The most extreme test of OIS on the Lumia 920

This is quite something else than driving my bike in the forest... Two techblogs,  UK Mobile Review and MEA Mobile Review have held the most extreme test of Optical Image Stabilisation on the Nokia Lumia 920 to-date. The result is absolutely stunning...

The test involved securing the Lumia 920 to the front of a 4x4 whilst on a dune bashing expedition. Dune bashing is something I never had the privilige of doing: it's driving and drifting over large sand dunes in the Desert in Dubai. The vehicles have very little air in their tyres and the risks include slipping down into quick sand and losing control whilst going sideways on the side of a sand dune).

The test was undertaken in the Desert between Hatta and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. You will find the video below, I'll quote their comments on the video first:

The Nokia Lumia 920 features Optical Image Stabilisation. This means that you can say goodbye to those shaky home videos. But how good is it? We put it to the test in the heart of the desert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We hooked up the Lumia 920 to the front of a Land Rover recording 1080p full HD video. The phone was secured using three plastic cable ties and was attached to the bottom rung of the grill at the front of a Land Rover. We then took the Land Rover (and with it the Lumia 920) dune bashing as part of the desert safari experience provided by North Tours (

This is the actual video that the Lumia 920 captured - the only editing has been to remove the scenes prior and post the actual dune bashing and to add the title scenes - we've included the original audio and haven't removed any scenes (as you can see about 1 minute in, the video jumps as the ground was bumpy and the Lumia 920 was shaking). The video HAS NOT been touched up or stabilised or optimised in ANY WAY - it's REALLY that GOOD!!

Also, today they are publishing 150 Hot Air Balloon photos captured with the Nokia Lumia 920 at 4,000 feet above the air in the Desert between Hatta and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Captured at 6am, these provide an amazing example of the quality of the Lumia 920 camera in these ever-changing sunny conditions. Here I will just share one (resized), you will find the links below it.

On UK Mobile Review, you will find part 1
On MEA Mobile Review, you will find part 2

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