Nokia Pure View 808 with 41 MP vs Canon DSLR – Do megapixels matter ?
Nokia recently unveiled the Pure View 808, a mobile phone with a 41 megapixel camera! If you’re on Facebook you’ve probably also seen the gazillion posts about this phone and the obligatory oohs and aahs for it. If you’re thinking of ditching your 10-odd megapixel camera for this phone, think again! Digital cameras with about 15 megapixels or so can take very good looking photos, just like the Nokia Pure view 808. Hard to believe? Read on.
Nokia Pure View 808 :
Basically, if you’re a photographer, a solid DSLR camera will be the best choice no matter how many megapixel camera a phone might have. A high megapixel count from a phone camera can produce a large image, but not a precise and good looking image. An actual camera will produce much more beautiful photographs.
For photos to actually look good, the device must have a large and high capacity lens and sensor. Only with them one can expect clear images with rich and vibrant colors. Photos taken in less than well-lit environments also turn out to be good only if the camera lens and sensor are of high quality.
So there you have it, sure the Nokia 808 Pure View might click better photos than most of the phones out there but it’s definitely not a replacement for a good camera. Also, in general don’t be fooled by “more is always better” in the case of megapixels in a camera. Shop smart!
Time to get out lenses for cams! xD
Mega pixels not matters even 3.2 MP with 18-400 mm lens shoots brilliant images like moon, sea in such a technical views pixels matters only to expand like posters.. fools will buy this phone.
The point of this device was not, primarily, to impress with pixel counts, but to produce truly excellent photos while simultaneously keeping the whole package reasonably compact – phone ready.
Noise is therefore kept to a minimum and the camera keeps it’s f count of f2.4 throughout it’s full zoom range without losing image quality. This will allow higher shutter speeds at lower light levels, always a good thing…
I think you guys may be underestimating the abilities of this new technology – just saying…