WMPowerUser.com reports that Hi-tech.mail.ru has done a comparison of the camera’s on the reigning Smartphone camera King, The Nokia 808 PureView and the pretender (in every sense of the word) Samsung Galaxy Zoom. You can read their post here.
From the pictures on WMpoweruser I would say the 808 still rules supreme with its 41MP camera against the Zoom’s 16MP. I read an interesting post on MyNokiaBlog “Less Than Meets The Eye” which goes into detail about the sensor size (more important than Mega Pixels), which points out the 808 has a sensor of 1/1.2″ compared to the Zoom which has 1/2.3″ (same as Nokia’s N86 apparently). FYI- In this case a lower number is better.
WMPowerUser brings up the fact that the 808 should have the same unit as the yet-to-be-announced Nokia EOS, saying;
“The EOS is expected to use the same camera assembly as the Nokia 808 Pureview from last year, so comparing photos taken with the 808 to the Zoom should give an idea of what buyers can expect in the next few months”
While that is true, I still have some questions about how the Windows Phone platform will handle a camera of that quality. Nokia have obviously been working hard to get it right, and soon we will see the results for ourselves, hopefully with OIS in the mix as well.