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Sony says the lossless zoom tech of the Nokia PureView 808 is no big deal

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2012, 10:43 posted on

Sony's UK category development manager, Paul Genge, called the Nokia 808 PureView "development announcement", clarifying that the Japanese have been using the pixel zoom technology of the PureView 808 in their commercial cameras for a year now...

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posted on 14 Mar 2012, 10:47

1. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)


I didn't know there's a lot news in Nokia 808 PureView... this is interesting.. =/

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 10:54 15

2. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


there's a lot of nokia pure view 808 news in other sites when its being announced, but definitely not in iphonearena or droidarena

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:25 1

43. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


SONY SAID "NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T A SUPRISE TO

THEM BECUASE THE TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY USE BY

THEM"..... NOW THEY ARE USING THE FLOATING TOUCH

IDEA WHICH IS ACTUALLY NOT SURPRISING TO NOKIA

BECAUSE IT IS ALREADY FEATURED IN NOKIA N9... SO

WHO IS THE BEST?

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:07 10

3. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


No deal is big enough if done by the competiter.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 01:45 4

39. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Being a Sony Xperia Owner I'd say that "Seems like Sony and others are now awake from their sleepy Andro-Land".

To Sony - If its not a big deal for you than why are you still stuck at 8Mpx even in your latest Xperia line of 2012. :-P

Go Nokia Go!! :-)

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:25 7

4. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Haters.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:35 15

5. torr310 (Posts: 885; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


To criticize is easier than to accomplish.
I saw another Stephen Elop.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:41 7

6. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Either this guy really didn't get it or he just purposely downplays value of this PureView technology. Sony used some kind of pixel binning in their new cameras, however they were not smart enough to use it to it's full potential. Actually they are only combining some pixels to get better light sensitivity while in digital zoom. But who's using digital zoom (which si degrading quality) on dedicated cameras if there's optical zoom already ? So basicly they just improved a function, which isn't used by people anyway. Great achievement!
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On the other side Nokia's PureView is using "pixel binning" while in non-zoomed mode, increasing light sensitivity in regular shots (and afaik even in partially zoomed shots), which results in significantly less noise. And most importantly, this PureView allows you to zoom digitally without losing quality.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:40

7. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Is the sensor an actual 41Mp chip? or just scaling of 8Mp or something?

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 13:16 5

10. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


It is actual 41Mpx sensor not scaling.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:08 3

23. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


the sensor is 41 mpx but when its in rectangular shape but the phone uses 38 mpx max

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 16:10

15. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


noobish doubt.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:24 2

32. bovcrx (Posts: 68; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I believe it's 5MP then enhanced.
http://europe.nokia.com/pureview?intc=ncompromolp-fw-ilc-hero-pureview_756x252-na-nokiacom-eu-en-1todtmtc6cc02

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:41 5

8. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's a camera with a phone on it. Not a cameraphone the hardware is lacking on the phone side. So until they actually put some real phone specs with it It's a no go I'll stick with 8mp dual flash on my sensation and just download camera360 to improve quality on already high quality piks.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 18:48 7

19. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


There's nothing lacking on phone side, actually 808 is even better phone than Androids. There's Symbian which is much more energy efficient. When you will need to call emergency and your Android will be out of energy you will understand. 4 CPU cores and superhigh display resolution have nothing to do with "phone side".

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:09 1

25. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


symbian efficient bitch please

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 23:26 1

38. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Ha whoever rym ha I think your mistaken my friend. Androids got great battery if so called Symbian drains less It's because nobody has the dam phone so they made the battery themselves

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 04:10 3

41. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You probably live on some other planet, because Symbian is still the most used mobile OS in the world, even if it's share is declining.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:11

52. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


to Jphones:

Have you ever USED a Nokia 701 with Belle FP1?

If you have then you wouldn't be so negative. I ditched my Lumia 800 for a Nokia 701 and haven't regretted it. Just the fact that the 701 is louder alone made it worthwhile.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 13:01 5

9. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its all the one about the camera because the phone itself wont be very good

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 13:24 13

11. Sun_Wukong (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Obviously u have not tried Symbian Belle phones to make such comment...

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 14:13 6

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I have both a GSII and a N8, Belle is far way behind Android!

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:08 1

24. bovcrx (Posts: 68; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Please explain for me. Don't you dare say it doesn't have Angry Birds.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 19:17

49. vishalvenky (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


lol.. +1

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 19:21 1

50. vishalvenky (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


hey what do u know about symbian??? can android have such a huge sensor with a single core??? lol it doesnt run lag free even with a single core.. show me a belle phone which lags.. android is living on because of its apps.. i ll tell u advantages of belle over android
1.it doesnt need a dual core and it doesnt lag.
2. show me an android phone with single core having this sensor. S2(dual core) cant even come close to N8's(680mhz single core) performance in camera.
3.belle is very smooth than your droids.if u fill your internal your device is doomed.. Nokia belle(devices) has sufficient amount of internal(even N8 has 16gb) so it runs very smooth
4. dolby enhanced sound.. try listening songs in it it will blow you away
5.usb-otg is one feature integrated with all belly phones while android is still struggling to bring it(2.3.5 has a bugy version whereas 2.3.3 doesnt)

android wins over belle only in screen resolutions and apps.. nothing else

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 16:13 2

16. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Ive had an n8 n700 and current a lumia and they are both miles behind my galaxy s2

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 18:24 3

17. miikeyroks (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Feb 2009)


He didnt say the Belle phones were better than Android. Simply that the Belle phones are decent performers. I love my Nexus, but I personally would rather use a 808 PureView than say an iPhone, but thats personal preference.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:11 2

27. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


if you'll be using the 808 only for shots then you take a camera which is cheaper Symbian = crap

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:10 2

26. bovcrx (Posts: 68; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Explain for me please. I had a Lumia 710 for a month and gave it to my gf. I really liked it and it did everything every other phone I've had did. Apart from apps please tell me what is behind. I use a BB 9900 so enlighten me.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:15

53. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


to andro: unfortunatly the SGS2 cannot (automatically) record incoming and outgoing phonecalls (even when routed over bluetooth headset) and hence is useless as a professional communications-tool.

The same applies to WP7-phones (including Nokia's own Lumia's), iPhones and Bada-phones.

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