Nokia declared war on DSLRs with its Lumia smartphones several years ago, stating that smartphones would replace DSLRs. A couple of years ago, Nokia’s ad campaign showed off some amazing footage that looked like we might all eat our words when the Lumia 920 was launched. Then, we discovered Nokia was actually trying to pass off DSLR footage as coming from the Lumia 920.
Now, we have this latest commercial spot making fun of “massive DSLRs” and suggesting that a 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 can get the same or better shot. However, Nokia gets a little carried away with the suggestion, which makes the entire ad a little silly. [click to continue…]
Over the past few weeks, I have been testing the new Nokia Lumia 928 – specifically, the camera portion of the phone. Of course, Apple’s iPhone has been the most used camera in the world for several years now. Apple’s ecosystem of apps is a large part of this, but Android has been pushing hard, and many of the great photography apps are now available on Android.
Enter the Windows Phone, and specifically, those from Nokia. [click to continue…]
Smartphone cameras are getting serious. Just as I’ve been working on a review of the Lumia 920 (preview: the camera is solid), Nokia goes and releases the new Lumia 1020.
The Lumia 1020 features a 41MP PureView sensor that provides the camera with a 6x zoom while still maintaining decent resolution. Additionally, the Lumia 1020 includes a Xenon flash bulb instead of the common LED “flash” found on smartphones today (iPhone 5 included). There is 32GB of onboard storage for those large image files. [click to continue…]
Several images of the upcoming Nokia EOS Windows Phone have leaked out and make it out to be a very camera-heavy phone. The Nokia EOS should not be associated with the Canon EOS brand; however, if that’s the final name of the product, I can’t imagine that Canon will let it slide without a prompt trademark infringement lawsuit – particularly given how the camera seems to be such a big feature of this phone. [click to continue…]
Nokia launched a new phone, the Lumia 920, and was raving about its incredible camera and PureView image stabilization system. Nokia even put together a sweet video, entitled PureView The next innovation, that shows off the OIS system on the Lumia 920. Except that it wasn’t the Lumia 920 that captured the footage.
Turns out, the good stuff is coming from what looks to be a DSLR on some kind of external gyro or Steadicam rig. [click to continue…]
Apparently, Anssi Vanjoki, Executive VP at Nokia, has been sippin’ a bit too much of grandpa’s cough medicine. According to a report from Reuters, Vanjoki was quoted as saying that cell phone cameras would soon “revolutionise the market for system cameras” and that “[t]here will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses.” [click to continue…]