Celebrating the PureViewClub started two years ago, on May 18 I asked you to send me your own favorite PureView shots and if possible a good story to go with it.
Many reacted directly under the post itself, but loyal PureViewClub visitor Endijs Gütmanis from Latvia sent me his story by e-mail and a few of his shots – and I think it’s high time I share it here now. So everything you read and see below is by Endijs Gütmanis.
I will try to keep it short! My first experience with a mobile camera was when I saw a Siemens S55. I was very impressed that you could capture a photo with your phone but I didn’t ever use it. My first cell phone was the Nokia 5210 and my very fist camera phone was the Nokia 6670 – 1MP camera was very impressive at that time!
After the 6670 I owned the Nokia N95 – and already after taking a few shots with it I started to understand how powerful camera phones can be. I won’t share any photo taken with N95, because in all the good photos there are people, so I want to keep them private.
After N95 I had the Nokia N8. I got to know about the N8 through a TV commercial and my jaws dropped when I heard about a 12MP sensor. I had a 5MP shooter in the N95, I couldn’t even imagine to double that and even add 2MP more! (5*2+2=12 :-) Bad thing is that I didn’t know much about photography when I owned the N95 or the N8, so I haven’t any brilliant shots to share from them!
When using N8 I came across a tech blog and my first reaction on title about Nokia 808 was same as Marc’s reaction – he wrote: “I remember the day I heard about the 41MP sensor – and my instant reaction that it must have been a typo in the press release. It seemed such a “giant step for mankind” after the 12MP on the Nokia N8 – 14MP simply seemed more logical.”
Same here, I was shocked! 41 or 14MP? I googled and I just stared at all the results, didn’t find any it should indeed be 14MP…
Up until now, I took 4676 photo with the 808 PureView, they all are in my PC and it was incredibly hard to choose only one photo to share with you, but I did it and I think – not only this is a best photo taken with 808, but it is the best photo I ever took in my entire life!