent – great detail and good control of noise. These results are great for sharing or even print up to 26x15 cm – or 10x 6 inch).

In a raw converter you can open the .DNG files and convert these to JPG without editing. You may use these for prints up to 46x26 cm (18x10 inch).  Of course you can edit the .DNG files and make considerable improvements, but it will depend on the shot if that’s necessary or even desirable.

For his analysis he used the only shot I got with a person in the far back of the shot (again, click to see the orginal)

Nokia Lumia 1520 - tunnel - 5MP (person)

DNG-AsSuch-ScreenShot small

5MP-UpScaled-ScreenShot small


Edit vs NonEdit

I actually do prefer one cam over the other, but being accused of prejudism a few times already, I'll just leave it all up to you which results you like best :-)

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