Real Lumia 920 video stabilization demoed vs. iPhone 5

 

The PR debacle over the faked image stabilization video for Nokia's upcoming Lumia 920 is still fresh on the minds of many smartphone consumers. Today, a website got a chance to try out a real prototype of Nokia's future Windows Phone 8 device to see if the PureView image stabilization hardware works as advertized.

Engadget posted the video earlier today, which was filmed at Nokia's offices in Finland. The prototype Lumia 920 was set up on a makeshift rig and placed next to Apple's newly launched iPhone 5.

As you can see in the split screen video, the footage taken from the iPhone 5 definaely has more "shakes' compared to the footage from the Lumia 920, although it's also clearly not quite as spectacular as the faked Nokia marketing video from a few weeks ago.

Keep in mind that the footage from the Lumia 920 device came from prototype hardware and software. It's likely that video footage will be better when the final hardware version of the Lumia 920 is launched. Nokia is still staying mum on specific launch date and price details, although it is highly likely that the Lumia 920 will go on sale sometime in November.

Source: Engadget

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On topic, the quality does seem to be all relative to the person viewing it, personally I found that the lumia 920 footage is of a higher quality than the iPhone, much more vivid colours and reasonably more stabilisation compared. Also I did originally read this article on Engadget which has shown in the past to be more Apple biased, so them showing this footage probably shows how much the lumia is making an impression

The Nokia is certainly better, but both still aren't great and won't make you leave [your/rented] DSLR behind. If I want to take a good video / photo then I get a decent Camera & Lens to do it and not rely on a phone. In my opinion, not worth buying into a closed source OS and expensive mobile for this.

Edited by ShMaunder, Sep 26 2012, 1:51pm :

Are people really discussing the quality of videos taken using different phones ?

It's like talking about which turd looks better. It doesn't matter which one looks better it's still a turd.

If you seriously want to take video that much buy yourself a good camera ...

I personally buy my phone to make calls, send mails/sms and tweet here and there. I could not care less which one takes the better photos and videos.

LaP said,
Are people really discussing the quality of videos taken using different phones ?

It's like talking about which turd looks better. It doesn't matter which one looks better it's still a turd.

If you seriously want to take video that much buy yourself a good camera ...

I personally buy my phone to make calls, send mails/sms and tweet here and there. I could not care less which one takes the better photos and videos.

Lol your post just completely offends and obviously paints you as a troll, you came on this particular story to publicly attack people who may find any information pertaining to the Lumia 920 camera interesting. Yet you point out that you couldn't care less about the camera and that you only care that your phone makes calls, sends emails and tweet so why even read or comment on this story if it wasn't to offend other people?

I bet there are also people who couldn't care any less about tweeting and may just want an all-in-one camera so they dont have to bother carrying around a camera and a phone at the same time and videos like this can persuade people to go with one model and not the other if the camera is one of the decisive factors.

So as you put it, you personally buy a phone for those features you mentioned so dont attack other people for personally wanting a phone for the camera.

Then you are no better than an Appletard. I hate this attempted lock in with big companies. They are never going to love you, they love your money.

Iridium said,
Then you are no better than an Appletard. I hate this attempted lock in with big companies. They are never going to love you, they love your money.

Truer words have never been said.

I personally own an iPod, a galaxie phone and i plan to buy a nexus 7 tablet and a surface pro tablet later this year.

Iridium said,
Then you are no better than an Appletard.

Yes, because a uniform set of software would be such a horrible thing, It's much more convenient when you're dealing with different programs that partially do the same thing and hope they work together, if at all. /s

Iridium said,
Then you are no better than an Appletard. I hate this attempted lock in with big companies. They are never going to love you, they love your money.

1. At the moment I am running Windows 8 RP on my desktop and seriously prefer it to Windows 7. So a transition to Windows 8 is a given.

2. While I am impressed by the Nexus 7's specs and pricing, as well as being a huge fan of Android, I believe that Microsoft will outdo Acer with the Surface.

3. I currently have a Nokia phone which has been working perfectly for 3 years, and generally like Nokia's build quality and camera features. I do like the HTC One X, but I would rather pick a Lumia 920 over it.

Now will you accept my choices without instinctively trying to put my comment down?

Because the web is not gaining influence at all....... The biggest reason people can use Apples now is because desktop application compatibility means little when peoples use the web 90% of the time. All these gimmicky "apps" are fed by web/cloud data and soon they will be replaced by the very web itself. The thing that is holding the web back is the lack of central storage points for web apps to link into. This would make desktops on standard OS's totally redundant. Imagine being able to say use an online paint site and then save your drawing to your central online storage area. No desktop would be necessary at all.

Get real! It can't be better than what the size of the camera itself allows. It's superb in my opinion, considering the very small space and time the camera has to be able to stabilize.

"The PR debacle over the faked image stabilization video for Nokia's upcoming Lumia 920 is still fresh on the minds of many smartphone consumers. "

translation: the ad nobody saw or gave a damn about

Why is it being compared to the iPhone 5?!?!? Sales != best handset. Arent techies supposed to be smarter about tech than general consumers?

Iridium said,
Why is it being compared to the iPhone 5?!?!? Sales != best handset. Arent techies supposed to be smarter about tech than general consumers?

Hint hint:

underdog vs market leader = more clicks

GS:mac

Makes sense i guess, but i really do fail to see why the iPhone 5 is selling so well. People really need to try other things. There is some awesome stuff out there.

Not really impressed. The devices use different angle/focus and it's very hard to compare the two. Hopefully the Nokia handset is better than the iPhone 5, given that the latter has been released a week ago and the Nokia will be released sometime in the future.

Certainly is marginally better and the Nokia video seems to have a lot more contrast / sharpness - but nothing quite like what was pictured on TV!

In the future, people will leak and trade hardware such as the Lumia 920, and Surface, just like they do with MP3s and ISOs today. They'll be able to "print" out working devices on their 3D printers.

At least that's what I tell myself as I j/o to videos and pictures of the Lumia 920.

Jaybot said,
920 looks a lot sharper and overall a lot better. I can't wait. Take my money Nokia!

This is what stood out for me also, yes its more stable but its also better overall.

S3P€hR said,
Not only its more stable. the colors look sharper. I wish I haven't had bought Lumia 900 5 months ago so I could get 920.

Geez lol buck up! It's fine you still have an amazing and stellar phone! Nokia is going to be pushing updates to all the Lumia family and as Elop said they are not viewing those phones as "End-Of-Life" at all.

In fact, if you think about it, the 920 is just the *beginning*. I'm going to aim to use my Lumia 800 until the next round of nokia windows phones come

let the rest of the world join the WP bandwagon. Then i'll buy my 12MP Pureview+, 1.7Ghz Dual core, 32GB, WP 8.5, Super NFC, Curved GG, Wireless charging Lumia 930 with the money i've saved up since haha (in other words, let the platform mature for a bit. Patience is a virtue!)

I guess Nokia got to do anything to boost their sales up. This is like comparing SD to HD. Obviously the Nokia would be better because the iPhone was never set up with the compatibilities the Nokia phone have.

Totalaero said,
I guess Nokia got to do anything to boost their sales up. This is like comparing SD to HD. Obviously the Nokia would be better because the iPhone was never set up with the compatibilities the Nokia phone have.

wat

Totalaero said,
I guess Nokia got to do anything to boost their sales up. This is like comparing SD to HD. Obviously the Nokia would be better because the iPhone was never set up with the compatibilities the Nokia phone have.

Well why don't we compare an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 5, just to make sure all the variables are the same, and see which phone's camera is better!

/s

radwimp said,
Neither looks terribly impressive to my eyes. I do like the wider lens on the Nokia though.

OIS isn't going to help that much when the video is purposefully shaky.

It seems that iPhone's video is somewhat zoomed in, if that is the cause, it is obvious that the video will be more shaky... (and I'm NOT an Apple fan)

Ericko said,
It seems that iPhone's video is somewhat zoomed in, if that is the cause, it is obvious that the video will be more shaky... (and I'm NOT an Apple fan)

On another forum, somebody noted that the Nokia camera uses a wide angle lense, while the iPhone does not. This would make it appear that the iPhone is zoomed in, when it really isn't. Besides, the site making the video is Engadget, who would make sure they would give the iPhone the best possible advantage, if they could.

