How fast (and slow) can you make the shutter on the Nokia 808 PureView?

How fast (and slow) can you make the shutter on the Nokia 808 PureView?
With its 41MP sensor, the Nokia 808 PureView is considered to have one of the best cameras available on a smartphone. Since the release of the device, the closest that we have seen to 41MP on multiple models is the 13MP shooter seen on some devices like the Sprint variant of the LG Optimus G and some newer Sony models like the Bondsian Sony Xperia T. Of course, a large MP size doesn't necessarily guarantee outstanding pictures as so much more goes into the making of a great picture.

One important part of a good camera is a fast shutter. Just how fast is the shutter on the Nokia 808 PureView? A gentleman that goes by the name of Rehmanhere on Flickr decided to find out. Even though he had enough light to snap the picture during daytime, he decided to turn on the powerful Xenon flash. He increased the ISO to 800 which in the old days when people actually used something called "film", meant that faster action could be captured. ISO 800 requires 1/8th the amount of light to capture the same image as an ISO 100 setting would demand. He also took the exposure down to -4.0. The result was a shutter that took the picture in 1/2747 of a second.

What about the longest shutter time? That would appear to be the 2.7 seconds achieved by a Mr. Sheridan. The later says that the ND filters that come with the phone are not sufficient to do the job. So he uses various Hoya filters, a tripod and two elastic bands for his long exposure pictures. It might sound kinky, but if you check out the sourcelink, you can see how it is all done. He also suggests using flowing water as a subject.

So there you have it, the long and short shutter times for the Nokia 808 PureView. No, 41MP won't automatically make you an artist, but the technology offered with PureView will help you take pictures that you will cherish forever.

source: MasteringDaylight, Flickr via AllAboutSymbian




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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0 inches
    640 x 360 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Symbian Belle

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