PureView Perfection: Nokia Black reaches 808 PureView standards?

| January 13, 2014 | 6 Replies

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Apologies for the lack of posts today (and the past few days) I’ve had exams and whatnot.

But here’s an awesome article from Steve Litchfield to make up for it.

The Symbian Aficionado reckons that in Nokia Black, Nokia have now reached the Purer pixel standards as set out by the 808.

The gold standard for oversampling is the Nokia 808’s hardware processing of the 41MP sensor data and, with this update, the Lumia 1020 matches what the 808 achieves in terms of reducing noise and creating ‘purer’ pixels

It’s true that the software-based approach here is still a lot slower – shot to shot times on the 1020 are still over three seconds – but the important thing is that the ‘PureView’ vision is fully realised on Windows Phone with this update.

In fact, in terms of image quality, I’d declare the Lumia 1020 with Black to be nigh on ‘perfect’, and you’d hopefully agree, given the images above? Aside from faster shot to shot times (achievable perhaps with a 1020 successor in 2014 with four times the chipset speed?), there’s almost nothing that can be improved on here.

Let’s hope the Nokia imaging team with Microsoft’s help continues to improve the 1020 and its successors.

Cheers Alvester for the tip!


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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