Nokia PureView shows off why we need a 41 megapixel camera

Nokia has just released a video to promote their Nokia 808 PureView handset. Brought to fame at Mobile World Congress for having that ridiculous 41 megapixel camera. The video...

Nokia 808 PureView 41 megapixels

Nokia has just released a video to promote their Nokia 808 PureView handset. Brought to fame at Mobile World Congress for having that ridiculous 41 megapixel camera. The video walks through what you can achieve with an image sensor of that size.

Nokia points to better depth, speed, colour, detail even in low light, HD video, and great sound. Probably the best rationale for the quality is the ability to zoom in, or crop on objects without loosing quality. Nokia say all the footage has been shot on the 808 PureView, which looks unarguably fantastic.

There are of course massive draw backs to the device itself. The optics required to achieve this quality leaves the phone with a big booty, which is a minor complaint, compared to the OS it runs. Despite Nokia being ‘all in on Windows Phone’, only the Symbian platform would allow them to pull off this camera with a phone strapped to it.

Surprisingly the video is only in 720p, given the high quality of the footage, it would have been great to see this at 1080p, still, here’s the video.

More info @ Nokia, via Engadget.

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