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Photos: New 12MP samples from the Nokia N8 (4000×3000)

Looks like ricardore uploaded some new pictures. Here’s some samples below. Some are out of focus unfortunately. The rest of the pictures are on his Nokia N8 set. Remember this is taken with a Nokia N8 prototype.


via: Taken and uploaded on flickr by ricardore


  1. July 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Wow, the detail is unbelievable. That tomato!

    I got a new point and shoot for holiday and was sad that at 2/3 the N8 price, the pictures could not resolve the same detail even in the most perfect of conditions 😦

    Will be giving it to parents when I pick up N8.

    • Roger Johnson
      July 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      > I got a new point and shoot for holiday … the pictures could not resolve the same detail even in the most perfect of conditions

      BINGO! And THAT folks is why the N8 is so great. Proof that all the stuff Damien Dinning has been talking about over weeks, about the labour of love the N8’s camera is (and the rest of the N8), has paid off and blows not only all other camera phones out of the water, but also many (most?) digital cameras too. I’ll bet good money it gives a chunk of the DSLR market a beating too.

      Care to say exactly what camera it is you’ve got? I want to see a professional photography magazine do a solid comparison of the N8 and a bunch of stand alone cameras. And then I want to see that review being used by Nokia’s marketing dept. Seriously.

      The N8’s shaping up to the best phone Nokia have ever made, by some way. And actually I do NOT think they should release it yet. Not until it’s completely and totally ready.

      • July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

        Roger Johnson :

        > I got a new point and shoot for holiday … the pictures could not resolve the same detail even in the most perfect of conditions

        BINGO! And THAT folks is why the N8 is so great. Proof that all the stuff Damien Dinning has been talking about over weeks, about the labour of love the N8′s camera is (and the rest of the N8), has paid off and blows not only all other camera phones out of the water, but also many (most?) digital cameras too. I’ll bet good money it gives a chunk of the DSLR market a beating too.

        Care to say exactly what camera it is you’ve got? I want to see a professional photography magazine do a solid comparison of the N8 and a bunch of stand alone cameras. And then I want to see that review being used by Nokia’s marketing dept. Seriously.

        The N8′s shaping up to the best phone Nokia have ever made, by some way. And actually I do NOT think they should release it yet. Not until it’s completely and totally ready.

        It was a Samsung WB650 (wanted a compact with mega zoom). Exchanged it for the WB600 as the GPS is useless. Then after hols, I think my rents are getting it.

        I can’t believe the sammy’s have a 1/2.3″ sensor and the Nokia N8 has a 1/1.183″. With resolution in aside, that’s a a bigger sensor than most digicams, even those in 300GBP price bracket.

        When Nokia mentioned a while back of having a huge sensor bigger than most compact digicams in 300GBP range, I thought they were kidding. It’s just awesome when you zoom in to N8 images (that are in focus) there’s still so much detail.

        Each and every pixel matters – not like those other 12mp cams where they need 100 pixels to be as effective as N8’s single pixel.

        I can’t wait for the N8 to take over my general cam needs.

  2. Zak
    July 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Ahhhhhh nokia!! I want the N8!!! Stop torturing me with these sample pics=( i’ve made it a daily ritual to check this blog for any news relating N8 =(. I’m all ready to sell my 3GS once N8 is released!

  3. NB
    July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I dont think these were taken using n8. That phone is so late being released from the original date that most reviews so far are probably fake and you are just fooling die hard nokia customers.

    • Roger Johnson
      July 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      Ha ha, you should go into comedy mate! 🙂

  4. NB
    July 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    The phone is dated even before it has come out, ask symbian guru. He has dumped it like other existing customers are dumping nokia. Why is market share falling. Most blogs are negative now on it after the inital hype. Why all the focus on the camera anyway. Smartphone user want a good UI and apps. Most have had a bad experience with S60v5. Nothing has convinced to the contary except its going to be more of the same with a 12mp camera. The menus look like an n97. Out of all the so called demo models why do the reviewers make excuses for the slow running of the software and say its not finished but will be fast when its released. Its more of the smoke screen to buy time.

    • July 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      NB :

      The phone is dated even before it has come out, ask symbian guru. He has dumped it like other existing customers are dumping nokia. Why is market share falling. Most blogs are negative now on it after the inital hype. Why all the focus on the camera anyway. Smartphone user want a good UI and apps. Most have had a bad experience with S60v5. Nothing has convinced to the contary except its going to be more of the same with a 12mp camera. The menus look like an n97. Out of all the so called demo models why do the reviewers make excuses for the slow running of the software and say its not finished but will be fast when its released. Its more of the smoke screen to buy time.

