i can remember a time when 128*128 pixel resolution cstn displays were the bee's knees. the nokia 6230 had a vga camera and i can distinctly remember one of my (idiot) friends advocating in favor of the phone vs those of a 3 mp canon camera. i admit,tehnology has come a long way since and i am writing this from my phone. but all this talk about this really good display tehnology is so much better than the other really good display tehnology is just plain stupid. as for the choice of cameras,each person is different and that's why there are so many phones available today. i couldn't care less if my phone had a camera.i would much rather like it if it had even the most basic of flashlights. i just don't see the point of arguing about the best display tehnology,when you have to have the two side by side to tell the difference. also, i have an olympus e420 with the pancake 25mm lens which is easily poketable and will knock any cameraphone into the middle of next year as far as quality is concerned. and the whole thing cost me less than a galaxy s...
very often i need to take picture of labels on pc cards and pc parts, sometimes within the pc case, and EDoF (fixed focus) camera just cant do the job.
i m sticking to my old faithful 5800xm for now.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010Pixon w880, CDB is just a polarized AMOLED, they just add light polarizing filter Google it... moreHave a look at CBD display and compare it to regular AMOLED. Lot better. It is also Nokia patented tech. Saying its simply polarized is bit like saying Gorilla Glass is just hardened glass.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010Pixon w880, CDB is just a polarized AMOLED, they just add light polarizing filter Google it... moreWe were talking about actual sensor size, not megapixels, so your camera example fails too.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010LOL all that technology is old, other device have that before Nokia N8Point me to phone that had USB OTG or Dolby digital plus before N8 will you?
retry, 24 Nov 2010yeah name a phone that has all and has a large sensor. Keep talking nonsense and u lose credib... morePixon w880, CDB is just a polarized AMOLED, they just add light polarizing filter
Google it before you look like a dumb
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010and CBD is just a polarized AMOLEDyeah name a phone that has all and has a large sensor. Keep talking nonsense and u lose credibilty. And where did u get that info that cbd is polarized amoled? From fantasy? Oh please
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010except CBDand CBD is just a polarized AMOLED
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010LOL all that technology is old, other device have that before Nokia N8except CBD
I guess Nokia (or any other company) should go about giving people what's hot and in the trend. The image quality and loss of fine details is proof enough that the camera is below standards. I would rather have 5MP auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss lens rather than a 8MP fixed focus lens with a poor image quality. Nokia!!! give us what we want.
Could u tell me if it is safe to buy an N8 now, since there was recently annonced that some percentage of the N8's being sold are defective ??
[deleted post]You don't have to use such language, I understand his point. I just childishly replied to Er2M's post.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010
i think like musicphone, cameraphone era was gone...come on nokia bring something new in yo... moreYou want something new tech from Nokia?
How about USB OTG, the camera on N8 (sensor size and optics), Clear Black Display, Dolby Digital Plus Surround, FM Transmitters, etc?
I really don't get your point.
Kellard, 24 Nov 2010Why would they care about the AF camera on the N8 at all if they support the full focus cameras???Why do so many people fail on a simple comprehension test like this article?
There aren't that many big words in it right?
Nowhere does it say that Full focus (which is different from fixed focus, go read source for more) is better than AF.
The main two advantages are ease of use and smaller modules. Choose ten totally random people and let them take one picture with AF and one with Full Focus. The best picture will probably be with AF. On average though the full focus pics will be better.
Why? Because with Full Focus you can just press the button and there is close to zero chance of failure. That is why consumer phones have Full Focus and why people who are more interested in cameras can go with N8 and AF.
How about arguing against his actual points instead of ones you invent youself?
i think like musicphone, cameraphone era was gone...come on nokia bring something new in your phone...
samsung ; s amoled
apple ; retina display
moto ; hsdpa/ev-do
1.2 ghz ( droid 2 global )
lg dual core cpu
moto dual core cpu
nokia 20 mp ? for what 20 mp? ???
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010For all the "supporters" of fix focus cam, why the top of the line N8 offers auto fo... moreWhy would they care about the AF camera on the N8 at all if they support the full focus cameras???
For all the "supporters" of fix focus cam, why the top of the line N8 offers auto focus then?
I do appreciate the speed of fixed-focus phone cameras - mostly because phone camera modules don't autofocus anywhere near as quickly as dedicated digicams (generally speaking) which takes away from the spontenaety a bit.
However when you get to 5MP and beyond, the quality difference is really noticeable - and at 50+cm so long as your subject is centred the chances (and results) of a mis-focus are so minimal.
I prefer autofocus, but fixed-focus does have the convenience and size advantage.