The camera is a very important factor to me when choosing smartphones. I’m glad Nokia Conversations sat down with Product Manager Jens Wilke to get more details on the Nokia N9 with an 8-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss lens, and autofocus. Read on for some of the highlights.
The Nokia N9 specifications page says the device has a dedicated camera key, but the interview says otherwise. Product manager said the camera key is located on the screen. The Nokia N9 camera continuously auto focuses on subjects when it is on. You can also tap-to-focus.
The Nokia N9 has the fastest camera on any phone – from launch to focus to capture. It’s even faster than one of best point-n-shoot cameras out there, the Canon Powershot S95!
One thing that wasn’t mentioned on the interview was the wide-open F/2.2 lens on the Nokia N9. It’s the largest aperture on any mobile phone as far as I’m aware (let me know if you can find one with wider aperture). That means it should perform well in low-light conditions. In comparison, the Nokia N8 has F/2.8 and the Nokia N86 with F/2.4. The lower aperture number allows more light to reach the image sensor. Nokia’s imaging expert Damian Dinning can explain this better and I believe he has a post coming up soon at Nokia Conversations.
I’m geeking out on the Nokia N9′s camera. Are the photography lovers excited over this device?