This echoes a few things I've been pondering:
- the Nokia 808 represents the ultimate evolution of Symbian-powered hardware
- we were lucky to get it at all given the state of resources in the Symbian development team at Nokia
- it's fairly unlikely we'll see any more devices with PureView 'phase 1' technology - on any platform
- the 808 probably won't stay in production for very long
From the post:
Congratulations to all owners of Nokia 808 Pure View. You own a collector's item. Now the specifications of the Lumia 920 are known, it is clear that the lens/sensor combination as used in the 808 is too large for a mainstream smartphone.
Anyone who is happy with his 808 can remain happy with this fantastic smart camera. I know nothing of smartphones but I am a passionate photographer. I am still happy with the amazing resolution of 808, its features and the possibility to carry it in my shirt's pocket. (In my shirt's pocket even with the Nokia HH-23 tripod mount constant attached to it and always secured with my neck strap).
I am still learning with the 808. It seems that the 808 is a one time release of this beautiful lens/sensor combination... It seems that the Nokia 808 Pure View will become a collectors item. Just a matter of time before it is worth a lot of money.
Interesting that, as with some of the mainstream tech media, Peter sees his 808 as more a 'smart camera' than a 'smartphone' - I disagree with this assessment, as will many people here, but I can see where he's coming from.
What do you think? Better snap up that 808 PureView now rather than later?
For interest, here's one of Peter's 808-shot HDR composites, from his Flickr stream: