Nokia EOS interchangeable Canon Lens teaser? :P @herr_lampe

| June 12, 2013 | 63 Replies

I’m on my way to my exam. But quick heads up on this. Might not be much other than a bit of fun or is it a hint. It’s a Nokia Lumia 920 and a canon EOS lens…well a representation of one(it’s a mug, no).

The source of the image and the tipper makes me think Nokia’s proud of the next gen camera phone though, Ben Lampe, PR Nokia Germany.

Update: As Jay is off to his exam, he was in a rush and didn’t grasp the intent of Ben’s tweet. Earlier today Samsung announced the S4 Zoom – part phone, part camera. Boy is that thing ugly!

In an attempt to mock Samsung, Ben tweeted the above photo. To add to the joke, I tweeted a pic of the S4 review unit I got earlier today, with my Canon 18-55mm lens.

Cheers John for the tip

Category: Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Sa Ra

    Will this work ? super photos ?

    • akash

      pureview 3 is something unique, and will surprise us.

    • stylinred

      Yes you can do that we’ve already seen ppm do it in the past with the N8 heck even Juha did it with his 808

  • Janne

    I think this is just a joke in response to Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom. :)

  • hulkkii

    Hmmm, which goes to my pocket: http://i.imgur.com/q3Y3JY7.jpg

    • xconomicron

      As much as I want the big bulge in mah pants…I would rather not have the Zoom be the cause.

  • Quantom

    Hey Jay, what’s the model of your L glass in the first shot?

    • Jake

      It’s not an L glass, it’s an L mug :)

      • sunnyvale

        Cut him some slack, English might not be his native language.

  • ronit chotlani

    no that nokia phone with canon lenses is a lumia 920 as u can the black camera strip coming down…

  • Viipottaja

    “Samsung Just Killed Nokia’s ‘True PureView’ Windows Phone And It’s Not Even UnBoxed Yet”

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/12/galaxy-s4-zoom/

    Err.. or.. NOT!

    But I forgive her, she looks nice.

    • Janne

      Why is there a 925 in the article anyway?

      Well, at the very least it makes the post seem even more ridiculous than it is. :)

    • Janne

      But I forgive her, she looks nice.

      You old perv! Always thinking of humps.

    • Ady

      Wow. I’ve never seen so much bias and outrageous bashing since that “anti-nokia-pro-htc8x” article on Forbes few months ago.
      Probably another of those paid “reviewers/analysts/posters/suckers” that Samsung pays them for bashing.
      Thanks for the laugh Viipottaja :D

    • capedonut

      Although a bit ignorant post, I still think people could chill a little when they comment.

      • xconomicron

        Naw, a “good” tech writer is “supposed” to leave much bias behind. -which she clearly didn’t. I detected over 9000 bias on this article! (lol) -Her writing style and tone on the subject is very appalling. I would get a flat “F” if I wrote something like that in college.

        Maybe the comments will make her think twice before writing another atrocious article like that.

    • Werner Ruotsalainen

      “But I forgive her, she looks nice.”

      Yup, she obviously doesn’t know much about shooting.

    • dss

      The 808 is still better in terms of IQ.. no reason to think that the EOS won’t be as well.

      • Jake

        Pretty much every flagship phone camera has better IQ than the S4 Zoom. The only quality it has over other phone cameras is the optical zoom. And of course it suffers from image quality degradation like a zoom lens always will.

    • xconomicron

      DEAR GOD! Worst writing I’ve read in a GOOD WHILE.

      Everyone go over to Pureview Club and seeing the comparison pics between the 808 and Zoom. #fail on samsung

  • ms.nokia

    Makes me wonder if Nokia should have put the lens on the EOS in the center of the camera hump, so any future after market lenses that fit over the round hump would be aligned with the sensor.

    • arg0

      I would have expected that, too. But another problem of after marked lenses covering the whole hump would be that they cover the LED and Xenon flash.

    • Janne

      Obviously they needed the space under the hump to keep the rest of the phone thin. Centering the lens would probably have required a bigger hump…

  • Tej prrkkeerrrrr

    Hey jay, why did you get a galaxy review unit? also, how is it that you always seem to have some exam? can you tell us your exam schedule, so that we can expect posts on those other days to be more interesting?

