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ZEISS CAMERA STORY What ’s So Special About Carl Zeiss Lenses?

to the ongoing
global leader
and Carl
Zeiss, a world
optics, you can take advantage of the same high- quality optical lenses used by the NASA to discover and capture the moon landscapes and for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

If you’ve used a Nokia smartphone, then the likelihood is you’ve used a Carl Zeiss lens. It’s an integral part of the Nokia N8, the world’s best cameraphone, and has helped ensure fantastic photos and videos on dozens of other devices. But have you ever wondered what exactly is so special about Carl Zeiss?
The two companies have collaborated since 2005 and have brought the design expertise and stringent quality requirements of Carl Zeiss to Nokia ’s product creation process for high-end camera devices.

As a result of the collaboration, consumers are able to capture, share, store and print better quality images with Nokia ’s flagship imaging devices. The outstanding scientific expertise from Carl Zeiss in camera optics and the industry-leading position of Nokia in the mobile phone market offer a solid foundation for the cooperation.

Many of the Nokia Nseries devices, are equipped with a special lens which corresponds to the classic Carl Zeiss four-element Tessar. The special features of this lens include its high definition, low chromatic aberration and high speed of f/2.9 – despite its small size.

160 years of expertise

Carl Zeiss has been in optics and imaging for more than 160 years. Examples of our expertise can be found in all walks of life. Planes, trains and automobiles withstand the tests of
time because measuring technology from Carl Zeiss is used to test their parts in production. Blockbuster movies such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ benefit from the unique images made possible by ZEISS lenses. We’ve been pushing the boundaries in the fabrication and miniaturization of microchips for more than 40 years.

Approximately 60 percent of the microchips in mobile phones and other modern devices are manufactured using optics from Carl Zeiss. Nokia users profit from Carl Zeiss’ very long experience in developing photographic lenses, from cine and camera lenses to lenses for industrial applications, which have been used in everything from the moon landing to Nokia devices.

A unique co-operation that puts quality first

Together with Nokia we really take time to develop solutions for the best possible imaging result. Nokia devices with Carl Zeiss optics are never thrown on the market in a rush. We’re not interested in increasing megapixels by reducing the size of the single pixel to put more pixels on a similar sensor, while keeping the optics the same. What we do is continuously enhance the optics, because the lens is at the beginning of the image chain. Any image information that does not come through the lens to the sensor correctly will be lost. At the same time we use our imaging expertise to optimize all the components within the entire imaging chain because the lens is only one part of the whole story. By considering every element, we ensure an extraordinary imaging experience and optimum image results.

The Tessar lens and the birth of mobile photography
For mobile camera devices, it’s important to remember that the Tessar lens used in devices is a benchmark in optics. Different lens elements were processed in one single lens for the first time in 1902. (The Tessar lens was designed by Paul Rudolph, a highly talented scientist who worked with Carl Zeiss). The high resolution of the classic 4 lens element design of the Tessar was the first compact lens design. The name Tessar gives a clear indication of the original structure of the lens: “tessares”, Greek for “four”, indicates that the lens consists of four lens elements. With its higher resolution, this innovative lens made mobile photography possible. The Tessar lens allowed, for the first time, small film formats (nowadays sensors), which in turn helped make cameras themselves smaller, lighter and more portable. All compact camera lenses are based on that original invention!

Using the camera on your Nokia handset brings you closer to perfect images with Carl Zeiss quality optical technology. Images you can share with the world.

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  • 2011-01-16 19:46
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> In reply to [deleted post]may be sales of n8 will be affected if n9 price is bellow $750,but now n8 is going for $500.

I really hope it comes with all specs you mention but with 12mp camera 1080p@30fps recording,cause it's nokia flagship phone.

Price should be $800 so it won't affect n8 sales.Those who can afford it will buy,i've been saving for it :-)

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  • 2011-01-16 19:15
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this a phone of the century mother of all phones, I personally called my N900 meamo monster i wonder whI will call this piece of art. I use to hate nokia because they refuse to use other operating systems when i heard abt the n900 runing on a different os I really like it cos I dnt like symbian. the 64gb and the 1Gmhz snapdragon processor is a wellcome and talk of the ram 512 and the Rom 512 i think it will deffinatly have a place in the market contending with other phones. thank to the meego that is open source.

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  • 2011-01-16 17:39
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-01-16 11:55 from tug} - click to readMy SIXTH SENSE TELLS THAT
it will definitely come with 8MP CAMERA WITH 4x DIGITAL ZOOM. and 720@30fps recording with full HD1080p playbook.

It will not have 12MP CAMERA becoz then sales Of N8 WILL BE AFFECTED.

