I have been asked many times what I use to create HDR images from my phones. So I thought I would simply detail it here. Although I primarily use my Nokia N8, these applications work for all Symbian 3 devices and I have tested on X7, 700, 701, E7, C7, C6-01. They are also available on the N9. The two applications in question are HDR Photo Camera by Intellsys and HDR Pro Camera by Harald Meyer. In simple terms they both do exactly the same job, however there are differences. These differences could determine which application is right for you.
I thought I would do a post about my Nokia Gear, not just my phones, but everything. Well everything I can find that is. So here it is, everything I have relating to Nokia. No doubt I will find loads more after I have written this, well I have for one thing excluded all my bluetooth headsets, such BH900, Bh702 etc. Just a little too boring, not that you won’t be bored by all this stuff anyway. Still some of you might enjoy it as much as I do.
Thanks to @NitishMurthy for giving me the idea for this post. So all it is, is a test to see if you can get better results for the Nokia E7 running Symbian Belle or with an application called Camera Pro. As we all know the Nokia E7 has an EDoF lens, fixed focus if you prefer, so close up shots are not it’s forte. But let’s see how the images turned out.
Today I decided that Nokia’s EDoF (Fixed Focus) camera’s should have a little competition between themselves. As for the winner, well that is up to you. The contenders for this little contest are, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7-00, Nokia E7-00 and the Nokia X7-00. Sorry no E6-00 as it has been stolen by my wife and is currently across the pond in Chicago.
The contest consists of two images of the same subject (well as close as I could get to taking exactly the same photo twice on 4 different devices). One is a standard image taken in landscape mode with colour set to vivid. The other is a HDR image. The fused images are exactly the same for each device and the bracketed images were taken with exactly the same settings.
I think the simplest idea is just to put them in alphabetical order, do not want to show any favouritism. First up is the landscape mode image for each device followed by the HDR image. At the end pick your favourite!
That is it for the images, now it is up to you. You may notice that the X7 HDR image is substantially lighter than the others. I wish I had an explanation for you. The images were taken with exactly the same settings as the others and the fuse was done using all the same edits.
Pick the device you prefer based on the images you have seen.