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Nokia 808 PureView video and camera samples emerge

27 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia 808 PureView video and camera samples emerge - read the full textThe Nokia 808 PureView's 41MP camera is causing quite a stir at the MWC and we finally get to see its full-sized camera samples. Alongside the four photos are also three full HD 1080p video samples. All of them are really impressive, so let's start. Nokia 808 PureView camera...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-12 23:41 from 0}$u - click to readWhile certainly at 100% the results will be softer, the functional resolution of this device is probably around 8mp. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, with 40mp worth of data, and now levels remarkably low for such a small sensor, printing an 8x10 would look far superior than on an 8mp camera. 40mp provides lots of data to throw away, whereas 8mp doesn't.

However, you're not going to get poster-sized professional prints out of this thing.

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  • 2012-08-16 22:52
  • q3DY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-03 14:42 from K7gR - click to readthen you should update your graphics adapter driver lolx

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  • 2012-07-23 21:17
  • i8k1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-03 14:42 from K7gR - click to readnormal... what do you think should a huuge 38mp (with so many details) look like on 100%.
But I think the very very impressive 5 and 8mp pictures will be enough (or more than enough) for everyone!!

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  • 2012-05-12 23:41
  • 0}$u

doesnt look great in full screen view but stunning in smaller screen view.

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  • 2012-05-03 14:42
  • K7gR

if this phone cam is so great why u can still see that video is recorded with a phone?!sgs2 rules

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  • 2012-04-17 08:08
  • pXfx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-29 13:58 from XMiv - click to readI'll always pick a 41mpx superb camera phone, and have one iphone for second phone for apps, and internet. too bad nokia use poor symbian. but allways for first phone is superb camera which is allways in my pocket rather than 12mpx middle class camera phone with superb fast proc, and soft. Every year buy one new phone, and forget old one quick, but photos last forever, and want superb quality. Best photos I have is allways when I use my mobile phone

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  • 2012-04-02 03:45
  • Lec3

> In reply to nokia rulez @ 2012-02-29 09:21 from vbS0 - click to readyou obviously have not touched or even used an HTC phone.

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  • 2012-03-29 20:35
  • j13b

> In reply to Aruba @ 2012-03-24 09:27 from j@1Z - click to readlol... what are you talking about?
the 808 pureview has an bigger sensor (1/1,2") than a highend point'n'shoot cam and it does make good night pictures!!

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  • 2012-03-27 17:01
  • 0}$q

No low light samples = fail

most camera phones can take really good shots in full day light.

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  • 2012-03-24 09:27
  • j@1Z

I think that piece of news is historic in terms of photography

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  • 2012-03-20 18:04
  • NqqA

Now that cameras are done...
$10 to the first person that can come out with a 30,000mAh battery.

Go on... get to it!

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  • 2012-03-03 15:46
  • 425Y

If u think different u will get success in Ur life.which Nokia did.The picture clarity is amazing an d i don't have any word for this.Really fantastic clarity.

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  • 2012-03-03 11:31
  • bJ6P

If u think different u will success in Ur life.which nokia did.the picture clarity is amazing and i don't have any word for this clarity.Really fantastic.

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  • 2012-03-03 11:25
  • bJ6P

nokia revolution ,again, in a wery good OS ,belle ,nokia bring us a new tec. in images , and many cameras day by day will stop , hdmi, wifi, social and email multitasking real,office, touch ,is for use prof and in vacations and streets use, good battery and resistant device , the option is personal, but it is very very goooooood, rocks nokia , in this moment AVE nokia

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  • 2012-03-02 02:17
  • 8Swj

Its just incredible to see a normal image when magnified doesn't get affected by visual noise,retaining its clarity. Its indeed a brilliant technology. I only wonder if this pureview technology can be used in lumia 610,900. The combination of windows based phone with this technology could be the next big thing in the market!

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  • 2012-03-01 21:52
  • mEeM

> In reply to Pal @ 2012-02-28 17:43 from pr3B - click to readThis is the stupidest thing i ever read in my cameras are supposed to be the worst in the industry...even motorola and bb cameras are better. Among non-nokia smartphones, the iPhone 4s has the best camera. Samsung has 16 mp phones in japan and they can't match n8's quality. Nothing can. And now this-boy, is this big!

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  • 2012-03-01 16:01
  • 2@eU

> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-03-01 13:11 from GjjS - click to read+1. valid point
most of the smartphone users have invested quite good amount for their high end models, be it Samsung, HTC , Apple , LG. someone shifting to nokia will definetly compares the benefits and the amount they have already invested. Importantly, none of the current o/s are performing lousily, be it android, iOs or WP, all have good customer satisfactions in their boundaries.

The phone shall sell for good figures, but it shall be within the Nokia loyalties or the exisiting user base. Try to get a new customer base by showcasing pureview, May not work.

Lastly, pricing plays a major role.

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  • 2012-03-01 14:37
  • PTij

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-01 06:50 from qVVc - click to readwow you must be having super vision..its amazing you can diffrentiate such a minute change in pixel density....about apps yes it doesn't have zillions of it but all essential apps are there with few hd games for time pass...anyway everyone has got own reasoning to like or hate 808

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  • 2012-03-01 13:40
  • uvbr

LOL - I've said it a million times, nothing gets people more stoked than Nokia - I think they have the same loyal fanbase as those who love Apple..

My only issue(s) with this phone are...

a) screen resolution - 640 x 360 (?) considering this is picture-centric - you're not going to appreciate great pics on such a poor resolution screen, and everything will look a bit 'blocky'

b) Symbian OS (controversially) - however good or bad, the fact is that it's nowhere near as actively developed for than Winmo, iOS or Android... which ultimately means the consumer has less apps and the phone has less functionality... becoming outdated very quickly...

Had they put this camera on the Lumia 900 - I'd have gone for it...

Had they given the screen a better resolution... I 'may' have given it a go...


Many new customers are coming from Android (like me) or iOS or Winmo and they've invested money into apps, etc. to move to an (arguably) dying OS - I just can't see people jumping to it just because of the camera... it needs guts to back it up...

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  • 2012-03-01 13:11
  • GjjS

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