Nokia PureView chief slaps down Lumia 920 camera criticism
Twitter to present an impromptu lesson inside the advanced camera technology and – though he was careful to not reference unannounced Lumias – why an 8-megapixel camera could still deliver PureView-class stills and video.
“As said usually before it is not concerning the choice of pixels but what you do with them” Dinning brought up, occurring to argue that “the way forward for photography may be about the way you use pixels, optics and image processing together.”
Contrary to these suggesting that a PureView Lumia would wish considerably greater than 8-megapixels if you want to qualify, Dinning described the tech as more of a hybridization of multiple factors. “PureView is ready blending optics, pixels and image processing in new and alternative ways to permit you to do stuff you otherwise cannot” he explained, “NOT a single specific feature or specification.”
The uncertainty around branding is fueled partly because Nokia up to now has released only 1 PureView device, the 41-megapixel 808. That uses its way over pixels for oversampling – combining data from seven individual dots for every final pixel in a roughly 5-megapixel still – in addition to to deliver lossless zooming. The top results are astonishingly good, though the lenses and CMOS sensor required are bulky.
That may be acceptable for a spot photography camera running Symbian, but Nokia must keep the Windows Phone 8 Lumia line-up slinky and pocketable. It’s unclear what software magic the corporate will combine with its supposed 8-megapixel Lumia 920 camera, though the expectancy is that it’ll indeed be more a question of processing than of this sort of raw oversampling seen at the 808 PureView.
SlashGear is headed off to NYC for Nokia and Microsoft’s Wednesday event, when we’ll see just what the 2 companies was engaged on to launch Windows Phone 8. Meet up with all of the rumors and leaks round the event in our wrap-up.