Nokia Lumia 800 Camera

For most intents and purposes the camera on my Nokia Lumia 800 is a step down from the one on my old Nokia N95. The Lumia performs much worse on close-up work (like photos of letterpress projects), much worse in lower-light conditions, and it tends to leave a lot of indoor photos with an annoying green cast. This is not to say, however, that it’s not a camera capable of surprising me, like it did last week in Victoria; here’s a photo of The Orient Hotel that really turned out well:

The Orient Hotel in Victoria

I shot the photo late in the day — 4:39 p.m. — and jacked the Lumia’s “saturation” setting to the highest level.


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Oliver on October 1, 2012 - 02:44 Permalink

I’m surprised you don’t prefer verite’ to the enhanced stuff. In some cases I think the suped up product is closer to the experience of being there than what the camera can capture, but through my eyes it can also rob a photo of authenticity. It’s like what some photographers used to do with lens filters.