Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Nokia 808 Pureview

Engadget has published a comprehensive review of Nokia's camera-centric phone.

Snippets of the review follow:

"The Nokia 808 PureView has a 41-megapixel camera sensor. That huge sensor is paired with a new five-element Carl Zeiss lens and a refreshed flash with double the strength of the one on the Nokia N8 - the existing cameraphone champ."

"So what do images taken with the 808 PureView look like? Stunning, detailed, vibrant and noise-free. The sweet spot appears to be 8-megapixel PureView shots with little to no zoom - this provides the ideal conditions for pixel oversampling to do its magic."

"When zooming in all the way or when taking pictures at full-resolution (thus revealing the sensor's original pixels) we noticed a bit less detail and a touch more noise. Even then, the results surpass that of capable shooters, like the HTC One X."

"In our tests, exposure was spot on and low-light performance was spectacular."

"The Nokia 808 PureView is the best cameraphone out there, but you'll have to be willing to forgo the simplicity, function and comfort of competing smartphones if you intend to own it."

"You also have to be seriously imaging-obsessed to handle this as your daily driver... with constrained options and an OS that often collapses under the weight of even moderate demands. [It is] a clear cameraphone champion. The problem is, it's one that demands a more capable and (future-facing) operating system."

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