Or at least I was. I was blind of the possibilities outside the iOS-Android arena and then Nokia sprang this Pureview tech on everyone, and boy I’m sure glad they did!
But I won’t bore you with fanboi-like drivel on how good Pureview and the Nokia 808 is, but rather simply show you how amazing it truly is.
Check out this loss-less zooming demo:
1. The top photo shows the default setting without any digital zoom — check out the wide angle, almost panoramic shot.
2. The middle one is at full Pureview Zoom, amazing level of detail.
3. The bottom shot is a crop-zoom from the one above and shows the level of detail you can see in the photo without any loss in quality.
Note: These are not the full-res images
Another area where I believe the Nokia 808 is on a league of it’s own but not touted much in the mainstream media is in the area of video recording.
This phone captures rich stereo sound with of course crystal clear full-HD video — even at full zoom. Don’t believe me? Have a look at this video I took at a nearby lake in Munich, and see if you don’t agree:
Try switching to 1080p and see if you can spot the birds flitting by and the tadpoles swimming in the water, and while you’re at it, try on some stereo headphones to get the full experience