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You may notice that I'm not posting any article about n8's camera and comparison to other camera devices. Other blogs already posted different comparison (n8 vs iphone 4, etc etc), there's also reviews floating around but I didn't care sharing them to you. Why? because I found some inconsistencies on their post and i feel that there's something missing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not good at reviewing cameras but I feel it when articles are lying (and so other websites notice that too).
Good thing we have GSMarena to do some scientific testing. Meaning tests and results gained are based on scientific process meaning their are numbers to compare and objectives to complete. Also, tests are done fairly,as I see it, since they've included different people (population , statistics? whatever) to perform the test which already decreases (if not remove) the author's subjectivity on the topic Another this is that the test participants didn't know which photo is from which phone, so the best photos they selected depends on what they thing looks the best.
Anyway, the results are quite amazing, N8 won by a large margin over Samsung Pixon12 and Sony DSC-HX5v, making some blogger's claim some how unreal. Now I'm thinking what will happen to their credibility now.
A bug? so its not yet the best for camcorder , yet
But anyway, this phone can't be perfect. GSMarena also found a bug while testing the video recording. This bug is about the digital zoom while recording where in when you zoom between the x1 -x1.5, the quality is not good compared to the quality when you zoom after x2.
The bad news is that we found a strange bug - the Nokia N8 only starts doing that smart zooming when you are at about 2x. Before that it behaves identically to every other handset out there and looses quality.
A future firmware update can fix this. Its not a hardware problem after all.
To know more about the test check out N8 vs Pixon vs HX5v shoot out: blind test.
To know more about how the results are generated , go to page 4 of Nokia n8 preview.
Links posted above are both from GSMarena.
Full credits goes to GSMarena. Thanks much!