Camera Comparison, Lumia 830 Vs Lumia 920


I have used the Lumia 830 for a couple of weeks and was interested to see how it’s 10 megapixel camera compared to the 920’s. I wasn’t completely convinced it was a better camera when using it, but having now done a head to head comparison I concede that the pictures taken on the newer hardware are better, brighter colours in most conditions, and finer detail also. I will let you judge for yourself, see below. All photos taken with default settings except the Christmas Tree, which had light balance decreased on both. The Lumia 920 is running Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan with a developer preview that includes Lumia Camera. It shoots at 8.7 megapixels and has Carl Zeiss optics. The 830 is running Windows Phone 8.1 With Lumia Denim, it has a 10 megapixel camera also with Zeiss optics. The camera app used for all shots was Nokia/Lumia Camera.

The Cactus

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: The first picture (920) is definitely lighter, and you can see more of the detail in the green stork. But the colour is more accurate on the 830.


Pot Plants

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: Very similar in this picture, taken outdoors. The detail is very similar, as is colour reproduction.


The Gnome

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: Once again the 920 has produced the lighter picture while the 830 has perhaps the better colours. The detail in the beard of the gnome actually looks better on the 920, to me at least.


Close Focus

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: Both cameras have focused on the plant in about the same detail, but the background of the shot is clearer on the 830, whether this is better or not is a personal decision.


Christmas Tree

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: This is the only photo which I changed any settings on, decreasing the shutter speed, so this may give one device a better outcome than the other. I think the 920 has done better, with the ball-balls on the tree clearer.


The Landscape

Lumia 920


Lumia 830


Verdict: The details of the background look better from the 830, in my opinion, especially in the trees in the far distance. The buildings also look more detailed, and the distinctive yellow Bath Stone looks a more accurate colour on the 830.


And the winner is…

I think it would be fair to say that both cameras captured good pictures, but an over all winner would have to be the Lumia 830 for better colour reproduction and for producing more detail on items which are in focus and in the distance. I would say from this comparison the 920 may have the edge at taking very close up shots, and for producing more detail in lower light conditions.

This is my opinion of course, I’d be very interested to hear yours.

Wanna see how the 920 and 830 compare in a speed test? Watch the video HERE to find out.

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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  1. I have a 830, I’m very pleased with most of the pictures, except that OIS do not work at the first shot, but afther the second is amazing

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