After having used the Nokia N8 to take pictures while I was visiting Edinburgh, no doubt remains in my mind that the Nokia N8 is the absolute best camera phone that you can buy in the market today. We took a ton of pictures and video in very trying situations, without bothering to stop and compose a shot properly. Most images you see here were taken while walking around the city, N8 in hand simply snapping away. Some were taken from within a car, a bus, while actually walking (without even a pause) and the N8 kept delivering.
Of course there were some shots that were ruined by incredible camera shake, or the sun blaring into the lens and we being obstinate and still trying to take a picture. I walked away blown by the N8’s camera, infact I always had my DSLR on me, but there were times I was happy just using the N8, secure in the knowledge that I won’t regret it.
Before you scroll to the gallery of 12 Megapixel N8 Camera Samples, there are a few shots that I am especially keen to show off. Click through to see the images in their full glory.
(This picture is a great indicator of the detail the N8’s camera is capable of producing)
(Amazing depth of field, the macro mode in action)
(Its almost as if the N8 doesn’t care about low light, no really)
The following images are either in the 4×3 12 Megapixel Mode or the wide screen 9 Megapixel Mode. Switching between these modes on the N8 is very easy, just pinch the screen while the Camera’s viewfinder is on to go to the 4×3 mode and pinch out for the 16:9 widescreen. Click through to see the images in their full glory.
In most of the cases, we could have got a better shot if we had spent a little more time playing with different settings and composing it better, but I guess these ones would serve you better as they give a ‘real world’ idea of the kind of shots the N8 will bring to you.
Speaking of a DSLR, I also did try and take some comparison shots of between my Canon 550D and the N8, look out for them very soon. Plus, there’s a review of the N8’s HD video capture in the pipeline as well. Exciting times!
Much credit to Iain Wallace at Do It Different for taking a bunch of these pictures.
(Note: The above images were taken with the N8 running the PR 1.0 v11.011 firmware, which is just short of the firmware the N8 is shipping with.)