PR1.1 update for Nokia Lumia 920 includes camera fix – solves ‘fuzzy’ daylight pics

| December 17, 2012 | 23 Replies

ENGEngadget says it’s time to rejoice as Nokia’s PR1.1 update brings the Nokia Lumia 920 up to the performance they had expected (and from what they had originally tried in Nokia Lumia 920 prototypes!). Whilst OIS low light had always been a winner, there were some noted problems regarding low light. This was mentioned directly to Nokia in a Q&A session. Whilst it seemed it was not directly answered, clearly there’s been something in the works.


Regarding fuzziness, Engadget says that’s been fixed. However, they reckon there’s still some white balance issues.

It’s probably easier to tell if you look at the composite/cropped shots as the the pics (PR1.0/PR1.1 otherwise look the same)

Source:Β Engadget

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  • nabkawe

    Good to hear, launched at 1\10 getting an update in less than 2 months is appreciated.

  • Viipottaja

    Excellente! πŸ™‚

  • Benz

    Good news, cannot wait to get to test this. And also to see the original images at Engadget.

    I’m just hoping this is a real improvement to have more detail in the pictures and not a HTC(rap) style over sharpening… But we’ll see, I’m still positive.

    I’m a former N8 user and for like two weeks or so now using this 920. Not too much experience with the camera yet, but I kinda have the feeling that the N8 was more closer to a “real” camera. 920’s camera is more “commercial” for the general public. I do like the fast response of the camera UI, for things like seeing the photo you just look, that was so uncomfortable with N8. And of course, the OIS in video is soooo nice. But for still photos in the daytime, currently I think the N8 did a better job. At night pics the 920 seems to be even too good sometimes, making it look like it’s daytime with quite a little light. πŸ™‚ But better this way, it’s always easier to make the photo darker if needed, the opposite is quite impossible.

    But if 920 will be at least on par with N8 in daytime pics, the 920 will beat N8 hands down. 1080p video with OIS and overall fast response of the UI (what I really love in WP8 in general) are quite impressive.

    P.S. Someone noticed on the Engadget comments that the cropped pictures of the cat allows you to see the cat in 3D if you manage to “cross your eyes” in the right way, pretty cool πŸ™‚

    • reptile

      LOL. So cool. I saw it! I saw the 3D cat!

    • Grendell

      I’m a former N8 user myself. I think getting the N8’s module into an 11mm thick device would be a triumph in itself. I’m hoping the tech has come along long enough to actually do that. They could possibly even relaunch it as part of the pureview family.

      • mirco

        A N8 sized, BSI type sensor with additional OIS would be really nice. If they could add a 3MP oversampling mode and increase the dynamic range (withoud HDR tricks) I would certainly appreciate πŸ™‚ Let’s see and hope…

    • Mazze

      Also a former N8 user and a bit disappointed not seeing the Lumia matching that 2-year-old device.

  • WhiteAdy

    Now fix the white balance and make the colors more natural (way too warm atm.) and add a Lumia-exclusive camera app (UI at least, like making a Lumia lens? πŸ˜€ )

  • D Harries

    That’s an excellent cat remaining perfectly still for two identical pictures

    • DeepNara

      Nope, these shots are taken at the same type by two different devices side by side. look at the tail and background pattern they are different.
      by the way nice improvements for such a short notice.

      • D Harries

        Yes. I see the difference in the back legs. Photographs have to stand up to scrutiny….

  • mohammed

    have u noticed that the fb app for wp has a new update?what is the changelog ?

  • JGrove303

    Glad to hear it. Daytime photos are lacking the sharpness I expected from a Zeiss equipped Nokia. I, too coming from the N8-00, was let down by “normal” shots, but pleasantly spoiled rotten by low light shots. Enough so that I forgave it, since the 920 does everything else so badass!

  • PinoyAko

    really ridiculous that nokia has been sending this update for 920 camera whereas i remember there was a promise of ‘fix’ on 808’s camera back in Q3. Which will Supposedly fix the iso problem on 808 when shooting on daylight. Again does someone from nokia cares about the 5 year technology they’ve worked on 808 and have bragged about? We’re not even waiting for firmware update, we’re just wanting for these damn fixes!

  • dss

    Much better! If they can get it up to iphone 5 levels it will be great.. but I doubt they can fix the softness around the edges.. the lens is really wide compared to the ip5.. so its to be expected.

    • Spede oli aliarvostettu

      Getting that Nokia camera to the levels of the iPhone 5? What? Are you serious?

      About the iPhone 5, the pixel combining tech it uses appears to be quite innovative if innovative is a word that can be used when talking about mobile phones.

      • JGrove303

        I’m sorry, what is innovated about the iPhone 5’s camera? The iPhone 5 does hold a candle the the 920 in low light. This has been repeatedly proven. The 920 doesn’t. Use pixel oversampling (this impressive tech that Apple uses [which Nokia implemented on the808, and to a MUCH great extent and first in mobile]).

        Strong possibility the next big camera phone from Nokia is going to bring Optical Image stabilization and pixel oversampling together. Lossless, zoom, perfect pictures in every instance, lossless zoom, etc.

        • Grendell

          NOW THAT

          would be awesome!

        • Spede oli aliarvostettu

          Do you actually know how the iPhone 5 actually combines pixels? That is, do you know all the ways how it does it?

          It’s not actually how the 808 does it.

          This is something that has some new real world applications.

          Besides, even the 4S get pretty close to the 920 levels if you only download one more App for it.

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  • Junnior_Reis

    This Is Further Proof Of The Consumer Respect, That the Finnish Giant Pays De Form Continues!

    This Update is More Than Are Coming, Once Performance Photo DAY From Lumia 920 PureView LITE I Was Disappointed Too, So How Many Users Amateurs And Professionals Technology And Photography, In Practice What They Hoped The Best Solution In Image And Video !

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