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Senior Manager Gunther Kottzieper shared some of Nokia’s plans for 2011 at the International Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on Tuesday. According to Kottzieper, first quarter of 2011 will include more than 50 enhancements to Symbian, including an updated browser with a more intuitive user interface. The second and third quarter will bring “a new look and feel for the UI. The fourth quarter will introduce more powerful CPU and graphics processors and last but not least, a “true zoom camera.”
The California Institute of Technology is suing Nokia, LG Electronics, Pantech, and others for infringing on nine patents related to camera technology, according to Businessweek. The California-based research university filed their complaint today in federal court in Los Angeles and seeks unspecified damages. None of the companies involved provided any official response yet.
Nokia Conversations published a post yesterday explaining the Full Focus camera technology in their new devices such as the Nokia C6, C7, and E7. They even go on to argue that Full Focus cameras are in fact more complex than autofocus cameras. I must confess that I’m not a fan of this feature. I wonder how you feel about this.
Last month, hyperX released a hack for the camera on the Nokia N8 that enabled 30 frames per second with continuous autofocus for video and 100% JPEG compression for photos. The differences were very minimal unless you zoomed in really close. The file sizes were also larger. Today at the official Nokia Conversations, Damian Dinning shares his thoughts on the hack.
A hacker by the name of hyperX claims to have modified the camera on the Nokia N8 to add 30 frames per second recording (versus the default 25fps) and continuous autofocus. There’s a video and screenshot for evidence. Continuous autofocus is cool, but the clicking sounds are disconcerting. Go watch the video.
Here’s a video of Dr. Hubert Nasse of Carl Zeiss talking about the camera module included in the new Nokia N8 smartphone during Photokina 2010 in Cologne. He says that the Carl Zeiss lens inside the N8 are made out of 5 single optical elements with complex shapes never seen before in large scale optics. This results in excellent image quality. Watch the video and listen closely.
Prepare for more videos from Nokia World! In this video, Nokia’s imaging expert Damian Dinning explains how they listened to what people like in pictures, what don’t they like, etc, and brought that into the Nokia N8. They’re really proud of the results. Watch the video after the jump.