Articles tagged "nokia"

Filmmaker links 50 Lumia 1020s to create 'bullet time' effect

Filmmaker Paul Trillo has teamed up with Microsoft to build an apparatus which they call the 'Lumia Arc of Wonder'. It consists of 50 Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones fixed to a custom-built metal arc on casters, some networking equipment and external power sources. Click through to read more, and see the results on

Senior Nokia imaging engineer is joining Apple

According to a report by Engadget, Apple has hired Nokia's head of Lumia imaging, Ari Partinen. Partinen sent out a tweet saying today was his last day at Nokia and that in June he'll be starting 'a new chapter in Cupertino'. In a later tweet he confirmed the company he'll be working for in Cupertino is indeed Apple. Learn more

Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's Devices and Services division, and in March both companies confirmed the $7.2 billion deal would be closed by the end of April. Now Windows Mobile Power User got hold of a leaked letter which Nokia supposedly had sent out to its suppliers in Finland. In the letter it says that the name of Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Learn more

Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with one of the best smartphone cameras we have tested. After installing the Nokia "Black" firmware update you can now also capture images in DNG Raw format. Just how much more detail can you squeeze out of it? Find out on Update: Added raw sample images for download.

Nokia Lumia Icon brings 20 megapixel PureView to Verizon

The Nokia Lumia Icon, introduced today, offers 20 megapixel PureView image technology to customers on the Verizon network for the first time. The Icon offers an F2.4 Zeiss lens, 1080p HD video recording and like its PureView peers runs Windows Phone 8. Read more on

Nokia expected to launch forked Android phone at MWC

According to rumors, Finnish manufacturer Nokia will launch an Android powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the phone will be called Nokia X, and integrate existing Nokia and Microsoft services, but also offer access to Android's more plentiful photography apps. Click through for more.

DxOMark tests Nokia Lumia 1020's Raw image quality

When the Nokia Lumia 1520 was launched in October 2013 it was the first smartphone to offer Raw image capture. Now the same feature was recently added to the older model Lumia 1020. Our partners at DxOMark have put the Lumia 1020 through its Raw-based sensor testing. The results are worth checking out. Learn more on

Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images

We couldn't wait to see Nokia's first phablet in action. The Lumia 1520 boasts a 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization as well as the ability to save uncompressed Digital Negative (DNG) files. We're working on our full review of the device now and sharing our first sample gallery today on

Nokia test scene shootout: Lumia 920 vs 925 vs 928 vs 1020

We put all four of Nokia's newest smartphones, the Lumia 920, 925, 928, and 1020, through our studio test scene. You can use the image comparison tool to draw your own conclusions about how the devices perform. As usual you can compare how the phones perform under both bright and low light conditions, either at full resolution, or resized for print or web sharing. Learn more on

Smartphone versus compact camera: Which is best when it comes to zoom?

Nokia says it 'reinvented zoom' with its Lumia 1020 smartphone, but how does it stack up to the zooming prowess of a compact camera? We put Nokia's flagship phone up against Canon's PowerShot S120 in our zoom showdown today on Click through for more, you may be surprised by the results.

DxOMark report: Nokia Lumia 925 scores nearly as high as Lumia 1020

Nokia's Lumia 925 is PureView branded but doesn't use the Lumia 1020's large sensor and pixel-binning algorithms. However, the 8.7MP smartphone just scored nearly as well as Nokia's 41MP flagship phone in DxOMark's extensive imaging tests despite the conventional 8.7 MP CMOS sensor. Learn what they found

Nokia shootout: A sibling rivalry between the Lumia 920, 925, and 928

While Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 smartphone has received more than its fair share of publicity this year, the Finnish handset maker also launched two additional phones this year. The Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 are interesting imaging devices in their own right, while software updates have kept last year's Lumia 920 competitive as well. We take another look at the Lumia 900 series in our shootout on

Nokia shows off first Raw file samples from Lumia 1020

Nokia is sharing the first examples of its new Raw DNG file format, soon available on both its forthcoming Lumia 1520 phablet and the Lumia 1020 smartphone. Available for download from the company's blog, Nokia promises that its DNG files are high quality. See for yourself on

Nokia's 808 and 1020 compared in our studio test scene

Nokia's 'Pureview' technology is still making headlines along with the announcement of the manufacturer's first 'phablet', the Lumia 1520. We felt the timing was perfect for taking a closer look at Pureview by testing the original Nokia 808 in our newly revamped studio test scene, and putting it up against this year's version of the tech found in the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020. See how the two compare on

Nokia to offer Raw photo support for Lumia 1020 and 1520 smartphones

In addition to announcing a trio of new mobile devices today, Nokia is also making headlines by offering Raw photo support for one of those Lumia models, the new 1520 'phablet.' The oversized smartphone will have the option to save uncompressed Digital Negative (DNG) files. The feature will also come to the 41MP Lumia 1020 early next year. Learn more about the new devices and new Raw support on

DxOMark Mobile Report added to our Nokia Lumia 1020 review

We have added DxOMark's Mobile Report to our camera review of the Nokia Lumia 1020. The report includes DxO Lab's usual industry-standard scientific measurements and analyzes 14 aspects of mobile imaging including detailed image quality assessment, flash performance, autofocus reliability and more to calculate a final score. Click through to go to page 8 of our Nokia Lumia 1020 review for the DxO Mark mobile report.

Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020

We all know that smartphones are being equipped with better and better cameras, but few of us would ever consider using one for 'serious' photography except in an emergency. Nokia's 'conversations' blog is featuring an interesting project by its own 'camera expert', Ari Partinen and colleague Marko Saari, who wanted to see whether the new Nokia Lumia 1020, which features a 41 megapixel 'PureView' sensor, could hold its own in a studio fashion shoot. The results might surprise you. 

Photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey try the Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia is working hard to promote the imaging abilities of its 41-megapixel smartphone, the Lumia 1020, most recently by sending two famous photographers on a shoot with the device in Harlem, New York. David Bailey and Bruce Weber used Nokia's flagship phone during the 24-hour shoot this July, which was Weber's first time using any kind of digital camera. Sixty of their images are now available to view online and also at an exhibition in London. Learn more on

Six things to expect in mobile from Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition

Following Microsoft's purchase of pretty much all of the best bits of Nokia, what does this mean for the mobile industry? Microsoft has the cash, but has been hammered for lacking innovation, whereas Nokia has fought back from a position of irrelevance to release some truly exciting products, but has struggled to make an impact with consumers. Click through for our thoughts on what this might mean over at


Do you need 41 megapixels? Our Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review

The 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 melds technology first debuted on the Pureview 808 with a relevant operating system and the optical image stabilization introduced in Nokia’s Lumia 920 that allows significantly better image quality in low light. But do these great ideas translate into a great photographic experience? Our sister site, has put the Lumia 1020 through its picture-making paces to find out how well its impressive imaging technology works in the real world.  

National Geographic photog shoots the Southwest US with Nokia 1020

National Geographic sent photographer Stephen Alvarez to the beautiful American Southwest equipped with Nokia's flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone. The results from the 1020's 41 megapixel camera are pretty impressive - at least by mobile phone standards. You can evaluate the photos with your own eyes on our mobile photography site,

Nokia ad takes us inside the new Lumia 1020

Nokia's new Lumia 1020 smartphone packs some impressive features, most notably a 41MP imaging sensor capable of high-resolution stills and video. A new Nokia advert goes deep (literally) into this aspect of the phone's hardware with a virtual look inside the imaging pipeline of the 1020, showing the entire process of image capture from the shutter opening and light coming through the lens to the creation of a digital image. The result is pretty stunning. Click through to see for yourself.

First impressions and photos from Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020

Nokia's Lumia 1020 is the company's second attempt at a 41-megapixel camera phone, and it's been generating a lot of hype. As the follow-up to last year's 808 PureView phone, Nokia's latest has much to prove. The 808 remains one of the best smartphones we've ever looked at in terms of its photographic capabilities, so we've been keen to get our hands on the 1020 which melds Nokia's innovative 'oversampling' technology with a more modern Windows operating system. We offer our first look at the Lumia 1020 on

First image samples from Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020

Nokia has released some images showing off the photographic capabilities of the Lumia 1020 smartphone it announced yesterday, and the results have us eager to try out the 41-megapixel model ourselves. Check out the results for yourself over at 

Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020

Today Nokia unveiled the Lumia 1020, its flagship 41MP camera-centric smartphone for Windows Phone 8. Aimed squarely at photo enthusiasts, the Lumia 1020 employs a large and extremely high resolution 41MP imaging sensor that we first saw in the ground-breaking 808 PureView. However, the 1020 has the decided advantage of running on the Windows Phone 8 platform instead of the end-of-life Symbian OS. Our sister site, is at the launch event in New York and has published a detailed hands-on look at the new phone. Click through for more. 

