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  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
    Gizmodo "BB Z10's camera is a complete failure...[a photo is] an abject and miserable failure..." http://bit.ly/VYQk6j $BBRY $MSFT
    1/30/13
    Reply (29)
    • Gene Chan, CFA: wow, WP guys must be very threatened by BB10, so many of you trying very hard to bash it on SA
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    • Gene Chan, CFA: meanwhile you don't even cross their minds, as BB10 is being compared to iPhone instead (and winning): http://bit.ly/119Z3Yq
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    • C.E.: In this test, the z10 shot was deliberately aimed higher. http://bit.ly/VtNh66
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    • realornot: Seppo: go ahead trash BB10 all you want! It is not going to lift $NOK high enough to shadow Black Berries! Totally pathetic comment!
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Don't kill the messenger. An independent respected tech site reports a serious problem with the BB Z10 camera. I as an investor want to know
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    • realornot: lol ok.... u can be injured by friendly fire!!!! Death by Hard Core Black Berries!!! Very painful...
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Disclosure: I am long $NOK ATM, have been trading $BBRY, and will probably enter a long pos in $RIMM once the dust has settled...
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...and the price is right.
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: @C.E. Thanks, interesting. Why would Gizmodo do that, while they have the positive comparison to iPhone5 on the same site (thanks @Gene)
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    • oneinfiniteloop: In all fairness I have to say that when in low light (or total darkness) condition my Lumia 920 does flash even when I set it to off...
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    • oneinfiniteloop: ... so in a way that Lumia 920 photo really is taken with a flash on.
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: @1inf Yeah, it does a quick flash to focus, a second or so in advance. But then does not use the flash when taking the actual image.
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Forcing the flash off like in the Gizmodo is an artificial setting. The real goal for low light tech is when taking photos in large rooms...
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...or outside, where no flash would be sufficient to illuminate the whole space. Having said that, I like turning off the flash in my L920
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...even in smaller spaces as the color balance is often nicer w/o the flash. The low light tech really does magic in Lumia.
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    • oneinfiniteloop: @Seppo2 as you will agree it is matter of semantics in reality that quick flash is enough to excite the sensors to capture information...
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    • scavok: You can turn the focus assist light off in the camera settings, which is what that flash is when turned off. The pictures are still amazing.
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    • oneinfiniteloop: ...so in a sense I would say that the photo sensors in $NOK are probably better - but they do need a light source all the same.
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    • oneinfiniteloop: I am not sure why Gizmodo would do such a shoddy job with reporting - seems a consorted effort over last 3 days by WSJ, Gizmodo and others
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    • oneinfiniteloop: to really bring down BB10 launch - similar to what we saw during $NOK Lumia 920 launch. We have been through this script before with $NOK
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    • JayXu: Seppo2, what is your entry point. I am waiting to get back in. Would like to know your opinion.
      1/31/13
    • oneinfiniteloop: @scavok, I have tried that approach and when I take a photo in low light it is similar to what Gizmodo has posted for Z10...
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    • oneinfiniteloop: ... If you want I can post that post for you to see.
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    • oneinfiniteloop: I meant if you want I can post the photos for you to see...
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    • oneinfiniteloop: I can bet you that the photo that Gizmodo has taken from Lumia 920 has the initial quick flash on action set to ON.
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    • C.E.: Gizmodo has taken the lumia photo with flash on. No camera can capture so much color with low lux. This article is a farce.
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    • scavok: I've taken several without flash that turned out like that. With certain settings, you can capture more light without flash than your eyes
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    • scavok: You just risk blurring the picture because it has a long exposure time, but that's what the 920 stability control is for.
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    • scavok: However if you're going to try to take a low-light picture of a moving object, it's still total crap.
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