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Engadget: Nokia Lumia 920 camera fuzziness getting fixed in next update

Just a very short update to point you to the excellent Engadget where they have some fantastic news: the upcoming update to PR1.1 is going to get the camera fuzziness of  Lumia 920 fixed. I will just quote one part of ther post I borrowed the picture from as well (below)

This weekend we obtained an exclusive set of identical pictures taken with two Lumia 920 handsets — one setup with the existing PR1.0 firmware, the other running the upcoming PR1.1 update . Here’s the great news: looking at these sample shots (see crop above), it’s abundantly clear that Nokia’s fixed the camera’s fuzziness problem.

The not-so-great news is that we’re still seeing some issues with white balance. Nokia US recently hinted on Twitter that an update is scheduled “this month” and our source confirms that it’s indeed PR1.1. The new software also includes many stability, LTE and web browsing improvements, plus Microsoft’s own tweaks (such as declining calls via SMS).

Complete article on Engadget

 
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Great Nokia 808 PureView shots – Part 2

These shots made me look twice – and a few times more. Since photographer Abdul Rehman claims he made them with his Nokia 808 PureView using ISO 1600… If you have a Nokia 808 PureView, you know how sensitive that setting is.

So just like in the previous post, I checked again: how did he make these shots? Well, using ISO 1600 and nothing more. He removed the noise in the picture afterwards using with Corel Paintshop pro X4, and apart from adding his logo these pics are untouched.

I’ll take his word for it, because I know Abdul is very serious about his photography. But look at a selection of his shots below and you’ll understand why I was so surprised. Originals here on Flickr.

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Great Nokia 808 PureView shots – Part 1

So much work to do, and so much shots to share… I’ll divide them in two posts coming up today. The first one is the shortest, with four pictures Paul Garner from Brighton shared on Twitter yesterday evening: his four favorite Nokia 808 PureView shots.

They amazed me so much I double checked with him if these were for real (also since I knew he had some technical trouble with his Nokia 808 PureView). He has another Nokia 808 now, but these shots are in fact from the first one, he wrote me. I think you can tell it’s in good hands!

And the most amazing shot of all…

Amazing huh? At least, that’s what I think. The shots in my next post might amaze you even more… Coming up later today.

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Nokia 808 PureView: shots from Australia

Since I have a PureViewClub fanpage on Facebook, I get messages like from Saeed Afzal from Australia, who wrote: “I am a big fan of PureView 808 and The PureviewClub even though the Nokia 808 is not launched in Australia. I appreciate the work you and the other members are sharing on the wall and I daily check the latest update. I also wanted to participate like others, so I thought I should get some shots with my lovely 808.”

Well, thank you very much Saeed, and consider them shared :-)

You can’t get the Nokia 808 PureView in Australia, so Saeed had to get a friend from Pakistan to bring one with him. Saeed asked me to post his pictures on the Facebook wall, but I think they’re certainly worth sharing at the club, don’t you?

And I got his permission to share all his shots on the PureViewClub Friends Set on Flickr, so you can have a look at all his great panorama’s, like the one below.

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Driving through the snow: Nokia 808 PureView vs Nokia Lumia 920 OIS in one video

A few days ago, I posted about Nokia Lumia 920′s OIS in a long video comparison with the Nokia 808 PureView. When I wrote I didn’t have the software to combine the two videos into one, I got help from one of my PureView Friends. Jerko Cilas offered to combine both videos into one, and I’m grateful he took the time to get the result I’m all the more happy to share.

Like I wrote in the first post, both devices had continuous autofocus on, the Nokia 808 PureView had video stabilisation on. Normally I drive somewhere to find a bit rougher terrain, but since we had snow all over the place that day, there was no need to go far. I hope you’ll find the final comparison interesting, and I’d like to thank Jerko once more for all his trouble! :-)

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PureViewClub wishes you a Golden Christmas

Last night, we visited a party at some friends. Their house was decorated in a very abundant Christmas style, giving the whole room a gorgeous golden atmosphere. It was very cosy since the light was quite low, so of course I took the chance to test the Nokia Lumia 920…

Today, I was quite pleased with what the results looked like on the screen of  my laptop, so I asked for (and got) permission to share these shots, wishing you all a Golden Christmas…

For comparison, the same shot with flash…

And yes, since I know you’ll like to have a look at the originals, I uploaded those to the PureViewGroup Photostream on Flickr as well!

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