Nokia Lumia 920 close up and daylight pics

| November 11, 2012 | 29 Replies


Marc has got some Nokia Lumia 920 shots taken in day light, including some macro close ups.


Nice boots.


Full size available on his flickr:


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  • patata

    So daylight really isn’t the strength of the 920. Looks more like an oversaturated version of the 800 / 900 camera. But of course we already knew for a while that this device was never meant to be a camera flagship πŸ˜‰

  • swain

    I always get disappointed with the close-up performance of 808. In this aspect 920 looks better.
    Why on the earth Nokia is not fixing the Close-Up performance of 808. It looks like shit.

  • keithlum

    i have a nokia 808,what i wanna say is ,the macro shot of nokia 808 is superb amazing ! i even use it for my design task.

    • swain

      Where are you from ? Have you received any s/w update recently(after fp2) ??

    • Mapantz

      I have to agree, although I don’t think it’s amazing, superb is the word i would use.
      It’s all about finding the balance with zoom, PureView or the scene settings. Most people like to take a macros shot without getting too close and then using the zoom, or even zooming and cropping afterwards.
      Here’s an effort i made a few months ago;

      • Antero

        I’m sorry but your “efforts” are definitely not amazing. First of all, the 808 cannot even do what is considered macro by photography terms (look it up from Wikipedia).

        Your shots look exactly what they are: way too much cropping, there is no sharp definition in your images and the other shot is even shaken (and maybe a little bit stirred).

        Let me know when you can get quality such as in the images below with a phone:

        • incognito

          Let me know when you can get such macro shots without a macro lens on anything, not just a phone. Ye oldie top-of-the-line dSLR wouldn’t be able to capture such shots without a proper lens designed for such shots, yet you expect to get it from something that easily fits your pocket and of which camera is only one of the features in the same package?

        • Mapantz

          Oh here we go .. ‘Mine is bigger than yours’

          Post me links to Nokia 920/808 photo’s please, not ones that have been taken on a DSLR with a macro lens.

        • And, those shots aren’t even taken with a macro lens (the spider’s eyes). That’s a micro lens! And you are comparing THAT to a phone? What’s the sense in that, really?!?

          • Well no, it’s a macro lens! Sorry. But yeah, still beats me why you’d compare! Incognito is absolutely right!

          • Mapantz

            I think we’ve wandered in to today. :<

            • Antero

              You misunderstand. Of course I know you need a macro lens for the linked pictures. I am into macro photography myself. I just hate it when peiple misuse the term macro and post crappy cropped and shaken pictures touting them “amazing”. Nice effort but you need more practice and better equipment.

              • Mapantz

                You tell me where i said that mine were amazing? I said ‘Here’s my effort’
                We’re not on a DSLR blog, my examples are from a phone and not a dedicated c amera and lens. Why don’t you go and take your self-righteous comments elsewhere.

                • Antero

                  Sorry I won’t be going anywhere. You’ll just have to suck it up and learn to take criticism.

                  You posted those photos after stating the “macro” capabilities of the 808 as “superb” for macro work. I’m sorry, I’m not convinced.

                  But don’t get angry over this. I know it is the first and most natural reaction. I often fall into the same trap myself when I get some criticism about my photos. Once you get past the anger and start to look at your shots objectively, then you have a chance to learn and improve your skills.

                  No pain, no gain.

        • Amish
          • Antero

            These are nice. What kind of lens did you use and how did you set it up with the 808?

        • dss

          You can use a magnifying glass with the 808 and you will get similar results.

  • Viipottaja

    Off topic but thought to report here anyway:

    I went to the MS store yesterday. I had none of that claimed “you must buy HTC”. In fact, they were eager to collect all the color variants they had at the store for me to see, and happy to show me its features – the knowledge level among the reps did vary a bit it seemed though. They only had one red left and one of the reps was trying to get me to buy it. They didn’t have the yellow, but told me that a guy at the AT&T store has it for viewing. So I saw it there. I am now leaning red.

    There were at least 6-8 people I saw asking and looking at the 920, and I saw at least two of them by it on the spot.

    So, I guess my equally anecdotal and non-representative experience is equally compelling proof that the MS stores are doing a great job at promoting the 920 as that one guy’s tweet that some were so upset about and took as further evidence of… err… something?? πŸ˜€

    • Ujwal Soni

      Really feels great to hear that 920’s are flying off the shelf..

      • dss

        Let’s hope that they are… at $100 and $49 (from Walmart) they better be..

      • Viipottaja

        Just go my precious Ferrari Red 920 an hour ago! It’s just fantastic so far!

        The store I got it in had a few white and red left, as well as some black (I think, not sure).

        I got an early upgrade for $99 and they even did not charge the upgrade fee that the AT&T supervisor that granted me the upgrade said I would have to pay (I had already negotiated down from the usual $250 early upgrade price)!! Given that I got the L900 for free (I bought it early and they gave a full refund to those who had the early data connectivity bug) I am now in possession of two great phones having spent a total of $99 on them! πŸ˜€

  • dss

    Nokia have a lot of work to do on the jpeg processing in the 920.. its pretty obvious that their understanding of Windows NT is very limited. Also, Windows NT was never known to be amazing at controlling camera natively. The only ones that I can think of are front facing laptop cameras, which had special drivers from the OEM anyway.