Nokia 808 PureView vs Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Nikon D800, Sony Alpha 85/77

| June 18, 2012 | 16 Replies

Here’s another comparison, this time there are no other camera phones, just some big guns.

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Nikon D800, Sony Alpha 850 and Sony Alpha 77. I think the 808 certainly holds its own.

Remember, this is a phone that fits in your pocket. I’ve got some comparison samples from my 60D against 808 but I’d like to do more rigorous testing with that. From my own results there were surprising occasions too when 808 not only held its own but produced better images – but again I want to test this out more.

They’ve also compared it to what they say are the two best compacts from Sony and Canon and come out with:

That’s right—the 8-Megapixel shot from the Nokia 808 is more precise than an 18-Megapixel shot from Sony’s HX20V!

at ISO 400 up to 1600.

All in all, the Nokia 808 PureView is an interesting and original camera, which, in some circumstances, can rival cameras as advanced as certain full-frame (24 x 36 mm) SLRs, while also offering users several extra possibilities. For example, at a time when connectivity is king, it’s much easier to publish photos online with this Nokia cameraphone than with the average camera—even most Wi-Fi-enabled models.

It’s no longer about 808 vs other camera phones anymore. I think the only reason you’d want to compare other camera phones now is too see how close they can be to the 808.

Cheers fneuf for the tip!


Category: Nokia, Symbian

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