Nokia 808 PureView boasts 41-megapixels of shooting goodness

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One would have thought that the megapixel race is no longer relevant, but I am rather surprised to see Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia come up with the Nokia 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2012, where this particular smartphone carries a 41-megapixel camera inside. Heck, even the high end (and yet unreleased) Canon EOS 1D-X carries only 18-megapixels of shooting goodness. Obviously, the megapixel count of the Nokia 808 PureView is the highest to date for any consumer class digital camera or smartphone, but how does it fare in real world performance?

Also, there is the issue of finding the storage space to stash away all of those 41-megapixel images on your home computer. You would be hard pressed to purchase new storage devices more frequently than ever before, so that might be something you would want to take into consideration before bringing home this puppy and start to use it to shoot images right out of the box.

It is rather strange that Nokia decided to have the Nokia 808 PureView run on the Nokia Belle operating system instead of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, as the latter might do its bit to endear more folks to the PureView instead of the former. Nokia’s new imaging superphone is most probably a niche market device, targeting folks whose mobile photography needs are far more advanced that those of the average person. Camera enthusiasts will definitely be curious to check this model out for sure.

16GB of internal memory can be further augmented with a microSD memory card, and the PureView will also feature a 4″ AMOLED display at nHD resolution (640 x 360 pixels), various sensors, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Any takers? No idea on the pricing details as at press time, but it should not cost too much just because of the whopping megapixel count. Would you give this a go out of curiosity?

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3 reviews or comments

Efrain Says: March 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

It’s not the number of pixels that counts, but the actual size of the image sensor!

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