41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 brings PureView camera tech to Windows Phone

After months of rumors and leaks, Finnish handset maker Nokia today officially launched its latest flagship Windows phone, the Lumia 1020, at a press event in New York City. As far as we're concerned of course, the most interesting feature is the Lumia 1020's 41MP imaging sensor, an iteration of the groundbreaking technology that Nokia debuted last year in the 808 PureView phone. Click through for more details and some hands-on pictures on our sister site

Nokia EOS rumors abound: A look at what's likely

Rumors are flying about a supposed Nokia EOS smartphone that would surpass even the 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView model. Reports indicate that the 'EOS' will sport the same size sensor that made the Nokia 808 so remarkable. Photos of a purported EOS prototype also show a similar raised camera profile as the 808. See what other speculations are likely by clicking through to

Hands-on with Nokia's Lumia 925 and exclusive interview with Nokia execs

Following Nokia's launch of the the Lumia 925 in London yesterday, we had a chance to get our hands on the new device, which features a camera with a 6-element lens, try it out and take some pictures. We also spoke to Juha Alarkuu, the head of Nokia's imaging department in Finland, and Samuli Hanninen, vice president of Software Program Management for Nokia, about the 925's new imaging technology and what it means for mobile photographers. Click through for the full story on

Nokia announces Lumia 925 with promising camera specs

While the Lumia 925 Nokia announced today may not offer the stunning specs of the 808's PureView technology, the device does hold promise for mobile photography fans. Its six-element lens design promises improved detail in good light and better quality in low light, and the sensitivity includes a new ISO 3200 setting. An aluminum-edge body with polycarbonate back, integrated antenna and wireless charging are also new, along with the Nokia Smart Camera app which offers some interesting shooting modes, including the unique Motion Focus. See sample images on

Nokia's latest Lumia 928 smartphone offers powerful xenon flash

Nokia surprised everyone today by announcing its new Lumia 928 in advance of next week's big launch event in London. The Lumia 928 comes equipped with an 8.7-megapixel camera on a 1/3.2" sensor, xenon flash, optical image stabilization and a f/2.0, 26mm-equivalent Carl Zeiss lens. These specs mean it's only a relatively minor upgrade to the current Nokia flagship Windows Phone but still good news for mobile photographers: see why on

Nokia investment hints at Lytro-style technology in smartphones

The Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has made a $20 million investment in Pelican Imaging - known for its consumer imaging technology that features a grid of lenses to allow for post-capture focusing. This has spurred rumors about the technology possibly being applied in upcoming Nokia smartphone models. In theory, this could add similar functionality to that offered by Lytro in its innovative light field cameras. Click through to for more details.

Shootout: Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5 & Nokia Lumia 920

We put four of the top-of-the-line smartphone cameras to the test in our super shootout featuring the two most promising newcomers - the brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One - and the established competition, the Apple iPhone 5 and the Nokia Lumia 920. We shot with the camera phones in a variety of "real-life" situations and in our controlled studio environment to compare their overall performance. See our results today on

DxOMark Mobile Report added to our Nokia Lumia 920 review

We have added DxOMark's Mobile Report to our camera review of the Nokia Lumia 920. The report includes DxO Lab's usual industrial-quality scientific measurements and analyzes 14 aspects of mobile imaging including detailed image quality assessment, flash performance, autofocus reliability and more to calculate a final score. Click through to read our Nokia Lumia 920 review and turn over to page 2 for the DxO Mark mobile report.

Connect: Nokia Lumia 920 review

The Lumia 920 is Nokia’s current flagship smartphone and the second phone graced with the Finnish manufacturer's PureView branding. Unfortunately this is not the same, large-sensor 'PureView' concept as the 808 but a fast F2.0 lens, optical image stabilization and true multi-aspect-ratio support still make the Lumia 920, at least on paper, look like a very promising connected imaging device. Peter Ferenczi has tested the phone for Connect, click through to see how he got on.

