You may have heard it before, a Nokia model 5 years in the making.
On paper http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview-4577.php, you might think (as I initially did), 'So what? 41 MP on a phone? It's not all about the megapixels dude.'
Ure right, it isn't. But I don't claim to be an expert in the field of photography, quite the opposite. This blogger makes compelling points as to why the 808 PV is a work of art and a bargain even at the starting $850 USD price for camera fans. http://falklumo.blogspot.ca/2012/03/...ew-part-i.html
In an industry full of lawsuits and superfluous increases in tech specs, this is truly a breath of fresh air.
One of my close friends is a huge Nokia fan and wants to work for them when he graduates. I can verify that their technology has pretty much always been ahead of it's time, with a grander vision and a better understanding of what people need.
that is not true. nokia couldnīt keep pace with the smartphone industry, therefore they lost quite a bit of market share.
nokia will chase the competition, if they donīt make drastic changes and recognize successfully market trends.
Oh, they certainly had failures in some areas, failure to market being one of them. I forget all the details, my friend talks about them all the time though and he has me convinced.
The main point of the article is that Nokia has the means to create a whole new market. This is something very note-worthy.
By the end of the article I was convinced that the 808 can't even be compared to any phone right now, it's on a whole different plane.
There is speculation that WP will overtake iOS by 2016, as hard as it is to predict, I believe the prediction has merit. Nokia went out of favor when hardware was no longer the selling point. They will not make the same mistake again. What happens when that same camera is on an improved WP8/9/etc. a year or two from now?
This excerpt really stood out to me, and it was basically a footnote,Such cameras cost $15,000 or more (a notworthy exception is the Panasonic GH2 though which made it the camera of choice for serious video work on a budget).
And what shall I say? The iCamera does it too, not supersampling 8MP (C300) or 16MP (GH2) but supersampling all 33,593,616 pixels (16:9) 30 times every second! That's one billion pixels the iCamera processes every second. In a mobile phone. This is crazy!
Forget comparing the 808 to the SGS3 or the Iphone 5, and focus on its own merits. It outclasses cameras worth thousands of dollars more...yet can make phone calls and internet connectivity?
I read up on technology basically every day, and can't remember the last time I was this impressed. Kudos to the author though, excellent writing.
Last edited by Lethe; 06-08-2012 at 11:18 PM.