Ferrari FF: Nokia 808 Pureview and Lumia 920

One last Ferrari post for the time being. Not from the cars I captured inside Kroymans in Hilversum, but from the Ferrari FF that was standing outside. I wanted to make more shots of that new model, but the fierce wind made the freezing cold even worse (moreover I was stone cold already going there on my bike, it's embarrassing to park an old Ford Fiesta next to a Ferrari).

Anyway, when I was warmed up after taking the shots you've seen already here, here (crops from 34MP) and   here (PureView crops) I went outside to discover the red Ferrari FF was ready for take-off (someone was going for a test drive, I still can't believe some people can actually spend at least €356.115 on a car  :-).

So here are just the two shots I made outside in the bright sunlight... But they're interesting I think, because I took them with both the Nokia 808 PureView as the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia 808 PureView is on Creative Mode - 8MP, all settings on auto, just like with the Nokia Lumia 920.

The difference in color is striking. We've read quite a few complaints about the Nokia Lumia 920 in autosettings is oversaturating the colors quite a bit, and this is a good example I think. First the Nokia 808 PureView, than the Lumia 920.

Although one might argue that the red the Lumia 920 is showing is more true to the "Ferrari red" and the Nokia 808 PureView's red is kind of dull or pale, you will see much more detail in the reflection of the car in the first than in the second shot.

I'll show you what I mean in the next two crops - first the Nokia 808 PureView, next the Lumia 920.

Also, the Nokia 808 PureView gives a much sharper image than the Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be capable of even after the Portico update (which really did it a lot of good I had to admit).

Again, two crops to show you the difference. Nokia 80 PureView first

Now these pictures were taken seconds apart, both by hand (no tripod) and there was absolutely no difference in light. I think it's quite clear that although Nokia is claiming the Lumia 920 has the best camera in a smartphone, they could be a lot prouder of the one smartphone they seem to be happy to forget they ever invented it.

The Lumia 920 might be outstanding and very easy to use in lowlight conditions, it's not quite up to the competition with the Nokia 808 PureView - but than again, which smartphone is? You can check the results for yourself on Flickr, I made a small set with the original shots from both cameras, and you will find a full resolution shot from the Nokia 808 PureView as well.

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