Nokia Announces a Smart Phone with a 41-Megapixel Camera

March 1st, 2012

Nokia-PureView.jpgWhat might be the most telling thing
about the upcoming launch of the 808 PureView comes straight from
Nokia’s blog. After going on about the brand new 41-megapixel camera
for a few paragraphs, writer Ian Delaney writes “It’s also a
smartphone.” The 808 PureView seems less like a phone with a
camera attached than a camera with a phone attached.

Nokia’s new smartphone features a 41-megapixel image sensor – five times that of what’s typical on other phones.
That’s a huge difference and it’s not just the kind of thing that
only counts on paper. The Nokia Blog hosts a zip
file
with sample photos that are incredibly impressive.

Rather than just take oversized
photographs, the 808 PureView uses this extra resolution to clean up
smaller photos. If you’re looking for a picture that’s five
megapixels large, for example, the PureView will oversample and
sharpen your picture for the most clarity possible. Nokia says this
also goes to improve low-light performance – something that’s
typically bad on camera phones. Of course, if you prefer, you can
still shoot at maximum resolution.

The 808 PureView will be coming out in
May, but has only been announced in Europe at the moment.

Nokia
Blog

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