Nokia N9 faster at taking photos than iPhone 4 (& every other camera phone on the market!) N9 next month?

| June 22, 2011 | 40 Replies

There’s an article over at Nokia Conversations making the rounds on the blog showing the speed of the Nokia N9 camera in relation to the competition. The article isn’t really just about this but this is what has caught people’s attention – the speed at which from starting the camera to taking the photo – the Nokia N9 beats not just every single camera phone but the Canon PowerShot S95 – a dedicated digital camera.

The importance of this is that you really don’t miss that spontaneous moment waiting for your phone to load. Unsurprisingly, HTC is the slowest. Of quite some surprise though is how far the N8 is down that alley (though we know, once started, it has the fastest AF, well if you know how to press the shutter button for it anyway :p)

This has caught the attention of Vlad who has posted yet another two articles that are PRO Nokia N9. Go figure.

#paranoidhat says it’s inevitably a way to dig at Nokia (future main focus is WP7, plant seeds of hate early :P). This needs more thought to start this sort of discussion though.

On a similar note which I might post about later, check out:


Whilst we’re on the topic of N9 camera, some other things I found interesting about the camera: Yesterday we read some of Damien Dinning’s N9 Camera Tweets.

Remember the part where Damien said, “Nokia#N9 world’s first and only mobile with true 16:9 AND true 4:3 #imagingdoneright#innovation

I thought that unlike a 12MP 4:3 shot that’s converted to 16:9 9MP, the N9 has 8MP 16:9 and 4:3. I think I may have misinterpreted the meaning of TRUE. Perhaps it means that 16:9 isn’t simply a 4:3 cropped image?

  • 3248 x 2448 pixels for 4:3 ratio  – 8MP
  • 3248 x 2160 for 3:2 and
  • 3552 x 2000 for 16:9 7.1MP

Other features:

  • Feature-wise, there’s the continuous auto focus, , geotagging, dual-LED flash, automatic motion blur reduction, face detection and exposure settings of various types.
  • No camera key, it’s just touch. Yay iPhone 🙁 Nokia calls it softkey. Helps folks who don’t know how to use a camera button I guess.
  • Camera only gets Carl Zeiss branding once Carl Zeiss sees the name and thinks the quality is up to their standard

Oh and Sam has found another slashgear article that suggests the N9 being available next month.

Cheers Adnan, Sam, Prasanna, Don and Rock.



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