Those interested in the Nokia 808 PureView for its camera might also want to check out the Sony RX100. What makes the Nokia 808 PureView stand out from existing cameraphones and point & shoot cameras is its large sensor. However, the new pocket camera from Sony is now slowly making it to retailers’ shelves with even a larger sensor and a lower price.
In a nutshell, the larger the sensor, the more light you capture, and the better quality image you get. The sensor size for the Nokia 808 PureView is 10.8mm x 7.5mm. Let’s compare it to the sensor size on other devices that can fit in your pocket:
- Apple iPhone 4S: 4.5mm x 3.4mm
- Nikon P310: 6.2mm x 4.6mm
- Canon S100: 7.5mm x 5.5mm
- Nokia 808 PureView: 10.8mm x 7.5mm
- Sony RX100: 13.2mm x 8.8mm
There are other cameras having close or larger sensor sizes than the Nokia 808 PureView and the Sony RX100, but you’ll need a coat or a camera bag to carry them.
Sony RX100 Reviews
Imaging Resource – Since what we all want from a pocket camera is better image quality, Sony took the right tack by picking a sensor that’s large enough to make a difference in image quality, yet small enough to still fit into a pocketable body.
Digital Versus – The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 takes pictures that are often comparable in quality to an SLR or a mirrorless camera. Sony has raised the stakes for its competitors: from now on, this is the kind of quality we’ll expect from expert compacts!
EOSHD – In terms of video it is a no contest – both in terms of features and image quality the RX100 is the best compact camera for video on the market.
Sony RX100 or Nokia 808 PureView?
The Nokia 808 PureView has a great camera with a large sensor. The Sony RX100 is a dedicated point and shoot with a larger sensor never seen before in a camera that fits in your pocket.
Do you think the Sony RX100 is a Nokia 808 PureView killer?