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Story of the Nokia N8’s incredible camera (Superb Butterfly shot :o so much detail!!)

Detailed crop, N8 on the right. Natural, colours, much more detail than the competition - LOOK AT THOSE STONES!

Since the 7650 I’ve been hooked on mobile phone photography. I remember at the time my Dad said, that’s just a gimmick. My mum said it wouldn’t catch on. From the 7610, to Nseries and the Carl Zeiss partnership, Nokia has been pushing imaging to not just being a camera phone but a phone equipped with a fantastic camera, which with the N8 kills the compact camera alternative. You saw this yesterday with those stunning 9MP samples.

This article on Nokia Conversations by Damien Dinning, Imaging Legend at Nokia, exudes Nokia’s passion for perfection on mobile imaging, pushing to the highest quality, NATURAL looking photos. Nokia wants the N8 to produce images that are almost as real as your eye saw them, WITHOUT those ARTIFICIAL enhancements digital cameras implement to FOOL you into thinking images are better than what the camera is capable of.

Click here for part 1.

Now check out this photo below. Full 12mp, 4000×3000, ISO 100, Exposure 1/397.

This picture looks incredible. And it was taken over a month ago still with preproduction firmware/hardware!

Cropping it – look at all that detail! It’s overwhelming! And it’s from a PHONE! (note, converted, will look even better on the original!)

Crop again:

This is real 12mp, each pixel is usable. Whilst some may not make huge prints, Steve Jobs would say the ability to maintain the detail when cropping and getting closer to your image is PHENOMENAL.


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  1. chaslam
    July 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    WOW that is very impressive!

  2. Eric
    July 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Steve jobs would not say that. Steve would say it’s MAGICAL (but only if it’s an Apple product).

    But wow, that’s a very good image!

  3. jb8967
    July 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I really cannot believe this came from a phone camera. Wow. A true replacement for a good pocket digital camera. Maybe not my Lumix ZS-3, but definitely my Lumix FX-30. Great shot.

  4. car
    July 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    definitely am zoomed with this N8, great hardware lets wait whats are the news on symbian 3

  5. Andre
    July 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Damian’s article is lengthy! still haven’t read the entire thing!

  6. John Wiegand-forson
    July 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    OOOOMMMMMGGGGGG this truly fucking AWSOME sorry for my bad language there but this is truly magical to quote Steve Jobs favourite buzz word there

  7. Zak
    July 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    This is really amazing! I can’t wait to get this phone when it comes out. Right now i’m using iphone 3gs but i really miss nokia’s rich featured phones. My first cellphone was nokia 3310, yes that amazing brick phone which you could use as a lethal weapon =p lol! Next phone was Nokia 6600> N85> N82> N900> then at last i switched to iphone 3gs =( but i still keep my nokia n82 for taking pictures. I really really like this website for keeping me upto date with Nokia cellphones, thanks! N im eagerly waiting to ditch my 3gs for N8! At last quality pictures!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!

  8. mrbean
    July 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    No wonder it took them 2,260 days to make the camera !
    source: http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/07/08/nokia-n8-camera-2260-days-in-the-making-part-12/

    • mrbean
      July 9, 2010 at 1:11 am

      no but seriously the quality and details are really good .its not some cheap lens on a camera phone although some people with iphone will think the n8 is nothing compared to their phone since reporters keep on saying is so magnificent,too bad these apple fans dont know nokia that much…

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