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Nokia releases phone with massive 41-megapixel camera

If a 12-megapixel camera on a phone seemed like a lot, Nokia has gone mad with its latest smartphone. 

The new Nokia 808 PureView features a massive 41-megapixel image sensor, which they say is capable of capturing incredible photos.

How so?

For starters, they've packed in Carl Zeiss optics to capture the best possible amount of light and clarity. Next up is the phone's oversampling technology. The lens is f2.4. 

Nokia says taking a picture at 38-megapixels means users can zoom in and crop an image without a loss in quality. If their YouTube demo video is accurate, Nokia might be on to something remarkable for mobile phone photography. 

They also say the phone will capture great photos in low light situations - something we're yet to see proof of.

It's not just all about the camrea - the 808 also features the Rich Recording feature, which is designed to let the phone record CD-quality audio without the use of a special microphone.

Oddly enough, all these great audio and visual features are available on a handset running an otherwise antiquated operating system - Symbian. That's like building a modern train powered by coal.

Perhaps it's just a warm-up for Nokia to release another 41-megapixel smartphone running Windows Phone 7...

What do you use most for taking pictures on the go?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets



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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.