Want a 41 mpixels camera with a Carl Zeiss lens? Get a Nokia 808 Pure View Phone.

Want a 41 mpixels camera with a Carl Zeiss lens? Get a Nokia 808 Pure View Phone.
Nokia 808 Pure View front and rear view
Nokia 808 Pure View different screens

It's funny, each time someone predicts the end of the megapixel race​ total war, some company comes along and totally blows things (and false prophesies) up.  All the imaging specs of this phone are truly mind boggling:  A 1/1.2" sensor (larger than the Panasonic LX5, Canon S100 and Nikon P7100, and only slightly smaller than the one in Nikon's 1 series) 41 megapixels that max out at a 7728x5368 resolution, all aspherical Zeiss optics at f2.4, zero shutter lag, mechanical shutter with neutral density filter, and more, MUCH more. Links to Nokia white paper and hands-on after the press release.

 

Nokia Press release

 

Nokia 808 PureView ushers in a revolution in smartphone imaging

Nokia sets a new industry standard with the first in a range of high end experiences based on exclusive Nokia PureView imaging technologies.

Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView. This is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences for future Nokia products.

The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixel maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. With superior low-light performance and the ability to save in compact file sizes for sharing in email, MMS, and on social networks, the Nokia 808 PureView makes it possible for anyone to capture professional looking images in any conditions.

In addition to superior still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView, also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world's first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

"Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. "People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell."

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