Everyone must have heard the rumours of the N82 may finally get a worthy successor.
Whilst not commenting directly on any specific rumours, here’s an ode (poem, whatever!) to new camera phone king; the supposed N82 successor, “the Nokia”, celebrating the possible return of dear beloved xenon, maybe higher MP and even high definition video. It has been on everyone’s wish list for over a year now, so let’s hope it comes true.
This is also a kind of response to the news of some mighty daayuum cool camera phone from Nokia supposedly gonna be killing off Digital SLRs and also to Steve Litchfield’s post on Nokia Conversations on the perfect camera phone.
A telephone is what you are
just by my side, never too far
but a camera you pack inside
a frame so small where does it hide?
Twelve million is your pixel strength
Such sharp, wide angle beauty
A dream we have waited at length:
replace N82′s xenon duty
of being true, real lightning flash
not L.E.D., what worthless trash
you bathe in light the darkest rooms
bring vibrant colours when others gloom
about their blurry lifeless snaps
yours bright as day, theirs dull and crap
cos memories you freeze in time
suspend animation whatever the weather
precious moments lasting seconds yet I’m
gonna remember them forever
what’s more, videos you also shoot
in glorious high definition
sound so compelling, others you might as well mute
this is a smartphone on a mission
to fly the flag of imaging;
show others how it’s done
the compact cam’s no competition
box it back up, the Nokia has won
because this phone is with you always
in your pocket, just close by
to capture those spontaneous moments
cameras in drawers will miss whislt I
with the Nokia, i have the magic
of a mirror looking back at time
reflecting memories most nostalgic
the smiles from past moments most sublime.
I guess apart from certain exact features, the whole “capturing a memory” could go for much of Nokia’s imaging line up, particularly those equipped with Carl Zeiss Optics. Properly implemented xenon (not just tickbox features, xenon that actually works) gives even more situations that a cameraphone could be useful.
In terms of “taking over DSLR” I’m not entirely convinced they literally meant feature for feature a Nokia CZ phone would outgun. More that if you are specifically going out somewhere to take a photo, these higher end Nokia cam phones are sufficient tools for the job.
For the most beautiful photography, the biggest determining factor is the eye and talent behind the lens. That’s not to say any phone camera will do. Nokia CZ Cam phones have great picture quality and so much versatility compared to its rivals. JeeBus phone is only just getting freakin digital zoom this summer!
The potential of these Nokia devices as tools for serious photography is showcased by the phenomenal work of professional commercial photographer, RALPH HIGGO who is based in Cape Town, South Africa. His portfolio on myphotographer.posterous.com using just the Nokia N97 (yes N97!) is absolutely unbelievable (via WOMWorld!)