Nokia E6 shows off its full focus camera (samples)
The recently announced Nokia E6 builds on the success of Nokia's business-centric E series, but it also brings a redesigned Symbian codenamed Anna and a pretty capable 8-megapixel shooter. The major downer – it's a fixed focus unit, or as Nokia calls it – full focus.
What full focus comes down to is simpler architecture with no moving components, which allows the company to both cut cost and make thinner phones. But while it allows all objects further than some 20 inches apart to stay in focus, any attempts for macro photography are doomed to turn out blurred as objects closer than the 20-inch threshold appear out of focus.
The photos below come from Nokia and even though they're taken with a prototype of the E6, they look great with nice saturated colors, all shot in rather good well-lit conditions. Whether you like fixed focus actually comes down to user preference: aspiring photographers who value speed the most in shots might prefer fixed focus as it eliminates the millisecond waiting time an auto-focus camera takes to actually focus. Take a look at the photos below and judge for yourself.
source: Nokia Conversations
1. nokiahater (unregistered) posted on 21 Apr 2011, 04:25 1
nokia should stop produce phone
2. jthiagesan posted on 21 Apr 2011, 06:02 1
Nokia is the world leader in cell phones and they will continue to make masterpieces like E7 and N8. They give update to software or OS to all their models whereas the android fail to do this. Android goes much faster and everyone is waiting for android version 3. Does you(nokiahater) or anyone know how many android devices will get this update?
5. nokiahater (unregistered) posted on 21 Apr 2011, 08:36 1
u call the e7 a masterpiece ?? fixed focus?? old slow processor ?? outdated's os by selling with the price that is same as a high end android ? nokia as world leader was a old news already , now nokia's share is getting lower and lower , come on cant u guys just face it ? symbian is outdated.btw every update of nokia that i experienced before was just some minor update which does not bring anything new and interesting at all. And come on you can use custom roms on android, who cares about the official roms?
11. Ani (unregistered) posted on 23 Jun 2011, 02:50 0
symbian may be outdated so here is new AnnaOS. hope will revert back the glory. by the way even after 6 updates of Andriod, it misses some crucial functions of a phone.
even today there is nothing that symbianOS cant do but other OS can. symbian is a solid OS by itself. millions trust symbian for stabilty & features.
3. ryq (unregistered) posted on 21 Apr 2011, 06:25 0
after all the confusion and the panic after seeing their sales dive and seeing iphone and android dominate the market hittitng their smasrtphone division and the chinese dual sim phone hitting their low end phone, nokia seems to have settle down and start coming out with good phone. they seems to have a direction now and finally a plan. whether it will work or not will be known next year when their windows phone start coming out.
4. luis_lopez_351 posted on 21 Apr 2011, 07:48 3
Android is retarded and unstable. Symbian is smart organized and stable. the major diff. between both is that android is used as a toy.
6. Eingild posted on 21 Apr 2011, 08:58 0
I doubt that normal consumers could produce good quality photos like these pictures. It's obvious that these were taken by an expert. In the hands of an amateur, the handset will surely produce a lot of blurry images.
12. Ani (unregistered) posted on 23 Jun 2011, 02:56 0
e6 is a business phone, not for amatures. nokia dosent make camera phones for photography classes. how u use is an indivisual matter.
7. jamtigris (unregistered) posted on 21 Apr 2011, 10:24 0
One of the reasons nokia chose to go edof is so everyone can take photos like these because there is no auto focus. As mentioned in the article its when you try to take a close up that everything becomes blurry. if you want to try it hands on go to a t-mobile store and try out the Astound. It has the same camera.
8. IOS5 (unregistered) posted on 21 Apr 2011, 15:59 1
i dont understand why Nokia using this shitty camera call it Edof electroinc depth of field or full focus or fixed focus instated of autofocus camera even though the x6 with 5 m pixel camera shooting better than 8 m pixel fixed focus camera! Nokia wake up you have phones with best call quality, best Audio quality and one of the best extrenal hardwaer.
13. Ani (unregistered) posted on 23 Jun 2011, 03:02 0
i agree that nokia should put better quality cameras from the price point of view. but e6 is a business phon so the user needs taking fast pictures on the go, auto-focus takes time to focus, hence beter idea fo business phon. pixel value has nothing to do with quality of image, image sensor quality reflect image quality.
9. OsirisRa posted on 22 Apr 2011, 14:23 0
Yes the Nokia E7 doesnt have a dual-core processor, for the simple fact that it doesnt need it meaning better battery life (hence the smaller battery and full QWERTY Keyboard). But we as Americans want the flashy lights instead of productivity.
10. Eric (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:22 0
Nokia needs to focus. Pick it's top 5 completely loaded phones and develop for them. Symbian and ovi/pc suite is extremely efficient, and clearly blows the other phones away. This brings up a point - I think we need to differentiate between portable multimedia tools and communications devices. If I want to play angry birds, or surf the web wile I am out - the iOS/android phones can't be beat. If I want to use my phone as a communications center/business tool, I will stick with my E72.
14. Ani (unregistered) posted on 23 Jun 2011, 03:07 0
i agree tooooo.
15. Arunava (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:43 0
Although the camera is good but any attempts for macro photography are doomed to turn out blurred as objects closer than the 20-inch threshold appear out of focus which is a big big draw back.