Damian Dinning quits as head of Imaging Experience at Nokia

The head of Nokia’s digital imaging team, Damian Dinning, is leaving the mobile giant for a job at Land Rover/Jaguar. During Dinning’s nine years at Nokia, he lead the team that developed the PureView technology which was debuted in the 41MP Nokia 808 PureView, earlier this year. Damian's name will be known to many dpreview readers for his frequent interactions in our comments threads, and for his contributions to our coverage of the groundbreaking 808 PureView. Click through for more information at

Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808

Nokia has announced the Lumia 920, the next generation of its phones to wear the 'PureView' branding but, despite the name, the camera technology isn't up to the standard of the 808 PureView. Rather than the 808's 41MP, 1/1.2" sensor, the 920 has a slightly oversized 8.7MP CMOS. Nokia is still making big claims about the 920's camera capabilities, it has a Carl Zeiss-branded lens featuring ‘floating lens technology’ image stabilization, prompting claims of better low-light performance than other smartphones. The Lumia 920 and the co-announced Lumia 820 both run on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system – an improvement over the Symbian model on the Nokia 808, which we gave our Gold Award to in our July review. 

Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds

Following our recent review of the Nokia 808 PureView, Damian Dinning - Lead program manager of Imaging Experience at Nokia, wrote to us responding to some of the issues raised.

Review: Nokia 808 PureView
When the Nokia 808 PureView was announced earlier this year its 41MP camera sensor and innovative PureView pixel oversampling made headlines all over the world. On paper, the 808 offers the most advanced camera features of any previous smartphone. Read our review to find out how it performs.
Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview

Nokia-centric site All About Symbian has posted live concert video footage shot on-stage with the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. The Nokia 808 has made headlines for its unusually large 41MP imaging sensor and 'PureView' technology, which oversamples to give high-quality 3-8MP output or crops to give effective zoom without having to drop to low pixel counts or upsample. It can also capture full HD video footage and its inbuilt stereo microphone can handle audio up to 140db (louder than a military jet). We'll be posting a report on the 808 soon but, in the meantime, click through to get a taste of the 808's video capabilities in a very challenging (and loud) environment. (via All About Symbian). 

Nokia 808 Pureview 1/1.2", 41MP sensor smartphone coming soon to UK and US

Nokia's 808 Pureview, the smartphone built around a 1/1.2" 41MP sensor can now be pre-ordered from Amazon in both the UK and US. This is despite Nokia originally saying it would not be launched in the US. In both instances the phone will be available unlocked and without a contract. As a result, the cost isn't subsidized by a carrier, meaning the handset will set you back £499 or $699 in the US (where it can be used on the AT&T or T-Mobile networks). Amazon says the phone will ship from the June 30th in the UK and July 8th in the US. We've had a brief chance to use the large-sensor smartphone and will be posting a report in the coming weeks, once we have a chance to shoot a samples gallery.

Nokia app increases pressure on camera makers to smarten up

Nokia has shown-off an app including photographic features unlike anything yet available in compact cameras - suggesting camera makers will need to consider apps if they're to remain competitive. The Camera Extras app includes a 'Smart Group Shot' mode that takes five images and chooses the 'best' faces for each of the subjects. It's also possible to manually select which face you want for each of your subject. It's a useful and consumer-friendly feature that helps to underline the challenge that compact camera makers face - competing not just with the convenience and connectivity of smartphones, but also their app-based approach that allows extra features to be offered, separately from the normal model development cycle.

Nokia 808 won't come to North America; 41MP PureView tech probably will

Nokia's developer website is showing the 41MP 808 PureView as being available globally, with the exception of North America. However, Windows Phone website WPCentral is reporting that the company will bring its PureView technology to a phone running Windows Mobile - something likely that become truly global product. Meanwhile, Nokia has published a blog post about the 808's Carl Zeiss lens and how its molded plastic design allows it to out-perform some pro-grade DSLR glass.

41MP Nokia 808 smartphone hints at pixel-combining future for small sensor cameras

Nokia has made the startling announcement that it has created a 41MP smartphone, the Nokia 808 PureView. Interestingly, in most shooting modes the camera will output 3, 5MP or 8MP stills, rather than offering its full resolution - promising greater quality and offering some clever features. And this isn't a trade-show concept model, this is a product that will be offered to the public, though details of when and in which countries haven't been announced. What's interesting isn't so much the pixel count as how it's used, so we took a closer look.