DigiCamReview has reviewed the 12 megapixel Nokia N8 after using it for 18 months, while ePHOTOzine has reviewed the 41 megapixel Nokia PureView 808. Both camera phones run Symbian, and feature Carl Zeiss lenses, and Xenon flash – which helps massively in low light situations. Here’s what ePHOTOzine had to say about the 41 megapixel Nokia PureView 808:
“Looking at the detail resolved in these images, it shows more detail than 24 megapixel APS-C Digital SLRs, and provides very similar levels of detail to the 36 megapixel Nikon D800, albeit with more noise visible in the image.”
The Nokia PureView 808 has a neat timelapse feature built into the camera. Some people call it interval-shooting, but it’s pretty much the same thing, you can choose how many photos you want to take from 2 to 1500, set the interval from every 5 seconds to 30 minutes, and you can even shoot at full resolution! Here’s a quick timelapse I took with the camera set to 5 megapixels and 10 second interval (I think 5sec or 8sec would make a smoother video), and I simply put the images into Windows Live Movie Maker (free download for Windows XP/7 etc), set the duration of each frame to 0.05, and saved the video. This is using around 660 images, 4:3 aspect, although next time I think I’ll try 16:9 so it fits into a video better. It shows 9.42 to 11.32, so just under 2 hours in 33 seconds. The clever thing is with the Nokia, is that it comes with a charger, so you could theoretically plug the phone into the charger, set it up on a tripod or other location, and keep shooting until you run out of memory in the phone – it has 16GB built in put you can also stick in a MicroSD card for another 32GB (a 16GB card can be bought for around £7).
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