Nokia 808 Pureview

4 screen | 41 megapixels (rear)
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When the Nokia 808 PureView was announced earlier this year its 41MP camera sensor (for a maximum output resolution of 38MP) made headlines all over the tech industry.

There are inexpensive compact cameras that offer more photographer-friendly features than the 808, but as a cameraphone, the Nokia blows its competition out of the water, and significantly narrows the gap between dedicated cameras and portable communications devices to the point where ultimate convergence seems all but inevitable (and probably sooner than some commentators had realised).

Quick specs
OS Symbian OS
Rear camera effective pixels 41 megapixels
Rear camera focal length 8 mm
Rear camera aperture 2.4
Camera image stabilization Unknown
Video camera recording format 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
LCD size 4
Built in memory 16 GB
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 61 x 14 mm (4.88 x 2.4 x 0.55)

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Our review

The Nokia 808 PureView is quite simply, in a class of its own when it comes to its photographic abilties. The highest-resolution capture mode (the 38MP figure that grabbed the headlines when it was released) is only part of the story. PureView oversampling means that the 808 gives truly excellent image quality in its 3, 5 and 8MP capture modes, and we love the amount of manual control over shooting parameters. The 808 is let down by less than perfect color and white balance, and occasional focus issues.

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