Nokia explains why the Nokia 920’s camera is Pureview

The proof will be in the pudding, but Nokia has been making a pretty good case for why the Nokia Lumia 920 does indeed have a Pureview camera, even if it does not have 41 megapixel.

Besides the large aperture and optical  image stabilization, the handset also has a high intensity short pulse LED flash, which also cuts down on movement artefacts and blurring.

The Samsung Galaxy S IIIThe Nokia Pureview 920

Nokia has in fact written up a white paper explaining what Pureview 2 is all about.

Gizmodo managed to catch a side by side demo of image capture comparing an iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III and the Nokia 920 Pureview.  See this after the break.


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Here’s a side-by-side-by-side of the Nokia Lumia 920’s PureView camera up against the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S III. It’s pretty darn impressive.

This comparison (taken with a T3i) shows low-light shots taken at the same time by all three phones in a dark box that was set up at the Lumia event in New York today. The Galaxy S III representation isn’t quite fair since my screen brightness was turned down pretty far to save battery. But even just comparing the Lumia to the iPhone 4S demonstrates a really awesome showing from the Lumia. The Nokia reps couldn’t tell us what the ISO setting was for the Lumia’s camera, since the firmware and processing isn’t final, but man, it looks pretty amazing so far.

Anandtech also captured a picture in the low-light box, and the results, comparing the Nokia Lumia 920 and Apple iPhone 4S, is pretty clear:


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Without using a flash or a tripod, low light performance of the 920 was pretty impressive:

Are our readers convinced? Let us know below.

Via Engadget and MNB

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