There’s yet another win for the Nokia Lumia 1020 against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Despite potentially what others have considered a better screen (larger, more pixels, better outdoor visibility, it loses to the S4 zoom on ‘saturation’ and ‘vibrancy’.
It wins on all counts where it’s important, camera performance and design (in terms of looking better and being slimmer and easier to hold).
Something we just mentioned from the NYTimes 1020 article is that despite how awesome Nokia ProCam is, I think it needs to integrate Nokia SmartCam and other features. In the same way Nokia SmartCam brought together the use of several lenses in one app, making it easier to use, Nokia Pro Cam needs to find a way of getting the goodies from Nokia Smart Cam (and other things such as panorama perhaps and HDR) into a seamless experience. Lenses, whilst intriguing feel disconnected.
Whilst other camera UIs have similar modes to use additional features, the switching is less jarring than going out of different lenses. There needs to be a new way that makes switching lenses swift and not as cumbersome as switching actual physical lenses.