Published on April 16th, 2012 | by Ramon Trotman12
The Lumia 900 Camera: It Really Isn’t That Bad
After my review of the Lumia 900, I had some more time to really get to know the device. As previously stated, I had some disappointments when it came to the device’s camera performance. In fact, if you follow me on twitter you’d swear I down right hated the thing. Since then I’ve made an interesting discovery.
It was my fault! After coming from the original HTC Titan, I was used to holding the device a particular way when taking pictures, mainly due to the physical size of the Titan. Turns out this habit was causing problems with my Lumia 900. My finger was obstructing the lens ever so slightly. This in turn threw the focus and lead to blurry shots. Did this mean the camera on the Lumia 900 really wasn’t that bad? I decided to take to the streets of New York to test it out!
The first stop was Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was about 11am and the sun was in full force. Although not ideal lighting for taking pics, it still served as a good test.
Below are original images followed by the Auto Fix feature applied.
These images were taking a little later as well as indoor.
All things considered, the Lumia 900’s camera provided satisfactory images. Although not as good as my Titan or the famed iPhone 4s, the pictures were not bad at all. I did notice the camera had a few issues when there were huge differences in lighting in one frame, sometimes I had to take an image twice just to get it right. The auto fix feature in the OS also lends a huge hand here, if images didn’t come out as you’d expect, the auto fix always seem to make things right.
Over all, not having as sharp a image as those produced by my Titan or even the newer Titan II was a bother at first, but given my fat finger tactics and auto fix, I can honestly say I am satisfied. Out of a possible 10, I’d say the camera earns itself a solid 7. Coupled with all the other strong points of the phone, I can live with that. I am still hoping Nokia pushes a firmware update to improve its performance.