Now this explains why Engadget’s Nokia 808 PureView sample post consisted of merely 2 lines. They just wanted to share the images first and then discuss it later in a separate post.
Mat Smith from Engadget takes a look at the Nokia 808 PureView’s capabilities, comparing it even with the iPhone 4S and the HTC One S. Now one thing we did already note is the difference in quality between pictures from Engadget and SlashGear, thus indicating that differences may be human introduction. With Myriam and the new Engadget team, they’re a lot more aware now of how to use the cameras from Nokia and so can give a fairer representation on how they do.
Engadget’s Mat seems to be very pleased. Here are some choice quotes:
- this looks to be the new benchmark for mobile imaging
- Nokia 808 PureView is also capable of capturing a mind-boggling amount of small detail
- Nokia’s smartphone gave a far more realistic composition of the landscape picture we’ve cropped here from eight megapixels.
- One S seemed to focus better, its colors are a little oversaturated and that also adds some noise into the mix. (Note – remember some focusing issues in the cake picture, Engadget vs SlashGear? Not sure what might have been causing this)
- The lack of noise and superb sharpness truly stood out here.
- we found that Nokia’s PureView 808 seemed to focus in on the detail better than its rivals (interesting.)
- we wish we had more time getting to grips with the 808 PureView
- interface on the 808 PureView was far more accessible and quick especially compared to its iOS and Android rivals
- One-touch zoom on 5-megapixel images, by simply swiping across the display, is an addictive
- ability to hold your finger on the screen and change focus modes was also a boon
- browsing gallery previews and transitioning to the full images were swift
The difference in resolution would of course be even greater if the 808 was set to full resolution – although that would require optimum lighting conditions to show the extreme detail. PureView is more something that is ready for all conditions.
Well there you go. Thanks Engadget!
Well done Nokia 808 PureView!
Cheers steelicon for the tip!