As someone who spends a portion of almost every day reading comments on twitter, discussion forums, tech blogs etc, following the recent introductions of the Nokia E7, C7 and C6, it’s become evident that we need to take time out to explain the technology behind the Nokia Full Focus cameras used in these products.
The big misconception goes something like this. Low tech = cheap = poor performance. Well, let’s explain more and see if that’s the view you have in a few minutes…
Fixed focus cameras have no moving components and have simple cost-driven optics. That’s true. So based on this background, I can understand why people come to such conclusions. After all, fixed focus cameras have been around for years, right? And they’ve always been used in cheap, uninspiring products, right?
However, the only similarity between fixed focus cameras of days gone by and Nokia’s Full Focus cameras is that they have no moving lens elements. That’s where the similarity ends.
More over in the full article.