Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has responded to a question from the public on the oversampling tech in Lumia 1020 when compared to Nokia’s old 808 PureView device. He said that Nokia Lumia 1020 has adaptive oversampling tech as opposed to old oversampling tech in 808 PureView device. He also commented the sharpness and noise levels in Lumia 1020 images and revealed that Nokia can tune these in future software updates if needed.
Read his full response below.
“The oversampling in 1020 is much more advanced than in 808. In 1020, the oversampling is adaptive so that we prioritize the high amount of details in bright light, and we prioritize the low noise in low light. This means that in bright light our 5MP images have higher sharpness and bit higher noise than 808. On the other hand, in low light our images use similar low noise tech. that we have in 808. The background for this implementation is that the subjective image quality tends to be limited by sharpness in bright light and noise in low light. While we believe that this is exactly the right thing to do, I have also noticed that it has caused some confusion among the users. Naturally the parameters are fully tunable in future software updates if needed.”