Shooting with the Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia's new Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 device promises a killer camera. CNET UK tells us just how it fared against the shooters on the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II.

Nokia got its star turn this week when it finally unveiled its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 devices in London.

Of the two new handsets, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, the former definitely is the more interesting given its sleek design and high-end features. And of those features, we're particularly excited by the 8-megapixel camera with the high-quality Carl Zeiss optics and an f/2.2 aperture.

Given Nokia's strong history with camera phones (the N8 was a stellar shooter) our friends at CNET UK decided to put the Lumia 800 to the test to see just how good its camera is. So they pitted it against two other excellent camera phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S.

It's not a full review of the Lumia 800's photo prowess, but it's a decent start. And the results may surprise you.

Read on for the full comparison at CNET UK .

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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