Low-Light Video Shootout Pits the Lumia 928 Against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3

Nokia recently announced its new Lumia 928: a 8.7-megapixel PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS-toting replacement for the already impressive Lumia 920 that will do its best to blow away the rest of the market in terms of image and video quality.

But in case words aren’t enough, Nokia has also released the above video comparing the low-light video capability of the new Lumia with that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5.

To shoot the video, Nokia took all three phones to a poorly lit rollercoaster called “The Hurricane” at Adventureland in Farmingdale, New York, got on the ride, and shot away. The resulting footage was compiled into this video shootout that is supposed to show off just how much better the Lumia 928 is than its most popular competition:

The Nokia Lumia 928 (left) vs the Samsung Galaxy S3 (right)

The Nokia Lumia 928 (left) vs the Samsung Galaxy S3 (right)

The Nokia Lumia 928 (left) vs the iPhone 5 (right)

The Nokia Lumia 928 (left) vs the iPhone 5 (right)

Of course, pulling stills out of a Nokia created shootout hardly seems like a fair comparison, but it’s hard to deny that the Lumia more than holds its own against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3. The image stabilization even prompted one YouTube commenter to say that “the video is so stable it seems the roller coaster is stopped.”

While we wouldn’t go that far, the video has done a great job showing off what a great sensor, great lens, and optical image stabilization can do for smartphone-captured footage. To learn more about the Lumia 928 and/or register to receive an e-mail notification when it becomes available, just follow this link.

(via Engadget)

  • R0N_

    I hardly ever use the camera of my phone, if I need a camera I pick up my camera.. But must say if this footage is real Nokia has the better camera…

  • Oskar???

    The comparison is not fair: digital footage can easily be manipulated in terms of sharpness, color saturation etc. Please note that the Samsung and Apple footage is slightly over exposed which leads to a bit more noise and bluriness. If they wanted to proove how good the OIS is they should have hold all three cameras on a single hand(it is possible!)

  • Renato Murakami

    Still waiting for that Nokia EOS thing… by now, out of the top best smartphone cameras out there, iPhone 5 must be in 4th or 5th place. Both HTC and Samsung have better cameras right now.
    Now, the tech put into the Nokia 920 is great, and this 928 also seem plenty fine… but really, Nokia simply has to take all the tech they made in these, and release a camera that has them (specially OIS and low light) applied to the huge 808 sensor, with a real smartphone OS of course.
    It’d make Nokia plain unbeatable (for photographers that is). And there’s really no secret in it… just look at the sensor size comparison:
    Even if Samsung does release the Galaxy 4 Zoom thing with Samsung Galaxy Camera sensor, the sensor size will still be at 1/2.3″… Nokia 808 has a 1/1.2″ sensor.

  • bogorad

    Pathetic! Why even bother commenting on some PR crap. We all know how Nokia shoots videos – – with a specialized van and a crew of many ;)

  • 3ric15

    I’d like to see the HTC One!

  • Matthew Wagg

    Nokia lost all my business when they got into bed with Microsoft. I had always used Nokia’s but choosing ms over the more usable and customisable Android software was the nail in the coffin for our relationship. Then came the debacle of all out lying about using their phone camera, nope sorry Nokia, you can go do one.

    Same with the iphone, quick to pull lawsuits on others but won’t pay out for licences? Naughty.
    Samsung are pretty much the only company that are actually innovating anymore.