So, this is 3rd in series of Lumia 1020 vs Sony Xperia Z1 comparisons we have posted and this I think finally should satiate the doubters. Hardwarezone from Singapore has done a 5 MP and full-size comparison of similar images from Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1 in similar lighting conditions. What we have done here is to make 100% crop from the full-size images and present so that one can see the difference between camera quality. Lumia 1020 is on top and Xperia on bottom. Check the full-size images link below in case you want to compare them yourselves.
As you can see amount of details, color depth, clarity are much better in Lumia 1020 image. Xperia Z1 image suffers from grainy noise and color looks dull and washed out. Level of details are not that impressive at 100% crop level from Xperia.
Here go the full-size images link,
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