This post is the first part of a series with somewhat of a "monster comparison", including the results I captured with seven devices in several scenes - bright and dark. With dozens of shots, I hardly know where to start and there is something else that has been holding me back as well.
Nokia 808 PureView
It's less than I planned to share in my first post about the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, but it's revealing nevertheless: just two scenes and several crops, captured with the Nokia 808 PureView, Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 and: Samsung Galaxy S6.
I recently expressed my interest in "mobile black and white" photography. I know it has been possible on the 808 PureView, I learned it was even possible before (N9/Lumia 800), but for some reason in the almost three years I'm working with the device I never considered actually using the b/w option. That changed. This week I went to the beautiful old city of Utrecht and captured a few hundred shots with both the 808 PureView and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 - in full colour and black and white.
Since we are mobile photographers amongst each other here, and smartphone photography has come quite close to professional standards, I have a question for you. Do you prefer shooting in full colour, or black and white? And if you do like a black and white result, do you work with your full colour shot, or shoot black and white right away?
I promised a few shots from Barcelona captured with different smartcams, and I'd like to start with what I captured from and around Las Arenas, the former bullfighting arena at Plaza Espanya, now a shopping mall and one of the famous landmarks of the city.