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Nokia Lumia 920 – Details on the Camera and Floating Lens

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We’ve got a few more details on the Nokia Lumia 920 for you including more specs on the camera which is an F2.0 device that can take in “five times more light” than competing smartphones. Impressive!

The floating lens is effectively a camera unit (not lens) mounted on springs which we assume dampened in some way. Update: This is an active system driven from data obtained by a gyroscope.

Here’s a demo that Nokia was showing at the press event. The images are designed to show the difference between the image you’ll get from a standard smartphone and the image you’ll get from a Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView and the floating lens.

 

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It Finally Happened – Android on a Real Camera. Does It Affect the Nokia PureView?

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If I had more time, I would be writing a blog called ‘Connected Cameras’ unfortunately I don’t but today’s news about the new Android-powered Nikon S800C makes me wonder if I could create the time needed for this important, game-changing product category of connected and smart cameras. For the time being I’ll continue here though, it’s about the only thing I write about here anyway so maybe I’ll just re-name this blog!

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Back to the Nikon S800C – It’s a camera, with Wifi, and and Android back! It’s not a phone (no 3G that I can see either) but it’s a very significant step towards a truly flexible connected camera. One could argue that the Nokia 808 Pureview is primarily a connected camera but it’s not, it’s a connected cameraphone which puts very specific design limits in place. The Nikon S800C is a camera, with optical zoom, and Android 2.3. At last.

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