Posts Tagged ‘nokia’

Rumor: Images of Lumia 1030 Prototype Leaked, Supposedly Boasts a 50MP Sensor

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If you thought that 41-megapixel camera in the Lumia 1020 was a bit… excessive… then you’re probably going to find the newest rumors about the 1020 followup a bit crazy. Apparently Microsoft intends to pack even more megapixels onto the next camera’s sensor, making it far and away the highest resolution camera phone in the world. Read more…

This 3D-Printed Telescope Takes a Lumia Smartphone for Astrophotography and Citizen Science

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One day soon, people around the world may be contributing vast amounts of information to the science of space using a cheap 3D-printed telescope and smartphone with a high-res camera.

The Open Space Agency (OSA) is trying to make that dream happen, and the telescope they’ve created is called the Ultrascope.
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Canon & Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement, Hints at Canon-Powered PureView Phones

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Future iterations of the already-impressive Nokia Lumia PureView cameras might sport Canon tech, thanks to a newly-signed patent agreement between the Japanese camera company and Microsoft, who recently bought Nokia. Read more…

Scientists are Using the Nokia Lumia 1020 to Get a Better Look at Diseased Tissue

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Do you know what Histopathology is? No, it’s not the study of histograms, it’s actually the study of changes in tissues caused by disease. And now, advances in photographic technology that you or I could go pick up at Best Buy are actually helping to study those changes like never before.

Using the Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, scientists are once again bringing together the worlds of Science and Photography to do some amazing work. Read more…

Nokia PureView Camera Expert and Lumia Photography Lead Leaves Nokia for Apple

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This week’s Apple news has been dominated by the rumored Beats acquisition, but it’s in the area of photography where the company made some real confirmed strides. Read more…

Move Over Nokia: DxOMark Mobile Crowns Experia Z2 New Smartphone Photo King

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It’s been a good weekend for Sony from a photography standpoint. First they manage to keep the new full-frame A7s E-Mount camera a secret until only two days before it was officially announced, and now the Experia Z2 has dethroned the Nokia 808 PureView in DxOMark Mobile’s rankings. Read more…

Light Painter Puts the Lumia 1020 Through Its Paces, Shows You How to Do It Too

Nokia recently teamed up with light painting photographer Ian Hobson to prove to the world that a smartphone as advanced as the 1020 was capable of capturing awesome light painting shots. The resulting video is part tutorial, part inspirational, part Nokia ad — and if you can ignore the last part, the first two make it well worth a couple minutes of your time. Read more…

Nokia’s New ‘Goodbye DSLR’ 1020 Ad Will Either Make You Laugh or Piss You Off

What’s the best way to entice the professional photography market to buy into your device? Insult them of course! At least that seems to be Nokia’s strategy in its latest Lumia 1020 Ad, “Goodbye DSLR, Hello Lumia 1020.” Read more…

DxOMark Put the Lumia 1020 to the Test as a Dedicated Camera, See How it Performed

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When DxOMark tests out the quality of mobile phone cameras, they usually classify and rank them as such. There’s a whole mobile section to the site where one can compare different smartphone cameras using a different scoring system.

The thing is, the Lumia 1020 is no typical smartphone. Nokia has touted it as a camera first, and it seems DxOMark was listening. When they put the Lumia 1020 through its paces, they tested it as a full-fledged camera. And it didn’t perform half bad. Read more…

Nokia Publishes DNG RAW Image Samples Taken with Lumia Phones to Silence Critics

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When Nokia announced that the new Lumia 1520 and the current Lumia 1020 would both soon have DNG Raw capabilities, the response was polarized — half of the smartphone photo community was excited, the other half skeptical. Would these files really give you the latitude that RAW is known for? Or would they just be a massive waste of hard drive space. Read more…