Nokia hasrevealed a mobile imaging device that it claims will perform as well as a stand alone digital camera.
The N86 8MP combines wide angle Carl Zeiss optics with an 8 megapixel sensor and can be used equally for video and still images. Nokia will begin shipping the ‘best mobile imaging device’ in the second quarter of 2009.
The new handset has a dual LED camera flash and 8 GB of internal memory for up to 4,000 images. The memory can be increased with an exchangeable 16 GB microSD card. It also comes with a built-in compass and a three-month license for voice and pedestrian navigation so users can share their location with personal content such as geotagged photos. It will cost around EURO 375 (£332) before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia Nseries director, Juha-Pekka Sipponen, said: ‘People demand mobile cameras that take excellent pictures in all light conditions.That's why the aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera.
‘Whether it's running with the bulls in Pamplona or capturing the panoramic beauty of a sunrise over Sydney, the Nokia N86 8MP will take brilliantly clear, wide-angle images that are instantly geotagged to be uploaded onto sites like Ovi Share or Flickr.’