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When we watched the latest ad from Nokia showing off its PureView technology and ridiculously fluid optical image stabilisation, we were stunned. Excited. Happy. If the camera on the Lumia was that good, we wanted it. But it was faked. Nokia isn't showing off what the Lumia 920 can do — that video was shot with a big DSLR.

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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.

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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?