Nokia 808 PureView blind test: The sum of all pixels - GSMArena.com
So let's play the game over here as well..
What are your guesses?
(Try to guess without reading my own analysis)
C: One X
E: 808 PureView
F: Olympus E-PL2
D is very easy to guess due to the narrow field of view.. The iP4s features a 35mm equivalent lens, and hence it's narrower than all others who max at 28 mm..
As to the quality, it's pretty good.. Contrast is pushed a bit though and the brightness level as well..
C is the poorest by far.. Much lower detail resolved than any other in the competition.. Way too high over-sharpening and noise as well.. HTC's One X even with its released samples from HTC didn't impress, so this must be it..
A and B are very close in detail.. But dynamic range obviously sets them apart.. Also B is a bit over-processed (specially sharpening) compared to A which is more on the neutral level..
Hence: A is N8, and B is SGIII..
Note here that the N8 is downsampled to 8MP! There should be some considerable quality lost in the process.
E & F resolve by far the best detail and best noise levels.. Obviously due to better optics and bigger sensors.
So these two are the 808 and the Olympus..
The big factor that set them apart is the bad and obvious geometrical distortion: Open both E & F in separate tabs.. Don't zoom just switch between them and you'll notice that F changes the scaling in the middle of the scene.. Everything gets squeezed together.. That's due to the average quality of the zoom lens used.. Obviously no prime lens was used with the Olympus..
Another factor is the warm colors used by Olympus rather than the neutral approach.. We know Nokia always take the neutral approach and already seen 808's sample photos..
Other than that, F has a bit better contrast and dynamic range.. While E has better color rendering and better noise levels..
E also suffers some out-focus areas in the photo.. But insignificant compared to the total area and specially considering such diverse landscape photo..
Who's the winner? The PureView 808 obviously..
Note that the Olymopus features a Four Thirds sensor.. We're talking real business here!! That's a 600€ mirrorless camera.. In same class the Nex-5..
I can't tell though why GSMArena really went for the Olympus and not used a Sony Nex instead!! Nex cameras are considered the best in their category.. Or used a Nikon 1-series for instance..