Z1 Vs. iPhone 5s - 8MP snaps; fight!
My own experience with the camera on the Xz1 has taught me something; in anything but perfect light, the processing on 8mp stills is better than the processing on 20mp stills. Because of the oversampling, 8mp stills pull in a vast amount of detail with little noise and reasonably few artifacts (minus a touch of over-sharpening.
To test out just how good (and because, frankly, I have far too much time on my hands) I decided to skip across to GSM Arena and pit the Z1 against the iPhone 5s - the current "king" of 8mp shooters, in many people's eyes.
I was surprised by the results.
There are only 3 8mp samples on GSM Arena for the XZ1 and 2 of them had vastly different lighting, when compared to the iPhone 5s. To make things as fair as I could, I chose the picture with the most similar lighting. Here are the results (XZ1 on left, iP5s on the right)
Now, I don't know about you, but the XZ1 is definitely pulling in more detail, here. Your thoughts, below.
(Note - I also looked at the G2 and Sammy Galaxy S4. Similar results to the iPhone, in places, even though both were shooting a whole 5mp more data.)
(Note 2 - I chose the photo's as the "Comparison charts", so fawned over by the photo-obsessives on here, only tell 1 story: how good is the phone when shooting an interior macro with half decent lighting. Real world use is a different beast entirely).