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Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning

29 February 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning - read the full textThe Nokia 808 PureView certainly made a splash at MWC 2012, pinning the company back on the cameraphone map in an extremely advantageous position. We had Nokia's Damian Dinning tell us more about his team's baby and how it came to be.


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> In reply to No_Matter @ 2012-02-29 21:50 from 0xys - click to readThat's how f-stops works. f2.4 is indeed 50% more light than f2.8.
I'm so excited about this phone! I was not so excited about a phone since Ericsson T610!

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  • 2012-02-29 23:37
  • nx1}

> In reply to novicr @ 2012-02-29 21:41 from uZa{ - click to readI'd say "just complement with video", because text is more clear to understand, besides I cannot stream video from my work LOL

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  • 2012-02-29 23:30
  • 9INj

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readYou missed the point. 41 MP is here to make possible oversampling, not to actually use it. You can, but they put 5 MP as default. With 5 MP you get perfect, better than with 12 MP on other devices.
Old Symbian is just old. But Belle and Anna is something different. But they catch bad image, so when you mention Symbian, everybody think something old. Unfortunatlly. But Symbian is only one that is capable to stand this 41 MP processor not Android, not IOS, not WP. So, don't make your minds on old Symbian.

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  • 2012-02-29 23:28
  • sr%3

> In reply to No_Matter @ 2012-02-29 21:50 from 0xys - click to readf/2.8 to f/2.0 would be one f-Stop (or EV).
f/2.8 to f/2.4 is one half of a f-Stop.

In the end, it is true to say its 50% faster in terms of exposure values.

Only for your information ;)

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  • 2012-02-29 23:14
  • p11I

my only sad thign about this the fact they didnt put a higher resolution screen.

other than that is quite decent phone, still i will never get a windows phone. even with pureview.

unless windows phone turns more open like android,

i want my freaking file manager, google search, ROOT, custom roms, be able to customise everything, bluetooth file transfers

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  • 2012-02-29 22:12
  • Pv9c

i would give my kidney one lung, for this with android, or meeog with alien dalvik.

i would NOT touch windows phone even with this c amera.

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  • 2012-02-29 22:05
  • Pv9c

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-29 20:28 from L4C$ - click to readThese lenses resolve more detail than regular SLR lenses, check the thread on DP review for that, it is truly insane.

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  • 2012-02-29 21:54
  • iJ6R

N8 lens is f2.8
808 lens is f2.4
So from 2.8 to 2.4 lens is NOT 50% faster.

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  • 2012-02-29 21:50
  • 0xys


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  • 2012-02-29 21:47
  • 95WE

what good if we would get a video of this interview rather than reading 4 long pages .

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  • 2012-02-29 21:41
  • uZa{

Impressive stuff. Looks like my next mobile will also be a Nokia.

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  • 2012-02-29 21:20
  • m7G5

nice, i like this phone
nokia 808 like!

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  • 2012-02-29 21:19
  • 0@i4

Love this paragraph...
"We rarely do interviews but the Nokia 808 is a real whopper. The sheer hype it generated yesterday almost took our site down for a moment. The camera enthusiast inside of us can't get enough of it either and Damian Dinning is the man to see to learn everything about this exciting new smartphone (and about cameraphones in general)."

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  • 2012-02-29 21:17
  • RNDm

huh.. jealousy android users try nokia belle before commenting. Its buttery smooth and pretty. The nokia 808 running arm11 can run smoother that your dual core crap.

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  • 2012-02-29 21:13
  • 2SRx

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readyour comment is a joke

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  • 2012-02-29 20:51
  • Tm65

GSMArena, you've lost a great opportunity to ask how the small Carl Zeiss lens can provide enough resolution for the 41Mp sensor, when a lot of DSLR lens struggle to offer 18Mp for much bigger sensors. It's pretty obvious that the lens can't provide nothing near the 41Mp resolution of the sensor, the full-size samples doesn't look sharp.

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  • 2012-02-29 20:28
  • L4C$

Good interview

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  • 2012-02-29 20:20
  • 3cri

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-29 19:58 from L4C$ - click to readactually, symbian doesnt need a fast cpu for fullhd video. the 808 for example uses a dedicated camera chip and gpu to create video. it doesnt use the cpu at all!!!

android of course uses cpu for pretty much everything, rendering the gpu only good for benchmarks. ios does it a bit better, but you cant expect apple to innovate.

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  • 2012-02-29 20:15
  • 3LUK

> In reply to aaptk @ 2012-02-29 19:59 from 3LUK - click to readActually, Meego can also do that.
Oh wait, Meego is from Nokia too.

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  • 2012-02-29 20:01
  • L4C$

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readsymbian is still more capable of any os out there
if you dont know that, its your problem.
symbian is the only os that can introduce these kind of revolutions, because it was build for mobiles and nokia engineers and software developers can do wonders with it.

no other phone maker has screensavers on their led screen like nokia sleeping screen, nor can their alarms work when the phone is off. not very smart when you think about it?

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  • 2012-02-29 19:59
  • 3LUK

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