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November 25th 2013 5:25 am

CamSpeed, Camera Speed Comparison (Iphone 5s, Galaxy S4, Lumia 1020..)

Here is a result snapshot of the CamSpeed database comparing some of the most popular smartphones currently available.
List contains average measurements of the listed models in normal light conditions.


As you can see Oppo Find5 is a lot faster to take the first picture than Lumia 1020. Those 38MP have their cost, but on the other hand Sony Xperia Z1(C6903) with its 20MP camera is still pretty fast.
Another interesting thing is comparison between two different Galaxy S4 models: I9500 with exynos and I9505 with qualcomm. Exynos model has about a second faster camera to take the first picture than the qualcomm model.
Info about CamSpeed:
CamSpeed is a camera speed benchmark for mobiles devices that is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8. It measures metrics like camera start-up time, focus time and image capture time. Measurements are done using the public camera API of the target platform.

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No-KIA WON!!!!
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Lower is better. However, the comparison does not mention whether they are using standard camera app or nokia camera.
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No way. I thought my i9505 was unusually slow taking pictures, but that time on the 1020 is crazy! I already miss fast moments as it is, I can't imagine waiting 5+ seconds from app open to capture.
True, you get amazing picture quality, but I think there's a balance, and that's way too far on the other side for me.
Are there any changes you can make to the settings to speed things up?
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Capture settings don't matter that much. Even lowering the capture resolution does not seem to help, because lower resolution images are supersampled from the full resolution capture.
Hopefully Nokia's software updates will speed up things a little bit in the future. That happened with Lumia 920. About 0.5 - 1 s was cut from total time in the latest Lumia 920 updates (= www.youtube.com­/watch­?v­=sTFYU67AQOA ).
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Cheap mobile phone, buy one get one, and free shipping.
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