- Get more on the camera's performance in our Nokia 808 Pureview camera, how good is it? article.
The Nokia 808 Pureview's camera is capable of producing very nice images in good conditions. Colours are bright and punchy, while pictures are crisp and clear.
We found very little evidence of chromatic aberration on images, even in high-contrast areas.
Although only equipped with a small sensor, the Nokia Pureview 808 is still capable of producing shallow depth of field effects in certain situations. Given the level of control on the camera, it's a big shame that aperture isn't one of the parameters that can be adjusted.
In the majority of cases, focusing speeds on the Nokia Pureview 808 were quick and generally accurate, although on occasion there does seem to be a lag between pressing the screen and the focus point box appearing.
Once you've taken a shot, edits can be made from the Gallery area. This includes basic cropping, and more advanced options such as adding digital filters and frames.
None of the filters are labelled with names, instead relying on basic clipart-style graphics to illustrate the function, and they are not particularly exciting, which is a shame as Nokia could have been a little more creative to take on the might of Instagram, which is available on iOS and Android, but not Symbian Belle.
Similarly, we can't see the jokey frames and clip art appealing to any serious photographers - another element that could have offered something a bit different.
Image quality and resolution
Our camera team did some detailed tests on the image quality and resolution of the Nokia 808 Pureview camera, and the results can be found here.
Noise and dynamic range
Our camera team shot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images were analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate data to produce the various graphs, which can be view here.
Sensitivity and noise
Take a look at the whole range of ISO levels in this side by side comparison, going from ISO 50 all the way up to 1600.