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Photos: Two new Nokia N8 sample pictures

July 29, 2010 7 comments

One photo on a cloudy day and one photo of the uploader. By the way, these samples are not in full resolution (4000×2248 instead of 4000×3000). This is still a Nokia N8 prototype, so the quality can change until retail version.

via: Uploaded on flickr and taken by Robert Webbe

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

July 19, 2010 23 comments

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

Nokia N900 – Photo Samples and Maemo5 camera UI – London Part 2

December 2, 2009 2 comments

Here is the remaining photos from my weekend in London.[part 1]

The N900 has a 5mp camera – 4:3 ratio at 2576×1936. It also takes widescreen 16:9 images at 2576×1488 (3.5MP).

Although 5MP is higher detail, I prefer the framing of the 16:9 photos. They look better when viewing on the N900 and on the computer.

The N900 is a great little point and shoot. It has much of the image options of previous Nseries, and whilst it’s missing a few, you really don’t need them. Practically all of these photos are set in Auto.

What I love about the N900 camera:

  • the great photo quality -5/3.5MP, Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Fast Start < 1 second
  • fast autofocus
  • the revamped camera UI. Not only is it easier to navigate, but if you were to tweak some settings and exit the Camera, opening the camera brings you back to those exact settings, so no fiddling about all over again and possibly missing the shot. Everything is easily just two clicks away, where they take double if not longer with S60V5’s camera UI.

Camera UI

    • *Ready to shoot
  • Settings > Macro > Done*
  • Settings > Video > Done
  • Settings > Photo > Done

There’s no insane double tapping to confirm your settings like with s60v5 camera UI. The N900’s camera UI takes much better advantage of having a touch screen with its camera interface, though there’s still room for improvement, such as simple having a dedicated button to switch from video/photo

  • Photo > Done
  • Video > Done

Now the photo samples:

There’s a mixture of lighting scenes, indoor, cloudy, sunny, low light. Under sufficient lighting the N900 is absolutely superb. In low lighting, it can get a bit testing. To save battery, I turned the screen down to the lowest, which did make framing subjects a little harder. I didn’t use the Flash much (or at all).

Frankly, N900’s flash doesn’t help that much and unless it delivers the natural lighting of the N86 or the xenon illumination of the N82. The  N900’s images look better without additional “help” from the dual LED.

Orchids at reception

Great view from the Hotel of Tower Bridge

Something of Wales in London

Statue of a Builder

Iconic London Double Decker

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Lions

Harrods Bus of Bears

Tin Man

Morning View

Phone Box. Right of this photo is where I saw Lily Allen

Ceramic Mini Animals

Bugs

Metal people

The only photo I got of the London Eye this time….is a painting

Face Cast

Fandango Classical Group

Nokia N900 Low light Photo Samples

December 1, 2009 1 comment

Low Light photo, Flash off

Let’s compare the fourth photo with the N82 which sports a Xenon Flash.

This was actually not that good for N82, most other photos are solid clear – but on every occasion, the undisputed king of low light has about 99% success rate of sharp, well lit photos, frozen in time.

Related posting plans ahead:

  • Within a week, I’ll be posting another N82 vs N900 low light (on lock down this week to revise for Friday exam so may post on Sunday)
  • I’ll also be uploading the rest of the photos from London in the N900 Photo sample part 2. In case you missed it, here’s part one with a Classical group called Fandango
  • In about 90 minutes, I’ll post the video recording of the live band (I don’t recall their time) to demonstrate low light and of course the fantastic sound quality of the N900 (and Nseries) range.

Must dash off to lectures now. 🙂

Nokia N900 – Can you do the Fandango? Photo and Video Samples – London – Part 1

November 29, 2009 5 comments

Just got back from London, and after an extremely eventful weekend I am minutes from crashing into my bed for a well deserved snooze fest.

I’ll leave you with a quick [indoor] camera/video sample at Covent Garden of a group called “Fandango”, just to demonstrate the video recording quality/audio quality as well as photo quality when using the N900 as a simple point and shoot (as opposed to rigorously testing out the camera with specified fields).

I was actually just trying to take a photo of the Christmas Decor, and when I moved to get a better view I saw and heard this aawesome, fun and lively classical group playing to a huge audience.

Although I do miss the xenon flash and extensive camera settings of previous Nseries devices, I do love the redefined camera menu that’s just so simple to use. Switching between macro/auto/landscape and photo/video was as easy as it should have first appeared with S60 touch. The camera also remembers the last mode you were in…i.e. if you last set the camera to landscape, if you exit and restart the camera, you’ll head back to landscape – no fiddling with settings if all you did was to close the camera app in between some snaps.

Macro mode not on, but N900 able to autofocus and capture in pretty much clear detail.

