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Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

23 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year - read the full textThe Nokia 808 PureView was the company’s first PureView smartphone and it still holds the throne as the best cameraphone out there, despite the Lumia 920 challenge. It seems that this is about to change though as the company's Windows Phone camp is going to get its own PureView...


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The 808 can compete with DSLRs in terms of daylight performance and daylight, it has comparable detail to a 5D. There's a gsmarena article comparing them...which means, the 808 can so easily beat entry level DSLRs...It doesnt have the most needed controls for aperture...etc but it does produce stunning detail...thats wat people are fighting about...

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  • 2013-01-24 12:22
  • uuDL

wow, fandroids on fire, well it's a Nokia topic so nothing new here and only for something that isn't confirmed yet by Nokia:). But as much as I love Nokia I don't think they will produce such an incredible device this year, 808 was more like a statement, one of a kind. The same was said about 920 and it came with a different senzor and then there is the simple fact that one guy also pointed in the posts here, Nokia has the 1st place with 808, the 2nd with N8, and the competition is "struggling" in the 8-13mp zone so the difference it's huge. They have something that they could market for a long time from now on and a 16 or 18mp, 13 why not? it would make much more sense IMO. I know they could make it happen if they wanted - wp + 808 = love:) but I don't think they will so soon. Anyway, it's a good thing that there is a company out there trying to actually innovate, not just simply race for cores and full hd screens...

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  • 2013-01-24 11:57
  • mjPY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-24 04:32 from sG%x - click to readwho cares what hou like? I bet you never hold a 808 in your hands and you don't even know what symbian belle is. Yet... You talk. Go play with a pureview first then come here and talk. It is quite super. Doesn't feel heavy at all. In fact. It feels like you are holding a premium device and not ”i'm worried will fall and die” crap. But i don't expect you to understand what that is. It is not big. It is a good smartphone, quite a very good one, with premium photography capabilities. Not intereset? Go buy some toiletplastic phones and let people use and like what they want.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:31
  • L7gu

> In reply to TouchWiz User @ 2013-01-24 09:40 from sSKZ - click to readNOKIA are trying what's practically possible on something called a "mobile phone" with a smaller profile, hence trying to compensate for quality found on real DSLRs with alternates e.g. shooting images with a bigger sensor and then stitching them together from a 41MP raw form to about 8MP standard image form which exhibits a lot more details & noise-free images than a standard 8MP found on any other phone. Doesn't NOKIA deserve a word of appreciation for this? What do you want on a phone then? A real DSLR with interchangeable lenses? Comeon grow up!!!

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  • 2013-01-24 11:23
  • uuND

> In reply to no matter @ 2013-01-24 09:16 from 0xys - click to readNobody asked u to.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:21
  • ftVg

> In reply to killer droid @ 2013-01-24 03:33 from qasT - click to readHey, here is not about what is better then what, here is about what is what. So, i'm sorry for being rude but i get a bit "crancky" when a see so much nonsense comming from people. People this days need to learn and to educate before even doing a speach. We forgot forgot who we are and the purpose of a speach/comment/talk. Keep it smart and low if you don't know. SLR cameras are mostly made for people hanging them by the neck and doing a shooting day. But this guys will shore like to have them day by day, everyday and hanging a slr camera daily is a bit frustrating. Now, compact cameras are for amateur photography but usefull for profesional photographers to cause are not so heavy and big (there are cameras with better sensor then others who will capture good pics, but that don't make them slr and won't kill one either as some useless reviews said about new smart-cameras). A profesional photographer will have one of those to, so to balance the heavyness. But i'm preatty shore they will be more then happy to hold a 808 intead of a compact cameras. Easyer to carry verry good quality pics (better then most compact cameras) and quite small also a smartphone. Now, people who buy this devices are tired to take crappy pics, and i am in that league. 38 megapixels is for creating. And Nokia doesn't brag about the size, it brags about what a pureview technology can do. And to have this technology, they need allot of megapixels. The more the pixels are, the better image comes out. So when i see people talking nonsense and don't even bother to read something before, i get red eyes. Now, i hope you got it, a compact camera in front of dslr camera is like a nokia asha in front of symbian. Does allot of smart things but is not a smartphone. Reaches the purpose of a smartphone. But is not. They are two different things and will never be the same. So, Slr cameras are slr cameras and compact cameras are compact cameras, no metter the megapixel and the quality of the pics. They are what they are and made for a purpose.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:18
  • L7gu

For this to truly work, Nokia can't just pull the "OK here's the world's most advanced mobile imaging sensor ever. On a smartphone. And it runs on WP8" stunt. Look at competing models such as Sony's Xperia Z and take note of the more novel ideas.

For starters the IP certification. That to me even if it's a non-core spec, it's a highly regarded feature for most seasoned mobile gadget users who thinks that kits should have been life-proof a long time ago.

And not to repeat this but a non phablet camera phone these days are to put it mildly a dumb idea so take that into serious consideration. IMAGES and VIDS on a non 5"+ scr? Think..

