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Old 02-27-2012   #1
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Nokia 41 megapixels

nokia 808 41 megapixels announced
so -- I'm selling my Pentax 645D which has only 40
41 beats 40 and has to be at least twicee as good as M9, I guess

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Old 02-27-2012   #2
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I'll go for it on upgrade

Actually, the N8 pretty good.
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dang .... i just bought a 6.1 megapixel m body...
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Old 02-27-2012   #4
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There's actually an interesting bit of tech going on there.
http://t.co/Rv6pB8Tz

They're using a 41mp sensor and downsampling to a 5mp output file.

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Nokia PureView imaging technology turns the world of photography upside down. It takes every bit of image goodness captured by a 41 MP sensor and Carl Zeiss lens and turns it into beautifully detailed 5 MP photos and Full HD videos. Be ready to shoot in a second, even in low light, and share instantly with friends – all from a rather clever smartphone.
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steve, thanks for posting that...

24-74 f2.4 <-- wow...

Carl Zeiss Lens... i wonder what is it ? Tessars or Triotars don't go to f2.4..
but perhaps a Sonnar or Planar then ?
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Old 02-27-2012   #6
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Carl Zeiss Lens... i wonder what is it ? Tessars or Triotars don't go to f2.4..
but perhaps a Sonnar or Planar then ?
If it is like on the other Nokias, it will be called Tessar, but be a multi-aspheric thing made of coated plastics.
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Old 03-04-2012   #7
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Falk Lumo has a fascinating preliminary analysis of this camera. If he's right this is a tremendously exciting development, and likely my next digital camera. Also via Lumo, here's the Nokia whitepaper.

Note that in wide angle mode it can capture full-res 30+ Mpix images from the FIXED Zeiss lens. Note further the sensor size (large) and the extremely tight manufacturing tolerances (decentering is eliminated by using the camera's own contrast-based AF detection for on-the-fly final fitting of lens to sensor).

If only it was running Windows 7 instead of Symbian. No matter. If this camera is what it's cracked up to be, I'll take Symbian.
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If only it was running Windows 7 instead of Symbian. No matter. If this camera is what it's cracked up to be, I'll take Symbian.
For me I'd love it if Nokia returns to Symbian instead of Windows 7.
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I made this thread a week ago:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=116492

Has full sized sample images as well.
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My question would be, is the 1080 or 720 video also down sampled.
If they are, I think I willbe getting this cam, which interestingly has a cellphone feature built in
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If they are, I think I willbe getting this cam,
Not only you, it looks like next "Mission Impossible" will be shot with it. Very fitting.
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The 808 PureView runs Nokia's ancient Symbian operating system.


Nokia started to make Windows 7 phones just last year, and now symbian is ancient... And they are probably still developing and upgrading it (releasing new Symbian phone proves it).

Windows (be it 7 or any other version) is based on something Microsoft made in the 80's... Yes... They are still developing and upgrading it, but one could say that it's ancient compared to symbian.
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For me I'd love it if Nokia returns to Symbian instead of Windows 7.
+1 on that. I don't think symbian was known for bricking phones and Android is Google, enough said. At least symbian gives an option to avoid the Micro$oft/Apple/Google mess.
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My question would be, is the 1080 or 720 video also down sampled.
If they are, I think I willbe getting this cam, which interestingly has a cellphone feature built in
That seems to be the case; if so you're right, it's reason enough to get the cam.
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It takes the 41 mp and turns out a sharp 8 or something. I just imagine such a process on a full frame sensor---8x10 format rez from a leica sized body--or smaller. What a landscape machine that would be.
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Nokia started to make Windows 7 phones just last year, and now symbian is ancient... And they are probably still developing and upgrading it (releasing new Symbian phone proves it).

Windows (be it 7 or any other version) is based on something Microsoft made in the 80's... Yes... They are still developing and upgrading it, but one could say that it's ancient compared to symbian.
No, Symbian was hopelessly outdated long before Nokia decided to go with that other doomed phone OS. Meego looked promising (albeit it was somewhat sabotaged by the symbian department forcing them to put qt in there as well as gtk), but I guess that cash infusion from Microsoft was more tempting than continuing a good thing. The fact that they still decide to put out new symbian handsets does surprise me somewhat, though. A windows 8 tablet would've been more in line with their current strategies.
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A Nokia employee explained why they put this phone out.

They made the clearview technology and had the sensor, but the only platform that is powerful enough is symbian. They have another cpu just for the image sensor. Android, wp or ios cannot support such a thing.
Nokia just wanted to throw it out to the people and this was the only way.

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That seems to be the case; if so you're right, it's reason enough to get the cam.
The other question would be, does it not have a bayer filter at all?
If so, I don't need to think about the Sigma DP1m anymore, this 808 is in practice a foveon cam .... (with a bunch of other features added, like cellphone).
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