CPU- IS ST Ericcson 1.2 Ghz U8500 DUAL CORE

GPU-ARM MALI 400(THis GPU can display upto 250m polygon/sec.

RAM-1GB(Initially it was 768 mb but nokia push it to 1GB thats why they couldnt launch it in DEC 2010.)




what u think people about my specification.

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  • 2011-01-16 16:57
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> In reply to Emadtaker @ 2011-01-15 19:59 from fkfi - click to readya most people close say n9 will not have qwerty conversations released a concept of the phone with compact size (60x110x8)mm and 12mp camera with 4xoptical zoom,4inch 16x9 capacitive touch screen.i hope it comes with the much anticipated st-ericsson u8500,hey i must say that phone looks very very nice,no other phone can come close to it except the nokia morph.i'll wait for it even if they release it in December this year :-)

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  • 2011-01-16 16:01
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This1 should have a 1500mAh battery and a 8 mp camera.

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  • 2011-01-16 15:22
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the 5mp camera is nothing special for a new smartphone. It should be at least 8mp. The proccesor seems also slower then other -android speed is 2.3ghz. So i would the new n9 has offering nothing special.

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  • 2011-01-16 11:55
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Upon release,this phone will pawn all droids,iOS and Blackberries. The end is near for them.

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  • 2011-01-16 04:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-01-15 18:47 from Tqc2 - click to readYeah man you're right the n9 may use the st-ericsson u8500 dual core processor which is based on arm cortex a9mp core. It's suppsed to be powerful but also very battery efficient as well.

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  • 2011-01-15 23:36
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-01-15 07:06 from t7UI - click to readWhat?? It will NOT support the 64 GB SDXC card? I really believed that it can support, and it's the first phone with that type of memory card. :( I am waiting to see how big impact will make this phone.

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  • 2011-01-15 22:53
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I read info about the look of N9, that it will not be the way we all thought it would be (neither the macbook nor the E7), it will be something else. I really hope it will be announce very very soooooooon

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  • 2011-01-15 19:59
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When will Nokia release any phone with MeeGo??? It is taking too long!!! I'm expecting it, as I'm a fan from Nokia. But if they do not release it soon, I'll consider iPhone or any Android phone...

Nokia: WAKE UP!!!!

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  • 2011-01-15 19:05
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Nokia N9, according to conversations on twiter, will have dual core processor, probably ST-Ericsson U8500, 768MB of ram, 4.2 inches display, slider qwerty keyboard, with graphic capabilities to display 190 millions of polygons and 12MP camera.

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  • 2011-01-15 18:47
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N9-01 is cool too. Is 9.6mm thick, has good looks, saw renderings, only downside is that it has no hardware keys at all; no volume or camera keys. Upside is it has a 4.1-inch display and the same speakers as the X7-00.

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  • 2011-01-15 18:37
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-01-15 07:06 from t7UI - click to readAre you sure about these information????

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  • 2011-01-15 12:16
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N9 specs

- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.2 inches
- Nokia ClearBlack display
- Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
- QWERTY keyboard
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Handwriting recognition
- Three-axis gyro sensor

Speakerphone Yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- dolby digital 5.1 channel

Call records Detailed, max 30 days

64 GB storage, 1 GB MB RAM, 1 GB ROM
Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory

GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/, UPnP & DLNA technology
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP,
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 USB On-the-go support

Primary 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-led flash,
Features 1/1.83'' sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection

Video Yes, 720p at 25 fps, video stabilization
Secondarary Yes 2mp

OS MeeGo 1.2 OS
CPU 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core processor,

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM transmitter
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, Silver, Blue
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
- Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- MP3/DiVX/XViD/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Voice command/dial
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Video/photo editor
- Flash Lite 4.0
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
- Near Field Communications
- Adobe flash 10.1

Standard battery, Li-Ion 1600 mAh

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  • 2011-01-15 07:06
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so excited about n9

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  • 2011-01-15 06:47
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> In reply to D @ 2011-01-14 17:31 from f31e - click to readBest os means meego right yeah! When i've used nokia n900 maemo it amazed me for It's multitasking and it's mozilla based browser. I hope meego os beat the crap out of android which is a shit os.

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  • 2011-01-14 22:31
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BTW Image above is a Cheap Chinese Clone. Real N9 doesn't even look remotely like this. Never has, never will.

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  • 2011-01-14 21:14
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-01-13 22:52 from 4YT9 - click to readK den nokia n9 should have a screen better than Super AMOLED Plus and the size should be 4.5 inches or more and it should have 4G, cause samsung is making a phone with the above specs.

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  • 2011-01-14 20:15
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