Here’s the Nokia 808 PureView against a higher end compact camera.
Even the 38MP full shot was better in low light than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. They confirm that indeed, PureView mode – i.e. stepping down to 8MP or 5MP produced better results. That’s because it’s using PUREVIEW. That’s the whole point.
Based on the 808′s image samples shot in different resolutions, we discovered that one could get the best quality when shooting at the base resolution (5 megapixels). In fact, shooting at full resolution (38 megapixels) yielded noisier results and softening of detail, especially at high ISOs.
Conclusion? Regarding image quality, CNET says 808 can replace your point and shoot.
we think that the Nokia PureView is capable of replacing your regular compact camera, where image quality is concerned. The smartphone impressed us with its excellent low-light performance and image detail which we attribute it to its large 41-megapixel image sensor.
But they still recommend not ignoring the Panasonic for additional manual controls.
Please note however, the 808 PureView is also a smartphone with a nice 4″ display and is always in your pocket.
Cheers Gru for the tip!