eNewsletter   HtmlText
 Home | Feedback |  About us | Contact us | Advertising |  Site Map Wednesday, 22 November 2017 
 Current Issue
 Cover Story
 What's new
 New Releases
 Top 5 Phones
 Phone Reviews
 Future Phones
 Mobile Accessories
 Price Guide
 Buyer Guide
 
 Site Features
 Dealer Search
 Phone Comparisons
 Service Centres
 Manufacturers
 Service Providers
 Organisations
 Mobile Glossary
 Downloads
Previous Print Forward Opinion Next
Megapixel Camera phone Comparison Megapixel Camera phone Comparison

16 December 2004
Written by Albert Malik

Introduction

Recently the iMobile team had the unique situation of having a collection of megapixel class camera phones together at one time. So we took this opportunity to do a large camera comparison review! The lucky contenders of this competition were the Nokia 6670 with 1.0 megapixel CMOS camera, Motorola A1000 with 1.2 megapixel CMOS camera, Sony Ericsson S700i with 1.3 megapixel CCD camera, and Siemens S65 with 1.3 megapixel CCD camera. For reference, we also included my Sharp GX20, which only has a 0.3 megapixel VGA camera, but has one of the best CCD sensors in any VGA camera phone. For more information on any of these phones, take a look at iMobile’s preview and review articles.

We subject the phones to various outdoor and indoor environments with various lighting and colours to gauge their ability to properly capture their surroundings. The outdoor photos were taken at or near Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, and the indoor ones were taken at the not-so-famous reviewer’s home. Some phones returned excellent results, and others, horrible ones. Read on for the review!

Round One! (Bondi beach)

Our first picture focuses on the Bondi Beach shoreline from neighbouring cliffs, with a good view of the ocean, the beach, outlying suburban buildings and the cliffs themselves, providing a myriad of colours.

 
 Nokia 6670  Motorola A1000  Winner!
The 6670 does a good job in this situation – it has captured and reproduced all colours accurately, although its contrast level is too low – colours appear rather dull and have a light grey look to them, compared with the other pictures. Its focus comes out at a satisfactory level.


Take a closer look!


Take a closer look!

The A1000 does the best job here. It reproduces colours well, although tends to over-saturate them and make them too vibrant. It also has the second best focus, only losing out to the S700i in this area. The contrast is spot on, only tending towards a darker look in some shadowed places.
 Sony Ericsson S700i  Siemens S65
The S700i would have won outright here if not for its tendency to focus on blue colours. The picture is much too blue, but otherwise shows colours accurately, is not too dark or bright, and has the best focus of the group, producing a sharp, clear picture.


Take a closer look!


Take a closer look!

The S65 comes out last here, and it’s quite easy to see why from the picture itself without explanation. Besides the abundance of red in the picture and an overall dark look, the picture’s focus is abysmal, being sharp in some places and fairly blurry in others. This point proves that it’s not just megapixels that count in a camera module.
 Sharp GX20  Canon PowerShot Pro1 Camera
Lastly, the GX20. While not able to capture 1 megapixel, it is able to capture a pretty image, with accurate colouring and good focus similar to the Motorola A1000. It does have a focus problem on the edge of the photo however, going slightly blurry.


Take a closer look!


Take a closer look!

 


(Page 1 of 6)

Next Page 


Megapixel Camera phone Comparison

Table of contents

Table of contents:

Introduction & Round One (Bondi beach) (Page 1)
Round Two! (Tasman sea & apartments) (Page 2)
Round Three! (Close objects & the beach) (Page 3)
Round Four! (Indoor & night shots) (Page 4)
Round Five! (Night mode & the flash) (Page 5)
Conclusion (Page 6)


Phone Reviews

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music
  Lets face it, the two gadgets that most people never leave home without, are the cellular phone and the digital audio player. Hence, it makes sense in combining the two devices into one convenient package...
more...
 
Advertisements
click here
[Oct 2007]
Nokia BL-5C battery recall
[Mar 2007]
Mobile Phone Insurance
[Mar 2006]
Two Megapixel Camera phone Comparison
[Aug 2005]
O-Sync Synchronization Service
[Jul 2005]
Earn credit while talking
[Dec 2004]
Megapixel Camera phone Comparison
[Jan 2004]
Prepare for prepaid
[Oct 2003]
Vodafone Mobile Connect Card
[Jun 2003]
live! with the Sharp GX10
[Feb 2003]
Business deals for Vodafone
[Jan 2003]
Business deals for Telstra
[Oct 2002]
Business deals for Optus
[Sep 2002]
“Cee-Dee-M-Aae”
[Aug 2002]
communic8-ing with SMS
[Jul 2002]
Guaranteed for the life of the contract
[Jun 2002]
AnyPhone will do
[Mar 2002]
My 6-month plan
[Jan 2002]
Safely insured
[Nov 2001]
MNP and "No Plans" Mobile Future on the Horizon?
[Jul 2001]
International Mobile User
[Mar 2001]
The Best Ways to Recover A Lost Mobile Phone
[Feb 2001]
What Type of Mobile Phone Do You Need
[Jan 2001]
Should I Change My Mobile Phone / Plan?
[Dec 2000]
Are Cell Phones Safe to Use?
[Nov 2000]
Pre-Paid Mobile Packages - We compare the prices
[Oct 2000]
What Constitutes a Good WAP Phone
[Sep 2000]
Battle of "Free Time"
[Jul 2000]
Mobile Insurance
[May 2000]
Tips & Pointers
[Apr 2000]
Pre-Paid
 
Previous Print Forward Opinion Next
| Home |  | Site Map |  | Contacts |  | About us |  | Feedback |  | Advertising |  
Last Updated on 31 March, 2009
Copyright 2000-2008  iMobile.com.au  All Right Reserved  Terms of Use