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2/27/2012 11:45 AM EST
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GREAT-Terry
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GREAT-Terry   2/27/2012 2:18:48 PM
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41Mega Pixel is a very crazy number. I guess Nokia has to use some special technology to save the image otherwise they need to put a lot of memory which makes the whole phone meaningless. BTW, I'm glad that Nokia finally get some talking points so people won't forget this brand. Hope to see how good this 41M camera works.

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Daniel Payne   2/27/2012 3:23:16 PM
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Remember that photo quality depends on: Number of Pixels, Area of each Pixel, signal to noise ratio, lens glass purity, and the DSP chip between the sensor and the storage. Since cell phones compromise on all of these items the result of this phone will simply be large, fuzzy and distorted images, something I will avoid. My old 3.25MP 35mm DSLR produces images better looking than ANY cell phone in the world because it has superior glass, DSP, SNR and pixel area.

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Madhuri29   3/3/2012 10:18:48 PM
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I agree. Just mentioning megapixels doesnt make a camera good. Its just a marketing gimic to fool people with limited knowledge in this regard

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John.McVey   2/27/2012 3:53:06 PM
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Well, it may not be as bad as we think. From the video, it would appear that are doing at least two sensible things: using Zeiss glass and using the huge number of megapixels to allow a digital zoom without interpolation. Is my tenacious optimism showing? :)

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goafrit   2/27/2012 3:56:12 PM
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This is amazing stuff. How profitable with this be? This is something that Eric Fossum that patented the CMOS APS Imager will be surprised to read.

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old account Frank Eory   2/27/2012 5:14:11 PM
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450 euro seems ridiculously expensive for a Symbian phone, even if it has a 41 megapixel image sensor. Maybe they hope serious photographers will buy it. Oh wait, serious photographers use serious cameras, not camera-phones.

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Kinnar   2/27/2012 6:24:08 PM
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This article only mentioned about the size of the sensing element in terms of pixel, being a very old company in the market with serious engineers Nokia might have put the large size camera with some reasoning. Will have to wait for their product promoting advertisements or tech literature.

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Duane Benson   2/27/2012 9:26:02 PM
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The only justification that I can come up with is to be able to digital zoom while maintaining a respectable resolution. Even with a Zeiss lens, the pixels are likely to be too small to capture much light at all. It would make sense if it always saved, say a 6MP image file.

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chanj0   2/27/2012 9:53:02 PM
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If indeed the camera is able to capture true 41MP image, it will be a breakthrough. Nokia has been consistently delivered fabulous image quality. Nokia communicator E90 delivered only 3.2MP image is able to capture much better image than some of the latest smartphone including iPhone. I was amazed when I saw the great detail from the image captured using macro mode. The color contrast and SNR is measured up to some of the high-end point and shoot. Like the others, I am questioning how the image is stored. What's the SNR going to be? Assuming the characteristic of the camera is good, 450 euro for the latest Windows Mobile phone seems like a bargain to me.

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Santa1   2/27/2012 10:30:38 PM
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According to camera review sites this IS a real breaktrough. The sensor is 3x bigger than in standard compact cameras and the pixel concept is highly innovative. Of course is cannot compete with a DSLR, but that I don't carry with me while for example skiing, hiking or sailing.

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yalanand   3/4/2012 5:08:44 AM
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@Santa1, why don't you try Go-Pro cameras for skiing, hiking or sailing. They work great for adventure sports.

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selinz   2/27/2012 10:39:27 PM
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If the camera did signal averaging on the pixels (store1 for each 4) then it could help. Otherwise it is specsmanship.

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DrQuine   2/28/2012 12:24:26 AM
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The small lens in front of the sensor has limited light gathering capability (and depth of field) so the sensor has to be extra sensitive to compensate. From a practical point of view, there is also the issue of getting images out of the camera to friends and family. Many email systems reject email with 8 MB. People may need to learn how to adjust their settings to capture less pixels so they can share their images easily.

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eewiz   2/28/2012 6:17:32 AM
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Very niche product. Maybe only needed for professional photographers. For the rest of us 8MP iPhone camera itself is more than enough.

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herman87   2/28/2012 6:38:03 AM
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KarlFredrik   2/28/2012 1:09:57 PM
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Sounds more like a marketing thingy than anything else. Pretty convinced the performance bottleneck/resolution limit in mobile cameras is to be found in the small aperture optics and not in the sensor chips. This will probably mostly contribute to oversampling of the signal and not to increased picture resolution.

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yalanand   3/3/2012 8:31:14 PM
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Great to see Nokia coming out with new features. No doubt hardware features of nokia mobile are excellent but still wonder why Symbian ? Why can't it release android phone with similar features ?

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jzwatches   10/18/2012 4:41:08 AM
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I personally do not consider camera functionality as one of the top factors before buying a mobile phone. With so many applications that are easily made available online for download today, an ugly taken photo could easily be edited into a beautiful one. Furthermore, DSLR cameras are such a craze these days and people carry them everywhere despite its bulkiness and quite heavy weight. Thus, Nokia releasing its jaw-dropping 41 megapixel camera phone does not seem like a big of a deal. Consumers are mostly looking out for features like touch screen and platform for easy downloading of applications. - http://www.jzandf.com

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