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
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!




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34 Comments

1. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Hmmm...nice analysis

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill take it! :)

24. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

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

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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…

32. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Tease you again, that's all. . .

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

17. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Thumbs to you bro!

25. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Well said :)

4. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

6. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

steve elop ...do somthin....this symbian 's gonna outsell all ur WPhones Long Live symbian......old is gold

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

9. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

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

8. chapizzo

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 13, 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.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

13. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

it got ass kicked by the n8 too so no comment

18. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Well, all phones get ass kicked by N8 :D

29. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 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

23. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 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!

15. Karan_Malhotra

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

now this is gonna be real BIG

16. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

sonys new 12mp ????? Are u kidding ???? This one is gonna make nikon and canon cry..

19. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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!

21. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

Pure...

22. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

27. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

28. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 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...

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