An Amsterdam Afternoon – Nokia 808, 930 & 1020, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and LG G3 (4)

This is the last (and longest) post based on the shots I captured last wednesday in Amsterdam. Turns out if wasn't a very bad afternoon in spite of the many clouds, since we've been seeing tons of rain in the Netherlands for the past days. Not much to complain, although the sunlight proved to be a challenge on many occasions.

An Amsterdam Afternoon – with Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 (bonus shots)

In my previous two posts I concentrated on the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and LG G3, since these are the most recent smartphone cameras. But I knew it would be a matter of time before people would ask me to include the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 as well, so I anticipated a bit an brought those two as well (I aim to please as you probably know :-)

Very short comparison - Nokia 808 PureView, Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

This is just an extremely comparison, including the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. I didn't have the Lumia 930 yet so I couldn't bring it to France. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is still on Developer's Preview software, so not the official Cyan version it is on now (still need to test it).

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Nokia PureView (2)

Here we go again, a few of many more comparisons to come between the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom versus several of Nokia's PureView devices. Maybe you'd like to know how it compares to for instance the Xperia Z2, but I had to send that back already (moreover, I can't keep carrying more than seven smartphones everyday :-).

First, I'd like to pick up where I left the previous post, the shot from the patform at the small train station - this is how I captured it with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.

9 Samsung Galaxy Zoom 20MP

Now in this case, I won't be zooming in with the K Zoom (it's obvious forte) - I just want to see how the several devices perform without using any zoom. For this, I made a crop of the rooftop that was lit by the evening sun.

First, I'll show you the crops from the most similar sensors: that of the K Zoom (first 20MP) and the Nokia Lumia 1520 (second, 19MP). Keep in mind the Lumia isn't profiting from any "PureView" (oversampling) technique here.