Ericko said,
It seems that iPhone's video is somewhat zoomed in, if that is the cause, it is obvious that the video will be more shaky... (and I'm NOT an Apple fan)

Like someone else already noticed, the camera for the iPhone is in the center of the contraption and the Lumia's is towards the outside. Therefore there would be more shake with the Lumia over the iPhone. And yet the Lumia still easily beats the iPhone.

Ericko said,
It seems that iPhone's video is somewhat zoomed in,

That is called Wide Angle lens my friend! L920 capture photos and videos in wide format. iPhoen is not zoomed in, just standard compare to wide angle lens that is all.

Ericko said,
It seems that iPhone's video is somewhat zoomed in, if that is the cause, it is obvious that the video will be more shaky... (and I'm NOT an Apple fan)

As others have said its the wide angle lense, and also as others have said the Lumia camera is further from the centre (where this will be less stable) but still easily beats the iPhone.

Add to thisthat the quality also seemed better (colours etc.)

ACTIONpack said,

Are you that rich to replace your phone that came out a few months?

What's rich got to do with this? It's not exactly a lot of money.

M4x1mus said,

Then clearly you are rich.


Clearly he knows to use eBay or is rich.
It's not like you can't physically buy two phones in a year without being rich.

Or maybe the S3 will be a gift for a loved one?

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Clearly he knows to use eBay or is rich.
It's not like you can't physically buy two phones in a year without being rich.

Or maybe the S3 will be a gift for a loved one?

GS:mac

Yeah but why would anyone lose time to replace a brand new s3 ?

LaP said,

Yeah but why would anyone lose time to replace a brand new s3 ?


Lose time?

It's not such a big effort to ditch a popular phone that sells itself. lol

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Clearly he knows to use eBay or is rich.
It's not like you can't physically buy two phones in a year without being rich.

Or maybe the S3 will be a gift for a loved one?

GS:mac

No, its not like you have to be rich to purchase two phones in a year but to say that its not a lot of money is different.

If you think that nearly £1000 on two phones that aren't miles apart in terms of specs isn't a lot of money then you clearly have a lot of money.

M4x1mus said,

No, its not like you have to be rich to purchase two phones in a year but to say that its not a lot of money is different.

If you think that nearly £1000 on two phones that aren't miles apart in terms of specs isn't a lot of money then you clearly have a lot of money.


Maybe he can get the second phone from a second contract (like wife's contract or so)?
Maybe it's the price difference he means...

Well... if he truly means like... the phone at full price itself is not a lot, then yes, he's rich.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Maybe he can get the second phone from a second contract (like wife's contract or so)?
Maybe it's the price difference he means...

Well... if he truly means like... the phone at full price itself is not a lot, then yes, he's rich.
GS:mac

Well, selling the S3 goes a long way to fund a new phone. But still, I don't think £1000 a year is such a huge amount of money if you're very interested in mobile technology.

The Nokia looks better, but I wouldn't call either very good. The iPhone video is all over the place, the Nokia one looks like it snaps from side to side.

virtorio said,
The Nokia looks better, but I wouldn't call either very good. The iPhone video is all over the place, the Nokia one looks like it snaps from side to side.

Lumia isn't just less shaky. It also much more sharp than iPhone. Look how blured picture is on iPhone. Feels like it has fake resolution and image is just scaled up.

" although it's also clearly not quite as spectacular as the faked Nokia marketing video from a few weeks ago."

In other news McDonalds hamburgers don't look as great as on TV.....

Lumia 920 for me

erikpienk said,
Just cover one side of the screen, first look at the LUMIA 920 then at the iPhone, ull see the difference...

I was refering to the exageration made by the media about the "faked" Nokia marketing, they were ads...

erikpienk said,
Just cover one side of the screen, first look at the LUMIA 920 then at the iPhone, ull see the difference...

Yes, I couldn't tell a big difference until I watched them separately one at a time.

oliver182 said,
" although it's also clearly not quite as spectacular as the faked Nokia marketing video from a few weeks ago."

In other news McDonalds hamburgers don't look as great as on TV.....

Lumia 920 for me

Bad analogy. People do not go to McDonalds for the appearance of the food; but rather the taste. And McDonalds delivers on that. Nokia on the other hand CAN NOT deliver what they advertised in their video; which is one of their main selling point. The truth is that If their their image stabilization was good as good as they claimed then they would not have a need to fool people. And then there is also how they claimed the 920 took images that were discovered to have been taken with a DSLR.