Lumia 920 video vs Galaxy S3, Nokia contrasts low light conditions


The Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are both flagship devices and the Nokia Lumia 920 camera has often been praised for its low light-abilities. The Lumia 920 has previously come out top in tests of several of the best smartphones (including iPhone 5, Nexus 4 and Galaxy S3) regarding photos in low-light conditions. Now Nokia wants us to show us how good Lumia 920 video capture is too and has issued a video of the Lumia 920 vs. Galaxy S3 in low-light conditions.

Not many people would disagree that the Lumia 920 takes excellent photographs in a low-light setting and its interesting that Nokia also wants to prove its video recording capabilities too. As a quick reminder we’ll tell you that the Lumia 920 has a 8-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and PureView technology with 1080p video capture @30fps and video stabilization, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video @30fps. The Galaxy S3 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with simultaneous HD video and image recording, 1080p video capture @30fps and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video @30fps.

On the face of it then there shouldn’t be too much difference between video recording on the Lumia 920 and the Galaxy S3 but that doesn’t take into account Nokia’s PureView technology. You can see the one-minute video below this story and although it looks as though it’s a Galaxy S3 in the video it could even be the Galaxy S4 as they are so similar. Nokia chose the day of the Galaxy S4 official reveal event last week (surprise!) to post this video and as you might expect it does show the superior ability of the Lumia 920 as far as video capture in low-light conditions is concerned.

Nokia claims in the YouTube video notes that its advanced floating touch technology enables the PureView camera of its Lumia 920 to absorb five times the amount of light of other smartphones without using flash and this is what makes night-time videos and pictures so impressive. You can see the Nokia video below this story.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on the video and differences in video quality between the Lumia 920 and the assumed Galaxy S3? Let us know by sending your comments.

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