Monday, 8 August 2011

New Nokia N9 Video And Photo Samples

The N9 boasts a number of 'firsts' in Nokia's camera department - it's the first production Nokia phone with continuous autofocus during video recording, as well as the first Nokia phone to use a sensor that allows for both 4:3 and 16:9 photography without compromise. So then, it's always a good thing to see more samples from the device. Tony Rinnemaa, who is currently in posession of a N9, has uploaded a few pictures and a video to Flickr. Let's take a look.

This is an example of the Nokia N9's 16:9 mode. Thanks to the new sensor, this mode provides the equivalent of a 26mm focal length in 35mm format and, as demonstrated by the photo above, this allows you to 'squeeze in' more subjects. This shot is also pretty good considering how dreary the weather looks - the colours are quite vivid and despite the strong wind (look at the hair in the bottom right) there's little blur since the exposure was at 1/1000th of a second.

Here we have an example of a photo taken with the N9's dual LED flash enabled. The white bowl remains white instead of turning blue or yellow, which is always a good sign when you're dealing with LED flashes. Also, assuming this was taken in dark conditions, there's very little noise which is impressive.

Here's one where the subject is a bit closer to the N9. There's a lot of detail on the closed flowers (you can see the little hairs) and the colours look natural. You'll also notice the relatively shallow depth of field (i.e. blurred background) thanks to the N9's f/2.2 maximum aperture which can also help with getting better low-light shots.

Toni's video from the N9 is on Flickr, so I can't embed it here. Take a look. The continuous autofocus can't really be demonstrated in this video due to Toni's position, but at least it shows that the N9 records smooth video. You'll also find the rest of Toni's photos in his N9 testing set.


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