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An In Depth Look At The Nokia N9′s Camera

By - On 27 June 2011 2 Comments

Cameras is what Nokia does best, the N8 is fair testament to that and the Nokia N9 aspires to mimic the N8 in its quality, but with a much smaller camera footprint that does not protrude from the back and flows in beautifully with the rest of the body. Infact the module of the N9 is 70%(!) smaller than the N8, but according to Nokia, still manages to give the N8 a run for its money.

It packs a f/2.2 aperture, the largest ever in a mobile device, an 8.7 megapixel sensor that lets you shoot in 4:3 and 16:9, with the 16:9 mode actually providing more width, unlike other cameras where the top and bottom is cropped to produce the 16:9 effect. That’s not all, the N9′s camera has pretty long list of other accomplishments that Nokia’s camera guru Damien Dinning shares with us:

  • Industry-first imaging sensor which is FULLY optimised for BOTH 16:9 AND 4:3 images
  • Industry-leading Carl Zeiss optics
  • Super wide-angle optics – the widest in the industry. Up to as much as 60% more viewing area than other broadly comparable devices
  • f/2.2 aperture – largest ever in a mobile device
  • Extremely responsive, especially switching from stills to video and vice-versa and shot to shot
  • Touch AF for both video and stills
  • Full time continuous AF in BOTH video and stills plus face detection
  • HD video with stereo audio (still one of very few devices that provide high quality audio recording in video)
  • Seamless workflows optimised for speed or editing & sharing
  • Zoom in to images directly in the post capture view, edit and share all without leaving the camera – the most seamless mobile imaging experience
  • Non-destructive editing of images – go back to the original image at any time. Undo or redo edits even months later
  • New high power dual LED flash – 20% more powerful than our previous most powerful LED flash despite its compact size
  • Geo tagging with place names rather than just co-ordinates
  • AMBR – Automatic Motion Blur Reduction
  • Not forgetting the touch to share of images between handsets using NFC technology

Impressive to say the least, but I suggest to jump over the the Nokia Conversations blog, and read in detail how everything works. You’ll want an N9 in your hands even sooner.

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  • Outlook Tech Support said:

    this blog takes us down to the depth of every detail, good job

  • Nokia Lumia 800 Low Light Camera Samples | The Handheld Blog said:

    [...] The Nokia Lumia 800 packs an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with a f/2.2 aperture, one of the largest that you’ll see in a mobile device. The idea behind that is to get as much light into the sensor as possible so as to enable better low light shots. Since the Lumia 800 shares its camera prowess with its older sibling, the N9, you might want to have a look at the N9′s camera accomplishments in a little detail. [...]