Nokia Camera Phone Comparison Minus the iPhone

5 Nokia Phones

Nokia Camera Phone Comparison NOT Involving the iPhone

First a disclaimer, I am not claiming any of the photos in this post have any artistic merit, or that it is scientific or particularly interesting, you will also notice it is not paticularly professional ! It was simply an idea I had to compare old and new Nokia phones and what there camera can produce, in fact I almost gave up after viewing the photos on my computer. Taking similar pictures with five different phones, and multiple versions on the 808 to try and level the playing field is not exactly easy, and the number of photos embossed with my finger is positively embarassing !

OOPS !!

BADFINGER
BADFINGER

Macro Apple from all 5 Phones

3650 Apple
3650 Apple
N95 Apple
N95 Apple
E7 Apple
E7 Apple
N9 Apple
N9 Apple
808 Apple
808 Apple

However, I have the builders in at the moment and needed to get out of the house on my day off, so wandered and then drove off to the woods and the Leeds Liverpool Canal to try and do some comparitive photos from the Nokia 3650, N95 8gig, E7, N9 and 808 PureView so just about covering the breadth of early to modern Nokia Cameras. I am not seriously comparing the 808 to the rest as such, just looking at the difference between them as things have developed over the years. I set all the phones to auto for everything except the macro shots, where I set the phones that have macro to that setting, the 3650 has basically no settings whatsoever and the E7 is EdoF so again, no macro. For all the other photos I took three versions of each with the 808 using Creative PureView setting , but changing the setting on the resolution from 2 to 5 to 8 megapixel to try and level things up to the camera on the other phones, 1.3meg on the 3650, 5meg on the N95 8gig and 8meg on the E7 and N9.

Taking photos on the 3650 is not the simplest of matters as I was losing the view ever time I took one when selecting the option to take the picture the menu was covering the screen, which is my excuse for the number of pictures 'watermarked' with my left index finger, the same thing happening with the N9 was pure incompetance and lack of care !!

So I will split this piece into sections, first a Mellay of all the phones attempting to take macro photographs, then I plan to split the shots from each camera to sets with the closest resolution I could find, so the 3650 against the 808 set to 2megapixel Pureview, the N95 8gig with the 808 set to 5megapixel PureView and the E7 & N9 with it in 8megapixel Pureview but with everything else set to Automatic. I know all the phones can produce better actual photographs by adjusting the settings (well it also helps if there is a more professional photographer behind the lens as well, but I didn't have one handy) but these are simply 'happy snapper' shots from five Nokia phones and so the results are what you get if you point and shoot. I woke up to a lovely bright and sunny day, which became dull as I set off and turned to torrential rain by the time I got home, so weather didn't help the whole project and as I only have very limited time to do things like this, I'm going with what I've got.

Mini Memory Stick & Coins All 5 Phones

808 Coins
808 Coins
808 Memory Stick
808 Memory Stick
3650 Coins
3650 Coins
3650 Memory Stick
3650 Memory Stick
E7 Coins
E7 Coins
E7 Memory Sticks
E7 Memory Sticks
N9 Coins
N9 Coins
N9 Memory Stick
N9 Memory Stick
N95 Coins
N95 Coins
N95 Memory Stick
N95 Memory Stick

Various Shots from The Nokia 3650 & 808

Next set are from the 3650 and the 808 set to 2 megapixel PureView, actually amazed that some of the 3650 pics are quite good, or would be if my finger had stayed out of the way !!

Various Shots from N95 8gig & 808 in 5 Meg PV

N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808
N95
N95
808
808

Last set 8 Megapixel PureView with the N9 & E7

808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9
808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9
808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9
808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9
808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9
808
808
E7
E7
N9
N9

I hope people take this for what it is, just a few comparison shots, of which the results are in some cases surprisingly good and in others surprisingly bad, but it took up a few hours of my time to organise it all and also gave me a few hours away from the building noise at home. I hope some people enjoy it, if they don't, at least the cost of viewing, is exceptional value for money ? LOL


Thanks for takingthe time to view this post.


Stephen Quin


07/08/2012

Link To All Photos For Anyone Who's Brave :-) http://sdrv.ms/QBNJxL


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JBastow 4 years ago from Gateshead United Kingdom

YOu mst gave allot of time LOL great hub!!


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carman58 4 years ago from Leeds, Uk Author

LOL, I DID !! Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it :)


Suyog 4 years ago

I am surprised to see 3650 wasn't that bad. And it beats E7 in closeups !


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carman58 4 years ago from Leeds, Uk Author

Yes I was surprised too, but the E7 was never going to produce great macro shots, over all its great for snaps. The whole thing was just for fun, didn't see much point just saying new phones take better photos than old ones :-) Thanks for reading Suyog

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