I have started to count the days to June, the month that will see the N97 go on sale. But as we wait, here are even more image and video samples from the Nokia N97’s camera. Most of these shots and videos are less than a month old and some are even as new as being just a week old, so they should give us some indication of what the N97 will be capable off.
After the pictures its the turn of videos. These videos have been taken in a concert and if you’ve ever tried to film one with a mobile camera before, you’d have noticed that it is virtually impossible to get the sound because of the loudness and the video takes a beating because off the lights that keep going off. The N97 has not astonished by its capture quality, but still has done a fairly good job of getting the sound and keeping up with the flashing lights and the panning camera. See for yourself.
Today seems to be all about the N97. After news about it being available on Forum Nokia’s RDA, come two video samples taken in the scenic Monte Carlo. The videos are from a pre production N97 and are shot by Bill Perry, Sr. Services Marketing Manager for Forum Nokia.
This short video showing a very nice sailboat in the Monte Carlo marina was shot using a pre-production Nokia N97. Notice you can hear the ropes creaking as the sailboat moves with the tide.
In this 30 second clip I’m panning the camera from the shoreline to the Mediterranean Sea. Also notice that it’s been recorded in a wide screen aspect ratio.
Considering this is still proto firmware, the video seem pretty good. I loved the fact that the N97 was able to pick the sound of the ropes so nicely. Panning is always a bit of a worry for most handhelds, the N97 being no exception. What do you think?