Nokia 808 PureView more official samples (and Skateboarder in the air)

| March 6, 2012 | 65 Replies

Stumbled on an interesting reaction at Pentax Forums about the Nokia 808 PureView (I was actually looking for an older post of ours to find some details but ended up there). The reactions from this camera forum there seem quite positive.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/non-pentax-cameras-canon-nikon-etc/176969-41-megapixel-nokia-808-smartphone-camera-4.html

In the first few pages of that thread I found a sample photo there I hadn’t seen before.

Oh, since skateboarders in the air appears to be benchmarks of fast lenses :p here’s a photo of a skate boarder frozen in air that a forum member posted (though it’s an official Nokia shot). This is just a screenshot. Link here:

http://europe.nokia.com/PRODUCT_METADATA_0/Products/Phones/8000-series/808/Gallery/Sample/Nokia_808_PureView_Sample4_1200x1200.png

I’m sure I’ve been able to capture similar freeze frame images on the likes of N82 at sport mode (though perhaps not with this clarity?).

I’m not sure where the main gallery view is but editing the URL, you can see the other samples.

http://europe.nokia.com/PRODUCT_METADATA_0/Products/Phones/8000-series/808/Gallery/Sample/Nokia_808_PureView_Sample5_1200x1200.png

 

 

Next

Next

Also, I’m such a camera noob, I didn’t realise photos in silhouettes still held this much data. No photoshop even necessary as highlighting causes the faces to be seen, but I think this is one a user on the forum edited.

 

Category: Nokia

About the Author ()

Hey, thanks for reading my post. My name is Jay and I'm a medical student at the University of Manchester. When I can, I blog here at mynokiablog.com and tweet now and again @jaymontano. We also have a twitter and facebook accounts @mynokiablog and  Facebook.com/mynokiablog. Check out the tips, guides and rules for commenting >>click<< Contact us at tips(@)mynokiablog.com or email me directly on jay[at]mynokiablog.com

Comments (65)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. mrjorge says:

    saw this on the forum, thought it was funny:

    “Hot damn… I’d buy an 808 simply for use as a camera. A connected camera at that! So much for my Q musings.

    I feel a song coming on…

    In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone to far.
    Pictures came and broke your heart, put the blame on the 808.

    Nokia killed the point and shoot.
    Nokia killed the point and shoot.”

  2. Quantom says:

    Hmm.. I don’t think there’s an option to control the shutter speed on the 808, right? From all the demos it doesn’t seem possible, which makes it a sad thing.

    • Matias says:

      Yeah, manual control over shutter speed and aperture would be wonderful, there’s just so much more things you can do with a camera if you have control over these simple things. Great hardware needs also great tinkering options.

      • Dave says:

        You do have some shutter speed control, Dinning shows it in one of the videos. I doubt you can do mulit-second exposures though.

  3. anonymous says:

    i think the last 2 photos aren’t edited, maybe they shot it twice with and without flash…

  4. attachable optical zoom lenses would rock,come nokia u did 80% make that attachable lens and beat the camera makers

  5. Jill says:

    hehe .. typical Engadget got a answer

    • Speaking of them, what happened to the “Engadget Back to its Old Ways; Trying to De-throne the 808?” post? Did Engadget force you to remove it?

      • Jill says:

        Well Jay & Team can only answer that.

        But i have one answer, they just blocked me for posting any comments over there .. & why because i had written this “Typical Engadget … Hell .. Glad you guys are not making devices”

        Do you think the comment had any obscene stuff ?
        I was just being frank.

        On a side note i dont care to comment over there but the negativity they have for Nokia is just mind blowing.

        • stylinred says:

          ive been banned before too for defending some people talking bad (but with facts) about Steve Jobs

          they didnt ban the guys speaking poorly either but they banned me for defending them lol

        • Yup, they even stated the Nokia 808 has only received the “best new phone of the show” award because both the show and the phone are European. The fact that the vast majority of the board members actually in charge of deciding / voting aren’t European didn’t in the least interest them…

      • Tak says:

        I am also interested in this. Enbiased’s dishonesty makes me mad as hell.

