Microsoft Lumia 950XL Camera Comparison with Some Real Cameras


I recently bought a Microsoft Lumia 950XL phone, one of the main reason is the camera. Before I placed my orders I actually read quite some phone reviews, among which there are some blog reviews and tons of YouTube videos focusing on camera performance. But none of them reflect what I really want to see. I usually do some travelling around the world from time to time, and would like to take nice pictures on my trips. I do own my DSLR and it is/will be my primary gear of photography, but I also think it would be cool to have a smaller device I can use whenever I don’t want to pull out my bulky camera.

I finally got the phone, I am very curious to see how it compares with my DSLR regarding the image quality and how much I can rely on it in my trips. I know it is a totally unfair comparison since both of them belong to completely different categories, and they have very different characteristics. Let me explain what I have and what is my strategy to do the comparison first.

  • Microsoft Lumia 950XL:
    • 20MP sensor
    • Aperture 1.9
    • Focal length 26mm
    • Minimum focus distance 10cm
  • My DSLR gears:
    • Nikon D7100 body
      • 24.7MP sensor
    • I have some lenses, the Nikkor 18-140 is my main walk around lens. So I will use this one to participate the comparison.
      • Max aperture 3.5-5.6
      • Focal length 18-140
      • Minimum focus distance 45cm
  • Point and shoot camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. This is an aging camera older than 7 years. I simply included it for my curiosity.

As you can see the phone camera has no optical zoom, much bigger aperture and shorter focus distance; while my DSLR is on the opposite side. So the comparison will coordinate what the phone camera can do, I simply treat the phone camera a macro prime lens. In order to be close to what the phone camera can see, my DSLR lens will be used on the wide angle side. I usually shoot my DSLR in semi-manual mode, I will continue to use aperture priority mode in this testing, the aperture will be adjusted according to what subject I shoot so the result won’t match phone camera’s f/1.9 wide open status. I don’t foresee I will use manual mode to shoot with my phone camera, so I will leave it completely automatic, let the camera software to decide everything for me.

Ok, enough has been said let’s do some real work. All the raw files from both phone and DSLR are processed by RawTherapee with very minimum processing, such as exposure compensation, tone curve, saturation, noise reduction, cropping and so on.

Case 1 – In the Sunlight Close-up Shooting

 Panasonic Lumix

  • f/4.0
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/320
  • ISO 80

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/733
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/733
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/7.1
  • Focal length 27.5mm
  • Shutter 1/200
  • ISO 160

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Case 2 – Not so Bright Indoor in Daytime

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/3.3
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/25
  • ISO 400

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/27
  • ISO 200

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/27
  • ISO 200

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/5.0
  • Focal length 53.4mm
  • Shutter 1/80
  • ISO 2000 (Luminance noise reduction is applied)

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Case 3 – Landscape

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/5.6
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/500
  • ISO 80

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2049
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2049
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/11.0
  • Focal length 18.3mm
  • Shutter 1/250
  • ISO 160

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Case 4 – Landscape

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/5.6
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/500
  • ISO 80

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/1938
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/1938
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/11.0
  • Focal length 18.3mm
  • Shutter 1/320
  • ISO 160

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Case 5 – Landscape (Glare)

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/4.0
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/200
  • ISO 80

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/1608
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/1608
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/11.0
  • Focal length 18.3mm
  • Shutter 1/100
  • ISO 160

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Case 6 – “Architecture”

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/5.6
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/500
  • ISO 80

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2247
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2247
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/11.0
  • Focal length 18.3mm
  • Shutter 1/250
  • ISO 160

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Case 7 – Plants

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/5.0
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/500
  • ISO 125

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2315
  • ISO 50

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/2315
  • ISO 50

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/11.0
  • Focal length 23.1mm
  • Shutter 1/160
  • ISO 160

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Case 8 – Low Light in Potlight No Flash

Panasonic Lumix

  • f/3.3
  • Focal length 4.1 mm
  • Shutter 1/8
  • ISO 400

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Lumia 950XL Direct JPG Output

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/13
  • ISO 400

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Lumia 950XL Raw

  • f/1.9
  • Focal length ??
  • Shutter 1/13
  • ISO 400 (Luminance noise reduction is applied)

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Nikon D7100 Raw

  • f/3.5
  • Focal length 18.3mm
  • Shutter 1/30
  • ISO 2800 (Luminance noise reduction is applied)

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Conclusion

What I try to say below is from the point of a hobbyist photographer. Maybe I should not call it a conclusion, but rather some my personal feeling from what I see so far. At the same time there are some other features, such as nature flash, rich capture and so on, haven’t been tested yet. Probably these features would be able to provide some interesting result.

