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Lumia 920 in Live Stabilisation Test

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lumia920 videoLucky Myriam Joire of Engadget got to do some live testing of the Lumia 920 stabilisation feature and were allowed to publish the video – or at least a cropped part of it.

As you would expect and as I saw with my own eyes last week, it’s stable, way more stable than the already good software stabilisation on the iPhone 5.

Engadget were also allowed to slot in a few other phones including the HTC One X and Galaxy S 3 – phones that could be in the same price bracket as the Lumia 920
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First iPhone 5 images Appear Online. Pixel Oversampling Confirmed. Low Light Comparison.

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The iPhone is the biggest selling connected camera in the world. It’s pretty smart too and with iPhone 5, Apple were really pushing the quality, speed and features at the launch event.

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Image via Tech2

Images are starting to appear online now and so it’s time to start the analysis. I’m taking a look at low-light performance here because I think it’s an area where only the best smartphones can compete.

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Live Demo of Nokia Lumia 920 Stabilization Feature

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You might have seen the Nokia-produced images comparing the Lumia 920 and another unknown smartphone. You might have also heard that they were just representations of the quality difference the the Lumia 920 can achieve with its optical stabilization. Today, at Photokina in Koeln, I was able to see it with my own eyes and I can tell you, Nokia are not lying. The OIS feature on the Lumia 920 enables shutter speeds down to the 1/4 second range without blur and helps create amazingly stable videos.

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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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Floating Lens Technology Debuts in Nokia Lumia 920

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I posted just half an hour ago on Google Plus…

“Stabilisation is a huge challenge for cameraphones because there’s not enough processing power to do it well enough in software and no room for optical stabilisation.”

Nokia may have solved the problem with “Floating Lens Technology” on the Nokia Lumia 920.

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Technical details are unavailable right now but I’m excited to see that as it will a) allow slower shutter speeds (more light) b) reduce the need for xenon flash to freeze motion c) allow for longer zoom d) reduce video bitrates.

Update: Specifications and details are here.

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