After seeing just what the PureView Technology is in reality and how it works, we compared the image and video capturing capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView with some hot phones on the market right now. As described in the PureView Technology piece, one of its main features is lossless zoom.
We have a couple of images for you to check out; the captions on each image will describe the mode used to shoot, but of course, you need to check out the full resolution versions by clicking them open.
Note: You may want to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the focus and zoom demo while recording video!
The images below are macro shots, all captured using a combination of Scene mode (Macro) and several degrees of lossless zoom:
Last, but not least, check out the video below to see the lossless zoom in action while recording video as well as a quick demo of the focus modes on the Nokia 808 PureView: CAF (Continuous Auto-Focus) which is good for most of the users and occasions; HF (Hyper-focus) which brings everything in focus from a certain focal distance onwards to infinity; MF (Manual-focus) when you need a specific object to be in focus, you just tap the screen.
Video has been recorded using Creative mode (Full HD 1080p, 30fps, video stabilization off).