I visited the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown NYC today, and the Lumia 900 came along for the trip to assume the duty of serving as the official note-taker for my amateur photo scrapbook. Because the museum does not allow for flash photography, it made for an even more difficult challenge for the Lumia’s camera module to accommodate for some low light conditions in the exhibit halls. Thankfully, the Lumia captured most images with a minimum of graininess, although I was surprised to observe a faint pink halo in the center of some frames, especially against plain white backgrounds. Overall, the pictures were very clear and detailed, all using the default automatic settings in the camera, save for disabling the flash. I was impressed with the speed of the autofocus mechanism, which focused very rapidly on the subjects. A long-press of the shutter button invoked the camera mode from the lock-screen, and a snapshot could be had literally moments later with a touch of the screen. Picture review was a snap compared to just about any other conventional point-and-shoot camera thanks to the large and bright AMOLED display and the responsive multitouch zoom.
(As a side note, the festively bright, Cyan-hued Lumia attracted its own share of interested eyeballs from the teeming crowds of museum-goers.) Take a look at the gallery of sample snapshots from the museum, as seen through the ‘eyes’ of the Lumia 900.