CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt has put Lumia 900’s  8-megapixel camera to the test in a shootout with iPhone 4S’s 8-megapixel camera.

They have finalized 11 more representative shots to  see which one comes out on top. If you go through all the shots it seems that Lumia 900 does better in richness and warmth of color, better contrast, Macro mode, Overall focusing, low light performance. 

Given below is the actual comparison pictures and the conclusions drawn by the reviewer based on the shootout. Let us know in comments what you feel about the shootout and how you think Lumia 900 fares.

Mural: The Nokia phone’s picture looks richer, but the iPhone 4S’ looks brighter.

Mural Nokia Lumia 900
Mural iPhone4S

Zoomed in: I zoomed all the way in and focused on the building’s dome.  Point: iPhone  4S for overall image quality, but it does wash out the wall.

Zoom Nokia Lumia 900
Zoom iPhone4S

Sculpture: Both statues look good, but I do like the deeper contrast  on the Lumia 900’s.

Sculpture Nokia Lumia 900
Sculpture iPhone 4S

Plant life: Apple’s iPhone 4S brought out the purples, but the Lumia  900’s contrast made the icy light green seem more detailed.

Ice Plant Nokia Lumia 900
Iceplant iPhone 4S

Bay Bridge: The Lumia 900 is far more yellow, but it also keeps more  gulls in focus.

Bay Bridge Nokia Lumia 900
Bay Bridge iPhone 4S

Bear: The iPhone captures much more detail in the plush bear’s fur,  its bow, and the writing on the box of tea, but the colors look a bit more  washed out compared to the Lumia 900.

Bear Nokia Lumia 900
Bear iPhone 4S

Macro: Macro mode on the Lumia 900 captured pollen detail (you could  see this at more than 3,000 pixels); the iPhone 4S auto-focuses, but has no  macro mode.

Macro Nokia Lumia 900
Macro iPhone4S

Flags: I prefer the cooler colors in the iPhone 4S, but in terms of  focusing on distant objects, they’re pretty close.

Flag Nokia Lumia 900
Flags iPhone 4S

Snack shack: The iPhone 4S shot looks much more vibrant and sharp than  the yellowed, lower-contrast Lumia 900 photo (especially when the photos are  blown up on the big screen.)

Snack Nokia Lumia 900
Snack iPhone 4S

Fountain: The iPhone 4S captured the water droplets more distinctly,  but in this scene, I like the Lumia’s contrast and warmer tones. The actual  color was somewhere between them.

Fountain Nokia Lumia 900
Fountain iPhone 4S

Low-light: I had to turn on night mode to extract Mike the CNET  engineer from his dark, dark surroundings. The colors are richer, but he has red  eye. The iPhone 4S just needed the flash to extract color, but it isn’t as  precise.

Low-light Nokia Lumia 900
Low light iPhone4S

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