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What is PureView Camera Technology?

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Written by Simran Singh

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Everyday Technology advances and similar advancements occur daily to different products, techniques, etc. Similarly Nokia this year launched PureView Camera Technology.  On 27 February this year Nokia presented this technology to customers via Nokia PureView 808.

The Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology is the combination of a large, super high resolution 41 megapixels with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. Here it doesn’t means that it will take all pics at 41 mp, instead will take 5, 8 mp camera photo but for regular image but 38 mp can be used to capture image which can be zoomed and cropped later.

Total sensor size in Pureview 808 phone is of 7728 x 5368 pixels, Taking picture in either of the aforementioned aspect ratios, you will loss some pixels. 4:3 ratio pictures are maxed out at 7152 x 5368 (38-megapixels) and 16:9 images are 7728 x 4354 pixels (34-megapixels). The rest of the pixels are not used but, take a look at the diagram below to visualize the above.

41MPSensor pureview technology

How PureView Camera Works?

Nokia says that all work is done by Pixel oversampling

Actually Pixel Oversampling combines many pixels to create a single (super) pixel. When this happens, you keep virtually all the detail, but filter away visual noise from the image. The speckled, grainy look you tend to get in low-lighting conditions is greatly reduced. And in good light, visual noise is virtually non-existent. Which means the images you can take are more natural and beautiful than ever. They are purer, perhaps a more accurate representation of the original subject than has ever been achieved before.

Advantages Of PureView camera Technology:

  • Depth Photography
  • Faster shutter speeds
  • Negligible Distortion
  • Silent Zoom
  • Long Focal Lenght
  • Improved Video AutoFocus
  • Better Camera Performance
  • Low Light
  •  superior low light performance

PureView Camera vs Simple Cameras:

Here are some pics which depict how superior is PureView Camera than simple standard cameras these days:

pureview camera vs standard camera

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So guys left hand side photo is from PureView Camera and other is from Standard camera of 8MP.

Nokia PureView Technology is future of Smartphone cameras. Nokia has given us such a beautiful and powerful technology to improve improve cameras on phones. So guys isn’t its the best smartphone camera until now? with its extraordinary features. share your views via comments.

About the author

Simran Singh

Simran Singh lives in Chandigarh, India and has been an avid Android fan since its release. Beside from working as a writer at The Gadget Square, he also runs his own Android blog named GoAndroid.