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#Lumia1020 vs Sony Xperia Z1 shootout done by a professional photographer. Lumia wins by a mile!!


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Now, this is what we call a proper shootout set to use real potential of the cameras. The site which earlier has published a “not so impressive” shootout between Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1 has made some amendments. Now a professional photographer handles both cameras and uses them in various conditions. Results speak for themselves and Lumia wins by a mile in resolving huge amount of detail and rendering sharper images. Have a look at the crop comparison below. Sony Xperia Z1 image crop looks fuzzy in comparison.


The reviewer concludes,

On its own, the Xperia Z1 does make a case for itself as the best Android phone camera. With a decent sized sensor and fast shooting times, the Z1 shows a lot of promise but is let down by the post processing that each image goes through. Hopefully a software update from Sony might be able to fix that down the line.

The Lumia 1020 has the best image quality I’ve seen out of any phone. The bigger sensor helps achieve immense amount detail along with best in class low light performance. With addition of manual controls, it allows you to be creative in ways that weren’t possible before with a phone camera.

Thanks TS for the Tip. Cheers!!

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Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • I don’t know about the Xperia Z1 since I don’t own one. But, I have the Lumia 1020 and the quality of the photos I’ve shot till now are better than the ones I’ve captured with my 18.2 MP Point and Shoot Sony Cybershot camera.

  • ereds

    not really completely true. if you read the blog, the photographer mentioned that the z1 refuses to follow his settings. it takes photos with its own settings. could be some software bug. the auto settings showed how the z1 can beat the 1020 in many instances.

    still, Z1 is in no way capable of beating the 1020 in the hands of a capable photographer. the specs alone should put everything in the right perspective. imagine everything is also double on the 1020. the MP count is almost double. sensor size is also double. even the lens in the 1020 is a carl zeiss. 1020 will always be the king of this year’s camera-centered smartphones. look at the amount of resolve details 1020 provides.

    z1 may have a chance if everything is downscaled and set to auto. if all samples are limited to 5MP and the full potential of the 1020 specs are not showcased.

    this is not to say that z1 is vastly inferior though. it could be the best android camera in a thin body.

    • Kamal Mishra

      5 MP oversampled Lumia 1020 images retains all the detail of full-size images while reducing noise. So, downscaled Xperia Z1 has no chance of beating 5 MP PureView image from Lumia 1020 on whichever mode auto or manual.

  • personally and in my opinion this is a biased comparison between these 2 device ,you said it so ,on your introduction that you are a Nokia blogger and a huge fan of it ,definitely you don’t want to see your brand look crappy compare to others….

    • Kamal Mishra

      And we are not the ones who did this comparison.. Lol!!

  • TS

    The first one was using auto setting, this is on manual.

    • Kamal Mishra

      True, but still auto settings comparison should have been done by this fellow only…

  • tashreef

    Means the image samples given sony were biased….

    • Kamal Mishra

      As we mentioned in earlier article the comparison was not done properly. In this case you see similar images,crops etc. Though both shootouts have been posted by same site, so I don’t think they are biased. It is more to do with using correct method of comparison :).