While we wait for Nokia to ship the N9, here’s something to give you a taste of the HD video capture goodness inside it. Bill Perry has taken 30 videos from a pre-production N9 and stitched them into one 2 minute clip that shows-off the N9’s capabilities capturing close-ups, how it handles direct sunlight and the detail that it can pull off.
He also point out that the only editing done in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 was to adjust the duration of each clip to sync with the music and that no color correction or any other type of post production was done. You’ll agree, the results are pretty impressive.
Next, if you’d also like a taste of what still capture of the N9 is like, Bill’s uploaded three shots. The pictures were taken with the default camera settings – Scene (Automatic), Flash (Automatic), White Balance (Automatic), Light Sensitivity (Automatic), Aspect ratio (16:9), and Resolution (High).
You can click on each image to view them in the full 3552 x 2000 glory.
The Nokia N9 might not be the N8, but it is definitely shaping up to be a camera phone that you’ll be more than happy to bank on for your everyday needs. Nokia, just ship it already!
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.