Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nokia N8's camera FAQs , a compilation

 photo taken from conversations.nokia.com/

We have read many articles about N8's amazing 12 mp camera and it's gorgeous lens. We also have viewed several photo/video samples from Dailymobile.se, mynokiablog.com, phonearena.com, mobile-review.com etc testing of the camera for both still photos and HD videos.

Damien Dinning, an author at Nokia Converstation(the official blog of nokia,), has posted an article which contains a compilation of frequently asked questions about the Nokia N8's camera and its capabilities.

List of FAQs:

  1. Why doesn’t the Nokia N8 include a mechanical lens cover?
  2. The Nokia N8 uses the largest image sensor ever in a mobile, bigger than many digital compacts, does this mean the noise levels will be much lower than any other competitor product?
  3. Sharpness vs. detail, what’s the difference?
  4. What improvements have you made in response times in the camera?
  5. Why did you choose 12-megapixel rather than 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel?
  6. Is there a mechanical shutter in the N8’s camera?
  7. When shooting video, sometimes the scene seems distorted, almost jelly-like, why is that?
  8. Does the Nokia N8 include image and video stabilization?
  9. Why didn’t Nokia implement a continuous autofocus system for video?
  10. There appears to be an LED by the Xenon flash. Can that be used as a video light?
  11. The N8 uses Xenon flash for stills but why didn’t you include an LED solution for video?
  12. What’s the flash range?
  13. Given you have the largest sensor ever in a mobile phone I am expecting the noise to be extremely low especially in low light?
  14. At a glance, images from other devices tend to look sharper, why is that given the N8’s Carl Zeiss optics?
  15. Why did you choose a 28mm lens rather than the more typical 35mm?
  16. With the 28mm wide-angle optics, surely there’ll be distorted images which will mean I can’t capture portraits?
  17. The Nokia N8 provides only 2x digital zoom in stills and 3x zoom in video, can you explain why?
  18. Can you comment on the actual measured performance of the optics?
  19. How close will I be able to shoot still images?
  20. The Nokia N86 8MP used a variable aperture lens design but the Nokia N8 doesn’t, why?
  21. I’ve heard the sensor used in the Nokia N8 is the largest ever used in a mobile. Could you confirm the size?
  22. Can you please describe the audio recording capability?
  23. What resolution does the HDMI provide?
  24. How well does the AMOLED display perform in bright light?
  25. How does the shutter key feel?
  26. In previous products, Nokia has used a large area for autofocus. Why the change to a more conventional small centre spot area?
  27. Why didn’t you include features such as smile detection?
  28. Are the red-eye removal and face detection systems the same as in the Nokia N86 8MP?
  29. Can you comment on the recording capability in video?
  30. Nokia have tended to provide very small file sizes. Looking at the file sizes of some of the images on the web, it looks as though Nokia are continuing in this way?
  31. I noticed that in some images, even in bright light according to the EXIF information, the sensitivity appears to be slightly above 100 e.g. ISO 105. It seems strange to not use ISO 100 all of the time in bright light?
  32. Are you able to comment on your approach to auto white balance?
  33. Do you use any dynamic range booster with the Nokia N8?
  34. Will there be a RAW output mode for still images?

Head on to the link below to read

via Daily Mobile via Nokia Conversation


Pinaylover said...

Thank you for posting this Hihey.

Just an observation : Damian Dinning is not just an author at Nokia Converstations, he is actually a very important member of the team that develops N8's camera at Nokia (he was also deeply involved in the making of Nokia N95,N82 and N86's cameras).

So everything he speaks in that article is comming from his direct experience in developing this great phone camera.

Hihey said...

Ahh ok. Thank you Pinaylover for that insight. Are you also one of the people who patiently waits for the N8s release to market? Do you intend on buying one or is thinking of getting the e7/n9 phone ?

Pinaylover said...

Yes, I'm following with interest the news about N8 since April when it was first announced, eagerly waiting for this phone to come out on the market (I'm from Europe) and most likely i will buy it because, after all the information I got regarding it so far, I believe it will fulfill my needs from a portable device.

And considering I'm very interested in N8's high quality camera, i will not wait for the E7 or N9, which probably will feature a lower quality camera than the one from N8.

Hihey said...

It was the camera of n8 also that prevents me from buying other phones.

But i really like the qwerty slider one. If only it got the n8's camera then i prolly get that one.

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting informative market (I'm from Europe) and most likely I will buy it because, after all the information