This was the first cameraphone ever to offer image stabilization
posted by Nick T. / Dec 21, 2014, 6:43 PM
Yet did you know that image stabilization on a phone's camera is nothing new? It first appeared on the camera of the LG Viewty, which was announced in 2007. The phone's main selling point was the camera, as you can probably tell. In addition to image stabilization, one also got a xenon flash, automatic or manual focus, up to 800 ISO sensitivity, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, and 5 megapixels of resolution – quite impressive for the time.
The image stabilization on the Viewty's camera was of the software kind, however. In other words, it was the software compensating for the movements of the user's shaky hands, not a dedicated optical system. It wasn't until 2012 when true optical image stabilization was brought to cameraphones. The phone to do so was the Nokia Lumia 920, with its 8.7MP PureView camera and Carl Zeiss optics.
Want to know which are the best smartphones with optically stabilized cameras? Then check out our list of 15 best smartphone cameras with OIS.
- Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Storage 0.1 GB
- Battery 1000 mAh
- 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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The best stabilisation systeme now is in sony phones, Z2 and Z3.. ( video recording)
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 6:54 PM 4
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Keep drinking.......the best OIS is in Lumia Pureview phones even the sound recording is awsome.....my 1520 can record sound in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Now tell me if your Z2 and Z3 can do that!
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 5:39 AM 10
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The.... Viewty?? Did a drunk LG exec put that on a paper as a joke and it accidently make it to the phone? Geez. Sidenote- If anyone is a hard rock fan, the group "Chickenfoot" with Sammy Hagar, Micheal Anthony, Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith, got their name that way. A PR exec wanted the name of the group for promotion stuff while they were recording their first album, and Anthony told him "Chickenfoot" as a joke, and the PR guy ran with it. So, they stuck with it.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 6:56 PM 0
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I had this phone and it was a class of its own. Everyone else went for the typical iphone and to this day ive never gone for the iphone, ive always gone for the tech rather than the "cool" phone.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 7:01 PM 2
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I owned one of these and it was junk. Painfully slow, laggy, constant crashing. Mine also came with a stylus which was next to useless. Terrible phone.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 3:44 AM 2
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Yeh obviously it would be slow, the date of mobile tech crammed into such a small device. But if you put a custom rom on it then ull find the device faster and better themes etc... The camera at its time was great. The phone its self was good for texting and making call and if u listen to music. I still never went near iphone.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 10:42 AM 0
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AHHH I had this phone back in 9th grade.... The camera sucked and the reception was just horrible, the only good thing was the slow mow and that was it haha never bought an lg phone after that until the nexus 5
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 8:18 PM 0
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Before the Lumia 920 there was Nokia 808 PureView which was the first ever to have optical image stablization
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 3:45 AM 0
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LMAO, Lumia 920 was the first, the 808 didn't even feature OIS. The only instance where the 41megapixel module had OIS was on the 1020.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 5:32 AM 5
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Has PA made a mistake? I always thought that Apple invented every conceivable technologies used on the smartphones, including the Optical Image Stabilization. I strongly believe that LG and Nokia stole the IP from Apple and Steve Jobs! Let's encourage Apple to sue the hell out of LG and Nokia. - A laugh for everybody, especially since Christmas is closing in :)
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 1:44 PM 0
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worst phone i ever had. laggy always hangs. i sold it to a guys for 100€ i was using it one day it got stuck again so i removed battery etc and a guy i know some sort of friend came it is a touch screen i said yes. he ask you sell it . i didnt need 5sec to say YES he sayed how much you want i sayed 100. okay in 3month he gave me the 100euro. the lasy 40 euuro toke 1month and i realy HATED THAT PHONE fuc k worst touchscreen i ever had
posted on Dec 24, 2014, 3:59 PM 0
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