As all we know, Nokia made a pretty big deal of the stabilization feature of its Lumia 920 smartphone, which captures an impressively smooth clip even with exaggerated hand shake. The handset comes with the Floating lens technology, which is real optical image stabilization, as opposed to the digital solution of its competitors.
gsmarena decided to pin the Nokia Lumia 920 against the Apple iPhone 5 (which has the most efficient digital video stabilization we have seen so far). The result show as below:
The results were somewhat surprising –You can see for yourselves in the video below. Don’t forget to go fullscreen and select the 1080p option.
Above the video, the difference isn’t really major at first glance – each of the two super phones has its moments of superiority in the video. You’d probably find a difficult to tell which one uses optical stabilization and which one is simply employing a cleverly designed software algorithm, If we hadn’t named the two halves, don’t you? However, for its stabilization to work so well, the iPhone 5 is forced to use only the central part of its sensor, while the Lumia 920 can use the whole thing, which gives it both a wider viewing angle and the option to do pixel binning, which helps fight digital noise.
So the Nokia Lumia 920 takes this round, even if the margin of its victory is smaller than we anticipated.
Of course, this is just one scenario and the optical image stabilization might turn out to be more beneficial on other occasions. Website gsmarena will do some more tests before the review is complete so we’ll know how good Floating lens actually is.
For personally, I like the Lumia 920 very much and prepared to buy one as Christmas Gift. So what is your opinion? I am very curious to know your thoughts about this. Welcome to leave your opinion if you are fond of this article.