Nokia has really stepped up with the Nokia 808 PureView. This smartphone features a 41 megapixel sensor that is capable of capturing some amazing pictures.
Although it’s a 41 megapixel sensor, the maximum you can use is 38 megapixels. As the resolution is so high, you can easily take a large picture and then just crop to the part you want while still having a respectable resolution picture available at the end.
The smartphone uses Carl Zeiss optics as expected and also uses Nokias own developed algorithms to process pictures.
Focussing on the camera here, the device can capture pictures at 2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels if needed and by choosing to shoot this way, digital zoom can be used without losing any clarity as there’s more megapixels that can fill in the gaps rather than cutting them out and making the image look blocky.
The device is said to have “superior low-light performance” and can compact images down so that they can be more easily emailed and shared with people.
The camera can capture at 1080p and also has 4x lossless zoom thanks to the huge amount of megapixels available.
“Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell.”
I have to say that I am quite impressed with what Nokia has done here. Although cameras on smartphones are getting better, there’s still a long way to go and perhaps Nokia has stepped up the game by quite a lot with this device.
Briefly on to other specs. It runs the Symbian Bella operating system which some might still like. It uses a single core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and has a 4 inch screen with a 360 x 640 resolution (nHD). 512MB of RAM is included and 16GB of storage. Storage can also be increased by microSD which is a good thing when dealing with photos that are so large.