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Nokia N9 camera demystified

Nokia's latest smartphone, N9, features a small yet capable camera, one that is almost at par with the country's leading camera smartphone, Nokia N8.

Nokia’s newest MeeGo based smartphone, N9, has a uni-body design which is similar to that of Nokia N8. But even though design was of prime importance, a lot of attention has been given to functionality as well. Even with 70 per cent reduction in the sensor’s size, as compared to the N8, the N9 can do some pretty impressive things with its camera.

Similar to the Nokia N8, the optics for Nokia N9 are provided by Carl Zeiss, and according to Nokia these optics provide 60 per cent more viewing area as compared to other camera phones in the market. Secondly, the imaging sensor, although smaller in size, has been optimized for image capture in both 4:3 and 16:9 ratios, giving wider image capture choice to users.

Some of the things that were missing in the N8 when it was originally launched but that will feature in the N9 are automatic blur reduction for photographs and continuous autofocus while taking pictures or even while recording video, which can be done in high definition, along with HD audio, by the N9.

Although many things are nice in the Nokia N9 it will be missing out on some really big things like the N9 gets an 8 megapixel camera in comparison to a 12 megapixel one on the N8, and along with that N9 only gets an LED-based flash; it doesn’t have a Xenon flash. Although Nokia has tried to make the LED flash better that usual with 20 per cent increase in lighting, nothing beats Xenon.

Nokia has also added a non destructive photo editing feature to the N9. This means that users can revert to an original image even after months have passed since it was edited on the smartphone. Along with that the new camera application will also allow editing of images right there in the preview mode so that users do not need to open the image editing application.

In terms of technology the Nokia N9 smartphone looks good, but we can determine how well it will do only upon trying out the device.

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