  • Video – Fandango 1 –
  • 02:41
  • 67.7MB
  • Video 2
  • 06:01
  • 146MB
  • Video 3
  • 03:15
  • 83.8MB

Note: There are supposed to be three videos in this post – however, YouTube is taking some time to process these raw files direct from the N900. :s youtube is being buggy with all of my uploads today. Will reupload in a mo.

  • Audio, as usual, is of very high quality on the Nseries line.
  • What was interesting with the video was that as Hannah kept on calling to find out where I was, the N900 did not cut and stop the video recording like the N97 (very annoying), it carried on filming.
  • Although there’s some motion distortion whilst panning, I do have to add that there are some additional inflicted jitteriness due to me being absolutely freezing to the core as I decided to wear shorts again (I think I’m turning out to be a glutten for some cold punishment). Long story short, jeans were absolutely soaking from a long walk in the rain.
  • Since the N900 has autofocus capability in the video, your subject must remain pretty much in the same range you first set the focus level to (as N900 does not yet have continuous autofocus). This means that if you may inadvertently get the focus level wrong, or the subject might move much closer or further away, then your video may get blurry.

Photos: Nokia BH-905 modelled by WOMWorld’s Robbie

September 21, 2009 3 comments

Whilst at the Nokia Flagship Store, I noticed these black and silver BH-905s! I’ve been looking forward to seeing one of these for real sine its announcement earlier in June. I barely spent any time with it as the security guard was giving me funny looks, and going “Can you see what the price of this is?” like I shouldn’t even be touching them since they were too damned expensive.

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I can’t say anything about sound quality/noise cancellation as I didn’t get to test that out. (If there’s anyone at Nokia willing to send over a pair for testing 🙂 hehe) They are however very comfortable!

Another thing I’ve been dying to see was how these BH-905 looked on a person. Photos of headphones/bluetooth devices  are almost always missing what they actually look like when a person uses it. To me, this is annoying as based on photos of devices only, it’s sometimes difficult to ascertain how they would precisely fit on your head – some headphones/earphones have random bits sticking out you’d never expect from device photos alone.

There were some official press shots of the BH-905 but the models they used looked somewhat inappropriate for this premium product.

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Here’s a couple of alternative photos using WOMWorld’s Robbie. (Taken very quickly with the N82). They’re not the best shots by far, but already (for me at least) the BH-905s appear to sit right with Robbie unlike the other two above.

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Robbie 2

Career in modelling for Robbie? haha 🙂

[BTW – the wire is for security. You can however get wires for the BH-905s to plug into a range of ports, either for devices that don’t have bluetooth or if you want to save some battery life.]

I don’t know anything about marketing, I just know what I like. Perhaps with the original press shots, Nokia could include an advertisement shots. Something with similar appeal of high fashion adverts (that based on a single ‘photo’ makes it very desirable to the eye), but with a technology twist. Check out the photo below with a Jawbone product.

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Nokia N900 Clone

September 1, 2009 6 comments

Can’t wait for the official release of the Nokia N900 Maemo 5 SuperPhone? Not going to Nokia World but need to get your paws on a N900 now?

Here’s a Dual sliding clone of the N900. Features your generic clone capabilities – dual sim, TV, VGA cam, accelerometer, 3″ touch screen etc and for 127USD (pretty cheap – but as always with these clones you get exactly what you pay for)

The clone UI still attempts to mimic S60 though.

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Via PapayaOne

Check out more posts about Nokia Clones >>here<<

Nokia N97 Camera Test

June 9, 2009 4 comments

James Burland of Nokia Creative is putting the Nokia N97 (which he helped his work colleague win from the Search for N… contest) through a series of rigorous tests.

Notice in the colour shots how much more vibrant the colours are from the N97 than the N95 8GB, particularly the yellows reds and pinks. Also worth noting is that it seems there’s less noise in the blue areas – a common problem the N95 suffers when taking photos that feature a lot of blue skies. There seems to be better contrast over all too.

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Nokia N95 8GB

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James also tests out the resolution of the camera, and if you check out the full resultion [Nokia N97][Nokia N95 8GB] you’ll see that the N97 picks out slightly more detail, with lines looking more defined than on the N95 8GB.

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N95 8GB on the left, N97 on the right. Notice that the lines are clearer on the N97.

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N95 8GB on the top, N97 below - oddly the numbers and the splaying thicking fanned lines on the right looks sharper on the N95 8GB (bit of noise on the N97), even though the lines on the right appear sharper on the N97

Note below – the N97 seems to have very little or no barrel distortion. Much more obvious is that the N97 appears warmer whilst the N95 8GB appears to have a slight cool blue tinge.

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Nokia N95 8GB

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James has uploaded original resolution photos of all these images to his flickr account >here<

via Nokia Creative

In his next post, James will be testing out a feature I’m excited yet dreading –  flash photography. We’ve seen the N97 produce some okay low light photos, but without flash here. It’s also worth noting the N82 sample pics under extreme low light at the bottom of that post with xenon flash.