A 1960 Renault Dauphine, captured by the 2012 Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView
This post is about a 1960 Renault R 1090 Dauphine I saw standing in front of Restaurant Dauphine in Amsterdam - one of its many "places to be seen". I was only outside though, since I was invited at the neighbours, Business New Radio, to talk about the Nokia Lumia 920 (see link below). But seeing that old classic was something I couldn't resist.
Now these are daytime "snapshots" so to say. I had an appointment and I hate to be late. So with these three shots from this classic Renault Dauphine, I'm just showing what you can expect from the cameras in a situation like this. One in 8MP PureView with the Nokia 808, followed by one in full resolution, and one with everything auto with the Nokia Lumia 920.
Nokia 808 PureView, 8MP (resized to 640 x 480)
Nokia 808 PureView full resolution (resized to 640 x 480)
Nokia Lumia 920 (resized to 640 x 480)
Before I go on about some (random) details in these shots, I talked with a professional photographer, one of the guests at today's same radioshow.
Not only was he impressed with both Nokia's capturing the car, but also with the amount of detail and contrast in the background. So you might want to focus some of your attention in the original shots on Flickr (link below as well).
Now for some crops. First, a 640 x 480 crop from the 38MP original. No wonder you get a very small part of the picture. Detail is amazing, I think!
Next, the 640 x 480 crop of the Nokia 808 PureView's 8MP shot. PureView tech at it´s best, an amazing result. I can honestly say that, since all I did was push the button (and crop the result).
And to conclude, below is what the Lumia 920 shows of the same part in detail. Remember: this is a day-time shot (not a "specialty" of the Nokia Lumia 920) and there is no oversampling "pureview" technique involved.
So it really isn't a bad result at all, it just shows the 808 PureView is still "King" in situations like these, and it looks like it's going to be King for many years (!) to come. For Nokia, that's nothing to be embarrassed about.
You can listen to today's interview about the Nokia Lumia 920 here. It's quite in the beginning and will take you about 15 minutes. It's all in Dutch though, and Google Translate does not provide subtitles (yet :-).