N82 Black vs. Sony Ericsson G900 vs. E66: Whose flash is better?

30. June 2008 at 07:51

The majority of the camerphones features a LED or even Xenon flash to allow taking pictures in bad light conditions. Some of these are indeed useful but some are really bad. Due to I have some cameraphones on my desk, I wanted to test how good these are. The candidates are:

Nokia N82 Black:
The N82 Black features a 5 megapixel camera, a real Xenon light and a Carl Zeiss lens with autofocus. As a special feature you can connect the N82 to a TV-set to view pictures, videos and a lot more.

Sony Ericsson G900:
Just like the N82 Black, also the G900 features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus. However, other than the N82 it just has a LED.

Nokia E66:
The business device has a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus on its back. Like the G900 it has also a LED.

Let the battle begin:

Left: Nokia E66 right: G900 bottom: N82 black (click to enlarge)

No doubt, the N82 has a great advantage with its Xenon light. However, if we take a look at the other two pictures we see clear differences. The E66’s picture is much brighter but doesn’t look that good, especially with this red colour and the blur. The G900 is to dark and doesn’t impress me, just like the E66.

Winner: N82


The E66 really disappoints me. The picture is way to bright and you can read nothing. Other with the N82 and the G900. Both, the N82 and the G900, took good close up pictures. You can see almost every detail on the floor, the USB-stick and USB-card. However, the colour of the floor is on every picture different. Anyway, the N82 comes closest to the real colour.

Winner: N82


The distance to our object is about 2meters. G900’s LED is to weak. You can see almost nothing. The E66 brings more or less an acceptable result. You can see the main things but the picture’s still pretty blurry. No new news, the N82 brings a perfect result.

Winner: N82

No doubt, the Nokia N82 Black is with its 5 megapixel and its Xenon flash the perfect cameraphone for bad light conditions. However, let’s talk about the E66 and the G900. The E66 has a really bright flash, nevertheless the results really disappoints me. Let’s hope that a new Firmware will fix this. The LED of the G900 isn’t bright enough to convince me. However, for taking close up images in dark light conditions it’s really suitable.

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