I have been reading some funny comments on the net by some who have seen pictures taken by 808 PureView and then going on about how it can’t compare with certain DSLR. Me wondering while reading those comments that does she or he actually know how silly it all sounds.
If anybody needs to go to DSLR territory to compare photos from a phone, the phone has already won and i’m not trying to say here that 808 PureView is better than DSLR, but just that the comparison is absurd.
Here we have digitalversus.com who put a collection of pictures taken with DSLR’s and one with a mystery device that name they would not tell, that of course was Nokia 808 PureView. People where given task to find the odd picture and then decide on what device was used to capture that image.
Most picked the right image and large part also picket Nokia 808 as the device used, thought there where many people picking Nikon D3200 (a new 24-Megapixel entry-level SLR) or the Sony RX100 (a new expert compact with large-format sensor) as well.
In general people over at digitalversus.com where truly impressed by what Nokia 808 was capable of.
One of the features of Nokia’s “PureView” system is a pixel oversampling function that promises ultra-sharp images at high sensitivity settings by downscaling an image taken at full resolution to a lower resolution. Switching from 38 Megapixels to 8 Megapixels should therefore reduce digital noise while maintaining the same level of detail as a genuine 8-Megapixel snap.
So how did this function shape up? Well, compared with two of the best compacts on the market right now—the Sony HX20V and the Canon SX260—noise is more heavily present at 400 ISO but finer detail is much more visible, even at 1600 ISO. That’s right—the 8-Megapixel shot from the Nokia 808 is more precise than an 18-Megapixel shot from Sony’s HX20V! – digitalversus.com
Though digitalversus also reminds us that as you zoom you will gradually lose the PureView function. That said when we stay on the phone territory there’s no other smartphone that can example do 4x zoom and not lose any details.
As it’s a smartphone we should not forget the additional features this being phone brings next to the obivious that you will always carry your phone, not the case with your standalone camera.
All in all, the Nokia 808 PureView is an interesting and original camera, which, in some circumstances, can rival cameras as advanced as certain full-frame (24 x 36 mm) SLRs, while also offering users several extra possibilities. For example, at a time when connectivity is king, it’s much easier to publish photos online with this Nokia cameraphone than with the average camera—even most Wi-Fi-enabled models. – digitalversus.com