The following article was written by KHRoN from Poland.
One week ago I did a simple test. I took several photos with my Nokia E50 and Fuji S5600 to check whether they differ and if so, how much. I was shooting in Ruczaj district, Krakow, Poland.
The Nokia E50 was in a default mode while the S5600 was set to a custom mode (f5 aperture, standard color, 3MPx mode, 2048×1536). I made a mistake of setting the S5600 to a spot metering mode. Oh well, the next comparison will be better given the rain finally stops. It’s been raining here for a week now.
Both photos were rescaled with Lanczos algorithm to 720×540 px, ran through the Enhance Detail filter in XnView and saved in JPEG format with 85% quality which is enough for the web.
The result is quite interesting.
For the start, FOV of both cameras is almost the same. It is quite a surprise to me as I thought that E50 would have a bit wider FOV.
Next, it seems that S5600 has darker exposure than E50. Nevertheless, E50’s sunny white balance works quite well (better than auto though).
On every pair of photos it’s quite obvious that E50 is blowing out
highlights while preserving some details in dark areas. But the overall exposition is really good for such a cheap camera.
Of course, photos are not nearly as detailed as from regular cameras but sometimes it’s better to take at least some photo than not to take a photo at all. And then E50 comes in handy :)
Note: Photos are paired. Top photo – Nokia E50; bottom photo – Fuji S5600.
Hi guys, there are couple of posts around the mobile blogs which caught my attention lately. I thought I would highlight them here:
- Antony shows how to read Bible in S60 phone
- according to the Tommi’s poll, Nokia default ringing tone causes physical pain to the 38% of people
- did you wonder if you can upgrade your Nokia E50 to Feature Pack 1? Well, the answer is no and Tommi explains why.
- Darla Mack looks closer at the pull email – a feature almost forgotten
- Daniel from e61life created a list of Nokia blogs, the best thing is that you can subscribe to this list and get the latest news from the Nokia blogosphere in one feed
- Nico wrote a very good review of Nokia E50 a few days ago, check it out
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Hi guys, I’ve got two things for you to check out. I collect interesting links about Nokia E50 so I thought why to keep them for myself if I could share them with you!
What got my attention a few days ago was a review by WirelessAndy. He writes very interesting Nit Picking Reviews and this time he went for the Nokia E50. Check it out and you’ll see why he calls the reviews nit picking ;).
I’m not sure if this is news for you but there is a new solution for the push email for Nokia E50 (and the whole Eseries). It was launched today by Cortado and the standard package costs $4.98 per month. It’s not the cheapest but if it works well I guess it’s worth the money. You can try it out one month for free.
250 MB mailbox, up to 3 email addresses, Outlook Web Access, professional spam filter, and virus protection. Print, fax, and Print-to-Screen as additional options.
There are also Business and Business Plus solutions available in case you need more webspace or want to use some of the advanced functions. By the way, do you know of any free push email service for the Nokia Eseries?
GSMArena published a detailed review of Nokia E50:
Nokia E50 is flawless in terms of construction. We could only mention the On/Off button which is made as part of a plastic cap, situated on the top of the phone. It’s quite sure that after some time of use this plastic cap will have scars from the user’s nails. Nokia could have thought about that. Besides this minor issue, we must say that the rest of the construction elements are absolutely perfect. No creeks were produced, every part stays in its place and the phone seems unbreakable.
I must say I don’t see any problem with the On/Off button. You can press it with the tip of your finger, no need to use nails and scratch it. It’s made of plastic and rubber, in other words it’s firm but flexible. To turn off the phone, lock it or change the profile you have to press the button a little bit stronger but not too strong. It prevents from accidental turn offs but it’s still comfortable to use.
Otherwise, great review from the GSMArena guys, as usually. I’ll add it to the list of the Nokia E50 reviews.