The other day I was doing some cleaning up in the office and came across some old backup drives. Whilst browsing through them I noticed some old digital photos. Turns out they were from 2003 and a Nokia 7650. So I thought I would share some of those photos from the 7650 and my subsequent Nokia Devices such as the 6600, 7610, N70, N93, N95, N95 8Gb, N97, N8, 808, 1020 etc.
The photos are not masterpieces, any skill I do have didn’t really develop until 2010 and the Nokia N8. This is more of a trip down memory lane, to share the photos and places my Nokia phones and I visited.
This is not a review of the camera. This is merely my thoughts and details about what I have been doing with the camera over the last few weeks.
The device I have been using is an American variant so the mobile data doesn’t work here in Finland. Not that that matters to me, it is the camera I was interested in. I have had a Nokia 808 Pureview since June 2012 and have tried to be creative with its camera and so I wanted to try similar things with the Lumia 1020.
Before I start, I should point out the title is slightly inaccurate as I had two Pureview devices with me. The Nokia 808 and the Lumia 920, at least for the later part. This post will cover two trips, one last November to San Francisco and the more recent one to Connecticut and Washington DC this April.
Let’s start with San Francisco. The primary reason for the visit was to spend Thanksgiving with friends and of course to do some shopping, so sightseeing was secondary. We did of course manage to see the important sights, such as the cable cars, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Golden Gate – Nokia 808 Pureview
Nokia recently released the Creative Studio for the Lumia Device range. How does it compare to the apps already available for the Lumia devices in the Marketplace?
Firstly what options are there? You can take a new picture, load one from your gallery or create a Panorama, or you can swipe across and select on of the Face Warps or Live Styles which then opens the camera for you to take a new image in that style.
Personally, my preference is to take a picture first before editing, this you can do for the effects but not for Face warp.
I have to say though the face warp is funky, as demonstrated here by Rodney.
Rodney "The Cat from Mars"
First up let me say that after my disappointment with the N9’s camera, I am not expecting too much this time. Afterall the Lumia 800 uses the same camera module as the N9. So I have lowered my expectations somewhat. Right, one thing I should point out from the start is the Lumia’s Camera focus mode is set to “Macro” by default.
So what you need to do is alter the camera settings and save them to your liking before you start taking any pictures. How do you do that? Well lets take a quick run through so you can see what you need to do, and when I say “see” I mean it metaphorically as I can’t take screen grabs to show you. So what settings are there to play with?
Here is a rundown. I will point out however that some of the settings I have absolutely no clue about as I have never come across them before, namely all those settings in “Scenes”. Such as “Beach”, really you need a setting for a beach? I guess you do, not sure why. Continue Reading