Nokia photo guru Dinning, the man behind the Nokia 808 PureView, leaves for Jaguar

Nokia photo guru Dinning, the man behind the Nokia 808 PureView, leaves for Jaguar
Nokia photo guru Damian Dinning, who was the man behind the 12MP camera on the Nokia N8, the 41MP camera on the Nokia 808 PureView and the PureView camera on the Nokia Lumia 920, is leaving the Finnish handset manufacturer. Luckily for Nokia, Dinning is not heading to a competitor but is moving on to Jaguar Land Rover, which is pretty much not a company that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is going to worry about.

As it turns out, besides his passion for photography, Dinning has a thing for cars which is great since he will be "driving future innovations in the exciting new field of Connected Car" at Jaguar. With Nokia's decision to move all of its strategic roles to Finland , the U.K. based Dinning decided not to make the move. But to stop Nokia fans from worrying about the future of the company, he made it a point to say that the success that Nokia has with its imaging has been a team effort and not the work of just one man.

Whether or not Nokia does succeed in turning things around, Dinning has left his mark on the smartphone world and it is said that Nokia handsets through 2013 will feature his contributions.

source: Engadget, UnwiredView



1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

So,what's next? Nokia technology with pureveiw cctv on these cars???

9. MeoCao unregistered

Google, get this man and quick!

15. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think he wont accept the offer

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed. He wants to stay in the U.K. He probably also had a non-compete contract with Nokia that he can't go to a competitor for a certain time frame, since many large companies, especially those with as much R&D as Nokia, have such contracts with the employees, as well as NDAs (non-disclosure agreement) that anything they learned or worked on cannot be discussed without the company's permission, or until all such products have reached market and the manufacturer lifts the restriction.

24. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012


37. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

you mean traitor?

28. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The man loves cars. He's going to Jaguar.


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Damian were angry with Elop Elop sabotage his PureView 808 and put the PureView technology on the PoS Lumia. Bye2 Damian, we're surely miss you. Elop should be the one that were fired, not you.

22. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

While I'd say that I hate Elop for what he's doing at Nokia, I don't think that was the reason Dinning left. He should have left months ago as with the case to the executives and talented engineers (like the ones currently at Jolla) who disagree and dislike Elop mismanagement. I think the official reason why Dinning is leaving Nokia is believable.

29. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Its been almost two years Nokia using WP. The Lumia 920 is a great phone in demand and sold out worldwide. And here you are still bickering about Elop. You need to put your bulls**t to rest and move on with your life.

2. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

UK has got talent?

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Land Rover: 82 Megapixel, OIS Pureview Limited Edition. "Record all your travels without any shakes and hitch"

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good point, as they are both part of Tata Motors, and Land Rovers do have the surround-view camera system for off-roading (though mostly used by rich moms in mall parking lots).

4. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

he wille make Jaguar Land Rover bullet-proof like the Lumia 920.

5. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

or the Nokia 3310 :)

27. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The bulletproof design has no connection with Dinning. Marko A., lead designer is credited for this.

6. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

To those who think there will be no more “PureView future” for Nokia: of course there will be! The team is much larger than “just” Damian. Eero Salmelin is there there, Juha Alakarhu is still there, Ari Partinen is still there, Kristina Björknäs is still there, to name just a few names of the very talented innovative team at Nokia. So there is no reason to panic. Like many of you, I’m just very sad Damian is leaving :-(

23. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

credits to for this exact quoted text.

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think, Damian is a great guy. He's well know because most of the time, he's the one explaining everything to media/press. But we should put in our mind that, he's not just alone in creating these awesome technology "pureview". He's just a part of it. But thank you Damian for giving mobile industry the best of your photography talents

8. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Welcome to TATA Motors Damian wish do some wonders here too!

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha Jaguar is owned by TATA now :)

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Nokia have lost a great asset, but its not like Dinning was the only person behind Nokia's great optics, they still have Eero Salminen and Juha Ala-Karhu and their purchase of Scalado, that said it is sad to see Mr.Dinning leave, he seemed very passionate and was always willing to respond to tweet questions about Nokia's products.


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

This is not really about damian leaving it's about Elop, who were sabotaging nokia.

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Having people work in the same office isnt sabotage. It may al so be less expensive than paying for travel, accommodations, and teleconferencing, as well as encouraging discussion between peers. It isn't a bad idea, just one he couldn't do.

11. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I wouldn't worry so much. Damian is a great man and in the field of mobile photography he's one and only. But, just like he said, it was a team work. Nokia has PureView technology along with other projects and I'm sure they won't give it up. It will be developed inasmuch it is one of the biggest advantages Nokia has over competition (along with maps). He did great job pushing mobile photography boundaries but if he feels he need to move on, that's ok. Good luck.

12. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Replacing one dream job for a nother, wow...

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

He is not the actual researcher,, he was only leading the department...any good leader shall be able to lead this department

20. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

If he left his mark for 2013 phones, I really wish that it will be the very best of his talent with the technology that defines the smart phones was put on these babies.

25. Guarulhos

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Nokia Is Increasingly Decadent And Bankrupt, That The Unic Department Finnish Giant Total Supremacy Before He Exercised His Competitors, Is Not Over Your Head Straight ! Given This Framework, Even Until I a "Convinced Nokian" Lost Enthusiasm With Brand, For Your Cameras Were The Only Thing Keeping My Loyalty! For This Lumia 1001 (Last Smartphone Nokia) In What Was the Front Dinning Conceived And Executed Every Project Is My Last Smartphone Brand ! Well, He Was The Only Thing I Liked About Nokia These Years ! With Him Gone, My History With Nokia Is Over !!! May The Memories Live On !!!

26. iGREGG

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

41 Megapixel Camera?? WTF?? REally dude?

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