Nokia 808 PureView Shows Off Sensor Quality at a Rock Concert

There are a few situations where taking pictures or video can be a nightmare, and one of them is definitely a rock concert. Getting a good snapshot — or capturing good video and audio for that matter — in a situation with that much movement, that many light changes, and such drastic sways in volume doesn’t bode well for the phonetographer. So when All About Symbian wanted to show off how well the 808 PureView’s camera worked, where do you think they pulled footage from?

This video was taken during a Foo Fighters cover band concert, and when you crank it up to 1080p it really shows off the quality of the sensor Nokia packed into that thing. No it’s not an SLR, or even a high-end compact, but in this scenario it probably beats out just about any other smartphone camera on the market. Take a look and drop us a line letting us know what you think in the comments.

(via Engadget via All About Symbian)

  • Kimberly Siebert

    Would be nice if it actually played..showed first 3 seconds then only showed the loading swirly thingy. Yeah thanks verizon 1 1/2G…

  • perceptionalreality

    I assume the choppiness I’m seeing is because my computer is working on so many other tasks right now, but what I saw looked GREAT! Can’t wait to see this kind of quality (especially if we could get RAW capture including small RAW like Canon does) in more phones. :)

  • David Rychart

    Color me impressed!

  • Toomas Kadarpik

    Impressive quality, but market does not like this product, just few of us have eyes to judge. This is in house developed sensor by NOKIA.

  • michaelp42

    Shame it can’t improve the bands music!

  • Wouter Nieuwerth

    Whaha, funny to see some movie clip from a small local festival I went to pop up at several major blogs. The HobNob festival usually gets some coverage from the local newspaper, but that’s it.

  • Camera User

    PetaPixel, where have the Next and Previous buttons disappeared to?!

  • Michael Zhang

    …and it’s back!

    Thanks :)

  • LightBulbIT

    Trust me, it’s beautiful on 80Mbps connection, Kimberly ;-)