Nokia 808 PureView smartphone unveiled with 41MP camera
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Nokia has unveiled the 808 PureView smartphone featuring a 41-megapixel camera at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The handset runs Nokia’s dated Symbian operating system, a factor that could ultimately lead to US carriers passing on the opportunity to offer the PureView in the states.



Popular Photography notes that the PureView has been in the works for more than five years which could explain why it’s running Symbian OS instead of Windows Phone. The WSJ claims that a spokesperson said thetechnology would be coming to other devices but a timetable wasn't given.



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#1
Posted 02/27/2012 07:28 PM   
Very cool, now if Windows 8 could come I would migrate to Windows Phone. :)
Very cool, now if Windows 8 could come I would migrate to Windows Phone. :)

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Posted 02/27/2012 08:47 PM   
win8 beta final will be out this month
the RC will be started and out soon- win8 release in fall/winter
win8 beta final will be out this month

the RC will be started and out soon- win8 release in fall/winter



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#3
Posted 02/27/2012 08:53 PM   
Slight flaw (that most phones have TBH) - I don't want high quality photos of the inside of my pocket... quick / easy buttons even when locked = music volume annoyance and many pocket pictures /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> lol
Slight flaw (that most phones have TBH) - I don't want high quality photos of the inside of my pocket... quick / easy buttons even when locked = music volume annoyance and many pocket pictures /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> lol

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#4
Posted 02/27/2012 09:01 PM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='27 February 2012 - 10:01 PM' timestamp='1330376480' post='1375873']
Slight flaw (that most phones have TBH) - I don't want high quality photos of the inside of my pocket... quick / easy buttons even when locked = music volume annoyance and many pocket pictures /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> lol
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It's using Symbian so forget that phone right away.
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='27 February 2012 - 10:01 PM' timestamp='1330376480' post='1375873']

Slight flaw (that most phones have TBH) - I don't want high quality photos of the inside of my pocket... quick / easy buttons even when locked = music volume annoyance and many pocket pictures /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> lol





It's using Symbian so forget that phone right away.

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#5
Posted 02/28/2012 10:26 AM   
Its using Symbian so I consider it to be awesome.

[spoiler]Don't attack me for it, because I am a Symbian fanboy, and I actually prefer the interface over Android. The IOS interface is just bullcrap.[/spoiler]
Its using Symbian so I consider it to be awesome.



[spoiler]Don't attack me for it, because I am a Symbian fanboy, and I actually prefer the interface over Android. The IOS interface is just bullcrap.[/spoiler]

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#6
Posted 02/29/2012 03:22 AM   
[quote name='darkns' date='28 February 2012 - 08:26 PM' timestamp='1330424800' post='1376088']
It's using Symbian so forget that phone right away.
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[quote name='Ultimate PC Man' date='29 February 2012 - 01:22 PM' timestamp='1330485768' post='1376497']
Its using Symbian so I consider it to be awesome.

[spoiler]Don't attack me for it, because I am a Symbian fanboy, and I actually prefer the interface over Android. The IOS interface is just bullcrap.[/spoiler]
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I appreciate both points of view. Symbian would be great with enough users and decent manufacturer support
[quote name='darkns' date='28 February 2012 - 08:26 PM' timestamp='1330424800' post='1376088']

It's using Symbian so forget that phone right away.



[quote name='Ultimate PC Man' date='29 February 2012 - 01:22 PM' timestamp='1330485768' post='1376497']

Its using Symbian so I consider it to be awesome.



[spoiler]Don't attack me for it, because I am a Symbian fanboy, and I actually prefer the interface over Android. The IOS interface is just bullcrap.[/spoiler]



I appreciate both points of view. Symbian would be great with enough users and decent manufacturer support

#7
Posted 02/29/2012 09:55 AM   
The point is.... it's 41MP on a phone
and the other part is that they will be bring it to other devices (other phones)...first of many it will go into

so this will eventually push camera prices way down and cameras will have to offer better picture quality than 41MP
The point is.... it's 41MP on a phone

and the other part is that they will be bring it to other devices (other phones)...first of many it will go into



so this will eventually push camera prices way down and cameras will have to offer better picture quality than 41MP



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#8
Posted 02/29/2012 07:37 PM   
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='29 February 2012 - 09:37 PM' timestamp='1330544278' post='1376788']
The point is.... it's 41MP on a phone
and the other part is that they will be bring it to other devices (other phones)...first of many it will go into

so this will eventually push camera prices way down and cameras will have to offer better picture quality than 41MP
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Does more megapixels really mean better quality? It's just higher resolution, doesn't mean that colors will be good or the whole picture noise-free. To me it sounds more like bait for "the more - the better" crowd, as even DSLRs aren't close to 41Mpx. A comparison of, let's say, some older ~14Mpx DSLR and a 16Mpx "point-and-shoot" camera will show that the DSLR has a much higher picture quality even though it has a lesser resolution. I'd like to see some real pictures made with that phone (not anything released by Nokia, as usually they are too good to be true). Just my 50cnts.
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='29 February 2012 - 09:37 PM' timestamp='1330544278' post='1376788']

The point is.... it's 41MP on a phone

and the other part is that they will be bring it to other devices (other phones)...first of many it will go into



so this will eventually push camera prices way down and cameras will have to offer better picture quality than 41MP



Does more megapixels really mean better quality? It's just higher resolution, doesn't mean that colors will be good or the whole picture noise-free. To me it sounds more like bait for "the more - the better" crowd, as even DSLRs aren't close to 41Mpx. A comparison of, let's say, some older ~14Mpx DSLR and a 16Mpx "point-and-shoot" camera will show that the DSLR has a much higher picture quality even though it has a lesser resolution. I'd like to see some real pictures made with that phone (not anything released by Nokia, as usually they are too good to be true). Just my 50cnts.

