After my previous post in which I compared snapshots of the Nokia 808 PureView and Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, here's a new post, comparing the new contender from Japan with the second 41MP device Nokia ever released, the Lumia 1020. Many visitors are convinced the 808 PureView still is the best smartcam, but I've shown several times the imaging quality of the Lumia 1020 isn't that far behind - and it benifits from OIS.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Many people have asked me for more comparisons between the Nokia 808 PureView and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Reasons are diverse: some simply don't want to leave their 808 PureView since they still consider it to be the best smartphone camera on the planet, others simply refuse to go to Windows Phone, no matter how well the Lumia 1020, 1520, or 930 perform. This is the first of a series in which I'll compare the results of the 808 and the new contender.
Two quick updates from CES in Las Vegas. It appears that Panasonic is now confident enough to bring the Lumix DMC-CM1 to the U.S. Meanwhile Asus has announced the ZenPhone Zoom, "the worlds thinnest 3x optical zoom phone."
In this post you'll see one scene, the beautiful lighthouse on Texel, captured with seven different devices in several resolutions - from 5MP up to 34MP (and raw .DNG). There is one new device (HTC Desire Eye) and one surprising "winner". I will compare the devices in general, you'll find all shots on Flickr as usual.
In a very admirable review, DigitalVersus.com concluded the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is the best smartphone camera to date. In this post you will read a few quotes and see some of the shots they published to prove their point. However, they are quite critical of the device as well.