Posts Tagged ‘lumia’

Nokia Announces the Lumia 1020, a Very Camera-Like 41MP Smartphone

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After months of rumors about an “EOS camera,” Nokia has finally announced its new Lumia 1020 photo-centric smartphone, a device that fuses serious camera functionality with the concept of a phone.
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Nokia ‘EOS’ Product Photos Leak, Might Make Landfall Later This Month

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About a month ago, we got our first look at what is rumored to be the next big thing from Nokia camera-wise. Codenamed the ‘EOS,’ a few sources leaked IRL photos of the upcoming smartphone, showing off the bulging PureView camera module on the back and encouraging many consumers who believed that this would be Nokia’s stateside version of the company’s 808 PureView.

Now, we have a couple of leaked low-res product shots to corroborate those IRL images, and a potential release date that has the phone making an official appearance before month’s end. Read more…

Nokia Launches Magical Slideshow App PhotoBeamer for Lumia Phones

Earlier this year, we shared an amazing iPhone app by imaging company Scalado called PhotoBeamer. The app allows you to quickly run a slideshow of your Camera Roll photos on any device that can load the PhotoBeamer website, simply by pointing your phone at that display. One month later, Nokia acquired Scalado and began folding the small company’s projects into its own software. Now, Nokia has launched a repackaged version of PhotoBeamer exclusively for its Lumia phones.
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Lumia 920 Outperforms the iPhone 5 and Competitors in Low-Light Tests

Earlier this month, Nokia found itself in a public relations nightmare after it came to light that photos and videos in a video promoting the Lumia 920 smartphone had been faked. The company quickly began to do damage control by inviting the press to test out the PureView camera against competing smartphone cameras. The Verge’s test was quite promising, and now Engadget is confirming those results after doing tests of their own:

The 920 took the cake, without question, but the iPhone didn’t fare too poorly itself, snatching up nearly as much light as the Nokia device. The 808 PureView also performed quite well, but the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III yielded unusable results.

It’s one thing to snag proper exposure, though — capturing sharp details with little noise and superior color balance is an entirely different beast, and the Lumia managed to do just that […] The 920 did present some issues with exaggerated shake and other rapid movements, but it offered up excellent results overall, even in scenes that were too dark for us to make out any details with our own eyes

From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III [Engadget via Cult of Mac]

Nokia Lumia 920 Low-Light Performance Pitted Against Competing Smartphones

After The Verge broke the story this week about Nokia’s dishonest promo video for its PureView camera technology, Nokia went into damage control mode. As its stock took a tumble, the company hired an internal ethics investigation into the matter, and took steps to turn the media’s attention back to its revolutionary PureView features rather than the dishonesty seen in the video promoting them.

It also invited The Verge out to Central Park in NYC to do a hands-on test of the Lumia 920 camera, in an effort to show that the camera is worthy of the hype.
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PureView Arrives on Amazon, Coming Soon to Lumia Phones

There’s good news coming out of the Nokia camp if you live in the US and you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the 41-megapixel camera in the company’s 808 PureView smartphone. Not only is the 808 itself now available to purchase on Amazon unsubsidized for $699, but the camera technology inside it may soon be available without the hefty price tag. Read more…

Nokia Looking to Acquire Scalado and Make Lumia Phone Cameras Even Better

Scalado is a big name in imaging, having come up with some pretty phenomenal ideas like the Rewind and Remove apps — the first of which made a big splash when it was demoed as part of RIM’s BlackBerry 10. And now it seems someone is finally trying to move in and steal Scalado all for themselves: Nokia. Read more…

Nokia To Put 41MP PureView Cameras in Future Lumia Windows Phones

Those of you in the US who were salivating over the 41-megapixel camera in the Nokia 808 PureView were given a small ray of hope when you found out that the smartphone was possibly going to make it stateside unlocked. But if the camera was what you were pining for then you have no reason to fret, because according to Nokia USA President Chris Webber, future Lumia Windows Phones will be sporting the same tech. Read more…