It’s a PR disaster. Nokia’s new Lumia PureView camera phone stunned critics and photographers at its launch. A few eagle-eyed viewers though have spotted something very peculiar in the background of the above demo video.
In the above frame, the reflection in the window clearly reveals a van with an SLR and/or a stabilisation rig. Nokia’s suggestion that the video was shot entirely with their phone’s new ‘floating lens technology’ has been proven completely wrong.
The Nokia Lumia 920 was launched as a breakthrough in camera phones. It holds an 8.7 megapixel sensor and a Carl Zeis lens with a bright aperture and built in image stabilisation. In what now sounds quite ironic, Nokia’s Executive Vice President Jo Harlow noted that their ‘cutting-edge’ camera technology “makes it possible for a smartphone camera to take the kind of images usually only seen on a standalone SLR camera.”
With over 1 million views on their promo video and a tonne of bad press, Nokia has been forced to admit that ‘The video demonstrates the benefits of optical image stabilization only and the video is not shot on a Lumia 920′.
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