Right when we were thinking what was new with the Nokia Lumia 925’s camera, we just happened to see some tweets from Nokia’s Imaging team. Having launched the device in London today, Nokia have confirmed that the Lumia 925 has a slightly updated camera, both in terms of hardware and software. In terms of hardware, the Lumia 925 is supposedly featuring a “world’s first” 6 element lens, unlike the usual 5 element lenses on various smartphones. On the software front, apart from all the Smart Camera features, the camera can go up to ISO 3200 now, whereas ISO 800 was the previous limit on the Lumia 920. For comparison sakes, the Nokia 808 PureView can go up to ISO 1600.
Explaining on the addition of a sixth physical element to the lens –
— Kristina Björknäs (@bjorknas) May 14, 2013
So, yes, adding an element to the lens does increase the sharpness, and it is quite telling from the Nokia’s own sample pictures. With the Lumia 920’s achilles heel being soft mushy pictures in all lighting conditions, this just might be the perfect solution for that camera.
Juha Alakarhu, the Imaging head at Nokia, with whom we did a short interview with, on the Nokia Lumia 720’s camera capabilities, has added that the ISO 3200 option has been added to the camera, with more advancements in the imaging algorithm. He detailed that in this tweet –
.@bogs028 In addition to ISO3200, there are a lot of other algorithm improvements too, e.g., fine details, color, noise.
— Juha Alakarhu (@jalakarhu) May 14, 2013
So, will this mean that the Lumia 925 takes sharper and more sensitive pictures than the Lumia 920? Also, will this the best low light camera ever then? We shall see soon.
Keep your eyes on the blog, because we have got a lot of stuff coming in from the London launch event. In the mean time, take a look at our Nokia Lumia 925 photo gallery.