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Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why

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Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why
Earlier today, Nokia teased us with its Nokia Pure View camera technology focusing around three pillars: pure definition, pure depth and pure detail. We also saw some impressive shots of snowy landscapes or rather - a snowy landscape. Greek tech blog Pestaola has an interesting spin to the story claiming that Pure View might be the best camera we’ve seen on a smartphone so far and it might mean a huge bump in the megapixel count.

Why? Take a look at the picture Nokia shows in the video below - the snowy landscape seems to be the big picture while the three shots used for the pure definition, depth and detail part are only crop outs.

The images below confirm this and this in turn confirms that we should expect a handset with the megapixels bumped up to the maximum the chip allows. The Greek blog doesn’t specify how much exactly, but does say that the 12-megapixel on the Nokia N8 will simply pale in comparison. It also mentions a possible 3 to 4-fold increase and DSLR-like quality, both things that seems a bit over the top, but let’s just wait and see.

source: Pestaola

Thanks, Stefanos!

Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why

Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why

Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why

Nokia Pure view could mean a huge bump in megapixels: here's why

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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 08:37 2

1. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Hmmm...nice analysis

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 08:57 4

2. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ill take it! :)

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 18:08 2

24. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Same here :) If its not on WP, I'll buy.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 19:57

26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no kidding.. if this is a legit analysis, that is one heck of a camera… why does nokia have to do this before even getting the 900 to the us…

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 01:42

32. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Tease you again, that's all. . .

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:14 10

3. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


People call me a third world Nokia Fan but I still feel no shame to Love you Nokia !

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:57 1

17. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Thumbs to you bro!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 18:08

25. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Well said :)

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:17 2

4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 348; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Woooooooow........Super Camera Phone.
And great mind.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:28 3

5. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yes please! Just make it more easily available on the U.S., especially for T-Mobile HSPA+ and AT&T LTE and HSPA+

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:33 14

6. hritikbhimani (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


steve elop ...do somthin....this symbian 's gonna outsell all ur WPhones

Long Live symbian......old is gold

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:48 6

7. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


the n8 seems pale?
so maybe it can really be 24Mpx+ best cameraphone lens ever+ optical zoom+ 1080p full HD video

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:53 5

9. hritikbhimani (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


haha.....evn if its 3/4th tru of dat..i ll tak it right away :D

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:51 5

8. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


i like, i like, i like. Maybe this is what will stop me from trying out android a bit longer. Let This be the biggest, baddest Symbian and i am so gonna get it.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:12 4

10. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Looks like it'll be a great camera on a dodgey (windows) phone which would make a package like the n8 which also wasn't a particularly great phone but i must say had the best camera on a phone i've ever used to date

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:39 4

11. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


sony's new 12mpx smartphone will get its ass kicked... ahahhaha...

NOKIA RULES!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:54 8

13. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


it got ass kicked by the n8 too so no comment

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:58 6

18. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Well, all phones get ass kicked by N8 :D

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 00:55 1

29. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


indeed it is... the actual photo taken by the n8 and the xperia S is pretty good but you can still see the n8's photo is much more realistic and much detailed than the xperia S... so that means all phones gets its ass kicked by the N8... LOL!!! xD

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:08 1

23. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Sony Arc S has very fast shot-to-shot time.
I didn't know how it compares to N8. I hope Nokia will have their phones with fast shot-to-shot time too!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:03 2

15. Karan_Malhotra (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Sorry dude...its the sony that will be ass kicked by this bad ass phone...

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:49 2

12. snowgator (Posts: 3237; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sounds like a pure winner. Pun completely intended. Would look great on WP8 devices as well as the Symbian line that seems to refuse to allow Nokia to kill off. Hope it pushes great sales on both.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:21 1

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


now this is gonna be real BIG

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:34 6

16. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


sonys new 12mp ?????
Are u kidding ????

This one is gonna make nikon and canon cry..

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:05 1

19. Penny (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I have to say, I think this analysis is incorrect.

First of all, just to say that the shots numbered 1, 2, and 3 came from the single wide shot would imply that this camera has some SERIOUS megapixels. I have a Canon 5D Mark II, which is a 21 megapixel, full frame sensor DSLR camera, and even its images cannot be zoomed in to the degree shown in this analysis with this kind of definition.

Second of all, the placement of the camera and angles at which the close-up shots were taken do not match those from the main photo, indicating that the close-up shots were not taken from the main photo.

Still amazing camera quality for a smartphone, but I don't think we should be expecting a camera that can let you blow up images to the degree suggested and with the quality evident in this analysis.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:54

20. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Can't wait to see how big the lens is going to look. My best guess would be that they'd put this monster on a Win8 tab, that way it doesn't stick out. Who wouldn't want that!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:49

21. m.garz (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


Pure...

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:04

22. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hey Nokia, have you consider making a super compact camera which takes exellent shots?

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:48 2

27. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 861; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Too bad WP can't handle a camera of this caliber. That would be awesome in the US. I'd love to hear the silence from 4S fanboys who think their phone is king of the world.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:54

28. Penny (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


The only thing WP7 currently can't handle is 1080p video recording, due to the single core processors in their current phones. There's no reason why WP7 wouldn't be able to handle taking still pictures like this...

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 00:58 1

30. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


WP7 cant handle this kind of still pictures... its photo processing power is still limited compared to symbian...

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 21:00

31. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


may be 12mp but lens may be the best

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:52

33. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


really awesome
waiting for
27

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:57

34. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


it may be 808

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