  • arg0

    Maybe the reason of the EOS hump being flat (vs the 808) is indeed making attaching external objectives easier.
    And BTW, just saw the camera samples of the Galaxy S4 Zoom on gsmarena.com: only considering image quality, I’d pick an 808 over the S4 Zoom any day.

    • Werner Ruotsalainen

      ” And BTW, just saw the camera samples of the Galaxy S4 Zoom on gsmarena.com: only considering image quality, I’d pick an 808 over the S4 Zoom any day.”

      Given that the pretty recent Galaxy Camera (first in the “hybrid” line), image quality-wise, sucks really bad (review: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/8746850893/samsung-galaxy-camera-in-depth-review ), I don’t think this one will be much better.

      After all, not even Samsung can beat the laws of physics / optics.

      • n8thebest

        Yes indeed. Given the specs of the S4 Zoom, it performs terribly in terms of image quality. The one comparison they highlight between the 808 and the S4 Zoom shows the 808 is superior.

        It’s almost a given that the EOS will crush this Zoom monstrosity not just in terms of image quality, but in overall ergonomics, lighter weight, durability, smaller size and much more pleasing design.

        Even though the EOS doesn’t look like Nokia’s best Lumia design, it’s still worlds better than the Frankenstein design of the Zoom.

        Products like the S4 Zoom make me hate Samsung even more, and fuel my desire to see them fail.

        • Werner Ruotsalainen

          Also add that, unfortunately, the S4 Zoom doesn’t have the “true” S4 in it, just a dumbed-down one. Dual-core CPU (and not an Octo one), 540 x 960 pixels screen (vs. a Full HD one) etc.

          • n8thebest

            Yes indeed, so in fact you get the worst of both worlds. A dumbed-down and poor camera, and a dumbed-down “smartphone”, together in a very ugly and heavy device.

          • sbw44

            Well if rumors are true then this zoom will be more comparable to EOS in specs rather than looks. Because many people here like the fact of having only a dual core cpu and 720p screen.

            • Werner Ruotsalainen

              You can’t compare a not-very-optimized OS (Android) running on the same hardware (dual-core CPU) to a highly optimized one (WP8 or even iOS).

              • sbw44

                I underdtand that WP dont need high specs but already people are complaining about the zoom having mid range specs. So if EOS comes out with the same Lumia 920 specs people will still bash it and say it has mid range specs even though many people know WP dont need it.

                What Nokia needs to do is now with EOS is use high end specs like 1080p screens and quad cores so that it surpasses this galaxy zoom crap and make it at least comparable to the sony honami. Like dss said if the honami comes close to the EOS in camera stuff like higher specs will be the dealbreaker for the honami.

                Android already has a huge advantage in market share and app catalogues, which will help people go honami’s way if they are uncertain about EOS.

                • Janne

                  As far as I can tell Galaxy Zoom has inferior specs compared to 920 and EOS…

                • Werner Ruotsalainen

                  “I underdtand that WP dont need high specs but already people are complaining about the zoom having mid range specs.”

                  Mid-range? More like low-range. Samsung shouldn’t have used “S4″ to denote this model at all. It’s as damaging to the entire Samsung brand as was the Galaxy S3 Mini: seriously dumbed-down models not having much in common with the flagships they are still named after.

                  “What Nokia needs to do is now with EOS is use high end specs like 1080p screens and quad cores so that it surpasses this galaxy zoom crap and make it at least comparable to the sony honami”

                  Again, you’re comparing apples to oranges. The highly optimized WP (or, for that matter, iOS – or, back in time, Symbian) doesn’t require as powerful a hardware to deliver the same fluidity etc. as Android.

            • Janne

              sbw44: Doesn’t the Galaxy Zoom actually have a 960 by 500 something screen, much inferior to expected 1280×768 in EOS?

              • sbw44

                yeah I know that but what I meant was that the 920′s specs today is considered to be mid range and if EOS comes out with the same specs it will be considered as a mid range phone with a super camera.

                If Honami comes anywhere close to EOS then people will look at specs, design and apps probably to decide which phones to take, and knowing Sony they will probably have a descent design, prob dust and waterproof.

