41 Mp Camera Phone Shoots 1080pThis entry was posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 and is filed under Latest News.
Here at the Web Video Store we have been having a discussion about the new Nokia 808 PureView phone, which has a huge 41 megapixel camera and can shoot at a fantastic 1080p HD – perfect for filming your own web video, or if you are a video production company wanting a small camera to use.
Some of us in the office seem to think, well, why? What’s the point?
If I wanted a camera that good I would by a DSLR or a standard digital camera.
But the argument others were trying to get over (myself included) was that this stops the need for you having to carry both your phone and chunky camera around in your pockets.
For example, you are on a night out – a stag do say – you don’t want to be carrying things around all night, so just the phone with built-in camera would be great. And you still get awesome photos – unlike most cameras on phones which shoot at about 5-megapixels upwards.
This Could Change Things
With the ability to take such high quality photos on your phone, you could be in an arena watching a band, you could take a photo of the crowd and the band at about 5-megapixel, but then zoom into the band and keep the great picture quality. Pretty nifty eh? You can also blow up your photos to the size of posters in your room.
The phone comes with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and you can expand storage by adding a microSD card, which you may need if you intend to shoot a lot of video with it being HD, and also the size of photo files will probably be pretty large too.
The phone goes on sale in May for around £380, with no word as yet of whether or not it will be on contract and what prices will be like. But this could be pretty sweet: the phone looks nice, and who wouldn’t want to have the ability to take amazing photos and video?
So how do you feel about this? Do you think it’s silly and not needed? Or is it a real step forward in the world of phones? Unlike a certain Siri masquerading as the future of phones, tell us what you think?