The Nokia N8 has been acclaimed globally as the undisputed king of cameraphones. For the most part, we know that cameraphones do not cut it when up against digital cameras. What better way to put the N8 to test than to send it up against – not another cameraphone – but a similarly muscled 12.1 megapixel digital camera?
What’s available to us here at Mobility Nigeria is the the Sony S2100 Cyber-Shot. It features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and face detection technology. The S2100 is an example of the kind of digital camera that most regular folks buy and take pictures with. Can the N8 replace this dedicated camera?
We’ll leave the conclusions to you. In this shootout, we took all shots in auto mode on both devices – the way the average Joe use their cameras.
In order for there to be no bias in arriving at conclusions, I am not telling which images belong to which device. All upper images belong to one device and all lower images belong to the other. Let’s label the top pictures “A” and the lower ones “B”. Look through the pictures and tell us what you think. Enjoy our gallery!
“The Nokia N8 goes head-to-head against a dedicated camera, the Sony S2100 Cyber-Shot. Both feature a 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash.”
From 12 Megapixel Camera Shoot-out: Nokia N8 vs Sony S2100 Cyber-Shot, posted by Yomi Adegboye on 12/08/2010 (11 items)
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Update: 9th December 2010
I discovered something today as a fallout of Chris’ comment, “Hope the camera or the phone were set to take at same pixel photographs. from what i see ones pixel is set low.“. I had observed that too after taking the shots but could find no explanation for that.
I ensured that both cameras were set to 12 megapixels. However, after reading Chris’ comment above, I went digging again further into the menus of both devices, and I observed that in one of them digital zoom was enabled and set to “auto”. This must be what resulted in the size differences.
It seems to me that the digital auto zoom gave that device an unfair edge over the other. What do you think? If there is a general consensus on that, I will have the shots taken again and the images in the gallery replaced with the new set.
Your feedback please.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.