Gallery comparing the Lumia 640 XL and Nikon D610 cameras

The Lumia 640 XL is currently our favourite Windows Phone camera, having bested the mighty Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6+ in our blind camera test.

How does the handset measure up however to a DSLR? Intrepid photographer Kjoro have posted some images comparing the Lumia 640 XL to the Nikon D610.

Have a look at the results below.

Lumia 640 XL

01 - 640 XL

Nikon D610

03 - D610

Both devices handle the foreground well, but the Nikon has a shallower depth of field, giving that pleasant bokeh effect.

Lumia 640 XL

04 - 640 XL

Nikon D610

06 - D610

In this difficult lighting picture the Lumia 640 XL seems to have managed the exposure much better. Note this is not in fact a HDR picture.


Lumia 640 XL

07 - 640 XL

Nikon D610

09 - D610

Both devices appear to have managed an equally good job, thought the result of the Nikon appears to be slightly more vibrant and pleasant to the eye.

Lumia 640 XL

10 - 640 XL

Nikon D610

12 - D610

In this amazing picture there does not appear to be much to choose between either.

Lumia 640 XL

13 - 640 XL

Nikon D610

15 - D610

In this image the Nikon appears to have managed the difficult exposure better, with the dark foreground better defined than the Lumia 640 XL.

I think our readers will agree that at monitor resolution the pictures look pretty comparable, and even if not identical both look pretty good.

On this occasion we have also included some 100% crops, which gives a better look at the full capabilities of the device.

Lumia 640 XL 100% crop

01 - 640 XL-100 crop

Nikon D610 100% crop

03 - D610-100 crop


Lumia 640 XL 100% crop

13 - 640 XL=100 crop

Nikon D610 100% crop15 - D610-100 crop

Even at 100% resolution the Lumia 640 still does a pretty good job with these challenging pictures, though the Nikon is clearly able to capture more light.

The full gallery of images can be seen here.

What do our readers think of these pictures? Let us know below.

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