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