  6. Mario says:

    Regarding the last picture, if you got Photoshop and grab the original picture, you can get the faces to show playing with the “Level” setting.

  7. Prasenjit Bist says:

    Engadget are a bunch of loosers…. jealous insects

  8. zlutor says:

    It will not be available in the North America.

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/05/nokias-41mp-808-pureview-phone-not-launching-in-north-america/

    OMG… Somebody desperately wants this monster to fail.

    Selling an expensive phone in not so wealthy part of the world but not selling it in rich countries – well, sounds like a strategy, right?

    The N9 story again… :-(

  9. Bashed says:

    Does anyone know if we will be able to get RAW files from the 808?

  10. Couldn’t stand KyleRay’s lies and posted the following (let’s make some guesses when my post gets removed):

    >>These pictures are showing off how fast the sensor actually is you fools. Why do you think they can freeze those skaters in mid air and you can’t do that with Nokia’s 808 artificial MP production!<>„By the way Fujifilm’s compact camera line uses the same equivalent sensor size and has an actual optical zoom. Along with EXR technology to make super sharp HDR 8mp shots through it’s 16mp sensor.”<>„By combining two shots.”<>„This 808 is attempting to use interpolation in calculating MP’s that aren’t really there.”<>„By dissecting the actual full megapixel rating and multiplying it. Always end up with extended artificial MegaPixel Rates!!!”<>„This Image Sense module more closely resembles FujiFilm’s EXR processor module and is capable of extremely extended ISO rates that make HDR photography possible even on small MP rate Cell phone cameras!!!”<<

    Hahaha, good joke… HTC as a strong performer in the imaging segment. Hahaha… Are you probably on their payroll, or, are you just a blind fanboy?

    • Posted this one too (changed the greater / less then signs to –’s):

       –There is no image sensor that can natively output 41 MP Pure and Simple!!!  ….it’s a matter of “Native Output vs Enhanced MP output” via pixel binning!–

      Absolutely wrong. The 808 sensor has no problems with outputting 41 Mpixel at shot speeds (even 1/500, but prolly even higher shutter speeds are available). Check out the iPhone Life tests.

      –The GH2 claims 46 MP, but only really outputs 18MP!!!–

      This remark also shows you don’t know ANYTHING about cameras or photos. The GH2 has a 18 Mpixel (oversized) sensor because it’s a true multi-aspect-camera with wider 16:9 sensor usage than with 4:3 (as are the 808, the GH1, the ZS3/TZ7 and the ZS7/TZ10).

      –On Fuji’s EXR processor module, you are using two 8mp shots (for 16MP total on their HS20 EXR) to output one 8MP shot!–

      Again, you don’t know anythig about the technology of taking photos. Not two SHOTS are combined (it’s not HDR), but two adjacent PIXELS when taking ONE shot.

      –Pixel Binning is a cheat just like EXR mode.–

      Neither are “cheats”. Both work wonderfully.

      –So with Nokia and their partner (whoever that is) developed this 41MP sensor mainly to get supposedly get sharper multi format image results. If you output at full 41MP you are talking a picture that is a ridiculous size to fill a Billboard. What good is that if you are on a phone that’s restricted to 3G transfer speeds, lacks optical zoom and smaller Flash Drive? Just saying it’s back to the same old argument. More MP does not necessarily mean you’re going to get better pictures and why didn’t they show any samples of shots taken at actual 38MP efective rate? –

      Check out the iPhone Life comparisons. If you downsample an image to 3/5/8 Mpixels, the resulting image will be at least as detailed as a 9/15/24 Mpixel image taken with a camera based on a Bayer sensor.

      –The HTC ONE can take fast almost continuous shots! Can the Nokia 808 do that? Not at 41MP it certainly can’t.–

      Even then its shot-to-shot times are around 1.5 sec. In binned mode, the waiting time is far lower; far below 1s.

