Finally we get to see more sample camera photos from the 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView which won the Best In Show Award at the Mobile World Congress 2012.
Here is one shot taken by The Handheld Blog outside the conference.
As you can see, it’s a far cry from the vibrant sample photos Nokia released last week. See below for a reference.
The first photograph looks a bit washed out and soft for an outdoor daylight shot. It looks like the ISO was set too high. The two photos seem to have the same overcast lighting condition yet the first one lacks punch and contrast. I would expect the columns on the building to be more detailed like the rocks on the second one.
I’m not going to bust your chops if you’re a fan of Nokia’s PureView. I’m just saying let’s not get too excited with the picture quality that came straight from Nokia. Besides, the shooter of the first paragraph clearly stressed that the phone’s firmware is still not yet final and there’s still room for improvement.
However, the Nokia 808 really excelled in digital zooming without the loss of details. You can take the widest shot and zoom in to your preferred composition afterwards without having to worry about noise.
This sample is a zoom-cropped portion of the first photo and as you can see, text are still readable. This is the power of the oversampling technology Nokia used in their PureView. You can really be lazy with your framing because you can still fix it afterwards without having to worry about losing details.
If you want to see more zoom-crop sample shots and their uncompressed version, head over to The Handheld Blog.