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Gallery: Nokia N8 versus Panasonic TZ10 versus Samsung i8910 vs Nokia N82 (plus a xenon flash test)

Here’s a comparison set showing the Nokia N8 versus Panasonic TZ-10 versus Samsung i8910 HD versus the Nokia N82.

The Panasonic TZ10 is a stonker of a megazoom point and shoot camera. Priced at around £329 on launch, it is one remarkably awesome digital camera. The optical image stabilization is incredible – try shaking it about and you’ll still get a decent crisp photo – imagine the usual photos when you’re TRYING to keep it steady. If you’re after a portable digital camera at almost DSLR quality (that’s what owners have said who also own DSLRs), you get this. Yes I like this camera. 😀

The Samsung i8910 was for quite some time the Symbian flagship, the first GSM phone to produce 720p (AT 24fps), with 8MP and dual LED flash.

The N82 is loved amongst Nokia geeks, a 2007 contender, it still stomps on the asses of many current generation camera phones for it’s spectacular 5MP performance in low light photos (helped by xenon) and videos.

The Nokia N8 – needs no introduction.

Jenjaman from the-ultimate111 gave us a heads up on his new post comparing the TZ10, i8910, N82 and N8. They are in the order of the grid unless otherwise stated.

NOTE: THE TZ10 has a 25mm wide angle lens and the Nokia N8 has a 28mm wide angle lens. The i8910 images will therefore appear larger as both the N8 and tz10 capture more of the same image in a single frame.

NOTE 2: File sizes from the Nokia N8 are incredibly compact. At around 1-2MB.

TZ10 at around 5mb, i8910 AT 3-4MB and N82 around 1MB

For full size, click from the GALLERY at the end of this post.

The N8 seems closest overall to the Panasonic TZ10 – the reds in the i8910 look kinda washed out. However…

…it does seem to have an issue with the blue. You can see that dark (cobalt) blue from the N8 and the regular blue in all three. I didn’t take these photos so I don’t know what it really looked like.  The N82 (which has similar image processing as N95) does have that cartoony colours look of popping colours.

Again, N8 very close to the TZ10, as is the N82 pretty much all “gold”. The Samsung i8910 is quite off going “goldenrod”

There licence plate is only visible however on the N8. The TZ10 (though slightly smaller image) does have much less noise.

Again worth noting is the wider angles of N8 and more so the TZ10 hence the photos looking smaller than the 8MP i8910. The 5MP of N82 is quite apparent (and unfortunately, the subject is blocked below).

XENON Flash test – in future if I get the N8 I’ll test this with people and other situations. But this is the best we can do for now and the FIRST xenon flash comparison for N8 and these devices.

Instantly, even at such close range the LED lumination of the 2009 i8910 is no match even for the N82. If there were MOVING objects, (people) and the subjects were further away (perhaps 1-2M possibly 3m) the differences between LED and XENON would be far greater as XENON will FREEZE your photos (which LED would BLUR) and XENON has a further reach and will illuminate objects further away than LED.

And then a random shot comparison.The Samsung face looks like he’s got jaundice. The fleshy tones on the Tz10 look oddly metallic. Again the N8 showing deeper blues.


VIA the-ultimate111

  1. ruhtinas
    October 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for posting this.
    This is also interesting comparison:
    Shootout: Nokia N8 v Canon 550D DSLR

  2. Eugen
    October 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for featuring my post! Note, that in my original post, there is also a comparison of video.

    • October 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

      No probs! Cheers for the samples.

      Will post about the comparison videos this evening GMT. 😀

  3. October 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    i m in favour of n8

  4. mj12
    October 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Yeah the n8 definitely has a top of the line camera

  5. Deaconclgi
    October 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Everyone is doing a fantastic job is exposing the myths and lies that are being spread about the N8. It is great to see truthful comparisions and that those comparisons will educate potential buyers on the pros and cons of the N8.

  6. kurac
    October 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Wow, the N8 is just incredible, but I can’t stop looking at the photos produced by my trusty N82. It still manages to keep up after 3 years. However, I am trully thankfull that Nokia released what can be called a true successor to the N82.

  7. Stylinred
    October 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    i dont know which is which am i missing something oO i can guess but…

    • Stylinred
      October 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      nevermind im stupid, i got it now 😉

  8. Cocco Bill
    October 5, 2010 at 2:55 am

    In the parrot picture, N8 has the best white balance of the bunch. Others are too blue.

    N8 has the least processed images and thus retaining the detail. Panasonic has too much sharpening. You can see the edge enhancements in its photos.

    It was a great decision from Nokia to limit the post-processing to minimum. That way the detail is saved and us photo enthusiasts are kept happy. 🙂 You can always add noise reduction later with software if you want to, but can never get the detail back once it’s gone.

  9. Reg3e
    October 5, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Hey guys, Do note N8 is Just a Phone! not a 1099++ USD Camera

  10. Reg3e
    October 5, 2010 at 4:15 am

    and i like how N8 process the picture compacting such large amount of pixels into a small file size comparing to others with lower pixels XD

  1. October 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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