                So Nokia needs to start leading in other aspects as well. But I will definitely get a EOS, still waiting for a phone on my carrier to replace my N8

                • Janne

                  OK, I get your point.

                • Werner Ruotsalainen

                  “yeah I know that but what I meant was that the 920′s specs today is considered to be mid range and if EOS comes out with the same specs it will be considered as a mid range phone with a super camera.”

                  Mid-range, screen resolution-wise, when compared to the Android flagships. High-range amongst all WP8 handsets (and even compared to the iPhone 5).

                  Don’t take me wrong: I’d too love a Nokia flagship with, say, an 5″ screen and Full HD resolution.

              • sbw44

                Will still buy EOS if it has the same specs as the 920 anyway just saying that for Nokia to get more recognition and maybe sell more units they should also follow the trend and use better specs in their phones.

                Btw I saw this zoom thing has OIS as well, wonder how it compares against the 920

        • Janne

          S4 Zoom has actually made the EOS look better in may eyes… Everything seems to be relative. :)

  • Francis

    Samsung is catching up fast with Nokia in camera phone arena. The speed of Nokia to develop new flagship phone is way too slow as compared with Samsung power house. It is a matter of time Nokia will be fall behind Samsung, in both camera phone’s hardware and software features !

    Basically Nokia is just trying to repeat the 808 camera performance for WP, and without any breathless new hardware features. Software advancement in WP OS will be hard for Nokia to tinker at the moment, until and unless MS let Nokia create substantial changes which will induce fragmentation in WP.

    • dss

      Sony is the real threat.. the Homani will put the 808/EOS to the test.

      Samsung are probably another year or two behind until they get out a proper smartcamera out there. This galaxy camera isn’t it..

      • Werner Ruotsalainen

        Yup, if the Homani delivers IQ that is at least close to that of the RX100 and, what is even more important for me, has 24 mm equiv WA, I’ll surely get one. Assuming it has some kick-ass Android hardware (Full HD, octo / quad running at at least 1.6 GHz, 2G RAM, at least dust/splash resistance etc.), unlike the S4 Zoom, which has a pathetic low-end phone hardware having nothing to do with the real S4.

      • n8thebest

        It’s best not to reply to these trolls and paid posters. Don’t give them any attention.

        The Honami will be more of a real threat yes, but I still don’t see it beating Nokia’s best.

        Like the N8, the 808 will still be very competitive in smartphone image quality for several years.

        Also I don’t see Samsung beating Nokia in imaging quality as long as Nokia continues to focus on overall innovation and imaging excellence. Nokia has a rich history of innovation and phone imaging excellence.

        While Sony and Samsung make regular cameras, they haven’t been able to beat Nokia in phone imaging. They have tried for years though, dating back almost 10 years.

        • dss

          It doesn’t matter if the Honami is better than the 808/EOS.. all it needs to do is get close enough, and the differentiator factor for Nokia diminishes significantly.

          Once that happens.. there will be even less reason to buy a WP device over Android, for most people anyway.

          • v.s.i

            No, look at the reviews on Verizon’s site for the 928. It hasn’t got a revolutionary (808-grade) camera, however 169 reviews averaged 4.8 / 5 with 97% of customers recommending it. Not many even mention the camera, it’s mostly how the OS feels and about the apps.

            So Nokia’s ‘problem’ with a niche device is also Nokia’s non-problem with a volume device: as long as they continue upgrading picture quality bit by bit, it’s going to be enough for the mass market; and as long as they’ll keep innovating (808-style), it’s going to be enough for the niche market.

            • dss

              We will see if those reviews on Verizon translate to any meaningful sale numbers.. the 900 got amazing reviews everywhere, including amazon, and we know how that went..

              Nokia has it’s name.. that is the most important asset they have, along with their patents of course, so.. that is good.

              What I am trying to say is that their camera superiority might be coming to an end, and they did nothing to properly capitalize on the technology in the 808 … absolutely nothing.

              Any other company would’ve made a huge deal out of it.. Nokia did nothing but waste over a year..

              • n8thebest

                Bla bla bla, so you’re just another cynic or Nokia “anti-fan” always complaining and moaning and groaning.

                Do you have insider contacts as Espoo or Tampere? If not then you really have no clue what Nokia is up to.

