If you’re reading this from the office please make sure no one is around. If you’re home and you have kids playing around please stop reading this post, right now. You are about to enter an area of mobile death match. The new to market Nokia E75 is about to face the mature Nokia N82 in a camera quality match till the end. The specs and the rules are:
E75 – 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels). Autofocus. Focal length: 3.7 mm. Focus range: 10 cm to infinity. Macro focus: 10-60 cm. LED flash Flash (operating range: 1 m)
N82 – 5 megapixel camera (2592 x 1944 pixels) with Carl Zeiss Optics Tessar lens. Auto focus. Focal length 5.6 mm. Focus range 10 cm to infinity. Macro focus: 10-50 cm. Xenon flash (operating range: unknown)
Close up pictures were taken in macro mode. Sky pictures were taken in landscape mode. Wall pictures were take in Auto mode. E75 was set up at 3.2 megapixel. N82 was set up 3 megapixel too.
The E75 camera button is a pleasure to operate. Nokia should implement the very same button to all future phones. Taking a picture on the E75 is noticeably faster. Colors are closer to reality, feel colder. Details in macro pictures look better around the subject. Flash is dead.
The N82 camera button is great but not as good as the E75’s. Taking a picture is slower. Focusing feels a bit slower. Colors are kind of saturated and warmer. Details in macro mode looked good and still are. Details on edges and / or compression on edges are superior. Flash is a killer.
Judge yourself. Nokia E75 photo comes first. Nokia N82 photo follows. In a nutshell i’d prefer the N82’s 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss Optics and Xeon flash powered by the software operating and managing the 3.2 megapixels of the E75. I guess i just can’t have that.
Update: All pictures (unmodified – full resolution) are now available under Creative Commons license in E75 vs N82 Flickr set.