Nokia N8 camera compared to the HTC Mozart

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Nokia N8 vs HTC 7 Mozart

All about Symbian have compared the Nokia N8 with its 12 megapixel camera with super Xenon flash with the HTC 7 Mozart with its 8 megapixel camera, also with Xenon flash, and predictable found the HTC 7 Mozart wanting.

They write:

(The HTC 7 Mozart has) Barely acceptable (heavily sharpened) 8 megapixel daytime stills only if you know what you’re doing and if you work around the shutter lag with posed subjects and awareness of light and motion. In low light, the tiny optics and sensor struggle hugely. Exposed, though fairly recessed camera glass.

(Its night time shots produced) Appalling Xenon flash-lit photos. Scandalously bad. It seems the shutter speed and flash aren’t tuned very well, since there’s blurring here as bad as anything that you’d get with an LED flash. Sadly.

Of course the praised the N8 highly, saying it produced “Superlative 12 megapixel stills, taken very quickly, with huge sensor and professional optics. Exposed camera glass.” and at night “(the) Super Xenon flash and tuned camera hardware make for foolproof evening/social shots.”

AllaboutSymbian are likely of course being a bit harsh and one-sided, but of course the good part of the comparison is that Windows Phone 7 will still soon inherit all the hardware skill which Nokia poured into the Nokia N8’s camera, with its real glass lens, superior flash and excellent tuning, meaning the loss in in fact just temporary.

Are HTC 7 Mozart owners happy with their camera? Let us know below.

See many comparative photos at AllaboutSymbian.com here.

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