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Nokia, why only 8 MP not 41???

 

I have seen this question asked endlessly since the announcement of the Lumia 920 with PureView.

The reason they don’t pack the 41 MP camera into the Lumia 920 is because of the space necessary to house the lensing for a camera that powerful. 

If you have seen the PureView 808 IRL you would know that you cannot lay it flat on it’s back because the camera section is more than twice as thick as the rest of the phone.

With existing lens technology, 8 MP is about the right amount of capacity to allow for the sleek, sexy design of the Lumia. 

I know that they are working diligently to improve the lens technology and when the lenses are capable of that pixel depth without compromising the design of the phones, I am sure that we will see more Lumias with this stunning feature.

The Pureview 808 was more of a concept phone and a teaser of what’s to come.

If you think of it, 10, 12 and 16 MP cameras have been around for years now, the only reason we don’t see it in phones is that the lens technology has not progressed to that level yet to produce a portable, small, cost-effective (would you want to pay an additional 200$ just to get 2 or 4 more MP???) necessary for the smartphone audience.

PureView is more than the MP count, it is the whole deal, the lens housing (innovative, yet simple), the software, and the lenses themselves.

I know that I will be able to take way better pictures on my Lumia 920 than on any of my iPhones, Android phones or other Windows Phones and it’ll be because of PureView, cause I’m a crappy photographer ūüėČ

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