MWC 2012 – 41MP Nokia 808 PureView hands on review
Nokia 808 PureView – camera
We haven’t had a chance to examine a shot snapped by the Nokia 808 PureView in detail yet, but suffice to say they’re big. There’s an incredible level of detail when you zoom in, as you’d expect from a 41MP image. Of course, that comes at the cost of space – the image we snapped was 7MB and we’ve heard of others up to 12MB.
Sadly, we’re told there’s no way to resize in camera, so you’re forced to make a choice between shooting something for Facebook, or shooting it for print. You might even miss that double rainbow while you’re thinking about it. A neat feature lets you crop to zoom. It’s a nice touch, but with this many pixels about, you can probably just crop it later.
Despite our reservations, there’s no denying that the 808 PureView’s optics are truly mind blowing. And the €450 price tag will tempt camera geeks towards choosing this as their next phone.