Pics: Nokia N8 Photo Samples

| June 22, 2010 | 10 Replies

[update; More samples here and here]

Here are some sample photos by the Nokia N8 uploaded by Camb078 (the more colourful photos) and apyykko.

The one below is a full 9MP image. According to the Exif (image data) this was taken at 10pm with the Jenga photo around 11pm. PM?

Crop of the chair (with MS paint so artefacts most likely gained). This is from a 9MP image, you would have gotten more to work with of course cropping from 12MP but for me, I prefer these 16:9 shots made for viewing in widescreen.


apyykko’s photos are probably just every day photos (NOT ‘artsy’ photos like NokConv’s samples designed to show case the camera capabilities by composing a shot that make the subject more interesting)

That said, I’d really love to see how a photographer or budding enthusiast would push the N8.

I mean, just take a look at what Ralph Higgo does with the Nokia N97.

We first wrote about Ralph in our post prior to N8 launch in April:

“Ode to Nokia N82′s successor – the upcoming Nokia camera phone king; killer of the digicam.”

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 using just the Nokia N97 (yes N97!) is absolutely unbelievable

Where camera phones win over digital cameras and even bulky D-SLRs is that they’re always with you. In your pocket. When an unpredicted, beautiful scene presents itself to you out of the blue, you won’t have time to go back home for your camera. But as mentioned, you’ll want to maximise getting those great spontaneous photos by having a great camera phone.

The Xenon flash gives more situations where the N8 can be useful, being able to capture your friends in low light and freeze the action into digital memory. You can see a demo of N8 with and without xenon flash here, (as well as samples of how well N82 performed against LED rivals)



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  • Georg

    Since there’s no ISO 100 full size sample it’s difficult to judge but ISO 1000 certainly seems impressive.

  • extraordinary. excellent shooting results. loss if it does not seem to buy this phone

  • Do you Know if Nokia N8 use .raw picture format.

    • APF

      No, it doesn’t.

  • harsha

    whats the use of buying this phone…it ll b launched at 23k and in 3 to5 months nokia ll get it down to 12 or 13k….dey ll launch some new phone…start neglecting the n8..hehe thousands f reviews of that new phone ll be der on dis site like how the n8 now has

  • Salman

    Harsha, that happens with every phone. But, since I bought my Nokia 5800 at $300 exactly a year ago, the price has only gone down 40 dollars.

    But, to stay on topic. I must say I am very impressed with the camera quality. Just jaw dropping, especially the evening/night shots!

  • Joe

    Great quality!

  • norbert

    Well they are ok but the picture with the jenga and the costume (dressed up man) is terrible. Just look at the noise and post processing there, it looks like an oil painting with a ton of noise. Even my satio can beat that. But the rest are excellent. Sharp and clear. mode daylight pix plz 😀

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