(Now there's a term that hadn't entered radar contact for me until a few weeks ago: "Nokia PureView.)
Hard on the heels of the news that the 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView isn't being offered here in the United States (the sensor will probably come here eventually in a phone running Windows mobile), there comes this fascinating article by Nokia's Damien Dinning. Really interesting what problem they were solving, and how they solved it. Newthink—I like it.
(As far as the guy hanging from the rock is concerned, though, human beings should stop doing that. I have to look away.)
Ctein is sending me the trial prints he made from the Nokia 808 sample files. I'll comment when they arrive.
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Featured Comment by beuler: "The size of each photo detector on the 808 (1.4 microns) is equal to that of the iPhone 4S. The iPhone has 8 million, the 808 has 41 million. Do you think this sensor is stunning? Consider the lens! Take a look at this interview about the lens on the front of that sensor. Mike, you should be all over this Zeiss interview."
Mike replies: I enjoyed it, yes.
Featured Comment by Speed: "So instead of buying a phone with a camera attached, we'll be buying a camera with a phone attached. As it should be."
Featured Comment by Jim: "Disruptive technology for sure. Technology eventually reduces everything to an appliance and sucks all the fun from things."
Featured Comment by Mike Anderson: "Like many Nikon fans are saying, 'can I get a D800 without the video?', I'm wondering, 'can I get one of these without the phone?'"