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Thread: Blind Test Fun : Nokia vs HTC vs Apple vs Samsung vs Olympus

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    Red face Blind Test Fun : Nokia vs HTC vs Apple vs Samsung vs Olympus

    If you fancy a bit of pixel detective work, see if you can figure out which camera took which pictures : http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_bli...review-773.php

    The contenders are :
    • Nokia 808 PureView (8MP PureView mode)
    • HTC One X
    • iPhone 4S
    • Samsung Galaxy S III
    • Nokia N8 (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP)
    • Olympus E-PL2 interchangable lens, large sensor camera (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    If you fancy a bit of pixel detective work, see if you can figure out which camera took which pictures : http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_bli...review-773.php

    The contenders are :
    • Nokia 808 PureView (8MP PureView mode)
    • HTC One X
    • iPhone 4S
    • Samsung Galaxy S III
    • Nokia N8 (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP)
    • Olympus E-PL2 interchangable lens, large sensor camera (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP)
    Hmm.... I do not think I can rank them all, but I am willing to guess that "F" is the Nokia 808 PureView.

    Why? Well, it clearly has a lot of micro-contrast, and appears to have a lot of sharpening applied (or has been downsampled in way that maximises micro-contrast), which is what I would expect from a cellphone.

    And I think "E" is the E-PL2, based on the shadow detail shot, and the fact that image "E" appears to have much less sharpening applied.

    And "A" is for Apple

    Anyone else want to hazard a guess?
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    I'd go with :
    Nokia 808 = F, it looks very good and there is very little noise reduction
    Nokia N8 = B, good image and the large sensor gives better dynamic range
    HTC = D, ok, but look like a 1:1 view
    Apple = C, not that great and its clear this is a 1:1 view
    Samsung = A, good but very smooth.
    Olympus = E, great dynamic range, little noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    I'd go with :
    Nokia 808 = F, it looks very good and there is very little noise reduction
    Nokia N8 = B, good image and the large sensor gives better dynamic range
    HTC = D, ok, but look like a 1:1 view
    Apple = C, not that great and its clear this is a 1:1 view
    Samsung = A, good but very smooth.
    Olympus = E, great dynamic range, little noise.
    The results are up http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_bli...view-773p3.php :
    A. Nokia N8
    B. Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    C. HTC One X
    D. Apple iPhone 4S
    E. Nokia 808 PureView
    F. Olympus PEN E-PL2

    Ah well, at least we both spotted the two best-looking images, but got them the wrong way round.

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    DAM You GSM Arena!!!!!!

    Went to page explicitly to cheat, found:

    We've stripped the EXIF info from all the photos, so no one will be tempted to check it and let it affect their votes. And here goes the first couple of 100% crops from each shot should help you make up your mind.
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    Can't believe the 808 beat a DSLR... nice going Nokia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    Can't believe the 808 beat a DSLR... nice going Nokia.
    Indeed. I am really impressed by Nokia for choosing sensible processing settings, e.g, they did not oversharpen the image, or set the JPEG compression factor too high.

    Sony engineers should take a look at the Nokia phone cameras. I mean, the Xperia Ray has a Sony Exmor sensor, which is related to the Nikon D7000's sensor, but no one will believe that if they compare image quality
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