You read it right, 41 Mega Pixel camera on a smartphone. Nearly five years of work has allowed Nokia to produce a cameraphone with 41-megapixel camera. The Nokia 808 PureView has a 1/1.2” camera sensor double the size of Nokia N8 sensor. The sigle pixel captured is 1.4 microns compared to 1.85 microns on the N8.
“The Nokia 808 PureView features a 41-megapixel sensor with our highest performance Carl Zeiss optics to date and Nokia’s brand-new pixel oversampling technology…But this combination isn’t about shooting pictures the size of billboards! Instead, it’s about creating amazing pictures at normal, manageable sizes. There’s a combination of benefits.”
Specifications of Nokia 808 PureView Sensor:
- Carl Zeiss optics of focal length: 8.02mm
- 35mm equivalent focal length: 26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3
- F-number: f/2.4
- Focus range: 15cm – Infinity (throughout the zoom range)
- Construction:· 5 elements, 1 group.All lens surfaces are aspherical
- One high-index, low-dispersion glass mould lens
- Mechanical shutter with neutral density filter
- Optical format: 1/1.2”
- Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368
- Pixel Size: 1.4 microns
The 808 PureView brings few important pieces of technologies with it. Firsly, oversampling allows creation of a perfect pixel out of multiple captured pixels. This keeps the size of the digital file down and gives great image quality, lossless zoom and excellent low light performance. The second feature is lossless zoom, which provides a fast, direct and precise way to zoom without losing quality. Lastly, the large sensor allows long focal length and large f/2.4 aperture that provides bokeh effect on can expect from DSLR cameras. Additionaly, maximum aperture while zooming in allows for faster shutter speeds and reduced noise.
Sample Shots from Nokia 808 PureView:
Nokia 808 PureView is also a smartphone.
- Nokia Belle operating system
- 4-inch, ClearBlack AMOLED Gorilla Glass Display
- 1.3GHz processor
- 16GB of internal user memory
- Support for MicroSD cards up to 32GB
- 169g weight
- Talk time: 6.5 hours over 3G, Standby time: up to 540 hours
Nokia has always been known for having very good cameras on their phones. With the introduction of 808 PureView, Nokia has not only surpassed the competition but it has created an entire different playground for cameraphones. We hope to see this device in our hands soon but for now enjoy the sample photo and video shots taken with the PureView.