Nokia patent for adjustable aperture could improve the camera on the next PureView device
The Nokia Lumia 920 takes great low-light photos without a flash because of its large aperture size of f/2.0. The outstanding daylight pictures taken with the Nokia 808 PureView are due to the f/2.4 aperture on that phone's camera. If a cellphone camera can be made to adjust the aperture, perhaps an OEM like Nokia could deliver a handset with a camera that can adjust from a low aperture for daylight or a landscape shot to a larger aperture for low light or portrait pictures.
The large aperture produces shallow depth-of-field, which means the area of sharp focus in the picture will be small. It is well known that small apertures are used especially for isolating the subject of the picture while throwing the background and other distracting elements out of focus. Some useful applications of large apertures include portraits and wildlife close-ups."-Nokia
The technology involves using two electrodes, and an electrical circuit that applies voltage to the electrodes. In a nutshell, the idea is to use the current to squeeze an electroactive center unit which adjusts the aperture. Nokia also mentions that it looks to use its patent to make prior art versions of the technology less complex, easier to manufacture and consume less power.
Will we see this on the Nokia Lumia EOS when and if it ever gets announced?
1. MC1123 (Posts: 1238; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
AMAZEBALLS! CAN't WAIT!! but wishing it was on my nokia 808 PureView! but still its way better than any cameraphone right now!
22. juandante (Posts: 297; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Finally my old N86 with variable aperture is back.
But the problem is :
YES! I love Nokia EOS!
NO! I will never buy a Nokia anymore because of this retarded WP8!
27. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Even you said WP8 is retarded (and im a user), i thumbed you up. Frankly speaking, i dont miss Symbian at all after moving to WP8, with an android phone as my 2nd device. Performance and smoothness is leaps and bounds ahead. Maybe i wished there is a file manager but i can live without that.
As for the camera department i know Nokia always delivers, so i can wait. N86 is probably the only phone which had adjustable aperture on its camera, but sadly it uses LED flash instead.
37. MC1123 (Posts: 1238; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
coz using an android is almost similar to symbian!
i just love my 808 PuveView! i just ditch my android coz its just so slow! i only enjoy playing temple run on it!
45. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)
I think there is a samsung (not an android phone) NIX something that also had a variable aperture
38. MC1123 (Posts: 1238; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i would, honestly, love to see a meego phone with pureview than WP coz, again, non of the manufacturer can scramble WP software!
im still dreaming of that!
48. jabberwolf (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Too bad the only retard is the one who hasn't used WP8.
I'll never use iOS or go back to Android. There are a few apps and customizations I liked on Android but its buggy... I think now I'm down to 1 app that I don't have on wp8 that I had on Android.
51. Altair (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
I have the new iPad and the Nokia Lumia 920. The best combination of devices. The best tablet in market and the best durable cameraphone (a phone has to survive daily use in work) with a very intuitive OS.
2. askbingask (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
nokia why don't u start making cameras too
39. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
i guess better than Samsung Galaxy Camera.. remember 808?....
14. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Because they are extremely good at a niche area of photography...miniaturization with relatively hi performance.
52. Altair (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Nobody buys a camera these days. Regular consumer buys a good quality cameraphone which is always in a pocket. Professionals are different story.
3. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
oh that's why Nokia 920 pics in low light are great and are not so good as competitor's. in normal conditions.
adjustable aperture will overcome this problem.
go Nokia show the world preview phase 3
44. boosook (Posts: 979; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
No, that's not the reason, because competitors do NOT have adjstable aperture as well.
53. Altair (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Except OEM:s like HTC are already busy thinking how they can steal Nokia innovation. "Lets copy tech and call it ultradjustable aperture!".
HTC - Silently stealing
5. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Why not enter android world, im eagerly waiting..
7. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
The whole world is waiting for Nokia to Deliver a Android device......
Nokia Lumia EOS with Android 4.2 will sell millions breaking the records of s3 and even the records that will be set by s4....
10. fuhrer (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
Me too, i really expecting Nokia using Android it would be awesome
15. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Nokia will never use Android. How come Nokia use Android and Android paying for windows patent! plus the windows 8 phones it's more smother than any Android phones in the market including S4.
16. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
The point is people dont care abt how smooth win8 is, android nowadays stutters but managble unless u r an expert or an android hardcore user,.
Android is still uhmmm most lovable artstc flexble etc etc haha :)
32. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I dont have any problems with jilly bean on a GnoteII quadcore. Android shutters on low-spec smartphones
12. ksenia (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
the problem with nokia is they stack with windows and even if they release one or two Android devices it will only be on one carrier at&t exculsives so its hard for them to sell more than the others.
21. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Why don't you just get a Nokia and forget about Android?!
24. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
I have 808, and i only use it to take photos..but my note2 is good enough in camera atlz in daylyt and macro shots so my 808 mostly on nytshft job hehe. ;)
I cant 4get abt android, it is my top choice, cant live a smartphone life w/o android haha
26. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
As I could see, 808's camera software is quick and good; if you use the device only for it's camera, you won't be bothered by browser speed or by the inability to install... don't know, Instagram or Temple Run.
A good comparison would be between 808 and Samsung [some name] camera.
The second bad choice you have made is choosing a tiny tablet - Note - instead of 7-10" one.
Everyone can live without Android; if one wants the best smartphone, one chooses iPhone; if one wants a very good and cheaper alternative, one chooses Windows.
