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Nokia 808 Pureview – 01. Megapixels Explained

Jason Teh April 26, 2012 Nokia Photography 5 Comments

What’s the difference between a Nokia 808 pureview compare to most latest mobile phone in the market? Is Nokia 808 pureview just a mobile phone?

41 Megapixels

Nokia 808 pureview has 41 megapixels sensor at 7728 x 5368 = 41,483,904.00 (by multiply) but you are only able capture maximum of
38 Megapixels in 4:3 mode at 7152 x 5368 = 38,391,936.00 pixels
34 Megapixels in 16:9 mode at 7728 x 4354 = 33,647,712.00 pixels


How big is actually 41 Megapixels?


How many megapixels do you need?
If your attention is just to view your photos on your computer, mobile phone or make small prints 2-5 megapixels is sufficient but if you are planning to print your photos into photobook, magazine, banner or billboard the higher the megapixels the better.

Another benefit of having high megapixels is it allows you to crop and also provide clearer details to your photos example the photos below


What so special about the photos below? Its captured by a Nokia N8 !! Wait a moment ! How does a mobile phone is able to capture such stunning results without editing and no extra lens used and you must be wondering how did i do it? The secret is simple combination of high megapixels and good optics give you this amazing result.



What happens if your camera does not have such precision optics like the Nokia N8 and Nokia 808 pureview the result will turn out like? I have provided a photo sample below taken by one of the latest android phone by another reviewer. So the next time you read a review or a photo sample do puzzle yourself how good is the optics of that camera. When someone gives you a thumbs down ask yourself again if it is it true? I have shown you the truth and next time please ask them back to provide similar samples to compare.

Some will say you need to take in the same light condition, same angle, same setting and etc but conclusion if the photo taken do not have the similar sharpness and detailed as above what is there to compare? Simple terms their phone cant do it.The more detailed the photo you take the more stories it tells.

Taken using a non-Nokia Phone

More pixels doesnt mean your camera will take better photos because many factors can effect the result like sensor size, software algorithms, aperture, shutter speed, pixel sizes and etc but with the right combination you get amazing results “

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About The Author

Jason Teh is a mobile photographer and blogger in Malaysia. He focuses on Nokia phones and teaches mobile photography.


  1. Pison April 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I want this phone :)

  2. Sunita Khan April 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I love your dragonfly pictures :)

  3. JoshuaL April 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Very informative. Thanks. How much is this phone? I want to have this as well.

  4. ernest May 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Can’t wait for Nokia 808. I went shopping yesterday but this phone is not yet available in mobile phone stores.

  5. Tristan May 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Amazing phone (Nokia) + Amazing lens (Carl Zeiss) + Amazing Photography skills = Amazing images.

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