Nokia’s Lumia 920 flagship Windows Phone looks promising, but the camera isn’t quite what everyone hoped it would be. Where as Nokia’s 808 PureView phone packed a massive 41-megapixel sensor and mostly served as a proof of concept for the PureView tech, the Lumia 920’s sensor is believed to only be eight megapixels, which Nokia says can capture 5-10 times more light that other sensors.
As Nokia pointed out yesterday, PureView is not one specific feature, but rather a broader concept that encompasses a variety of features. So the PureView tech in the Lumia 920 could be different to what we saw in the 41-megapixel PureView 808. In fact, this latest iteration of PureView seems to focus more on low-light performance, which could arguably be more useful and have a bigger impact on users.
The Lumia 920 also come equipped with what Nokia calls a “floating lens” — image stabilisation technology for photos and especially videos. Remember this teaser? This floating lens technology was what that was all about.