So, it is finally here. Just one day shy of its official release in Malaysia today, the new Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone has arrived into the hands of many pre-order customers at selected Nokia Stores throughout the country yesterday.
While the launch of device was marred by an issue regarding its photography abilities, the Nokia Lumia 920’s rear camera is still one of most talked features of the device. Equipped with an 8.7-megapixels sensor, the camera also features a Carl Zeiss f2.0 lens that works together with optical image stabilization to form what Nokia called as the PureView technology. In addition to that, the Lumia 920 also comes with a 1.3-megapixels front-facing camera.
Nokia claimed that the PureView technology enables Lumia 920 to snap quality and bright pictures as well as videos in any light conditions. Since our Nokia Lumia 920 also arrived last evening, we decided to take advantage of low light condition in the night time by capturing several images as well as videos with the new smartphone. Hit on the Read More link below to check them out.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash off – while the color seems slightly washed out, the image looks pretty sharp.
Front-facing camera,16:9 ratio, auto settings – just like most front facing camera out there, the quality is nowhere near Lumia 920’s main camera and certainly, we’ve seen better.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash off – out of all images that we captured last night, this particular one really showed the ability of PureView technology under low light condition.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash on – it seems like the dual LED flash on the Lumia 920 is still not big enough to illuminate the whole area which made the picture we took without flash looks better.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash off – even though the lights in our office are in warm colours, the output didn’t show any sign of it although without flash, there is a slight blueish tint to it.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash on – same as above, great white balance but with slightly warmer feel to the output.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash off – ok, so it is still not a miracle camera that can easily snap picture in pitch dark conditions without flash.
Main camera, 16:9 ratio, auto settings, flash on – still in a pitch dark condition as per previous output, the flash was not able to illuminate the whole area but the level of sharpness of the output looks pretty good.
Note: set the video to 1080p quality for the best experience.
Main camera, full HD 1080p – the purpose of this scenario is to test the Lumia 920’s optical image stabilization which seemed to work to certain extent.
Main camera, full HD 1080p – there is visible noise in the output but the level of sharpness still looks quite alright.
Through our brief night time session with it, the Lumia 920’s camera is certainly capable of delivering images with acceptable quality in low light condition but then again, there are still more to the device than just a capable camera. We will be exploring the new Nokia Lumia 920 in detail very soon, so stay tuned!