Desert safari pushes the Nokia Lumia 920 OIS testing to the extremes

Desert safari pushes the Nokia Lumia 920 OIS testing to the extremes
We've seen a few examples of the Nokia Lumia 920 optical image stabilization mechanism at work, but those were in fairly pedestrian situations, like walking around the city streets or at concerts.

To truly put the OIS suspension mechanism inside the Lumia 920 to the test, the phone has been tied to the front grill of a Land Rover, and taken for a dune ride as part of a desert safari tour.

Needless to say, the OIS tech, which is able to compensate for up to 500 movements a second, held its own perfectly at the front of the jumpy vehicle, and delivered steady Full HD footage of the desert sands around, proving once again that the only phone with optical image stabilization is a truly innovative device in this day and age where we take multicore processors and HD screens in our handsets for granted.

Thanks, Ron!

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)



1. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Oooo. Did it survive?

2. rav405 unregistered

The video is amazingly stable and this shows how an innovtion pays off....

3. brucewayne

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 30, 2012


14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

An "awesome" word from someone of your stature is "it"!!! Get it people, the dark knight recommends it!

4. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That video is awesome...wish they did a comparison of other phones too in similar situation to clearly understand the benefit here...good job Nokia.

5. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Land rover?? Damien are u there?

6. Techno

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I couldn't see the phone itself in the video. Point to be noted

7. Ron123

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

looks great :)

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

a word to describe to nokia camera technology that isnt shocking anymore... AMAZING!

9. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i thought this was filmed on mars :)

10. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Except mars is extremely cold.

11. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

and red....

13. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

np! u can still use ur phone in tht cold if it were on mars

12. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

really great video with ois

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Cool! I wish they had compared other phones, as well as a GoPro (or similar), as well as shown the front of the Land Rover to identify where each device was, then run the videos from each next to each other in their relative relation to each other (like the OIS videos with the RC car)

16. Ronoc039

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

No chance of a reflection to ruin this video...

17. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The 920, New Kid on the BlocK!

18. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

no purple stuff...

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