Nokia N8 : A Year After its Launch and Still The Best Cameraphone in the World

My Nokia N8 and I have been together for a little more than a year now.

And in that span of time, we've had some great adventures and misadventures together. From our trips abroad to our intimate parties at home, from tech events to our strolls in Luneta Park, my Nokia N8 with its powerful 12 MegaPixels camera replete with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics was able to capture all the fun, exciting, and heart-warming moments.

TP Friends, here are a few photos that chronicle some of my memorable experiences thus far with the Nokia N8, which also happens to be the Best Cameraphone in the World -- still.

All photos were taken using automatic settings. No post-processing was done on any of these images. These are the original, untouched files.

This year, I've been very fortunate to have used and owned a number of amazing flagship level phones that incidentally have good cameras. And really, I'm very thankful for that opportunity and blessing. Now, if you're going to ask me which of them is best when it comes to taking photos, I can tell you in all honesty - and I say this with no discredit to the other models because really, some of them could be better than Nokia N8 in other departments and as all of you know, I love all of my phones, regardless of model or capability - that Nokia N8 is still the best of the pack.

Last year, Nokia Conversations had an interview with Damian Dinning, the imaging supremo of the high-end Nokia N-series, where he disclosed one of the biggest reasons why Nokia N8 is able to deliver amazing photographs.

Mr. Dinning told Nokia Conversations, "Other camera phones typically employ more noise reduction than we do. But noise-reduction tends to also kill detail. With the Nokia N8’s combination of large 12-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics we wanted to give users every detail that it could practically capture. We experimented with many different combinations of noise reduction before settling on the final one. In the end, we concluded that the best balance of detail and noise was where we reduce noise as much as possible but without dramatically affecting the details. This provides much greater flexibility and freedom for a wider range of people. If you prefer greater detail then I hope you’ll be delighted with our approach. If, however, you prefer lower noise and are willing to compromise on the detail you can do this reasonably easily in post image editing. However, if we had removed the detail through aggressive noise reduction in the original image, that detail would have been lost forever. So this way you get the best of both worlds."

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