The new Nokia 808

Started Feb 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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anthony mazzeri
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The new Nokia 808
Feb 27, 2012

The one advantage compact cameras have always had over phone cameras is now gone. A sensor much larger than the GRD means phones will now do to enthusiast cameras what they have been doing to the P&S segment - if you carry a phone all the time, why now have to carry an extra camera as well?

But anyway, the pixel-binning method Nokia has adopted by using a 41MP sensor downsampled to 5MP images means it can zoom 28-78mm with a fixed lens. Is this a way Ricoh can make the zoom version of the GRD, by just using the exact same current lens? Of course the less downsampling as you zoom means less noise reduction along the focal length so it's not a perfect replacement to a physical zoom lens but still a very practical one which will keep the cost of making cameras down (the Nokia will supposedly retail €450).

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