Nokia 808 PureView – Reviewers workshop, Mumbai

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Nokia reviewers workshop in Mumbai thanks to Bloggers’ Mind and Nokia India where i got up close and personal with the Nokia 808 PureView. With us at the event were Vesa Jutila, Head of Symbian Product Marketing and Ari Partinen, Senior Camera Design Engineer from Nokia Finland.

Now we’ve already covered most of the details of this gorgeous 41 MegaPixel camera phone since its announcement at the MWC ’12 so do check out our earlier posts. For those of you who haven’t heard of the Nokia PureView 808, here are links to some of our past coverage of the Monster Camera Phone – Camera Samples from the 808 both Photos and Videos, pics of the Nokia PureView 808 phone.

Here are the device specs –

  • Display: 4″ nHD (640×360) Clear Black AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Single Core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM, 16 GB on-board storage, Expandable via Micro-USB upto 32GB
  • OS: Nokia Symbian Belle
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, USB OTG
  • Battery: 1430 mAH
  • Imaging: 41MP Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics,  Xenon Flash, Full HD Video Capture

The 808 is all about the whopping 41 M camera thats built around 3 key elements –

  1. The high performance imaging sensor
  2. Nokia’s proprietary imaging algorithms
  3. The high precision Carl Zeiss optics & lenses

We’ve already saw the awesomeness of Carl Zeiss optics right from the days of N73 till the N8 and now we have something that beat them all – The PureView 808 (5 lenses stacked on each other)!!

Here are the main features outlined by Vesa at the event –

  1. ND filter – The 808 uses the Neutral Density filter which reduces the intensity of colors so that there’s no change in the hue of color rendition of the image. It gives the user the comfort of setting aperture, exposure times and motion blurs of the subject to be photographed in different situations.
  2. ISO settings – The 808 has ISO settings from a low 50 to the top value of 1600!
  3. Zoom – The zoom option on the 808 is quite different in that there’s no actual zooming happening. Instead of zooming the camera crops our the live finder to show you exactly what you want to capture.

A very important question on everyones mind there was of course – Will we see PureView techonolgy on the Windows 7 phones?? The 808 was under development for almost 5 years says Vesa Jutila and  right now, they just want to explore all possibilities he said deftly steering away from the question. Incorporating this on the WP7 phones is something that we hope to see in the future.


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