Synopsis:In this post Marcus wanders around his home town of Lausanne taking a few photographs.
NB:Actually, time was as usual at a premium,and so with all of the rushing most of the photos were taken in full automatic mode.
I have my good friend Richard to thank for providing a little push in the direction of the retesting, and investigation of the Microsoft Windows phone, avec Windows 10.
My last test was in 2014 and ending here
Since funds are not un-limited I have actually been saving up for this phone. Yes, an actual jar, with actual notes, until I had saved up the necessary money. Note to kids & millenials: I employ a system whereby I don't ask anybody for a loan or gift, but actually save up for it myself. ( A tutorial is here )
What Camera Application
In 2014 there were 2 applications, but now, even after consulting the Microsoft Mobile App Store, I could only find the Microsoft one.
The version I used has these features
The icons are surely explanatory. All the photos taken (since I was walking / jogging) were taken on auto, but given time you can instead set the Front /Back camera, White Balance, Fcous, ISO,Shutter Speed, Brightness
And here are the 640 XL camera specifications:
Some of the Photographs Then
This is of course a subtle indoctrination to our beautiful town of Lausanne.
The uniquely shaped house down the hill
And more building has started recently
Motorbikes at Chailly
Zoom in to check photo detail
Lots of Recycling in Lausanne town
And zoom (at home) to check detail
The annoying freeloaders (still) in the park
Yes, tram buses. The drivers are heroes in my opinion, and that's without the snow.
We have cobbled streets
And shops way too fancy for Marcus
Lausanne main railway station
It's a magnet for classic older bicycles
This week is leaf blowing week.
A new shop with some fancy motorcycle porn inside
Leaf suction man, ah soon the pavements will be leafless.
Parc Milan, where the Lausanne Marathon starts from
The Salt shop asking a mere 100 CHF per month for a 2 year contract !
We are a town of many electric bicycles
And hard advertised waste bins
Of fancy confectionary
And large Engined motorcycles
Just everybody is on fibre these days
It is November but the sun shines forefully
Marcus is still doing solar panel testing
Weather so warm, some of my kitties are still outside roaming
The bus back into town
And what looks like a large Christmas tree
I need feeding now too!
I'm not feeding our goats
One of several local allotments
The cows outside
Test of low light photography
Oh, some Tech Information
Where are the High Resolution Photos
Here is Picassa Imbed
|201511 640XL Photo Testing|
So Far Then
I did a quick photo comparison against my best phone which is a Oneplus One. I think the inexpensive 640 XL seems to have a better hardware/ software combination. Surprising!
It is without doubt a pretty decent camera combination, strong colours, good manual camera control, but fine on auto, and the usual abilities to auto upload to Dropbox or Microsoft Onedrive, for me on the fly, but also deferred until you are on a Wi-Fi connection at home.
A full Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review in one month's time.