      When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, the N8 will be an extremely useful device. Not just a smartphone, but a digital camera.

      Taking photos is quite important for some people, and how awesome for them that they can finally have a phone that replaces their digital camera completely (and in some sense, also kicks its ass in quality). No more “oh it’s just a phone” business.

      The focus on the awesome camera is because it’s just so awesome. Anyone with a strength this good deserves the right to tout about it.

      You mention the bad experience with S60 5th – That’s mainly because of the poor hardware of the N97 and the non touch optimization of S60 5th. The N8 is a completely different device. Sure it looks inherently SIMILAR to the N97, but the USER EXPERIENCE will be totally different.

      For the target audience the N8 will be a huge it. Consider this a side project with Nokia. They have many things going on (Apps and completely revamped UI all in the works, with Qt to be brought from the MeeGo and S4 camps), and the camera in the N8 will be the standard of future camera flagship in 2011. I think it’s fantastic that such a high standard has been set.

      Reviewers point out the software isn’t finished because that’s true. In each revision and later videos of the N8 you can see it gets faster and more polished. They say this to let you know that come to buy time, consumers will get something pretty slick and not this intermediate they see in demoes.

  5. NB
    July 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I hope it will be worth it. I will be buying 25 for business reps and replacing mostly n97’s. Personally nearly customer for twenty years and always nokia. N97 and even the 5800 to me a let down because they needed so many firmware upgrades to fix problems. I hope the n8 is not the same.

    • Roger Johnson
      July 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      Well, why don’t you and everyone else that isn’t sure simply try it as much as possible in a shop, or from friends, before you buy it. And remember that N8s on contract and SIM-free unlocked ones, will both have money back guarantees for 14 or more days, so if you don’t like it, simply take it back! No biggie 🙂

  6. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    July 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    this is an internal photo shooted with N8 by ricardore
    Interior de Airbus de Mexicana
    it’s horrible! maybe n8 can’t make good shot in internal conditions…..

    external is great

    • July 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      The flash is OFF. Internal conditions (generally less light), the N8 will maul all those LED sporting cameras. Internal shots with the XENON flash will rock as it has done with the N82 (which is still arguably a leader in extreme low light)

      It’s noisy, but still surprisingly detailed (my digicam fails in similar situations, often being quite blurry unless OIS is on). I’m not sure where the focus was and if it was properly locked.

    • Ludwig van
      July 20, 2010 at 5:31 am

      If you look at the exif data you will find out this:
      Digital zoom ratio: 2

      Now…when no digital zoom is applied the Digital zoom ratio is 0. That means that the photo in the link has 3x digital zoom which naturally degrades the picture quality. Most of the photos on that Flickr page have been taken using digital zoom.

      The other thing that to me is a little worrying is the size of the pictures. They are all well below 2 MB which to me is too little for a picture that has resolution of 4000×3000. I wish Nokia will offer high quality compression setting so that pictures with lots of detail will get at least 3-4 MB.

      • Andre
        July 20, 2010 at 6:34 am
        • Ludwig van
          July 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

          Okey. Good to know. I guess that’s enough for a picture with not so much detail in it.

          My Canon Ixus 200 IS goes way over 4MB when there’s lots of grass and leaves in the picture, and it has the same resolution as N8, so I really hope that the N8 will do the same thing. Just have to wait and see I guess.

          BTW just noticed that N8 has a bigger sensor than my Canon! Canon only has a 1/2.3 inch CCD. Nice. 🙂

          • Andre
            July 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

            I’ve heard that a lot of the image size goes towards post processing elements added to each photo.
            Less image processing, Less size.

  7. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    July 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    why marc didn’t post it too…….?

    • July 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      That was in another post. As mentioned by “another” album.

      At the moment, with preproduction N8, all we’re after is the potential of the device. Out of focus pics, in general, don’t really demonstrate the phone’s camera capabilities, more what the user was able to capture.

      Though if you’re after less flattering pics by the N8, Marc did include that baby shot which is out of focus.

      When final consumer grade N8 comes out, we’ll have tests with defined parameters, showing even the crappy photos (if that’s what results show) in addition to the awesome ones as we have done with the N97.

      With the N8, the limiting factor in most pics in terms of quality is the user.

  8. July 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    i would probably change settings to make the contrast a little higher. some of the images looked flat.

  9. free
    July 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    N#O#R#U#L#E#S :
    this is an internal photo shooted with N8 by ricardore
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricardore/4785694682/sizes/o/
    it’s horrible! maybe n8 can’t make good shot in internal conditions…..
    external is great

    if you download the picture and look to it at a normal size, you would see that the quality is quite ok

  10. July 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    nice pics….i liked them…

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