Nokia walks us down memory lane, shows us 11 years of cameraphone innovation

Nokia walks us down memory lane, shows us 11 years of cameraphone innovation
According to many, with the introduction of the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Finland-based manufacturer has really set the bar in at least one particular department. We're, of course, talking about the 41MP monster of a shooter on the back of the device. The Lumia 1020 is, simply put, a feat of engineering by Nokia and, at this point, we are yet to see anybody come even close to dethroning the new king of cameraphones.

Speaking of cameraphones, Nokia hasn't forgotten its roots, and takes us for a walk down memory lane, showcasing a decade of innovation. Whether it will light the fuse on nostalgia for you or not, we're really struck by the realization that in a decade, technology has progressed from 0.3-megapixels cameraphones to where we are today. If we have sparked your interested, we then invite you to the front seat – see the history of Nokia's cameraphones unravel before your very eyes in the gallery below.


source: Nokia Conversations

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40 Comments

1. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

NOW THATS INNOVATION......... nokia ur the BEST ...... good luck

17. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

my N8 still rock.

2. FeroDeNO

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

nokia u r best but the recent comparisons of Lumia 1020 against Lumia 920,HTC one and iphone 5 are not up to 41 m.p pureview standards

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lumia 1020 > anything else. Period.

35. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Except maybe Nokia's own 808, since it still has the largest sensor ever on phone.

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The 11 years from 1990 to 2001. ;)

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No matter what, Nokia is still the king. No matter what, Nokia is still innovative. No matter what, Nokia is still everybody's favorite manufacturer. Nokia, to me, you are still perfect.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Go in the kitchen, grab a cup, head over to the sink and fill it with water because you're thirsty as hell for thumbs up (again).

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I know right? I know you will say that. Go in the bathroom, take off your trousers and underpants, and take a dump because you have a thumbs up allergy (as always). (sigh) Idiot. Smh.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Further proves why everyone treats you like a joke. Any other lame comments? Btw, nice post edit.

24. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If he wants some green thumbs, whats that got to do with you? If you gotta hate, hate on haters, or go be a troll ;)

32. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

a clear case of jealousy...

26. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

nokia all the way but wp sucks :(

38. Dastrix unregistered

Best comment I've ever read. xperiaDROID, you rock!

5. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

ive owned four of those phones :-D

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which models?

29. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

I loved my Symbian phones!! N95 8gb,N86,and 5800

6. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Father of all smartphone company....Nokia has earned it's respect by innovation...wish it could be at number one again !

7. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

hmm , in the n93 section...u forgot to mention that its the first phone to have optical zooming at 3x and that was mentioned in the source article:/ also : " the N93 was the first Nokia smartphone to offer video capture"? do u mean the first nokia phone to shoot video or u meant sth else ? well if u meant the first nokia phone to shoot video.....well u r greatly mistaken because that title belongs to nokia 3650 and that phone is way older than the n93

8. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

The more I see of Nokia phones, the more they remind me of Google; throw it at the wall and see what sticks. Some of these look really odd and cumbersome.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nokia N95 was almost my second phone and still to this day I regret not getting it. Definitely had the best camera of its time. :(

12. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The N82 still takes better night time photos with Much less blur than most camera phones today, that xenon flash helps a lot.

13. papss unregistered

I'm patiently waiting for my yellow 1020 to arrive so I can test this baby out. From what I've seen it kills the others by a mile in the camera. They are making me love them.

18. iStabrak

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

Who cares...!

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Obviously you do since you posted a comment. :')

19. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The N93 was also Nokias first phone with OPTICAL ZOOM!

21. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Always setting the bar.

22. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

great mobile phones but lack in services, mi Lumia 920 go to waranty missing it now for 3 days in a row. As long as it takes Apple does not make you mad, they just give you another device inmideately. So then I love mi lumia 920 but right now I do not have it just because Nokia in mexico is not fast enough

23. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Proud to say I've owned 6 out of ten Nokias in that gallery, how I could ever have hated Nokia just a year ago is beyond me. They are the BEST at what they do, the only ones I haven't owned are the Pureview 808, N82, N8 and Lumia 1020. I'm really tempted to buy a used Nokia N8 in lime green, is it any good? I don't care that it runs Symbian!

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