Nokia to focus on camera stuff in 2013

Nokia to focus on camera stuff in 2013Say what you like about Finnish manufacturer Nokia and its decision to put all its eggs in the Windows Phone basket, but one thing it (mostly) continues to get right is its camera stuff.

It’ll probably come as no surprise, then, to hear that the Finns are set to focus on pushing their camera goodness as we punch our way through space year 2013AD.

That’s what Nokia’s executive VP of sales and marketing, Chris Weber, tells the lovely Jessica Dolcourt of CNET in the back of a bus. For serious.

High-end lenses and sexy software algorithms are expected to make a big impression for Nokia in 2013.

At last year’s Mobile World Congress, the Finns introduced the Symbian-based Nokia 808 PureView, with its outrageous 41MP camera.

Nokia was also keen to show off and talk up the camera features in the Nokia Lumia 920. Er, perhaps a little too keen, some might argue. Ahem.

The question on many people’s lips is: When will we see a 41MP camera in a Nokia Windows Phone 8 device? Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, though the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are still relatively new.

In any case, Weber says Nokia will also “push the price point” in 2013, both up and down.

Good luck to you, sirs. As Martin was saying earlier in the week, Nokia’s Windows Phone range finally outsold Symbian – in Q4 2012. About time they had some good news.

Read more about: Nokia 808 PureViewNokia Lumia 920Windows PhoneSymbian

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digdug  Jan. 13, 2013 at 16:04

They should focus on improving the dynamic range, Pureview 808 had serious highlight clipping issues(combining pixels doesn't help here at all).
And by the way, the absolute resolution(lines in resolution charts) was - at least in gsmarena's test chart - about 3100 LPH, which is ~12,7 mp( http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=1&idPhone1=4577&idPhone2=3252&idPhone3=4238 ). Not quite the advertised 41 mp...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 13, 2013 at 16:59

They never advertised 41MP PHOTOS!
Anyhoo... What was I gonna say?
Shame their last Symbian devices (808 aside) had extremely poor shooters.
But hey... Dead horse'n'all that.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 13, 2013 at 19:14

The sound recording on the pureview was heaven though. I have never heard such good sound even on many dedicated video cameras

salmonmax  Jan. 13, 2013 at 19:17

As Jan says, they never claimed that high a resolution on the final image. It was quite clearly a high mp sensor for oversampling to (in theory) get more detail into a lower resolution final image. See http://youtu.be/02wBXVnkCXc

Betas  Jan. 14, 2013 at 00:30

I'm waiting to see how the Xperia Z's camera is. Sony really ought to have some better optics and make use of the Exmor sensors.

midooooo  Dec. 17, 2013 at 13:01

I think best cam this year nokia lumia 1020 `s cam

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