We’ve been following the comments by Nokia staff on their official blogs and at interviews and the gist we have got from them is that, well, Nokia Windows Phones will also get PureView. One of the main criticisms by certain tech media sites was why wasn’t Nokia using Windows Phone in this beastly camera. It would be pretty obvious you might say for Nokia to work on a WP version given WP being their main strategy line now. Nokia has spent 5 years tinkering PureView for Symbian. It’s not going to be that easy to suddenly push it onto WP or any other platform. What with the likes of Sony (E) and HTC attempting to breath down Nokia’s neck in terms of imaging, well, Nokia had to get this out just right now to show them exactly how imaging is done.
Below are some links we followed where they can’t talk about unannounced devices but they pretty much confirm there are Lumia PureViews in the works.
Nokia wants PureView out there rapidly. But it will LIVE ON IN OTHER PLATFORMS and Nokia will learn as they go. Nokia is looking to differentiate Lumia. Optics and photography is clearly one of these ways
sure – we wouldn’t develop this for 5 years for a single one off offering. Nokia will be exploring a number of different directions in the area of imaging – sensor, processing and optical capabilities in different ways in different parts of the portfolio.
Over the weekend, Sami tipped these two links in discussing PureView for Lumia again. Apparently Harlow says PureView will be on Lumia soon. She says she cannot comment precisely but that wait will not be long.
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For Nokia’s sake, they also need to get PureView on WP as well as Symbian. For so much talk of doing the best work on WP, well Symbian has the best camera – before and after 808 was announced. Nokia should focus on doing the best work on Nokia, but making sure that when doing WP, their work is the best out of the other WP manufacturers. Let’s try to not artificially limit what phones can do (e.g. Nseries, Eseries, Xseries – all could have been superphones if Nokia combined ‘powers’) and push out what ever we can (which now is a Symbian PureView!)
Now the question would be in what ways we shall see PureView or advanced imaging into Lumia.
I’d be happy just to see xenon. Lump in the N8 cam perhaps? 41mp PureView would just blow my mind if they some how get that into WP. Nokia are said to be exploring a number of different directions. What if there are more high end imaging that don’t necessarily use PureView – but they could have a 12mp with 1/1.2″ sensor. Oversampling is key to PureView so the MP rating might stay at 41mp.