Some of us are fully aware that the tech blogs do not always get it right but some on here might need reminding as they often reference them as if they are the bible.
At launch we had Gizmondo Australia telling all who would listen that the Nokia’s 808 PureView was "Redefining The Stupidphone" (to quote the headline used) and went on to rant:
Nokia’s 808 PureView phone grabbed headlines with its 41MP sensor. Big ‘ol whoopty doo — this is still a remarkably stupid phoneThere’s at least one at every trade show: lame duck products. It could be a speaker dock shaped like a toilet. It could be the Shenzhen knock-off of a well-known brand at a fraction of the price. It could be small mechanical ducks that sprays boiling hot coffee into the eyes of anyone who doesn’t know the precise PIN code to stop them waddling towards them.
I think we can add Nokia’s 808 PureView to the list of daft products announced at trade shows, with one important caveat, which I’ll cover off shortly.
If you’ve not followed the news, overnight Nokia announced the 808 PureView, a ‘smartphone’ with a 41MP sensor. No, that’s not a typo; this thing packs in more megapixels than any consumer DSLR right now into a camera body.
Oh, that’s right. Sarcasm doesn’t play well on the screen, does it? Anyway, as a cold, hard reminder, the number of megapixels in a camera sensor doesn’t mean you’ll end up with superb images; if it did, professional photographers everywhere would be dropping their expensive Canons and Nikons on the concrete floor and rushing out to buy 808 PureViews.
Well it seem that their smarter brothers across the seas in the UK and the US have now got it! And they are raving about the 808 Pureview and what the Pureview technology promises.
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/05/wha...ew-technology/… but it's not all about massive amounts of megapixels…
http://gizmodo.com/5912940/nokia-808...phone-attachedThe camera really is as impressive as Nokia's claimed. It produces incredibly crisp and true-to-life 5MP shots, with digital zoom that rivals optical zooms. When you open up the full sensor size, you get incredibly-detailed images that are surprisingly crisp and rich all the way down to actual pixel size.
Nokia's really set the next benchmark for camera phone imaging, and has pretty much made compact cameras and maybe even bridge cameras obsolete. Like I said before (but you may've missed, if you skipped down to the concluding paragraphs), it's almost as if the 808 PureView is a camera with a phone strapped to the back.
Funny how some are so quick so slam something without really understanding it.