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Topic # 135130 15-Nov-2013 11:40
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My long running love / hate relationship with my N8 has finally come to an end with it's ill fated swimming lesson.

I stuck with it through the horrors of Symbin^3 for one reason, and one reason only, the camera. If it possible the dream have come true and I can have an N8 with a semi-operational OS? I have multiple exchange servers to sync with and combined calendar is critical. iOS and WP7 does it nicely and Android can also present a combined view.

Is this the Camera and PDA (oh, and some form of phone) for me?

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  Reply # 934321 15-Nov-2013 11:43
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your local Telecom shop should have one to play with

Camera is awesome, email/combined calendar is great too, I prefer that to the iOS or Android implementations

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  Reply # 934325 15-Nov-2013 11:48
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Yes and no.

The 1020 has a lot of limitations the N8 didn't (wide-codec video support, USB OTG< HDMI out, stellar audio quality from the HP out, micro SD), and really the 808 is the true successor to the N8.

I still prefer the pure imaging output of the 808, which has a better hardware and software implementation, however there are lots of compelling aspects to imaging on the 1020 with recent updates (and they are meant to be moving to the more natural post-processing of the 808, although it still isn't the same as a dedicated image processor being fed the sensors raw output as it is in the 808).

Obviously if you want a reasonable OS though, the 1020 is obviously the way to go.




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  Reply # 934384 15-Nov-2013 13:03
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Thanks for the input. Have you used a 1020 in flash environments? About 80% of my photos are taken at evening events with terrible lighting environments, the N8 was the only camera phone that could cut the mustard in these conditions.

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  Reply # 934395 15-Nov-2013 13:15
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lyonrouge: Thanks for the input. Have you used a 1020 in flash environments? About 80% of my photos are taken at evening events with terrible lighting environments, the N8 was the only camera phone that could cut the mustard in these conditions.


Yeah, I did use it in those environments. It's fine. I think you'll find as I did that between the OIS and granular control over ISO/exposure time that the 1020 affords that you'll often be shooting without a flash in those same environments (barring when you need to actually freeze motion, in which case the xenon is still vital - from my memory of my N8 the flash in the 1020 isn't as strong). Pretty sure Allaboutsymbian will have some comparison shootouts between the N8 and 1020, worth a look (although the 1020 image processing overhaul obviously won't be on display in those 1020 shots).




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  Reply # 934414 15-Nov-2013 13:27
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RAW support coming soon too if that's your thing...



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  Reply # 934423 15-Nov-2013 13:33
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I think out of what I have to choose from (work limits us to what Telecom supply) I think this is the best compromise.

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