      ———
      With these changes, my prev. message (sorry for the messed-up layout):
      ———

      –These pictures are showing off how fast the sensor actually is you fools. Why do you think they can freeze those skaters in mid air and you can’t do that with Nokia’s 808 artificial MP production!–

      Absolutely wrong. Actually, the 808 has a very quick sensor reading speed – 41 Mpixels can all be read in 1/30 sec in video mode and, with the help of a mechanical shutter, at a much faster rate with stills. Learn the basics of phtography before posting BS. And, incidentally, check out the 808′s skating shot at http://europe.nokia.com/PRODUCT_METADATA_0/Products/Phones/8000-series/808/Gallery/Sample/Nokia_808_PureView_Sample4_1200x1200.png Don’t try telling me it was shot at 1/30 sec…

      –„By the way Fujifilm’s compact camera line uses the same equivalent sensor size and has an actual optical zoom. Along with EXR technology to make super sharp HDR 8mp shots through it’s 16mp sensor.”–

      What about the size differences and the lack of convergence (2 devices to carry vs. 1 device)? After all, the Nokia phone is all about convergence. And I have a doubt there is indeed a resolution advantage with the EXR mode with the Fuji cameras. At least the DPR reviews don’t mention any of them.

      –„By combining two shots.”–

      Also absolutely wrong. Not two SHOTS are combined (that’s for HDR), but two adjacent PIXELS in the Fuji. Get your facts straight before starting to post BS.

      –„This 808 is attempting to use interpolation in calculating MP’s that aren’t really there.”–

      They are there. Check out iPhone Life’s tests ( http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen ).

      –„By dissecting the actual full megapixel rating and multiplying it. Always end up with extended artificial MegaPixel Rates!!!”–

      Again, BS – the 808′s resolution is blazingly good. Again, check out the independent(!) iPhone Life resolution tests.

      –„This Image Sense module more closely resembles FujiFilm’s EXR processor module and is capable of extremely extended ISO rates that make HDR photography possible even on small MP rate Cell phone cameras!!!”–

      Hahaha, good joke… HTC as a strong performer in the imaging segment. Hahaha… Are you probably on their payroll, or, are you just a blind fanboy?

  11. Felipe says:

    the last two images has been taken with HDR, you can see around the thress, it is a hdr effect.

  12. Neiro says:

    Wow Engadget is at it again with these sample shots!

    “(However, at the peak of a board trick, you’re largely static.)”

    Shameful.

    • Jay Montano says:

      Hah, I only know there’s an engadget (or other major blog) link back when there’s duplicate titles pingbacked.

      Well, it’s a good start by Engadget anyway. The title is the most important thing and it’s very positive.

      “laughs at the notion of motion blur”

      In the samples we stumbled on, Nokia weren’t purposely showing off being able to capture at high speed, as opposed to imagesense. Nokia’s camera is all about quality. Being able to snap quick shots as we’ve said, had always been possible in Nokia’s when in Burst mode (or if you put xenon on).

      So I guess engadget was just letting folks know what actual motion was captured. I wouldn’t have exactly said “pretty much static” and we can’t tell what part of the jump got taken but it does slow down a bit at the peak.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCqBSHEzryk

    • Beelzebozo says:

      Are photographic dimwits at Engadget trying to claim that every single thing in that skater photo just happened to be static at the moment the photo was taken, because that photo has frozen everything there is?! The skater, his shoelaces, his hair, his hand, the people walking on the background, the trees and their leaves…

      Engadget shouldn’t do camera articles at all. They just don’t have the expertise needed. Hell they lack even the most basic knowledge of photographing like half-pressing the shutter before taking a photo.

  13. أردت حقا أن يرسل كلمة صغيرة أن أقول شكرا لكم على نقاط رائعة كنت تكتب على mynokiablog.com. بحث بلدي الإنترنت تستغرق وقتا طويلا وقد تم في نهاية تكريم مع أفكار جيدة للغاية لتبادل الآراء مع أصدقائي. أنا ‘د تعبير عن أن العديد من زوار موقع لنا في الواقع وهبوا للغاية موجودة في المجتمع ملحوظ مع الأفراد جميلة مع الكثير من النقاط المفيدة. أشعر حقا محظوظة استخدمت صفحة الويب الخاصة بك ، ونتطلع إلى الكثير من لحظات أكثر متعة القراءة هنا. شكرا جزيلا مرة أخرى لكثير من الأشياء.

Leave a Reply