Watch this stunning time-lapse series taken with a Nokia PureView 808

Watch this stunning time-lapse series taken with a Nokia PureView 808
With all the recent news about ultrapixels, and a new PureView branded Windows Phone on the way to Verizon, this series of time-lapse photos makes a perfect appearance to remind all of us how unique the Nokia PureView 808 still is nearly a year after its release.

Granted, this is pretty much an amazing camera with a smartphone attached. The rest of the spec sheet will not cause anyone’s heart to start fluttering, although overall the device is plenty competent.

In our review of the PureView 808 last summer, we acknowledged all of the Nokia’s warts and still gave Symbian a thumbs up. The main attraction of the PureView though is the camera, and what a camera it is. From its large sensor to pixel oversampling which enables higher quality photos even when shooting in automatic 5MP mode, to lossless zoom to capturing images in full resolution, the optics do not disappoint.

In addition to the mega-camera unit, there are a number of shooting modes, including a setting called “creative” which allows you to manually adjust all the settings. In short, photos simply come out great. Check out the compilation put together by Martin Roth with a Nokia PureView 808. Naturally, selecting full screen and 1080p will make the difference when enjoying the scenery. The images were taken last summer in Denmark.

However, to view as the photographer intended, select “original” for resolution. You might want to be sure you have solid graphics capability and make sure you have a good internet connection as the photo resolution is 7728x4354.

source: Camera Check Channel (YouTube)


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33 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sadly, Symbian is dead. (sigh) Oh well, Nokia wasted a masterpiece.

2. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

How can you call this a waste when it's quite clear the ONLY OS that could've brought PureView to market was Symbian in 2012. Why bash Nokia for bringing this tech to market sooner rather than later?

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I didn't bash Nokia, Symbian is dead, which means that there are no support for those Symbian smartphones any more, including this masterpiece, the 808 Pureview, that's what I mean about "Nokia wasted a masterpiece".

7. poopApple

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

symbian belle was way better than windows phone...

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree. If Symbian is not dead right now, and Nokia keep improving Symbian, the real winner will not be Samsung, it will be Nokia.

9. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

That's a getting a little overboard. Belle may be better than WP7, but let's just agree, it's not better than WP8.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

But if Nokia keep improving Symbian (Belle), things will be different. But they killed Symbian (Belle), so all we have to say is WP8 is better than Belle.

13. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

they cant improve symbian any more. if they can, then it wouldnt be dead. belle fp2 is the last update that they can do in that os. they cant optimize it anymore.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

.......which is a sad thing. (sigh) Nokia....Nokia.....Nokia.....why kill Symbian?

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

actually i think it was Symbian isabelle or something like thatt was gonna bring dual core support 720p display support and alot of other things that was gonna come out 2011 same year as Symbian died and got cancelled

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

symbian have more features than WP8......and that's true.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Symbian Belle just got a update check Nokia website!

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, it's an update, but it's a last update for Symbian Belle, the Belle fp2 right?

26. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Nokia made a deal with Accenture to develop and support Symbian until 2016 which is what's gonna happen there will be bug fixes app updates and if for example if Facebook or some random website changed their source code they'll send an update with the new source code support for the app

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia is still releasing updates to Symbian Anna (and above) devices, so I wouldn't say they're not supporting it. Just sayin'.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Don't worry it will be resurrected via Windows Phone and certain amount of work

14. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Symbian was dying away anyway.

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

there is so many proof against that

32. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Nope, it was plunging, Nokia (before Elop) didn't address to its problems.

24. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

all i'm gonna say Symbian ended it's era by starting a brand new era of camera phones

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Wow. Looks good on my 720 screen. Wish I had a 4k tv to really appreciate it.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wait for EOS.

4. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Awesome quality......when it comes to smartphone camera there is no better brand than Nokia...amazing quality......

23. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

yep have to agree +1 I miss my n8 :/

6. Jack1192

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Every time I hear/see something about Nokia, Symbian, MeeGo... Just one thing comes to my mind: "F**K you Elop"

11. sukimtk

Posts: 13; Member since: May 04, 2013

in my opinion nokia 808 is the only phone worth the price of more then 300E

18. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Could this 41mp camera give a bump to lumia sales? Elop need to figure it out quickly!!!

19. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

the best cameraphone! :)

20. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

OMG!!!! How many flash are there? Truly stunning video quality.

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nice chilled out music™ Symbian FTW™ WP8 R.I.P. down south®

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