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Nokia Conversation has posted some initial camera samples from the Nokia N8. The photos were taken by a variety of folks involved in the camera’s development. They also claim that the photos were untouched, straight from the camera.

Check out the photos below to see what the 12megapixel Carl Zeiss optics on the Nokia N8 can do.

According to them, more low light photos will be posted soon.
What do you think of the photos taken using the Nokia N8? I think they are superb. Sharp images, vibrant colour, low noise.

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Categories: Devices, Videos

Photos below were taken using the Nokia N8 that isn’t running the latest software. Notice that even though the OS is not the final version, the outcome of the camera was very impressive. Super sharp photos and very vibrant colours.

Checkout these 3 photos. Taken at full 12-megapixel resolution. (Click to enlarge)

Here’s a sample HD video recorded using the N8 at 720p without editing. Superb results.

The preview here is not in HD. View the original HD video on VIMEO.

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Categories: Devices, Videos

As we all already know, the recently announced Nokia N8 will be the next flagship device with superb 12mpx camera, HD recording, Dolby Surround Sound and is also the world’s first Symbian^3 device.

The N8 comes in 5 exciting colours; Black, Silver, Orange, Green and Blue.

Here are some videos of the fantastic camera-centric device.

PROMO VIDEOS

Nokia N8 Sneak Peak

What will you do with it?

HANDS ON VIDEOS

Introducing the Nokia N8

Media Wall

Facebook

HD Video Recording

More info on the Nokia N8 here

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Categories: Apps, Services

Imagine taking photos of a scenery… and the uploading it to the Internet and merge it with photos taken by others which were taken at the same location… creating a 3D imagery of a certain scene. Cool?

Imagine no more cos it’s now a reality.

Nokia betalabs has just launched the beta version of Nokia Image Space that does just as mentioned above. Haha.

You simply link your Flickr account to Image Space. You can then start browsing and sharing photos in Image Space and this way building a view to your part of the world. Your account, the privacy settings and contact lists are handled in Flickr. You see your Flickr contacts and those photos you have access to. Moreover, the comments, tags and photo descriptions can be viewed and edited in Image Space.

When there are enough photos of a given area which have been made publicly available, Image Space generates a 3D presentation from them. This feature will be ramped up in phases during the next two months, so please be patient. You can see some examples now at Helsinki and Tampere.

Currently Nokia Image Space app is compatible with N97 mini, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720 Classic. Should work in S60 3.2 and 5.0 devices with inbuilt compass.


Check out this video demo of Nokia image Space

Click here to get it for your phone now!

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Categories: Devices, Reviews

Attended the Nokia OneConnectedWorld conference today and got the chance to try out the new Nokia X6 music phone.

The X6 and X3 music series were announced few weeks ago at Nokia World.

I’ll do a review of X6 (with video hands on) after this.

For now, let’s check out how the 5mpx camera performs under low light indoors. Click on the images below to enlarge.


Macro with flash


General shot


Moving objects.

Somehow I think the photo quality is better than those taken by Nokia N97.

What do you think?

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Categories: News, Rumours

I am kinda speechless when I see things like this. On one side, people who were trying the N900 carelessly uploaded photos to flickr and twitpic. On the other side, there are people who can actually find out these photos even though the photo exifs does not state N900.

Apparently Mark from TheNokiaBlog has used this Flickr search trick to find unreleased photo samples of pre-release Nokia phones on the net. This time around, he tried to search for N900 but did not find anything. All he found was photos taken by devices labeled “007 001″.

This photo was located in the N900 folder and the photo exif says that it was taken using a device labeled “007 001″

@chansearrington posted this photo on Twitpic with a caption “test”. He also explained that it was shot with an N900 but wasn’t the final hardware or firmware.

More photos.

Note that these photos are taken using early pre-production firmware. The photo quality may improve in months to come.

Source: The Nokia Blog

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Categories: Devices, Opinions

Following from my recent post on N97 camera samples and thoughts, many have been asking for some sample photos taken under low light condition. I then slowly took some shots here and there using the N97 and below are some of them.

Have a look. Click to enlarge.

This is a photo I shot in a restaurant that has yellow lighting. Taken using auto mode with no additional settings.

Outside a shopping mall… was standing on the roadside. A little handshake.

I thought I got a nice shot of these 2 buildings but then realised it was blur. Weird.

OK here are 2 shots of a very dimly lit meeting room.

Without flash. I half pressed the shutter until it turned green before taking. Came out not focused.

With flash. Again not focused even though the focus points turned green before I shot this.

Conclusion? Low light photos are not up to expectation. Focusing mechanism might have difficulty judging the focal range in low light. Hope future firmware can fix this problem.

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Categories: Devices, Videos

Charles from Nokia Conversations has been touring Helsinki with the 8mpx powerhouse from Nokia and he has some high resolution photos to show us.

