So After playing around with my stormtrooper for the better part of a week I decided to take it out, show it the scenes, and most importantly do a camera test (I know a comparison against the Lumia 800 would have been perfect but unfortunately my dad chose a very bad time to require a spare phone; which was of course my 800- so my apologies). The Lumia 900 carries the now trademark Nokia/Carl Zeiss 8 Megapixel camera similar but not the same to that found in the N9/Lumia 800; Nokia have assured us that the 900 does not carry the same camera module; and promised better performance than seen with the Lumia 800; Scroll down to see for yourself.
The Rear Camera on the Lumia 900 has a 8Mp sensor capable of capturing 720p Videos; here’s a sample of the video quality I captured the other day in downtown Chicago (note the auto darkening/lightening to compensate for the direct sunlight):
The Front Facing Camera is nice little 1.3 MP camera that spits out both images and videos; the video quality looks superb when being played back on the screen while filming (the CBD under direct sunlight really helps make the colors “pop”); as usual the quality looks better on the actual device than when you put it on the laptop; yet I found that the quality was quite acceptable:
The Lumia 900 has some noticeable advantages over the the Lumia 800 when it comes to still photos; the focus on the phone is much smoother and doesn’t loose focus when getting too close (in Macro mode); over all the color reproduction is also more accurate with less “white-Balance interference” that had plagued the 800 giving it a bluish tint.
Low Light images are also Quite decent (as is almost unavoidable in all phones blacks tend to turn into Blues when capturing at night – except in the 808 of course).
*Note: Just click on any photo to open it directly on Flickr for the larger image
Daylight Photos are pretty and appealing to the eye without giving off fake colors:
And this is a 100% crop of the previous image; not 808 quality but quite nice I think:
The following three pictures are samples from the Front Facing Camera; Nothing to write home about but not completely horrible either:
The Full Res. Flickr Set Can be Found Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mynokiablog/sets/72157630122591710/
Or if you prefer to download the set then just hit “Download Folder” from the skydrive link: https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=8377F11746755992&id=8377F11746755992%21269