See, no Android.
35. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
I dont like android tablets, coz not all apps are supported, i went t note2 because i love superamoled, spen and d features along, big display, exynos, good sound quality.. and i think it is d best device for now until n3 appears.
If ill have a tablet, i want iPad.
Best smartphone-iphone?? If someone wud give that to me for free, ill be selling it immediately and buy htc one/s4/sony honami/ NOTE3, the latter will be my top choice if sammy will live up to the hype that they said note3 will be "their most wanted samsung device"
36. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
But you are using Note which is a little Android... tablet.
I also love magenta color but I will never buy a magenta suit; amoled is a magenta suit: good for watching cartoons, bad for a mobile phone display.
We're talking about phones; One, S4, Note 3 are also tiny tablets.
40. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Hmm? Watching cartoons? SuperAmoled is the most wanted when it comes to movies, games etc..
And u can also choose natural mode/movie mode to tune down saturation
And bad for mobile phone? Mobile phone is for textng and calling, r u still concrned abt display? Haha
U havnt use highend android uhh w/ big display.. oh poor man, try it and ull be amazed:)
42. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Oh but I have tried to use Lumia 920 and I found it to be way too big for decent one hand use; I tried S2 and, although it is also big, I can manage it but I hate cartoonish Touchwiz, oversaturated amoled colors and s**t*y plastic build so I dropped it; I have never tried other Android phoens due to their lag (S3 and One X have it, S4 and One will have it too in a few months).
You said a phone is for calling and texting; why do you need Note's huge display to place a call? wouldn't 3.5" display on iphone (which fits in a normal man's hand and pocket) suffice?
49. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
How old are u? I said calling and texting bcoz uv mentioned MOBILE PHONE, but i treat my phone as a Smartphone..
Well s2 and s3 does have a great greenish or bluish tint in d display but they are old amoled tech, note2 is a great display and s4 is even better but have issues now :)
Ill stop arguing w/ u coz it seems that you are on d other side of phone usage :)
54. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Mails, calendar, appointments, social networking, notes and some office/pdf documents; everything very manageable on 3.5", let's say 4-4".
Have I forgotten something a smartphone is made for?
34. Leo_MC (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
What apps, dear Dadler22?
I know Windows lacks some apps but would you mind telling us what exactly would you need to do and you couldn't on a Lumia?
6. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Nokia is the real innovator in cameras even using the limited wp os...
Although i like the fresh design of wp, but there are few features for powerusers to enjoy...
8. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Ohh...this is kinda new....adjustable aperture?
As if you can tell the difference between an f/2 and f/5 shot on a tiny sensor/lens...duh
It ONLY matters on DSLRs and micro four thirds sheeeez...
9. Penny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
What's new is the mechanism to achieve the adjustable aperture, as I'm sure they had to figure out a more mobile-ready mechanism than what exists in dedicated cameras.
Yes. Yes I can.
Just because you may not find a way to take advantage of it doesn't mean that somebody else won't be able to. Much better photographers than you and I can pull off better photos with today's average smartphone than we could with a dSLR.
Oh also, "booooooo for progress!" What were they thinking trying to improve something?
23. FlushGordon (unregistered)
And? What makes you think that you are better than me?
Talk is cheap boy....go take a hike
25. Penny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I never said that I was better than you, nor do I consider myself better than anyone that I don't know. That being said, all anybody here can know about you is based on what you say in your comments. Maybe you should just avoid making factually false statements if you don't want people to get the wrong impression.
The underlying theme in my previous comment was that this development from Nokia is in fact more useful than you are giving it credit for. That should hopefully answer your first question.
Talk is only cheap if you have nothing valuable to say. Go do some research on how cameras work.
28. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
i'm quite speechless at your arrogance and stupidity.
13. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
I wonder if HTC will be borrowing this technology too, like they did with the hi amplitude microphones Nokia exclusively uses for its Rich Recordining? HTC is really innovative, don't you know.
18. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Also don't forget about HTC also copied Nokia's past designs with their dual stereo speakers.such.as n95 n91 n82 etc
17. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Nokia still blows.away.all other smartphone with their crappy sensors and b.s. led flash
20. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 962; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
nokia you beauty can't wait till next flagship looking at the amazing camera on the 720 which is just a mid ranger i can't wait for the flagship
29. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
What if nokia starts making cameras.. :)
41. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Because their phones are cameras! :)
31. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Maybe in a few years windows phone will be competitive
43. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Camera is Nokia's middle name, Nokia C. Lumia! :)
46. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
WOW NOKIA THATS AN INNOVATION!!!!!
47. akki20892 (Posts: 3413; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
EOS with PW3......can't wait.....i'm sure i will get EOS for sure.
50. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
NOKIA "////// PLZZZ LET THIS TORNEDO ROLL" IT WILL DESTROY MANY GALAXIES AND IP@@PS""" something big is coming, if i compare last years windows lumia with this year, then there is a huuuge difference .....nokia u bugger , love u for ur tech and innovation, and like the fact that u always play vid limited resources and make use of whats available, and not adding extra cores, and pathetic specification in a cheap plastic body.
!... In future i wud luv to see a lumia, side by side a MEEGO """ from the same cmpany...... As no more highly improved symbians there , hope to see you on two different, o.s,s....cheeers...and all u sh@troids and ip@@psters get d f put f here.....go cry to ur momma lol....nokia rocks, s@mmy shocks