                I highly HIGHLY doubt Nokia is going to give up their mobile imaging superiority that easily. From the leaks so far, we can tell the EOS will be a good step ahead of the 808, which still remains far ahead of any other phone cameras, save for the 920 and its variants in low light.

                If I met you in person, I would bet REAL MONEY that the EOS will have some very big improvements over the 808.

                As for Windows Phone, it’s helping Nokia INCREASE in customer satisfaction, something Symbian couldn’t do, and Android wouldn’t do either.

                Windows Phone user satisfaction is clearly ahead of Android at this point. Even Apple at their iOS 7 unveiling showed a chart with Windows Phone user satisfaction being better than Android.

                Android dominance won’t last. There are already reports out there that S4 sales are slowing down, and investors are starting to panic with Samsung.

          • n8thebest

            Who cares, other than cynics like you?

            Even if Honami gets close to the 808, by the time Honami is out, the EOS will have already been out and the EOS will be a good step ahead of the 808, so the gap will increase yet again.

            Just looking at the rumoured feature of the EOS of taking 2 shots simultaneously, one high-res 30MP+ shot, and one 5MP shot, that feature if real will be revolutionary. No phone camera on the market today can do that, and I don’t expect any competing cameras to achieve this feat for years.

    • Werner Ruotsalainen

      “Samsung is catching up fast with Nokia in camera phone arena. The speed of Nokia to develop new flagship phone is way too slow as compared with Samsung power house. It is a matter of time Nokia will be fall behind Samsung, in both camera phone’s hardware and software features !”

      While Samsung does have some really decent cameras (for example, the APS-C based NXxxx series – for one, they have an excellent lens lineup), the S4 Zoom isn’t one of them.

      It’s highly unlikely Samsung can beat Nokia when it comes to mobile photography in the next, say, two years.

    • v.s.i

      OK Samsung paid poster, you can go away now. Remember, don’t ever bite the hand that feeds you. Not even if the POS that’s Galagsy S4 Zoom is horribly undesigned and uselessly inferior to any Nokia imaging flagship, not to mention its 2012 mid-range specs.

  • dss

    There are the internals..

    http://www.samsung.com/us/photography/digital-cameras/EC-WB850FBPBUS

    with added smartphone functionality.

    Nokia’s approach to the 808 is completely opposite of this.. they took a smartphone, and tried to make into a camera. Sammy took a camera, and tried to make it into a smartphone.. not sure if it worked all that well.

    They should’ve at least taken a better camera to work with.. but I guess they had bunch of these still sitting around, so.. they need to move them somehow..

  • Fred

    I’ve never been enthusiastic about the EOS, but looking at this phone/camera/whatever from Samsung really changes my thoughts about the EOS in a positive way.

    • Janne

      Me too.

      I think Samsung just did Nokia EOS a huge favor. Size is relative. Now that there is a huge Galaxy S 4 on the market, it makes EOS seem like an absolutely tiny device. At the very least I expect this comparison to affect blogger opinion. It will make EOS seem smaller than it is, because people will make the comparison in their heads…

      • Fred

        Absolutely, it’s always about comparisons. And indeed, with the this S4 Zoom Samsung made Nokia a huge favor. It emphasizes even more the technological prowess of the EOS.

        • n8thebest

          Yes I agree. This makes the EOS look like a supermodel in comparison, and so far the S4 Zoom is getting a huge amount of criticism for being big, fat, and ugly as well as mediocre at being both a camera and a phone.

    • sbw44

      Lol if people say how bad the EOS look just say look at samsungs galaxy s4 zoooooom!

      • dss

        I don’t think that it looks bad.. it looks like any other compact camera.

        Its just too big to be a smartphone.

        And again, the hypocrisy is that everyone was saying how the 808 is sooooo big and it can’t be a smartphone because of that, which isn’t true, but now.. since this thing is running spyware .. the size is okay :)

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  • http://www.nomasla.net FireDragon

    Everyone (or most of people) is forgetting one important thing I think when talking about Zoom’s 10x optical zoom, if EOS is 41mp like 808, then it has a noise-less loose-less zooming facility as well. I believe OIS should be available too, Xenon is there as well, compare to this Zoom thing, EOS is obviously slim and smart. And not power hungry hopefully.

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