Nokia 808 PureView: coming to America

Great news for all the fans hoping for the Nokia 808 PureView to arrive in the U.S. "We'll figure out a way to make that available in the U.S. in the next couple of months", Nokia U.S. President Chris Weber said to the PCMag reporter. It won't be picked up by a US carrier, so once available it might be a possibility to buy it (unlocked) on or other channels.

TIPA Award for PureView technology

Nokia´s PureView technology has today been awarded with an important prize: the TIPA Award for "Best Imaging Innovation". It is the second important award before the 808 PureView has even been officially released. Nokia was honored with the prize during an event in Capetown, South Africa.

It´s important to point out that the 808 Pureview itself has not (yet) received the award, but the technology Nokia introduces with the camera on this device. TIPA stands for Technical Image Press Association and its rewards are very prestigious in the camera industry.

Demo Rich Recording on the 808 PureView

Having heard and tested it in Barcelona, I can already acknowledge that the Rich Recording technique premiered in the Nokia 808 PureView is no less than spectacular. Nokia believes so too, and demonstrates it in this demo movie (below). Here you find the 808 PureView compared to several smartphones (Nokia N8, the Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 4). I'm sure you will be just as surprised as I was the first time.

Nokia 808 PureView technique explained

Yesterday Nokia surprised the Mobile World Congress with an astonishing new camera phone: the 808 Pureview. It has a whopping 41MP sensor behind the Carl Zeiss lense, and turn the pictures you make into 3MP, 5MP of 8MP – your choice. But how does this work?

The technology used is called “picture oversampling”: combining the information of several pixels into one “superpixel”. Simply put, it appears to be a compression technique we all know from for example MP3 and AAC+. Let’s try to explain as simple as possible!

Nokia announces 808 PureView: 41 MegaPixel!

On February 27th, Nokia completely surprises the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, announcing a revolutionary camera phone. The announcement is baffling: the Nokia PureView 808 offers a 41 Megapixel sensor behind the Carl Zeiss lens, promising perfect picture quality.

But this device doesn’t make huge pictures you could never send to friends, you can choose your own favorite size to save the pictures in: from 2MP, 3MP, 5MP up to 8MP. And if you want to work on the picture later, you can actually save it in “full resolution” as well. It shoots video in Full HD (1920 x 1080p) and 30fps maximum, but you can choose smaller formats.