He also included a video recorded using the N86 for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

According to him, the N86 is just like the N85 but with tons of new tweeks including the 8 megapixel lens.

Click on the photos below to enlarge.

Now check out this video he recorded.

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Categories: Devices

These few weeks there have been so many news and talks about the N97 and some 97 people on earth will be the lucky ones to own it before everyone else.
The Nokia N97, touted the Nseries flagship is equipped with Carl Zeiss 5-megapixel camera that records 640×480 (and also 16:9) videos.

Below are a few samples taken using the N97 itself. Have a look at them and share with us what you think ok? (Click on the images to enlarge)

… and here’s a low light shot.

Here’s a video captured using the Nokia N97. View it.

So what do you think? Did N97 camera perform as well as you expect?

Source: TheSymbianBlog

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Categories: Tips & Tricks

Hi, some of you N79 owners may already know this if you spent time exploring the camera menus, but if you haven’t, then hope this will help.

Tip 1: How to customize your toolbar

If you go to Options in image mode, you’ll see an option to customize the toolbar shorcuts that appear in the right column in camera mode.

As you can see, you can select and change any of the six shortcuts available. So if there’s a feature you want to access more quickly, you can elevate it to the shortcut level.

Tip 2: Burst mode

If you select sequence mode from the shortcuts list, you will see a range of options other than the standard single shot mode. As you can see in the screenshot above, burst mode lets you capture six quick images in succession, which is great for fast-moving action or other such scenarios. You can also hold the key down and continue to capture images in burst mode until the memory runs out.

Tip 3: Scene modes

If you are taking everyday photos, the standard auto mode setting is a good option. However, if you are taking a certain type of photo, scene modes give you more specified options. Select the “A” icon from the shortcuts and you’ll see the options above, from close-up to portrait to night mode.

Tip 4: Video light

Your N79 has the capability to shoot in low- and no-light situations, which means you can shoot video at night, in a dimly-lit club and wherever else you might want to shed some light on things. The default setting is off, so all you need to do is select the icon highlighted above to switch the video light on.

(Tip 2, 3 and 4 works for N85 and N96 too)

Do you have some other tips and tricks for the Nseries camera?

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Categories: Apps

Samir has released the beta version of HandWave.
It’s an application that enables you to control the phone without even touch it.

The app utilises the front camera to detect your hand motion. Wave left and right to view photos, make icon selection, switching tracks in the music player.. etc

Watch the video below to know more.

Currently, the beta version is only available to download for people who donate. Check his website out.

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Categories: Devices

We know that the 5800 XPM comes with a 3.2mpx Carl Zeiss optics with autofocus… but how does the camera perform? Is it capable of shooting nice photos?

Daily Mobile has come up with a few photos taken using the 5800.
Click on the individual photos to view the larger version(resized to 1024×768)

So what do you think?

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Categories: Tips & Tricks, Touchscreen

When Nokia announced that the 5800 XPM will come with a 3.2megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, I was stunned… cos originally, I didn’t expect it to come with an Nseries level camera.

Anyways, when I got to preview the 5800 back in September, I tried taking some photos using the camera and I have to say, even with its very early firmware, it could take very good shots.

At 3.2megapixels, the 5800 can take photos up to 2048*1536pixels in resolution. That’s big enough I think (although it’s better if it’s a 5 megapixel camera but that also mean the price will increase).

Now let’s have  a look at 2 photos shot using the 5800.

A macro shot taken indoors. (Click here for a larger version)

Some of you might be worried that the photos do not look good.. but with some editing, a good photo will eventually become a great photo.

Edited brightness, contrast and blurred the sides of the photo a little. Now isn’t that a great photo taken using the 5800 XpressMusic?

Now this is an outdoor shot. (Click here for larger version)

Bear in mind that the original photo looks great… but you can always make it look better with some editing.

Looks great? Haha… added saturation, increased levels and added a little sharpness.

Now does the 5800 take good shots?.. or great shots? :D

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Categories: Devices, Reviews

Hi all, this is my 6th post on the XpressMusic device.

This is how it looks like in camera mode. On the right you can see 5 keys. Exit, switch mode, flash, settings and options.

That’s me snapping myself with the 5800. lol…

Upon pressing and holding the camera key, the screen turns into a viewfinder very quickly. I’d say its probably 0.5 secs faster than my N82. Auto focus bracket is the same as other Nseries and the camera shutter sound too.

I didnt try recording videos with it.. but there are 2 modes in video recording… standard (4×3 ratio) and wide (16×9 ratio).. nice to play on the 5800 widescreen.

Here’s a video of the 5800 taking a photo of the N82.

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

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Categories: Apps

Touchscreen?

Slide to view next photo?

Flick? Pinch?

With the N95, you dont even need to touch the screen to do what you can do on iPhone.

watch this

Its not in English but we can kidna figure out that they talk about certain games uses the back camera to detect motion.

.. and now this company uses the same concept n work wonders with the front camera

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