Nokia apologizes for simulated demo video

Nokia apologizes for simulated demo video
If the new camera on the Nokia Lumias can deliver on promises, it should be one of, if not the best smartphone camera around. The trouble is that the demo video that Nokia showed us all before wasn't exactly honest. There was a shot in the demo video where you can see a reflection of someone shooting the scene, but the person wasn't holding a Nokia smartphone. 

Nokia has issued a statement on the demo video and images used to show off the new Lumias, saying:

Nokia went on to say:

So, the images that we saw are what Nokia claims the smartphone can deliver, but not actual images from said cameras. Nokia also posted a video taken with the actual phone, which you can see below, and it looks pretty solid. 

What do you guys think? Can we trust Nokia? We'd certainly like to, because smartphone cameras could use a leap in low light capture like these promise.

source: Nokia 1 & 2 via WPCentral



1. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I think now is a good time to buy Nokia stock!

7. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

not really, Q3 will be very weak so don't buy yet, Q4 with new devices on the market and christmas will be better buy couple weeks after financial announcments of Q3

15. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

do you actively buy/trade stocks? Because the way it works (if you want to make money that is) is you buy the stock when the company is sucking (currently is) or when they get bad publicity (such as this). why? because the stock is cheap, and the idea is that it couldnt get any worse. If you follow Nokia and know that the new Lumias will be awesome. Then you know the stock will go up and then KA$HING KA$HING. If you wait till the success happens and the results show profits, by then everyone will want to buy the stock triggering a Supply in Demand and the stock will be more expensive.

23. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012 it is not so low there was like 1.68 Q3 financial results will be extremely crappy for nokia, then stocks go to s**tter and then you buy, in Q3 results there will be no new smartphone line sales or very little, not many people will buy old line 800, 900 because most people will be waiting for faster models

26. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

your right about the Q3 results being crappy.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I wonder if this made Nokia stocks drop more.... I'm still thinking of getting the 920

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed. At least they didn't have to use "Screen images simulated. Sequences shortened" which is on pretty much every single apple commercial for the last decade!

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Once again, I love it when someone puts things in perspective. Thanks -box-.

36. robot9001

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

even a samsung galaxy s2 is much better than any future microsoft phones. microsoft wp8 still has no live wallpaper. looks really basic and cluttered too lol....i know coz i got a wp8 simulator on wp7. u can get it from marketplace for free

40. pistolashtc

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

There are different people with different choices... -.-

43. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Yeah, but the performance is musch better, the apps look more beautigul, we have XBOX live,.....etc

42. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

2. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Boasting about your phone's camera quality and not using said phone... then getting caught red handed. Dumb move Nokia.

11. MeoCao unregistered

And what about the low light photos, were some Photoshop or "special techniques" used?

46. SleepingOz unregistered

That's the case actually!

32. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Now it makes me wonder if all the videos and camera taken by Nokia 808 was actually taken by the 808 itself. I know deceiving people to gain popularity is good for business, but damn Nokia should've been more careful.

45. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

come off it, they have admitted and shown real quality of the camera which is still solid and as for the 808 you cant say anything bad about the camera as its been reviewed by countless sources and proven to be the best mobile camera around

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

We can trust Nokia on that but they should definitely shoot some videos with the actual 920 just to get rid of the skeptics. Not a good move be Nokia.

6. JaiCameron

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

They did, check out my link.

44. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

4. JaiCameron

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I'm not sure if this is allowed (mybad and remove the link if it isn't), but Nokia posted a new video on their youtube page to showcase OIS of the Lumia 920 correctly.

10. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

independent tests rules!

14. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Thanks for the comment. I had meant to put that in the post, but forgot. All fixed now!

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Sorry meant to up-vote you.

25. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Needs more reflection shots!

38. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Thanks for a link. Not convinced about the quality of the IOS. Less shaky but overall quality has been lowered or I should rather write that details were blended. They should upload both videos as they went out from the mobile.

5. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

it still doesn't change that the lumia 920 camera is probably the best smartphone camera around

9. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

It isn't the Nokia 808 pureview is. But I get your point.

8. trunkmonkey

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

I don't think this is any different than console companies showing off video of games they claim their systems are rendering on the fly, but later find out iwere prerendered. I used to like Nokia but, as long as Elop is heading that company I will not touch anything they make. There is just way too much shady stuff between them and M$. Considering after he left M$ he was one of the largest private holders of M$ stock. It is a damn shame what happened to Nokia. Seems like M$ got a Trojan horse into their Nokia.

12. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

hey should call that girl again for another bike re-run!!!! in a bikini!!!!! so everything is FORGIVEN!!!

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