Nokia releases stunning time-lapse video shot on the 808 PureView

Nokia releases stunning time-lapse video shot on the 808 PureView
The Nokia 808 PureView is a gem of a cameraphone - it’s got a whopping 41-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens that captures the tiniest of details like no other smartphone. The 808 PureView is also ready for roll out this month, and in preparation Nokia has released a stunning time-lapse video shot on the handset showing what you can expect of it.

It’s nothing short of spectacular - Nokia says it’s used the camera in Creative mode with the interval for shots set at 30 seconds and 5 seconds. Except for the YouTube compression, the images and timelapse video you see are the original ones, with no post-production.

Now, you might be wondering what’s the secret sauce behind the PureView imaging technology and camera. In a nutshell, Nokia is using oversampling - a technology that basically creates a single accurate superpixel out of many, and allows for non-destructive “optical” zoom. The large sensor also allows long focal lengths for cool bokeh effects where the background is blurred. We’ve explained Nokia’s PureView camera magic here, so make sure to pay a visit to feed your curiosity. Or just watch the jaw-dropping video below, it speaks for itself.

source: Nokia

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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)

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35 Comments

1. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Nokia is Nokia - the king.

15. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

people need to wait the hands on of this phone and then talk

33. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol...so you think people didn't see it during CES?? It's Nokia and cameras what do you expect?!

35. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

true man !! What Nokia has created a monstrous Camera that will make Nikon , Canon and Sony run for their money . Amazing video quality better than my canon 550d !!

2. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

splendid shot... now that's a tough feature to beat!

3. geoffers247

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

awwww man. Regretted buying my One X for a moment...

13. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

But it is still great.Even if we are all waiting for the galaxy s3.

4. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

no point. If i want a camera i'll buy a nice point and shoot or dslr. I want a SMART phone with a good camera. I'm not trying to shoot a wedding with it.

14. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Its a very capable smartphone. customisable, great media player bcoz of dolby sound, enough battery life i suppose , decent games if not great .

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

@jcpwn2004, the point of this phone is that it's such a good camera a P&S loses its appeal and usefullness and means you could carry just one item, instead of juggling several. If I'm going to a wedding, I'd want to carry something that'll fit in my dress trousers or dress jacket with minimal weight and bulk, so carrying multiple devices would be out. Smartphone, wallet, keys, and tissues (for the ladies who cry) and I'm set. No room for a P&S or camcorder, even the slim ones

5. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No matter what any android ot ios fan says no company can match nokia's camera abilities! The N8 came first in quite a few categories in PA's own recent camera comparison and its a two year old phone! It was up against the one x, sgs2, nexus and note...i think.

34. ECPirate37

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I agree. I'm a Phandroid and I will admit it, but Nokia has always had the best camera. And I would love for something like this to come to Android. I know that most people do not want the best camera for their phone. However, I would love to not have to carry my camera with me when I am going out.

7. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

I have a nokia lumia 800 the battery life is decent but the camera is not great for a 8mp My samsung galaxy ace 5mp takes better photos

8. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Oh. My. God.

9. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I don't know what is the use of comparing Smartphones with DSLR, no one is even competing with it, do you carry a DSLR always with you?? No, not at all ut do you carry your phone with you all the time?? the answer is yes and in case you don't have a DSLR or you forgot to bring it so you can still get the quality shots from anywhere and what is the use of DSLR when you can get good quality pictures from a mobile phones with full of details and with no noise at all having a resolution of 5mp (using pixel ining technology) It is a smartphone combines with a great camera, you should appreciate the technology..!!

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think they're compared because they can be. I would compare a smartphone to a point-and-shoot myself, as I'd rather use a DSLR (or film SLR) if I'm doing anything that requires just a camera, whereas smartphone cameras are getting so good that there's little appeal to a P&S if one already has a smartphone

10. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I never use the cameras on any of my phones but there is something about the incredible camera set up on this phone that makes you want to get out there and use it. Symbian Belle looks snappy.

12. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

recently I was asked what would I pick A SGSII with a proffesional DSLR camera as a bonus or a Nokia 808PW I said: who wants to have a proffesional camera and bring it always with him and a smartphone with a very bad battery when he can just have both but with a better battery in a single device? and I really need the 808PW I am a freerunner and I need a smartphone like that.Samplers are the thing showing what new things you can do every end of the year

16. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

lol at people comparing it to DSLR, this thing doesn't even come close to DSLR quality, nor will it have the flexibility. Next thing we know these nokia fanatics are going to compare 808 pureview with Mid format Hasselblad and Leicas lol. However, comparing it to p&s cameras will be better

17. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Nokia N8 was better than most P&S.. so its fair enough to compare this monster to dslr... but still let this beast come out and get reviewed . BTW dont you think its a great achievement for a smartphone even to be considered to be compared with dslr.

21. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

You sill don't get it do you. Even if it manages to takes better quality images than DSLR you still cannot compare it to DSLR. Just because a car can outrun a plane on land doesn't mean the car is better than the plane. High end Hasselblad mid format cameras deliver better quality images than most large format cameras but still you cannot compare them.

24. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Actually Nokia achieved what no DSLR producer was able for all those years. They made a best pocketable camera in the world. Not to mention that it's actually a smartphone with all those smartphone functions, not a dumb camera.

25. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

They are different market idiot nokiatard .By your logic Hasselblad has produced 90 megapixel camera, what Nokia or Canon etc was unable to achieve for all those years. So Nokia and all others are failure right?

31. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

First of all, calm down dude. I didn't insult you. I just said that traditional camera makers were unable to produce a camera of similar size with such image quality. Your comparision is completely wrong, because Nokia never tried to create a camera of Hasselblad size, but traditional camera makers have their own offerings in pocketable cameras market. Panasonic even made a Lumix phone, but honestly, who's using it ?

19. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

brilliant look.. both phone and its video is awesome.. think out of the box.. Nokia has still better employers than any other company.. to deliver a product like this takes heavy algorithms and patience.. keep up your good work guys.. U ROCK

20. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

but its symbian.... even if its 81 MP.. its kinda wastee..

23. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Why waste if it's one of the best operating systems in the world ? It has higher functionality and customization options than iOS, better battery performance and lower HW requirements than Android.

29. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Just because it is good at some stuff doesn't mean it is the best. The UI is not beautiful and intuitive, the multitasking capabilities are horrible and Symbian is not stable by any means. If what you say is true than Nokia is the most stupid company is the world. Oh and webos was always better than Symbian at almost everything but look where it is now.

32. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Read again. I wrote "one of the best". Mobile operation systems are too complex to simply judge which one is the best. For my needs, Symbian is the most suitable. I need open OS with good battery performance and customization to some extent. --- Symbian Belle FP1 UI is pretty nice and intuitive enough by today's standards. Multitasking capabilities of Symbian are better than iOS, WP and on par with Android if not better. I have Symbian Belle on N8, and it is stable even with 256 MB RAM. Days of unstable Symbian S60 experience on N97, 5800 etc. are gone. --- I'm not saying that Symbian would be the OS of Nokia's future if they didn't go WP. Symbian was going to be replaced with MeeGo anyway, with Qt as a migration bridge for developers. Sadly, Nokia's CEO decided to go all WP.

28. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I wouldn't trade my Symbian for anything, except a newer Symbian/Nokia. The dedicated call buttons alone make it my go-to device. I also have an Android (HTC Sensation 4G) and a Nokia Lumia 900, but they'll stay at home and I'll take my C7 if I can only carry one at a time. The 808 PureView is my next phone purchase, and will relegate my C7 to my backup drawer, or I'll give it to a relative or friend, or sell it

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