Touch to focus on the Nokia Lumia 920

You might have seen this lovely little pair before: mr. and mrs Bearded Dragon from Australia, (not always) stuck in a glass cage near where I live.

I met them yesterday once more, and since one of them was in the foreground, and the other one in the back, I had a nice oportunity to test touch to focus on the Nokia Lumia 920 - shot through the glass, mind you.

And it works, as you can see here - first the one up close

Review: Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8

People have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia's latest flagship on Microsoft's newest platform Windows Phone 8, including Nokia's PureView technology. The smartphone is supposed to offer the very best Nokia currently has to offer.

It isn't the only high-end smartphone on the new Windows Phone 8 platform to breathe new life into Nokia, but the Lumia 920 is the most complete and most discussed Nokia device - in a long time, in fact. In this comprehensive review (translated from an earlier Dutch version), you'll find an account of my experiences with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8.

A playful cat showing Lumia 920 video quality

Sure, I tried to make some nice vids. From a bike, from a car, even at night in bad weather. I like to believe I tried to make something impressive even - but this is way more effective. You might know I have a soft spot for cats, and sharing this video proves that.

But maybe even more than the young cat, it's the video quality of the Nokia Lumia 920 in bright light, I might add. Look at the detail, look at the background, the depth of field. Absolutely stunning - well, that's what I think. Choose 1080p to get the best result, of course. Enjoy!

More sunny shots with the Nokia Lumia 920

A great sunny afternoon today, and I was happy enough to have a bit of time to go out and get some shots with my Nokia Lumia 920. Nothing too pretentious, just showing how it does in bright sunlight once more.

And either it's me (which I doubt, but experience does help) or the software in the camera has changed a few days ago (which I doubt even more), but it seems far easier to get some great shots with it! Judge for yourself. I will tell about the shots a bit along the way.

First a glass wall at my work. It's hard to see, but the sun is shining at full force upon this wall. I think the Lumia 920 does a great job correcting the tremendous, almost blinding amount of light.

More glass, but now from the quite modern Museum of Audio and Video in Hilversum. It's located at the Mediapark, where I happen to work. I've posted about this magnificent building months ago, when the weather was not so brilliant as this afternoon. I had the Nokia 808 PureView for two days, so I was quite trigger happy at the time. These are two really sunny shots. Couldn't get more since my car was parked in the wrong place.