Nokia has always impressed us with their cameras inside of their mobiles phones. While all the other companies haven’t stribed to deliver anything extra on the camera front, Nokia has taken photo quality seriously since they launched Nokia N80 in 2005. N80 had 3,15 megapixels and had a LED flash. In 2006 they launched N95 with 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. This was breaking news, and these phone models became bestsellers quickly.
When Apple’s iPhone came in 2007, one year later, it came with world’s poorest mobile camera ever! It had only 2 megapixels and no LED flash at all. It was a shame and represented nothing new at all. It is sad that Nokia haven’t got more cred for their cameras, but Nokia fights on!
In 2012 Nokia launched Pureview 808, which had a 41 MP camera (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash. The camera was another mobile revolution, and the only reason why it didn’t became a success is that the operative system was Nokia Belle OS, not a smart phone OS.
But now things change. Nokia wants to combine the best parts of Nokia Pureview 808 with Lumia 920, and build world’s best camera mobile. It will use the same 41 MP camera, but it will utilize the megapixels only to reduce noise in the picture. The effective megapixels will be 5. The phone will use Windows Phone 8 OS, so this looks pretty good!
We will keep you updated when we know more. In the meantime, you can have a look at the world’s best camera mobile until now: