Nokia’s Camera Guru explain the difference between the Nokia 920 and Nokia 808 Pureview

Damian Dinning, Nokia’s camera guru, has taken to twitter to explain the differences between the Nokia 808 Pureview and the Nokia Lumia 920 Pureview.
The major difference between the two handsets is that the 808 has many more pixels, but the 920 has Optical Image Stabilisation.
In the tweets below Damian explains how this affects performance of the handsets.

Received lots of questions this week re#808 vs #920. Going to need to do this over a number of tweets, here goes…

1. in situations where camera movement is not an issue #808 will provide more detailed images with less noise due to oversampling…

1….where camera movement is evident for either stills (typically low light) or videos #920 will be better due to OIS

2. In low light if devices are handheld and used in auto #920 will be better due to OIS – no blur and brighter images.

2….if #808 is used in night mode or manual ISO allowing speeds to 2.7secs and supported it will provide better images due to oversampling

3. In video, for most people, due to OIS you’ll get smoother looking videos with #920

3. #808 however in video does provide lossless zoom oversampling due to high res sensor

4. in terms of audio recording, the difference is mono in the #920 vs #808 which is stereo.

5. #808 due to high res sensor has lossless zoom in stills and as already mentioned also in video.

6. #920 thanks to the new capabilities of theplatform can use ‘lens’ apps. This allows greater extension of the camera capabilities

6….you’ll see this at launch with some cool lenses fromsuch as Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph, wih more to come in the future

I think that covers the main differences people are interested in. Note: These are based on launch SW and are intended as a general summary

So the 808 is ideal if you are able to get lots of light or long exposure times with little movement, while the 920 is better in low light or with movement. This suggests me if you are of an artistic bent you will get the best out of the 808, but for regular people the 920 is the better camera. He also revealed that Nokia Lumia 920 will not allow zooming while video recording due to the restriction from Microsoft.

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