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New Phone...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Mal, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    I thought it about time I upgraded my mobile (cell) phone... Its hard to find one without the obligatory toy camera (a zillion MP's sitting on a 1/8" sensor), but I searched anyway... However it looks like I have to come kicking and screaming into the modern day... As people look at me funny when I ask them for a phone without the camera... anyway I digress....
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    Nokia N8
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    I have settled on a phone (the Nokia N8) with a decent F:2.8 / 28mm Carl Zeiss lens, 12MP's sitting on an IMPRESSIVE 1/1.83" CMOS sensor, quite a nice little flash and an in-built memory of 16GB... a truly 'compact' camera

    The Nokia website lists as...

    Camera
    12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
    Large 1/1.83" optical format image sensor
    Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touch screen parameters
    Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal
    Face recognition software
    Autofocus
    Focal length: 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm film format)
    F number/Aperture: F2.8
    Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
    Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
    Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
    Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
    Favourite settings feature
    Still camera manual controls for white balance, scene mode, exposure compensation, colour tone, viewfinder framing grid, sharpness, contrast, flash control, light sensitivity (ISO), self-timer, face detection

    more info...

    Only time will tell if it comes up to scratch....:eek:
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Isn't the N8 what Lili uses for her cellphone shots?

    I was considering a switch from iPhone to the N8, for awhile, until I thought about all my apps and how I would have to carry two phones in order to continue to use them, so I guess I'll just upgrade my iPhone when the next version eventuates (I still use my 3GS)

    Be looking forward to seeing some of your shots off this :)
     
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  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Nokia still makes phones?
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congrats, Mal! I hope you'll be very happy together.

    My husband is trying to replace his ancient LG VZ5300...I think it's about 10 years old, but it's been excellent - great battery power!
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congrats, Mal! I hope you'll be very happy together.

    My husband is trying to replace his ancient LG VZ5300...I think it's about 10 years old, but it's been excellent - great battery power!