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  • 2013-01-24 10:46
  • Mfxb

> In reply to [deleted post]Haha r u kiddin me did u just said that 808 can compete with any entry level dslr then maybe u know nothing about dslr cameras
Have u heard of Nikon D3200, its the best budget entry level dslr camera better than ur Nokia 808 pureview n that too in the same price.
U cant say that 808 can compete with a dslr they r just two different things, 808 is just for amateur phone users who want a good camera in their phone unlike the dslrs which r for real camera lovers n pro photographers
Camera is not only about mega pixels n that nokia needs to understand there is a lot more in camera like aperture, frames, etc
so go n tell this shit to someone else who doesnt know about dslrs .

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  • 2013-01-24 09:40
  • sSKZ

It will be big and bulky as 808. Not buying.

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  • 2013-01-24 09:16
  • 0xys

> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2013-01-23 20:43 from utec - click to readclearly you haven't seen the PureView 808 go against a DSLR in good lighting

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  • 2013-01-24 06:32
  • wgS4

S3 is yesterday's news.. Look forward man.. good technologies await us all.

Looking forward to what tis phone can do with that awesome camera!

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  • 2013-01-24 06:28
  • PGXj

> In reply to androsymbo @ 2013-01-24 05:06 from rJAn - click to readSaid that to gsmarena, engadget and the verge. They are the one reviewing and telling that has a pretty good cam. They are right S3 does have a good cam.

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  • 2013-01-24 06:23
  • qasT

> In reply to [deleted post]haha i already have a camera with best quality.... And it can make calls its called 808 pureview and its like $300 less then n slr.... U seem too much frustrated vid ur sh@troid mate.... If u really are then please lemme know iam trying to make this planet plastic free , so lets start vid samdung galaxy... Or u cn gimme ur l.g or ip@@p as well... Read my comments carefully. Hahaha and grow up i have a nikon as well. But i dont carrh it as i carry my 808 and htc.. Uf u need any inforation bout slr do lemme know..lmao

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  • 2013-01-24 05:59
  • rJAn

must have a slim design and 4.5" screen other wise it will be fall down (a big failure) like nokia 808

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  • 2013-01-24 05:51
  • uwM6

> In reply to jgalvez21 @ 2013-01-23 23:23 from PvYx - click to readSo Sony and HTC are in such good shape because they are using Android. I get it... ;)

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  • 2013-01-24 05:37
  • JE2N

The rumored photo of the product looks stunning:

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  • 2013-01-24 05:30
  • fk6N

If Nokia can make an incredible innovation in this ancient piece of hardware...

Its so much simpler to just to upgrade the hardware and software such an awesome phone.

The Year of Super Phone(s) begins ;)

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  • 2013-01-24 05:15
  • vwfg

> In reply to Killer Droid @ 2013-01-23 22:46 from qasT - click to readhaha dude u seem a kid to me. You are talking about dslr. U know whag dslr is or which lens fits in which dslr???? Hiw much a single lens costs???? Btw fyi in any slr u need to purchase separate lens other then the one that u have as default.... And dont talkn nonsense i have seen what galaxy s3,s pic luk on big screen along vid 808 and n8 . It cant beat n8 itself( the phone i still have other then my htc) , you know what if you compare 808 with your galaxy crap then you are still studying in high school, grow up kiddo..... And you are talking about sensors in slr??? And you are saying that mp dont count???? If u have even the slighgest information bout slr u should better know that aperture, lens focal are the other things to take care of, this phone can easily compete with entry level slr but will definatly struggle with high end slr,, but for the cheap price if you are gettin somethin gud( worth money) why nt spend. So open yourneyes and see the real GALAXY AND WORLD OTHER THEN YOUR 4.8 PLASTIC GALAXY. Windows is fast fluid no hiccups....and btw sony stands nowhere near to the camera quality nokia produces, nor do iphn frgt bout samd@ng....

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  • 2013-01-24 05:06
  • rJAn

Can someone explain to me what the hype is all about? Sure this phone has the best camera but that's about it, other 2012 and 2013 beat it in most cases. Phone cameras these days have already evolve soo much that they have great quality photos to capture those precious moments. But if we are talking about taking pictures of the Great Pyramid or the Taj Mahal etc. I would certainly have with me a DSLR or a good point and shoot. In conclusion I want a phone that's thin and compact, with decent camera and today's technology. The Nokia 808 simply is too big, heavy, not many features, old software, not many apps, no full HD screen and it's basically just good for taking pictures, texting and calling.

So anyone wanna help me out why I should get this phone?

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  • 2013-01-24 04:32
  • sG%x

> In reply to Amithsiji @ 2013-01-24 04:06 from i4dB - click to readAs a fellow dpreview fan, i agree. . Galaxy cam is not a good PoS cam. It is very bulky, i would rather invest on a RX100 than that brick.

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  • 2013-01-24 04:22
  • P@1G

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