Nokia uses freerunning champion Ryan Doyle to tout the Lumia 920 image stabilization prowess (video)

Nokia uses freerunning champion Ryan Doyle to tout the Lumia 920 image stabilization prowess (video)
Now that we know from trial runs that the Lumia 920 has a more advanced image stabilization tech than the only other handset that has OIS - the HTC One - Nokia isn't wasting time pumping this unique feature of its flagship handset even more.

This time it used the help of "freerunning World Champion Ryan Doyle and traceur (that's the official title for a male parkour practitioner) Will Sutton" to show off. The guys had a Lumia 920 strapped to their chests to film footage, and ten other 920s were used, each recording from its own handheld or head cam mounted perspective. For the bird's eye view shots, one of the Lumias was strapped to a radio controlled Cinestar Octocopter, and the video below is constantly switching between perspectives for a better idea of the daredevil experience.

Needless to say, the chest shots from the two freerunners themselves make a cameo only a few times, as there is no amount of image stabilization tech that can keep a steady perspective during all those jumps and sommersaults.

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

barely no footage from the chest cam .. anyway .. nice ad

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

forget it about superman, spiderman, batman. This two r real hero.....!!!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is image stabilization, it can be used when your hands are shaky when you're recording a video. How can it be steady with all those jumps and sommersaults? :/

3. mariosraptor

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

you can shoot a Hollywood movie with the camera of the 920

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

right......for some scene u need Nokia 808....!!!

4. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

hus that guy?????wanna know his name

5. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Camera, camera, camera... One trick pony.

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

or main selling point that sets it apart from other flagships

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Nothing wrong with that being their main selling point at all. But it seems to be their ONLY selling point is what it looks like to me.

13. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Actually it's not. Aside from the OIS for video and Lowlight photography, there are also Hypersensitive screen, Wireless charging, Offline Navigation and other stuff. We've seen Nokia selling those features, Even fans posting those features on youtube. But Nokia has to choose its main selling point for Lumia 920 and it's the Camera. Camera is probably one of the most used non-gimmick features in a smartphone other than basic stuff (eg.Calls, text, orginazer, office) I don't see anything wrong with them selling that point.

10. Igneel unregistered

Go Ryan Doyle!!! He's awesome as always xD

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