Lumia 1020 and 1520 "Black" including .DNG vs Nokia 808 PureView 8MP and full resolution

Yesterday evening I published a lot of shots comparing the difference in white balance (auto vs sunny) on a large off-white building, showing the Nokia Lumia 1020 still seems to "suffer" from the yellowish tint it already had on Amber. Today I added some shots I captured before the update to Lumia Black, of the same effect on a lovely cat.

In the first post many of you asked for the raw .DNG files, which I didn´t have from the building (sorry bout that!). I couldn't have made the raw .DNG when I was capturing the cat in Münster, since the Lumia 1020 was still on Amber. Yesterday however, I spent hours walking around an making almost 200 shots with all three devices.

I fooled around with the settings a bit too often during the day, so I don't have all shots on the Lumia 1020 and 1520 in raw .DNG, but I have quite a few I must say: in this post you'll find the (resized) 5MP results of no less than 13 shots in took in raw .DNG as well, and several shots from the Nokia 808 PureView in full res and 8MP "PureView" resolution.

Mind you it's a fantastic advantage that with the Lumia's you don't have to change the settings to get different restolutions at the exact same time!

I'll write it again: the lighting wasn't easy. The day started really dull and grey, later the sky turned blue but with some heavy clouds. In some cases I simply wasn't fast enough to capture the same subject in the exact same light. That can be quite deceiving of course, so I do hope you will take that into account before jumping to conclusions (please). In quite some cases I didn't manage to get the same shot on all different (6) resolutions.

I will show you the subjects in alphabetical order, grouped as Nokia 808 PureView, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 (in most cases, that is). From the Nokia 808 PureView however, I will choose either the resized 8MP or 34MP result, depending on the lighting (it changed so fast I sometimes didn't even have time to change the settings on the 808, and you know how fast that can be done).

In two cases ("house" and "tree hut"), you might discover the 808 is on -3 exposure. Sorry about that, there are just too many settings sometimes I guess. In all other shots, everything else is on automatic and no flash was used. You will find all shots on Flickr and the raw .DNG files als on SkyDrive in the folder called Hilversum Saturday Shots.

Hover your mouse of the shots to see which camera result you're looking at. Here we go - there are 21 shots in total here, I really hope you will enjoy the ride :-)

Cafe - Nokia 808 PureView - cafe - 38MP

Cafe - Nokia Lumia 1020 - cafe - 5MP

Cafe - Nokia Lumia 1520 - cafe - 5MP

House - Nokia 808 PureView - house - 8MP

House - Nokia Lumia 1020 - house - 5MP

House - Nokia Lumia 1520 - house - 5MP

Mirror - Nokia 808 PureView - Mirror - 34MP

Mirror - Nokia Lumia 1020 - mirror - 5MP

Mirror - Nokia Lumia 1520 - mirror - 5MP

No entrance - Nokia 808 PureView - no entrance - 34MP

No entrance - Nokia Lumia 1020 - no entrance - 5MP

No entrance - Nokia Lumia 1520 - no entrance - 5MP

Peppers - Nokia 808 PureView - peppers - 8MP

Peppers - Nokia 808 PureView - peppers - 34MP

Peppers - Nokia Lumia 1020 - peppers - 5MP

Tree - Nokia 808 PureView - tree - 34MP

Tree - Nokia Lumia 1020 - tree - 5MP

Tree - Nokia Lumia 1520 - tree - 5MP

Tree hut - Nokia 808 PureView - tree hut - 8MP

Tree hut - Nokia Lumia 1020 - tree hut - 5MP

Tree hut - Nokia Lumia 1520 - tree hut - 5MP

So that's it! Different shots in very different lighting conditions, even a few inside (the red peppers). You'll find all the 5MP shots from the Lumia's and the 34MP and 38MP shots from the 808 PureView in a dedicated set on Flickr (25 shots in total). All thirteen raw .DNG files in this comparison are available on SkyDrive in the folder Hilversum Saturday Shots.

I'll leave it up to you to come with the conclusions, as I like to do. Not because I'm lazy, but because I'm really looking forward to your opinion below (although I might not always agree with it :-)

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