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You've seen the kinds of monster photos the Nokia 808 PureView can snap, and read how it's got a digital zoom that doesn't turn everything into a pixelated mess. But how does it actually perform these miracles, and what the hell is Nokia doing shoving a colossal 41-megapixel sensor in a phone anyway?
Nokia's 808 PureView made a big splash and caused a fair bit of controversy at MWC this year. 41 actual megapixels crammed into a cameraphone? It sounds ludicrous, especially when you hear it's running Symbian.
Here's how you know your phone's camera is powerful. If it has 41 freaking megapixels. Here's how you know to trust your powerful cameraphone. If it's used to make a commercial about itself.
My column yesterday regarding the 808 PureView generated a lot of critical comment, some of it valid. So here's my answers to those critics.
We've said plenty about Nokia's new PureView camera technology, but how do the shots look? Nokia has offered up some unretouched test shots on its blog, and while you can't take them entirely at face value — the company would never include unflattering pics, duh — it's at least a starting point for what we can expect.
Nokia's 808 PureView phone grabbed headlines with its 41MP sensor. Big 'ol whoopty doo — this is still a remarkably stupid phone, and anyone who buys one on the basis of the sensor is in for some harsh lessons in buyer's regret.
Dreamt up in a hotel bar in Japan by a couple of Nokia execs, the Nokia 808 Pureview phone has completely stolen MWC with its 41MP sensor. I grabbed some time with Nokia's lead programme manager for imaging, Damian Dinning, to chat about how it's "almost like just invented time travel, it's that extreme".
The shocking news of the day — Nokia is making a phone with a 41MP camera — is shocking for all the wrong reasons. It may shoot higher-res than most DSLRs, but that won't help you at all. Why? After a certain point, megapixels don't matter.
Forgive our capitals explosion, but we're a little shocked right now. Nokia just announced a cameraphone with a 41P sensor. FORTY-ONE MEGAPIXELS. Naturally Nokia's sticking with Carl Zeiss lenses, but that 41MP camera can shoot 7728 x 5354 photos in 16:9 format, or if you prefer 4:3, in 7152 x 5368. There's just one thing: It runs Symbian.
Exciting times are afoot if you’re coming off contract soon. Australia’s first 4G phone (the Velocity 4G) arrived yesterday, alongside the Samsung Omnia W, our first second-gen Windows Phone. Then there are upcoming phones like the HTC Titan II, Sony Xperia S, Nokia Lumia 900 and the Asus Padfone. Here’s how these upcoming beasts compare.