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From Slashgear: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5 in a photo shoot out

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Over at Slashgear, our tech journalism comrades got to play with Nokia’s Lumia 920 -- which the manufacturer just announced today will be available exclusively through AT&T for $100 with a two-year contract.

All the hype around the  Windows Phone 8 device says that this is going to be the smartphone camera to beat with 8.7 megapixels and a dual LED flash. Nokia boasts its low-light performance and image stabilization, so Slashgear took the camera into some basic photography situations to see how the Lumia 920 performed against Apple's iPhone 5

While some of Slashgear’s comparison shots are a little dubious from a photographic standpoint (the out-of-focus dog shot makes the Lumia 920 look worse than it probably is), the low-light examples show the Lumia 920 is serious about its photographic capabilities.

Nokia's Lumia 920 uses a "floating" lens for what Nokia is calling "optical image stabilization." The harware maker also claims that the Lumia 920 camera can take in five times more light than typical smartphone cameras.

Pre-orders for the Lumia 920 start tomorrow through AT&T, with the smartphone officially available for purchase November 9th. Nokia also shared pricing information for the 8MP camera Lumia 820 today as well; pre-order and purchase timing is the same, but at a $50 pricetag with two-year AT&T contract.

On top of its 8.7 megapixels, the Lumia 920 has a 26mm/F2 Carl Zeiss-designed Tessar lens. The focal length is a bit wider than the iPhone 5’s 33mm—something that probably helps with the image stabilization. The aperture is also a bit wider than the iPhone’s F2.4, arguably also aiding in the low-light situations.

Check out Slashgear's full comparison here.

As for us, we can't wait to give you a photographer's review of the Lumia 920. (We won't take any photos of cobwebs in the basement, we promise.)

Comments

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mksng

Its been almost 3 months since Lumia 920 is launched & no review from DPreview yet!! Please review this in-depth like Nokia 808... eagerly awaiting...please..

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bradnkrit

Are you going to release a review of the Lumia 920 anytime soon?

THanks!

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Tan68

from the linked article: ...amalgamation of technology “iSight”

opportunity missed. iEye would have been nice.

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