Originally Posted by redpoint73
Having a pixel count that is almost twice that of my DSLR is absurd. It doesn't make your pictures any better. It only makes a difference if you are blowing up the images to a huge size, or cropping them. This is the epitome of chasing big spec numbers that look impressive; but the vast majority of consumers have no idea what it really means, and has no use for.
I'm all for better optics and sensors on smartphones. But the pixel chasing is ridiculous.
Nokia developed that huge sensor to archieve that: Cropping to get a optical-like zoom. 34MP is a ridiculous pixel count, but downsized/cropped, a 5MP will look like great. And 4X Zoom in video is a unique feature. Off course DSLR have less pixel counts, but have a lot of room to place powerful lenses and pocketability is not important.
Is not just the sensor, Six elements lens, BSI, OIS, mechanical shutter, manual focus, xenon flash; also Nokia rewrote the algorithms, is well known than Nokia put a lot of effort to create that camera, and the result is awesome!
I'm not saying ONE's camera is bad, is great, but the pureview camera has a better overall performance, we must accept it, even with that older hardware and slow OS development.
Anyway, if Nokia D&S is definitively sold, I think the pureview technologies still be at Nokia I+D, so maybe in the future, we could see several brands with pureview technologies.
And... Still don't know which one I'll buy. Still looking, but I think price will be very important, where HTC One is the winner right now xD