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VERSUS: Nokia Lumia 620 vs Lumia 800 vs Lumia 900

Within a recent review of the Nokia Lumia 620, we compared its Camera with that of the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 and perceived it to be a flaw in the Nokia Lumia 620 arsenal when compared with the other two devices. We have therefor decided compare the output from the three devices.

We shall start by comparing specs for the three phones. The first comparison is resolution, the digital camer property most compared, with the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 sporting an 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) camera, whereas the Nokia Lumia 620 only has 5 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) which causes us to expect images and video taken with the Nokia Lumia 620 to be lower quality.

Another mark against the Nokia Lumia 620 (f/2.4), n this comparison, is that it has a smaller aperture than the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 (f/2.4), meaning that less light gets processed.

Finally, the other factors that can impact on image quality, focal length and focal range, are the same across all three contenders meaning there should be impact on the comparison.

Below are some comparison images and video taken with the Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 900.

IMAGES

The images below provide a comparison of the still image quality from the three contenders.

The right hand image is taken in full daylight with the light source behind the subject.

The left hand image is in low light using the camera flash.

IMAGES: Nokia Lumia 620

Full Size (ORIGINAL)

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2x Zoom

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4x Zoom

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8x Zoom

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16x Zoom

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IMAGES: Nokia Lumia 800

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4x Zoom

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8x Zoom

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16x Zoom

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IMAGES: Nokia Lumia 900

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4x Zoom

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16x Zoom

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VIDEOS

The short videos below provide a comparison of the video capture quality from the three contenders.

The first is a daylight capture with the light source behind the subject, and the second video is in low light using the flash to light the scene.

All videos include excessive movement and changes in distance to the subject.

VIDEOS: Nokia Lumia 620

Daylight Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 620 daylight video with movement

Low Light Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 620 low light video with movement

VIDEOS: Nokia Lumia 800

Daylight Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 800 daylight video with movement

Low Light Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 800 low light video with movement

VIDEOS: Nokia Lumia 900

Daylight Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 900 daylight video with movement

Low Light Video (with movement)

Nokia Lumia 900 low light video with movement

CONCLUSION

After comparing the images and video footage (above) we are left thinking that even though the Nokia Lumia 620 loses on paper it holds its ground in the real world, providing an output which is at least on par with the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900.

One observation we made during this versus battle was that our trial Nokia Lumia 620 did not support half press of the camera button to focus pre-image capture, although on screen messages implied it should. This is a feature provided on all other Nokia Lumia devices we tested.

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