web analytics

Nokia EOS: What can the 41MP PureView Sensor do?

Recently, we’ve seen and confirmed the existence of the long-rumored Nokia EOS in image leaks across the internet. There’s no doubt it, the Nokia EOS is the company’s next big thing, but what can it do? It seems that there is more to it than just a large and bulky 41MP sensor; there are new leaks showing that it packs a mechanical shutter and more.


Nokia states that the PureView label indicates that the sensor on the phone is one of the best in its camera department. So far, these phones included the Nokia 808 PureView, the Nokia Lumia 920 & the Nokia Lumia 925. Take into note however, these phones excel in different fields.


We have a separate article here discussing on how PureView acts on the 808 (you can also read our full review here). Basically, here is an overview of what the 41MP camera allows you to take:

  • Pixel Oversampling – taking so many pixels and create ‘superpixels’ when shooting at lower resolutions, aiding in eliminating noise, improving color accuracy and sharpness
  • Loseless Zoom – 3.6x zoom on stills and 12x zoom on clips without compromising the quality’

Nokia 808 PureView camera specs:
True 16:9/4:3 aspect ratios
1/1.2” 41mp sensor
Carl Zeiss Optics
Super wide-angle: 26mm – 16:9
f/2.4 aperture
Pixel oversampling technologies
Powerful xenon flash + Single LED


On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 920 didn’t take any of that when it released (probably because of porting problems from Symbian to Windows Phone). The Lumia 925, on the other hand, is said to just push that further. Instead of going the 808’s direction, they took another path:

  • Optical Image Stabilization – a bunch of springs supporting the camera allow the phone to take photos with less motion blur
  • Great Low-light performance

Nokia Lumia 920 camera specs:
True 16:9/4:3 aspect ratios
1.4 micron pixels, 8.7mp BSI sensor
Carl Zeiss Optics
Super wide-angle: 26mm – 16:9
f/2.0 aperture
Optical Image Stabiliser
Dual LED Flash

After that, the company has been touting that the steps that they’ve reached are labeled as Phase 1 & Phase 2. You can see all the details here. What’s next? What’s up for Phase 3 then?

“You should be able to give your phone to a 3-year old and still capture amazing photos, like with a big DSLR camera.”

Juha Alakarhu, head of Nokia imaging technologies {via}

A new video leak from Vizi Leaks reveals that the phone has a mechanical shutter as compared to the previous digital ones. This simply means that light management will be more effective. Moreover that, if you look closely, you can see the lens adjusting as well. The description of the video also states that it has optical image stabilization.

nokia pv

With all of that said, I think we know what we’ll be seeing with the Nokia EOS; it’s going to be a combination of the 808 & the 920 and more, one that can possibly replace your standard DSLR.


Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

You may also like...

11 Responses

  1. Fleeb says:

    “one that can possibly replace your standard DSLR”

    Really now?

    • Bob Freking says:

      Personally not counting on it, but that’s what they’re aiming for. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    • dodong says:

      Tambling ako, kala ko si Ronnie ang may gawa. How did you arrive at the idea of Nokia aiming to replace standard dslr’s, your source? Nokia has made monumental advances regarding camera capabilities in a phone but camera phones replacing dslr’s? Not gonna happen anytime soon.

      The thing about writing articles from multiple article sources is that it makes you lazy. You can do better research and write like you know what you’re talking about. Unsolicited advice. Keep improving.

    • 2cents says:

      “one that can possibly replace your standard DSLR”
      the author did said that it can POSSIBLY replace dslr’s, it’s HIS opinion and Bob’s articles are like the editorial section of a newspaper. c’mon guys criticize in a mature way. on the topic, we’ll just see if the Nokia EOS can deliver. i hope yugatech can have a hands-on with this device in the near future.

    • dodong says:

      If you people will care to read as well, you’ll see that I was replying to his comment above. That is not an opinion but a claim; those 2 are different.

  2. boy says:

    Nokia has made great strides in the camera deparntment, EOS will reinstate its status as the king of Camera Phones. Aiming to replace your standard DSL camera is probably is a Massive feat even for Nokia.

  3. Mc says:

    @dodong try to ask Dictionary.com for the meaning of “POSSIBLY”.

  4. IrritatedReader says:

    Napansin ko lang, everytime may bagong article itong si Bob Freking, parang ang daming bitter? Parang ang daming galit? Ano ba talaga! Puro kayo reklamo ah. Kayo na! Kayo na ang magaling! Sige nga gumawa kayo ng sarili nyong blog at magsulat kayo ng sarili nyong article. Nakakabuwisit lang. Puro lang pangungutya sa author ang alam.

    Let’s stick to the subject matter at hand, okay?

  5. Redh says:

    “one that can possibly replace your standard DSLR.”, Hay naku, kaya nga may disclaimer na “possibly”.

  6. j says:

    *lossless – no hate pls. it’s a great article.

  7. It’s only $1 now at Best Buy with a 2 year contract (AT&T or Sprint; the phone
    is $49.99 with Verizon).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *