It seems that the next “big thing” most photographers missed in Smartphone cameras is finally coming – RAW file format support. Up until now, we have seen many camera-phone combinations; with optical zoom (Samsung S4) or insane resolution (Nokia Pureview), but none of these allowed shooting in RAW file format. I am a big advocate of RAW since it is the only format that allows reaching maximum image quality any given camera or sensor can produce. I wrote on this topic already on my blog, so please click here to learn more on RAW file format.
Nokia Pureview 808 made quite the stir on the market earlier this year. The main reason – highest resolution sensor; not only amongst mobile phones, but even higher than all other digital camera except medium format beasts like Hasselblad, Phase One or Pentax 645. Is it just a marketing stunt or are the 41 megapixels actually usable in real life – that’s what I was eager to find out.