No 1. The JPG produced by phone has some crazy/amazing post-process to sharpen, increase saturation and so on. Direct JPG output actually looks more stunning than the raw output unless I spend tons of time to play with the raw files. Direct JPG output is definitely more than good enough for social media purpose.

No 2. In bright daylight the phone is able to produce fairly decent image quality, the details could even match my DSLR. Of course I don’t have a very sharp lens mounted to the body for this test yet, but at least the phone seems to be able to catch with kit lens. But in low light situation I still feel DSLR has the advantage.

No 3. It seems that the phone always use aperture f/1.9 no matter what. Maybe there is no way to adjust the aperture on this phone, the camera app’s manual mode has no aperture adjustment as well. Typically f/1.9 should be able to produce some nice bokeh, but I honestly never see such thing on the phone. It puzzles me quite a lot.

Will the phone be able to replace my camera, probably not yet. The lack of optical zoom is a hard limitation to me and it is difficult to overcome as a full time camera. But I am quite happy with the image quality in general, I believe it could be a useful companion in my next trip. I will do more testing when I am on the road again.

From what I have seen above, I begin to think why do I need to save raw (DNG) file together with JPG?

BLU Win HD 使用感受


圣诞节前半个月左右Microsoft Store搞了一个12天销售活动,在其中的某一天发现打折促销的是BLU Win HD不加锁的电话。一早刚刚看到的时候并不太留意,一直到下午看到红旗上有众多的讨论才决定仔细看一下。手里现在的手机是市面上几乎已经找不到的Nokia Lumia 710,原本并没有换机器的打算想一直等到Windows Phone 10出来的时候看看有没有合适的再说。由于这款手机打折价只有$129实在是便宜,在网上翻了翻用户讨论以及一些评测之后,尤其是明确了能在Wind的网络上用(微软自己的标明的规范并不支持Wind的频段,明显是有信息错误)就决定买一只回来再说。

至于这款机器的具体参数也不再这里列了,网上到处都能找到。反正大部分人的论调$129能买到5寸屏幕720p显示、1GB内存、双SIM卡插槽基本上是很物有所值了。等一番研究大致有眉目了也差不多晚上11点了。下订单的时候看到想买的白色的已经卖完,剩下的只有橘色、黄色、粉色可选,犹豫了一下买了橘色的。机器到手用到现在已经有大半个月了,现在就来说说喜欢的和不喜欢的方方面面。

机身


5存的屏幕,黑边框延伸到整个机身,感觉还是挺时尚的。机身做还算挺薄的(相比边上Apple TV的遥控器),在可换电池的前提下可以接受。这个厚薄加上这个屏幕尺寸如果没有一个外壳的话抓在手里觉得似乎少了点什么的感觉。


厂家直接送了一个和机身同样颜色的壳子,也不错省了我另外10、20块钱的样子。

屏幕显示

没有刻意在室外阳光下用过,在室内的话显示色彩都算鲜艳,屏幕滑动很流畅。这款机器的处理器相对比较弱,有人担心会不会影响到使用流畅程度,实际使用上觉得程序反应+屏幕显示还是很流畅的。我没有试过在手机上打3D游戏会怎么样,但是在YouTube上看到过一些评测视屏感觉马马虎虎也讲的过去。我也不在手机上玩这类游戏所以也不讲究这么多了。

摄像头

这款手机由前后两个摄像头,后摄像头号称是800万像素。

实际的拍照性能就不能太讲究了,只能说也能完成任务但是不能要求太多。比如下面这张照片在室内弱光下照的。

开关机按钮

我估计在网上说这款机器的这个问题的人不多。但是我非常痛恨开关机按钮的位置。


机身上方右侧是开关机按钮


对应的左侧同样高度是音量按钮

由于这两个开关的高度相同,为了能开关机/屏幕在大部分情况下会同时按到这两个按钮。屏幕亮着的时候音量增大+开关机是截屏,因此我截下了无数张不想要的屏幕;屏幕关着的时候音量按钮照样能工作,因此我不停地在不知情的情况下调节了各种音量。前一款Lumia 710的开关机在机身的正上方这点我很喜欢,这个位置对什么都不影响。

加拿大版Cortana

机器出厂的时候是直接带了Windows Phone 8.1版本的,也就是说如果在美国的话Cortana是直接就能工作的。根据微软自己的文档在加拿大Cortana还只是alpha版,目前的正式版尚不支持加拿大。如果想要玩的话需要自己去升级Preview for Developers的版本,但是照做以后发现还是不能工作,在微软论坛上求助的结果是手机出厂的时候机器语言只是装了美国英语而没有加拿大英语,这个是用户自己无法安装的。给BLU的技术支持写信过去就像石沉大海一班。

所以要使用这款机器想玩Cortana只有把地区改成美国,但是这一改MSN News程序里面的内容就会是美国为中心。这个程序是我平时看的比较多的一个,权衡再三只能暂时放弃Cortana。希望能等到BLU给这款手机firmware更新的一天然后回能让加拿大地区的Cortana也工作。很有可能等不到这一天的来临。

Windows Phone的生态环境

对这点我也不想多做评论了,大家各自都有自己的意见吧。

 

Nokia Lumia 710 使用感觉


差不多不到两周前入手一部Nokia Lumia 710,使用一小段时间后大致感觉如下

外观

3.7英寸的显示屏幕,总体尺寸比较小巧,这点比较喜欢。


诺基亚的SIM卡比普通SIM卡小一圈,图片中放了一个普通的卡的扣掉的空边上对比。原本想回国的时候插长老爸老妈手机的SIM卡用,看来有点悬了。

屏幕


开机屏幕


主屏幕

710用的是ClearBlack Display,而Lumia 800和Lumia 900用的是AMOLED屏幕。在Telus店里面粗略用了一下Lumia 800,在室内光情况下感觉不出什么区别。

镜头

内置5百万像素镜头,期望值就不要太高了。


这张照片是室内自然光下拍的


这张照片是在家具店室内全灯光下拍的

GPS

在WindMobile有两款Windows Phone,HTC Radar 4G和Nokia Lumia 710,网上看过无数的评论的、对比基本结论是都差不多。Lumia 710的一个优点是内置GPS接收器加上Nokia Drive应用程序使得这款略占优势。


Nokia Drive

经过若干次使用发现这个手机内置的GPS接收器异常灵敏。手上有另外一个单独的GPS蓝牙接收器当初来来是为了给笔记本电脑配上,在买这个的时候看过不少用户品论都说信号接收不错。相比之下Lumia 710更灵敏,在公寓的室内,甚至地下一层的停车场都能收到信号。

使用感受

总体来说触摸屏反应很不错,手指定位也精确,在3.7寸的屏幕上敲键盘也讲得过去。Windows Phone 7.5内置的中文手写输入法出乎意料的聪敏,在小屏幕上用手指写字写出来的字不会太好看,经常是歪歪扭扭的,但是识别率 非常高。

由于是微软的操作系统,对SkyDrive的整合做得好;内置Office可以在手机上编辑Office文件,事实上这个功能我用的很少;与Facebook的整合也不错; People Hub能集合不同社交网络在一起。可能总体上应用程序的数量比不上IPhone和Andriod多,希望假以时日会有更多的应用程序出现。加上自己一直是在微软的技术领域工作,自己日后也会针对Windows Phone做一些开发。

此外找到一个TuneIn Radio,里面有几乎全世界所有能在网上收听的电台,超级推荐。最初是为了找住在多伦多时最常听的Classical FM 96.3,结果顺着这个找到Sky.fm然后发现了久违的New Age屏道,于是上班时候只要有连续的时间短基本上就在用我的数据计划听网络收音机。

Kindle DXG 汉化


前一段时间在网上一通搜索和研究,对怎么汉化Kindle DXG已经做到大致上心里有数了。据看到的消息说Kindle 4代直接就带了汉字库,无需汉化直接可以看中文内容以及上中文网站,而Kindle 3代则还是不行。圣诞节放假25号哪里都关门正好用来操刀实践一下,下面记录做过的每一步骤。我的Kindle DXG 是B009的2.5.8版本,汉化成功。汉化Kindle 3大致上要做的的就是两步,jailbreak(越狱)和Font Hack(字体破解)。

越狱

下载越狱破解

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004 下载最新版本的 kindle-jailbreak-0.10.N.zip 文件,解压缩以后找到对应版本的bin文件,比如说我的是Kindle DXG那么就需要update_jailbreak_0.10.N_dxg_install.bin来安装。

越狱破解

把Kindle用USB线连上电脑,把这个文件拷贝到Kindle的根目录下:


拷贝越狱文件

拔掉USB线或者在Windows Explorer下Eject这个设备,使得Kindle进入自己工作状态。按 Menu -> Settings -> Menu -> Update Your Kindle。此时屏幕会显示正在升级等等的信息

我在网上看到有的人报告说他们的机器会有一两分钟假死的现象,但是在我这里很顺利,整个安装过程没有超过几十秒。然后Kindle或重新启动,越狱成功。那个bin文件会被Kindle自己删除。

字体

下载破解

从上面同一个链接里面可以下载 kindle-fonts-4.9.N-k2.zip 和 kindle-fonts-4.9.N-k3.zip,据解释之所以分成两个文件存粹是为了限制单个文件尺寸。同样找到对应你机型的破解文件,比如Kindle DXG要用update_fonts_4.9.N_dxg_install.bin。此外这两个文件之所以大是因为里面带了字体文件,但是我们并不需要用他们的字体文件,原因很简单这些自己仅仅是针对英文字体的。

从中文网站上可以找到很多的完美字体等等,但是在我研究的过程中我发现了 http://www.conanblog.me/it/kindle-dxg-perfect-font-hack/ 这篇博客文章,里面提到了很多种汉化方法的利弊、“完美字体”的缺陷。强烈建议仔细阅读一下这篇文章,心里会对汉字字体的原理有一个比较清楚的认识。该博客作者自己制作了一套字体供下载同时也讲述了字体制作的方法,我犯懒就直接用了他做好的现成字体,下载链接在博客里面有提或者直接用 http://cid-a849173777c67456.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/Blog/8/linkfonts.7z 这个链接。

安装字体破解

把update_fonts_4.9.N_dxg_install.bin(或者对应你自己机型的bin)以及从 linkfonts.7z  解压出来的 linkfonts 目录拷贝到Kindle的根目录下。重复越狱破解方法更新系统、重启机器。

至此Kindle汉化全部完成,其实很简单。

汉化前后对比、感觉


这是汉化前英文小说


汉化后英文字体


繁体中文PRC格式文件


简体中文TXT格式文件


Collection里面小说清单字体。这个部分明显感觉变了

此外上中文网站也能看了。

另,发现一个网址 http://lieb.cn/k/dic.htm 有不少Kindle 3 的字典。

新玩具 Amazon Kindle DX Graphite


前一阵子美国Black Friday期间各个商家纷纷打折,亚马逊的带免费3G的Kindle DX也降价120美元,从原本的379美元降到259美元。这一降幅是我目前看到过的最大一次了,之前一直惦记着要买一款就是觉得太贵迟迟没有下手,这次机会难得毫不犹豫买下一台。亚马逊的运货速度很快,周四晚上下的订单下个周一中午送到家门口。

目前为止已经使用一周时间,来谈谈大致感受:

  • 之所以一直盯着Kindle DX是因为看重屏幕尺寸,我有不少技术方面资料看总嫌6寸的版本太小。6寸的其他型号看小说并不是太有关系,技术书籍有很多图表、程序片段等等都很宽挺占空间。现在即便是用10寸的也时不时的需要横过来看才舒服。10寸的重量对我来说还讲的过去,就是大一些,如果要放在女士拎包中的话需要一个略微大一些的包。
  • Kindle DX一直号称自己能放3500本书,但是从未清楚地说明过具体尺寸,接上电脑以后它成为一个外置硬盘,一看其实是4GB的容量,但是Kindle本身只能认出3.3G容量。
  • 对中文的兼容:原厂的Kindle能看中文PDF(看PDF总比不上Kindle的Mobi格式来的爽,因为不能无级缩放,只能像Adobe PDF Reader那样选择缩放百分比),看中文的Mobi格式书籍就是全部方块显示。网上有不少方案能够安装中文字体,目前为止还没有具体尝试过。
  • 内置实验浏览器:这个属于略胜于无的东西,浏览效果就不要指望太好了。最好去找该网站对应的mobile网站浏览。
  • 关于价格:说老实话一直觉得10寸的DX价格偏贵,6寸的经常能在100多块钱能买到,即便是这个259美元的特价也不是觉得十分便宜。从美国寄到加拿大收了10来块钱的运费,亚马逊还主动帮加拿大海关收了40多美元的关税,按照当天1美元兑换1.04加币,外加信用卡公司的3%手续费,最后也用了327加币多。
  • 从亚马逊购书:在亚马逊上找了一圈,能看到不少0块钱的免费书,下订单之后马上在Kindle上出现,还是很方便的。

好了暂时想到这些就说这么多吧。

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