Up for another Nokia N8 Film mady by (and Starring the N8?) Since it’s Friday, what about some super hot spy girls too? Well here they are, some femme fatales running around with Nokia N8s and solving crime.
Who’s your favourite femme fatale?
Grats if this is fan made. Won’t be surprised though if it’s Nokia Social Media stuffs.
Mega Gallery: Happy Halloween with the Nokia N8! Incredible Extreme Low Light performance for Nights Out!
One of the reasons the Nokia N82 has triumphed for so long is it’s undisputed performance in EXTREME low light – which is absolutely perfect for nights out. The last thing you want to worry about when you’ve had a few is your phone AND a camera (as well as your wallet/keys/cards/cash). Having one less thing to worry about is essential.
How does the new blood fare?Well whether in a pub, club (or in a London Film Premiere :p) the N8 does a bang up job and takes up the N82’s challenge successfully.
- Passes extreme low light tests with flying colours. Literally. Amply lights up people in the dark with the xenon flash without washing them out (too much). Colours do look better on N8 vs N82. Less washed out (w’ell, we’ll upload the comparisons we did a while back
- Freezes any action. Your LED enabled camera phone may be able to light up a scene half as good as xenon, but it will inevitably suffer from movement blur. That’s not good because people – they are prone to moving. What also really helps is the very fast autofocus and very fast shutter upon pressing the camera shutter button. This is often taken for granted but my Samsung WB600 would wait a second after pressing. It doesn’t matter that the flash can freeze if the action is already over.
- Great for night portraits: Note- a lot of folk are wearing facepaint, and most of the girls in general not in face paint are wearing make up/foundation which shows up a little differently under flash than bare skin – e.g. check out arm/neck. (Hence why the faces of the guys look more natural)
- Awesome for group shots
- The N8 was NOT fully charged yet managed to take well over 300 photos ALL WITH FLASH, 8 mins of video, 20 mins calls, 30 mins text and somehow report only 1 bar missing from 8pm to 3am. This maybe incorrect battery life reporting, but if so the N8 would not have lasted until 7pm the next day. (It got to about 4 bars by 9am – killing all background processes severely helped – and the N8 didn’t die. Once on 1 bar it went back on charge)
- Note: N8 was on full brightness in normal mode. You could possibly extend the N8 battery life by pressing power button once and selecting “Activate power saving”. This will push your N8 to 2G, reduce screen brightness amongst other things..
- The 3.5″ AMOLED screen makes a perfect view finder. Excellent viewing angle means you can still see your subject even if you place the cam at awkward angles.
- Simple enough operation for other people to use. Other folk just assume it’s a camera.
- not N8 specific feature – but the camera strap hole/strap is positioned at the right place for right handed folk – (not so with N900). Makes it easy to protect your N8 from dropping.
The not so good.
- In Auto mode, suffers from MAJOR red eye. Helps on Halloween but possibly not any other night. There’s red eye reduction function but seriously – due to the annoying camera UI every time you restart the camera it forgets you set it on red eye. On the upside – I’d rather have red eye than shitty, blurry, dark LED lit photos. NOTE: In a pub (or elsewhere where it’s not virtually pitch black) red eye is less of a problem.
- The uncovered camera glass means it will suffer greatly from smudging which will make focusing difficult if there’s crap on the camera glass. It also affects flash photos. You can just wipe it, but remembering is a task. Especially if someone else is taking your photos and aren’t aware of that problem.
All in all STELLAR job by the Nokia N8. Fantastic low light performance that surely would make N82 users proud. Full sized pics available in the gallery
Now before you watch this, I think it’s important to note that like the N8, the uncovered camera glass on the C7 (is it glass? Well whatever it is) is prone to finger prints/smudges/grease which if left unwiped very easily DESTROYS your image/video quality. It takes a second to wipe but remembering to do so is the bugger.
First two by PhoneArena
Next video by RomeoWhiteChannel
I’m sure you have seen other videos about the Nokia N8’s multitasking but this one is recent (august 27 ). In this video the N8 multitask 15 applications.
Here’s a new sample video, thank you Keith for the tip.
I’m guessing these are video taken with the Nokia N8. TheSheridan01 on youtube and sheridan01 from flickr do look alike and appears to be the same person. It’s about cats too. So i’m pretty sure these are taken with the N8.
And here’s some new(taken on august 28) full (4000×3000) 12mp photos samples from sheridan01 on flickr.
Fun tip: I knew this tip a month ago and only now it crossed my mind that I could share it here. Some of you might know it, some might not
To play Snake(famous game that I used to play on Nokia cell phones) on youtube. Step1: find any video, Step 2: click on the video, doesn’t matter if it pauses it or play. Step 3: hold left arrow and a snake will appear. Rule of this game : eat as much dot as you can without eating yourself or hitting the edges
Here are two video sample recorded from the Nokia N8.
This video of a Rihanna gig (I think in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is supposedly captured on a Nokia N8 according to uploader, Tal Tetievski.
- The video is in 720p and recorded in stereo audio.
- Stereo separation is obvious but this probably isn’t the best scene to demonstrate it.
- Considering how loud concerts are, the N8 performed extremely well picking up the audio without too much harshness (only audible on left side -seems to be more wind blowing rather than inability to record extremely loud audio which most camera phones fail beautifully at)
- Lots of changes between quite dark to lots of light and N8 handles transitions extremely well.
- Quality is quite impressive as this isn’t optimum lighting conditions for video, look at the confetti and the richness of the colours at certain scenes.
- Check out the usable digital zoom, which is actually worth using compared to most digital zoom that just blows up pixels.
- Shakiness is an issue, but then again the recorder is at a gig, thus jumping up and down, waving their hands about often results in shaky video.
- Video looks sufficiently fluid. No jerkiness, the frame rate looks smooth.
- Wide angle for widescreen 16:9 video looks fantastic, capturing more of the scene within the frame.
- People at Rihanna concert should be banned from bringing umbrellas. Yes, we get it. Man, so many eyes that could have been stabbed out! -_^
@TalTet VIA @picassoc
These are some short clips taken by the Nokia N900 to show low it’s performance in really low light and handling extremely loud audio recording (by the guys from “Platform Six“. The speakers were pretty much above the N900.
As you can hear, the audio recording is fantastic. Where most other phones (and even dedicated digicams) would have crumbled, giving inaudible, harsh noise, it’s very comfortable listening with the Nokia N900 (and in general, the Nseries range).
Video quality is pretty good too in this extreme low light. Ignore the frantic shaking that happens, the N900 is being waved about the place quite violently.
So, if you’re going to be recording your mate’s band, a high profile gig – you can trust that the N900 will give you great clips to remember.
[Note, N900 cannot use dual LED for video light yet. Not that dual LED for video helps for anything but things within macro distance)
I love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Bet that You Look Good on the Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
Take me out – Franz Ferdinand
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Mix Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Your Sex in on Fire – Kings of Leon
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen