Oh, how many times i have searched for my USB cable to connect the Digital camera to my PC to initiate the process of sharing my pics to the world. As always, i store my stuff locally on the hard disk and then share it on the web through various methods and also if people want a local copy they can always plug in their thumb drive and then just drag and drop. I always used to distribute my stuff locally thru thumb drives and external disks. Somehow Samsung has a likening to this concept and made a concept camera out of it. Have a look :
UCIM concept camera from Samsung
This concept, designed by Jung Eun Park from Samsung ,has three thumb drives in-built(see those three blue strips?) so take a photo, 3 copies are made and stored on the thumb drives. Give it to your friends to copy and wait for them to return it back. There is also a USB port to connect the camera directly to a USB host like a PC or even the Nokia N8.This allows an easier, cheaper and instant sharing of your photos with friends. But it is no match to the mature wireless mobile phone sharing capabilities, still, something is better than nothing, agree ?
USP of the Nokia N8
“The Nokia N8, most certainly the best cameraphone ever.” This is what most of the U.S blogs said when they reviewed the N8.
I was certainly impressed by the camera, and am still impressed by its performance, especially in low-light situations. Be it either a still photo or a video, the N8 just amazes me.
I was out with my friends in elliots beach, chennai, and i wanted to test the camera without firing the flash and see how it performs in low – light.
So, here it goes, all the photos are taken in auto mode with/without flash. All photos have some blurriness thanks to my hands being shaky all the time. However am presenting you the normal point and shoot scenario.No tripods, only hands and all photos were taken casually with no efforts to stabilize hand 🙂
All photos have been resized to 1/4th for the blog’s sake.
N8 with Carl zeiss lens
The good chaps at the Nokia Conversations have started a very long and detailed learning session of the N8’s camera that is provided by the Camera Guru Haje Jan Kamps of the very famous photocritic.org blog.
He is going to give tips and tutorials on how to handle the camera accordingly.
Good marketing initiative imho. I will be updating the links on this page now and then, stay tuned for the complete School lessons.
via Nokia Conversations
First ever N8 Camera Mod
He has done it again !! He is the one and only HyperX who has been at the forefront of the custom ROM community of the Samsung Omnia HD, which apparently got more support from him than Samsung itself.
Anyway he has done one of the firsts again,he has modded the N8′ s camera, which we already have seen, rocks.And i quite like the dig at engadget he made above in that pic 🙂
What he has done is :
1. Completely modded the compression algorithm to provide 100 % quality pics, that is he has done away with some post processing and compression stuff in the camera algorithm and has managed to take pics averaging 11 MB per pic. So it actually provides more detail and of course less noise. He provides the RAW unedited pic here. It is to be noted that he himself has confirmed that there is no lag when browsing these monster sized pics in the N8 gallery application.
2.Second, he has tweaked the video capture to encode videos at 30 fps! Great achievement since many users thought 25 fps would be little bit less. And from video metadata, one user has confirmed that the video encodes at a bitrate of more than 12 Mbps, thats actually dvd quality(i mean the bitrate) which is too good for a mobile phone, happy to see that the Broadcom GPU in the N8 is doing impressive work.The video(unedited) here.
3.Now, there’s continuous autofocus in the video mode too , thanks to hyperX dishing out these mods so fast. See here : Continuous autofocus
Via thehandheldblog , HyperX
Nokia product manager with N8
A lot has been said about this already, and a lot N8 vs. *** posts have been done and i myself had posted this N8 vs a point and shoot here. But the whole point of every post that people make is to show how capable the camera is.As we know already, Engadget had posted a very controversial post comparing the N8 to the iphone’s camera, which i found was rigged , thanks to the analysis from Chris from Symbian-Freak. I dont want to say the iphone takes bad photos because i really like those photos, that too for a mobile phone. But i just want to say that the N8 is in a different league, a class apart from other mobile phone cameras around.
Let me explain why,