- 03-04-2012, 06:40 AM #1
Nokia’s Jo Harlow: “It will not take very long” to bring PureView technology to Windows Phone | WMPoweruser
Hopefully, this means in less than 12 months. I'm actually surprised Nokia could overcome all the WP limitations; but, then again, they do have the source code to WP or something like that...
- 03-04-2012, 09:39 AM #3
- 03-04-2012, 03:06 PM #8this is just too bulbous to carry around in your pocket
03-04-2012, 03:20 PM #9
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The article I saw said that it only takes 5 and 8 MP pictures. The 41 is only for zoom. It doesn't look like the wonderful sensor can get much smaller, so any pureview phone is going to be on the chubby side.
- 03-04-2012, 03:46 PM #11
- 03-04-2012, 05:56 PM #13The article I saw said that it only takes 5 and 8 MP pictures. The 41 is only for zoom.
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- 03-04-2012, 06:27 PM #14
What is the advantage of having more than, say, 5 MP on a phome camera?
More megapixels than that are only useful for making large prints. How many of us are doing that with phone pics?
Most photos are viewed on computer screens these days. Even a 1280 x 1024 res screen uses fewer than 5 MP, so to fit on that screen, pixels must be thrown overboard.
What's the point?
- 03-04-2012, 06:53 PM #15
There's also plenty of camera blogs and such analyzing the camera in detail. It really is in it's way set to revolutionalize below 600 euros cameras.
In short, yes, you can take 38MP pictures on the 41MP sensor. We have seen those pics and they do look amazing, BUT the innovation here lies on the oversampling, megapixels on the sensor and how those megapixels are used.
On 5MP oversampling mode (this mode is in default when you open the camera) you are taking 7 pixels on the sensor and uniting them as one with you having one huge pixel that naturally takes much more light in it. Binning is something similar to this, usually found on the plus 1000 euros DSLR's. Nokia says that because of the much higher calculating power and Nokia's algorithms on 808 it can take it to another level on PureView with the oversampling.
Another point that this megapixels bring to the table is lossless zooming live when you are video recording or taking a picture, the point not really being that you crop the picture after taking it, while you can do that as well if you are taking those 38MP shots.
808 of course has it's own GPU on the SoC, but the camera module itself actually has another GPU inside. Screens are always the most expensive part of the phone... i wonder if that's the case with 808 PureView.
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- 03-05-2012, 04:25 AM #17
I watched some videos on the purview and it is definitely impressive! A windows 8 Nokia with that camera will be awesome!
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- 03-05-2012, 09:04 PM #18
- 03-06-2012, 12:57 PM #19