Comparing 3 Nokia Lumia Cameras- 1020,1320 & 1520
The three Lumias togetherClick thumbnail to view full-size
Nokia Lumia Camera Comparison – PureView V PoorView
Firstly I may have chosen a disingenuous title for this piece, as the main purpose , apart from my last chance to use the loan Lumia 1320 I have been using thanks to Nokia Connects for a blog post, is to show how surprisingly good and capable the standard 5 megapixel camera on the Lumia 1320 is in most situations compared to my camera 'Flagship' Lumias 1520 & 1020. Not everyone is either bothered about the best possible quality photos you can take or has the budget to buy the best possible camera smartphone on the market. My main purpose is to show that to add to the overall good experience on the mid range Lumia 1320 you can get good , consistent photographs from this big screened beast which are good enough to share with friends and to keep as great memories.
Kind of a method :-)
For this comparison,I have taken a lot of photos with the the Lumias 1020, 1320 and 1520 and tried to make as similar as possible ,and for the purposes of this piece, everything has been taken in auto 'point and shoot' although I used touch to focus on most of the close up pics, something which was actually easier on the 1320 than on the higher end Lumia's , although with the higher end phones you have the opportunity to refocus/reframe using the 'PureView' technology on the more expensive handsets.
I'll try group the sets in different situations and label the shots and I hope you find this at the very least, interesting as uploading and editing photos takes quite a while to do :)
Landscape photosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Close up ShotsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Because it seems to be the thing to do, I have cropped and pasted some of the photos to allow comparison of the three cameras close together, bit rough and ready, but I think it allows a comparison.
Bokeh picsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Low Light/Night ShotsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Railings, because I couldn't decide the category :)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Well that's about it, the Lumia 1320 is due to move on to the next lucky trialist in the next few days and I have thoroughly enjoyed using it, it will work hard all day long and do everything expected to a good standard. The Lumia 1320 is a nice, big, phone.
Thanks for reading and looking at the photos.