Video: Nokia Lumia 920 destroying Apple iPhone 4S video (image stabilisation / floating lens technology)

| September 10, 2012 | 50 Replies

We’ve already seen plenty of videos showing the Nokia Lumia 920 destroying the iPhone 4S (and SGSIII) in low light tests. These were, more importantly, LIVE tests done in front of the camera on the phone (and not by overly creative advertising companies). That’s one aspect of the floating lens.

Another of course is smoother video. Now iPhone’s digital image stabilisation is one of the better working ones on the market. It’s not perfect but it does a decent enough job. Have you seen the iPhone 4S/iPad keynote? (I’m not sure if that was also simulated, but the differences with/without DIS look quite good).


In the video below you can see this OIS (PureView 2) trumping DIS. This is captured by by .

Far from a scientific assessment but video captured on Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 4S. Optical image stabilisation is impressive based on personal ad-hoc this test. Note I am right handed and held iPhone 4S with that hand so Lumia 920 was further disadvantaged. Also Nokia Lumia 920 apparently does not have final software yet. I’m sure next iPhone will probably have some clever image stabilisation too but this is a interesting competitive advantage for Nokia on this new device.

I have a post tomorrow discussing image stabilisation, with samples on stabilised 808 videos. It’s one I’ve been meaning to do since I’ve had the N8 but you know uni and that makes things end up in the back burner.

Cheers Peter for the tip!


Category: Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Tez

    The Lumia 920 appears to be technically superior to the iPhone 5, but it is not SO technically superior that many people will choose it over the iPhone 5 or other cheaper alternatives.

    Wish the 920 had the 808 pureview camera and then I suspect Nokia would take a serious chunk of sales away from Apple and Samsung, I for one would have made an early upgrade to it, but instead I will wait for my contract to expire and see what is available at that time.

    Windows 8 mobile and (808) pureview a long with Apple’s slightly lacklusture announcement with a great marketing campaign could have made a massive change to Nokia’s fortunes, the OIS is good, but IMO no where near enough to make any dent in the competition.

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