Nokia issues apology for OIS confusion; Publishes actual Lumia 920 footage

| September 6, 2012 | 48 Replies

Quick post from my N9 while I am on the bus. Apologies for any errors.

If you’ve been paying attention in the last few hours, you would most likely be aware of what has been going on around the web, regarding Nokia’s video demonstration of OIS on YouTube.

If not, then here is a quick summary. Nokia posted a video regarding OIS on the Lumia 920, depicting a guy on his bike filming a girl with his 920. The point of view changes to the camera, and we see footage of the OIS on, and off. However, there was a stuff up, as a reflection showed a van filming with a camera that wasn’t the Lumia 920.

A few blogs have posted about the “deceit”, despite Nokia saying it was to demonstrate OIS technology, not the Lumia 920.

Anyway, it appears now Nokia has uploaded the video they presented during the keynote, where someone is on a bike, with a very unique apparatus, demonstrating the Lumia 920 vs. a competitor’s product (I think it is SGS3).

Take a look!

Here is the apology if you wanted to see it:

We’re excited about the Lumia 920 and the ground-breaking PureView imaging capabilities we announced today.

In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created.

We are looking forward to bringing the Lumia 920, with PureView optical image stabilization to select markets later this year.

Here is the video shown at the press conference shot using a Lumia 920. On the right is a Lumia 920 prototype with OIS. On the left is a smartphone without OIS. The difference is apparent.

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