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Nokia N8 gets a camera update with better UI and video recording

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Nokia N8 gets a camera update with better UI and video recording - read the full textIt must feel quite good to be a Nokia N8 owner these days. First, there was the Symbian Anna update, which deals with quite a few of its usability issues and now Nokia brought the news that there's a camera update in the works for their former flagship. The Nokia N8 camera update beta has...


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> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2011-08-22 19:53 from mQR6 - click to readGood test.

See how quickly the N8 re-focuses on the brickwork compared to the SE?

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  • 2011-08-22 20:03
  • nFXv

I have done a little test with an Android Phone and a N8, both which I own(prefer the N8 though).
The Android Phone in question is the XPERIA NEO, which boasts of a extremely good video camera.
Today I updated my N8 with the new Camera update. So here are the facts:

1. Continuous Auto-focus is not working on the N8.
2. Frame-rate is 25-26 FPS, not 30. (Measured by FRAPS).
3. Sony Ericsson Xperia, managed 30 FPS and excellent continuos Autofocus.

Both the phones were put into HD setting (720p) before shooting and all the other settings were done exactly the same.

The Output:
For N8 one:

For Xperia one:

You decide who wins....
For me , even if the N8 does not manage 30 FPS or Conti-Auto-Focus , I would still choose it over the XPERIA any day, because, Just look at the clarity, Fidelity of the Video....... I love my N8...

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  • 2011-08-22 19:53
  • mQR6

sexy rules...

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  • 2011-08-22 19:48
  • s8Ih

> In reply to [deleted post]You clearly stated that the SGS had more updates than the N8, and was insinuating wrongly.

Then you backtracked saying that you bought your Nokia with PR1.2

When proven wrong you got all defensive and used Caps like an Emo Fanboy. I don't think you even own or have ever owned an N8, as you brought absolutely nothing to the argument.

Jog on.

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  • 2011-08-22 19:46
  • nFXv

> In reply to [deleted post]I think you're the one with the mental disfunction, if you have to backtrack on your original claims.

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  • 2011-08-22 19:42
  • nFXv

i have used android. very bad and annoying,symbian is the king,but combined with at least 1ghz processor

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  • 2011-08-22 19:41
  • pqyk

> In reply to [deleted post]why n8 is not a smartphone ? Can ur smartphone teleport or some other mystical things which cant? No other phone on the planet can match the n8's.

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  • 2011-08-22 19:34
  • 7txg

> In reply to DeeJay @ 2011-08-22 17:53 from R9q@ - click to readhello you sure android fail
and Symbian rock

iam not sure why people saying with out used

very easy to compare n8 vs galaxy s2

and which one is fast and smooth

of course galaxy s2 faster

also until now Nokia cant do great official
web browser all suck and slow crashing to many time when i used nokia n8

i found anna nothing change only style no more

i wait to compare n9 vs galaxy s2 vs iphone 5

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  • 2011-08-22 18:38
  • gxwv

so lucky that i have to wait only 3 weeks for an update that has already been uploaded to servers worldwide!

Shame on you Nokia.

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  • 2011-08-22 18:18
  • BqMF

> In reply to dru Hilton @ 2011-08-22 17:16 from fuea - click to readYou find the camera update here on nokia betalabs.

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  • 2011-08-22 18:17
  • svk%

> In reply to [deleted post]This is because there are a lot of Android, Iphone fans who will come to Nokia threads(plural) every time to bash Nokia. I mean, every Nokia thread, until we Nokia users also get fed up. Dunno why they have so much free time.

Nokia users, we come to Nokia thread to find out info,etc,etc. I dont go and shoot in Samsung threads although I'm not happy with Samsung's durability.

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  • 2011-08-22 18:11
  • sF%W

yeaaah! a camera update, for anna users only.
No anna update for Symbian 3 users in Turkey, yet.
It is expected in 3 weeks up to the official Nokia news.
So slow Nokia, so inefficient.

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  • 2011-08-22 18:11
  • BqMF

ihave c7 and updated yesterday with anna now he batter then my brother samsung gio 5660 with gigerbrade 2.3 android is the name of bags I love symbain iam wating for belly est and west nokia is best

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  • 2011-08-22 18:08
  • t@GT

how to do that update...i don't me!!!

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  • 2011-08-22 18:07
  • IVTe

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-22 17:46 from LhZG - click to readOh dear, look who's busting a bloody vessel.

You pointed out your android had three updates to the N8's one, and I was pointing out that in the year since release, the N8 has had 3 major updates.

So it's not 3 to 1 is it?

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  • 2011-08-22 18:01
  • IaHU

> In reply to [deleted post]ohh hello dude..i agree that there's no match for the touch of the iphone...but then...there's also no match for features if you talk abt the rocks..the best smartphone camera from the first day of its launching..the sound of the n-series, and the symbian anna, or belle after some time..n8's gonna rule the market..and just take a look at the statistics of cell phones in the "By interest" table, nokia n8 is on the first place! so just think what you say about anything before saying or posting it! got it!

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  • 2011-08-22 17:59
  • ut00

> In reply to [deleted post]
Sorry but Android fails! The BB OS fails! The only good one might iOs again, Symbian Belle is great! IT works amazing. Texting and moving the phone is really comfortable unlike the crappy Android OS in grey... Honestly, they all seem to fail compared to the power of Nokia ;)

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  • 2011-08-22 17:53
  • R9q@

what was Nokia waiting for before. I used N8 for a couple of days and I think it is a lovely phone. They should have given it specifications on par with android phones though 1ghz cpu and 512mb ram

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  • 2011-08-22 17:52
  • MJni

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-22 16:45 from IaHU - click to readANNA was a major step up for the N8, and I hope BELLE will be better still but Andriod is developing at a much faster pace than Symbains and by the time BELLE comes out, Android would have moved the goal post yet again. Nokia should not be playing catchup, they should be pioneering. But they simply are not.

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  • 2011-08-22 17:52
  • LhZG

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-22 16:36 from IaHU - click to readWhich part of MY PHONE CAME WITH PR1.2 do you not understand? Are you stupid, ignorant or both? I am talking about my phone ever had 1 update, and thats ANNA. USE YOUR BRAIN BEFORE YOU GET DEFENSIVE AGAIN.

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  • 2011-08-22 17:46
  • LhZG

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