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#9
Posted 03/01/2012 06:37 PM   
The 41MP is referring to the image sensor. It is really designed to take 5MP pictures where the 41MP raw image is down sampled to 5MP using their proprietary algorithm producing a really detailed image.

The physical size of the image sensor is one of the most important aspects of a digital camera and in the new Nokia, it is almost as large as in DSLRs. The sensor is 1/1.2 inches diagonally (0.833 inches). You can compare that to popular cameras at:

http://sensor-size.com/compare.html

There is a really good article on CNET about the PureView technology at:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57386706-78/the-secret-behind-nokias-41-megapixel-camera-phone/

It explains how the 41MP sensor helps with zooming, taking pictures in dark conditions, etc. as well.

Nokia started working on this technology years ago already and that's why the first one is on a Symbian based model. It will be in Windows Phone models eventually.
The 41MP is referring to the image sensor. It is really designed to take 5MP pictures where the 41MP raw image is down sampled to 5MP using their proprietary algorithm producing a really detailed image.



The physical size of the image sensor is one of the most important aspects of a digital camera and in the new Nokia, it is almost as large as in DSLRs. The sensor is 1/1.2 inches diagonally (0.833 inches). You can compare that to popular cameras at:



http://sensor-size.com/compare.html



There is a really good article on CNET about the PureView technology at:



http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57386706-78/the-secret-behind-nokias-41-megapixel-camera-phone/



It explains how the 41MP sensor helps with zooming, taking pictures in dark conditions, etc. as well.



Nokia started working on this technology years ago already and that's why the first one is on a Symbian based model. It will be in Windows Phone models eventually.

#10
Posted 03/01/2012 09:13 PM   
Nokia has always had the best cameras on their smartphones. It looks like they'll continue to have this advantage for years to come.
Nokia has always had the best cameras on their smartphones. It looks like they'll continue to have this advantage for years to come.

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#11
Posted 03/01/2012 09:55 PM   
[quote name='Gilador' date='01 March 2012 - 11:13 PM' timestamp='1330636408' post='1377297']
The 41MP is referring to the image sensor. It is really designed to take 5MP pictures where the 41MP raw image is down sampled to 5MP using their proprietary algorithm producing a really detailed image.

The physical size of the image sensor is one of the most important aspects of a digital camera and in the new Nokia, it is almost as large as in DSLRs. The sensor is 1/1.2 inches diagonally (0.833 inches). You can compare that to popular cameras at:

http://sensor-size.com/compare.html

There is a really good article on CNET about the PureView technology at:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57386706-78/the-secret-behind-nokias-41-megapixel-camera-phone/

It explains how the 41MP sensor helps with zooming, taking pictures in dark conditions, etc. as well.

Nokia started working on this technology years ago already and that's why the first one is on a Symbian based model. It will be in Windows Phone models eventually.
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Seems to be a great phone to those, who would like to always have a good camera with them, but don't want to carry 2 separate items. Too bad the rest of the specs aren't that great for a new phone, especially the low-res screen (at least AMOLED).
[quote name='Gilador' date='01 March 2012 - 11:13 PM' timestamp='1330636408' post='1377297']

The 41MP is referring to the image sensor. It is really designed to take 5MP pictures where the 41MP raw image is down sampled to 5MP using their proprietary algorithm producing a really detailed image.



The physical size of the image sensor is one of the most important aspects of a digital camera and in the new Nokia, it is almost as large as in DSLRs. The sensor is 1/1.2 inches diagonally (0.833 inches). You can compare that to popular cameras at:



http://sensor-size.com/compare.html



There is a really good article on CNET about the PureView technology at:



http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57386706-78/the-secret-behind-nokias-41-megapixel-camera-phone/



It explains how the 41MP sensor helps with zooming, taking pictures in dark conditions, etc. as well.



Nokia started working on this technology years ago already and that's why the first one is on a Symbian based model. It will be in Windows Phone models eventually.





Seems to be a great phone to those, who would like to always have a good camera with them, but don't want to carry 2 separate items. Too bad the rest of the specs aren't that great for a new phone, especially the low-res screen (at least AMOLED).

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#12
Posted 03/01/2012 11:03 PM   
I'm happy to see Nokia doing some revolutionary products again. 450 euros is actually not bad for the price.

Now I'm waiting for Sony to make a true Walkman phone that would make people at headfi happy :D
I'm happy to see Nokia doing some revolutionary products again. 450 euros is actually not bad for the price.



Now I'm waiting for Sony to make a true Walkman phone that would make people at headfi happy :D

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