Think about Mobile Phone Camera and I doubt anybody would think any name except Nokia. Nokia has been the king of smartphone camera and the driving force behind has been @PhoneDaz for last 9 years. But Damian Dinning is leaving Nokia on this 30th Nov. It been a kind of shock for almost all fans.
In a talk with @PureViewClub he shared few words,
Following the news of my forthcoming departure from Nokia I wanted to say a few words:
Firstly, wow! Huge thanks for the incredibly kind words of support and well wishes. I have been so touched by all of your messages.
As reported in Nokia’s own statement regarding my forthcoming departure, a number of key strategic roles have moved to Finland. My family and I are based in the UK at a stage in our lives where relocation is unfortunately not an option. I have therefore made the tremendously difficult decision after nearly 9 years with Nokia to leave the company. I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet.
As reported by a few, the work area I am best known for, imaging, is the result of a huge and massively talented pool of people. I have often felt embarrassed by the media attention I received knowing that whilst I am proud of my own contributions and the forward looking guidance I have strived to provide the teams, there are a lot of unsung heroes!
I have known for some time that I would be leaving Nokia. I’ve spent many many months with this in mind, working with incredibly talented and highly motivated people across various teams building towards the next steps Nokia will take in imaging.
At a very young age, I had two very strong interests, cars and photography. With regards to the latter, I wanted to be able to take photography from the nerdy or for special occasions only use it was at the time, to being part of everyday life. I never thought I’d be able to play a role in making that happen, but my time at Nokia gave me exactly that opportunity. I really feel I’ve been able to fulfil that ambition. Whilst we’re really only just entering the next major stage in the development of photography and I still have a very clear vision of how I see it’s longer term development, I fully recognise this is the perfect opportunity for me to work in quite a different area.
For those less cynical amongst you, there’s a lot to look forward to as the various teams continue to work as hard as ever. I feel confident you’re going to really love what they’re working on for the future. Having been directly involved, I’m personally intrigued to monitor as a spectator, their progress.
As for my future, I am moving to an industry I’ve wanted to be part of for a very long time. My experience in telecoms and smartphones provides me with a great opportunity to make a difference in a company whose own development is inspiring at a time of great change. I am thrilled that I’ll shortly be joining Jaguar Land Rover where I’ll take a role
driving future innovations in the exciting new field of Connected Car.
You can still contact me via my twitter page @PhoneDaz, but I will not be using this account in relation to my new role. Feel free to nudge me from time to time…
Best wishes to you all.
It is really sad to see him go. However as he has said, his team is already there and they will be pushing great things ahead.
GSMArena put up the blind test for camera quality of different device. It was a blind test, means the names of the contenders were not revealed. They put several comparison pics taken using several unknown devices in different situations and asked their users to vote for the best results. They went through 1000+ comments and prepared the result.
Nokia 808 PureView won by a huge margin. Though it was surprising that Nokia N8 was at 4th position! More surprising was HTC One X!
We have seen several comparision where Nokia N8 scored more than iPhone 4S!
Whatsoever, but Nokia 808 PureView was outstanding as expected. Nokia will surely never let any one win Camera phone’s race. 😉
I always wanted to make light painting but what I lacked was a cam with long exposure. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a nice application, named Long Exposure Camera by Harald Meyar, known for their several apps for Camera. Let’s have a look at it.
Name: Long Exposure Camera
Publisher: Harald Meyer
Type: Application / Photo & video
Price: Rs. 25
Size: 0.27 MB
Store Link: http://store.ovi.com/content/261319
Description: Use Exposure Camera to make your own light paintings (screen resolution) and to simulate long exposures (slow but full resolution).
Different modes are offered, such as light, dark, add, difference,…
The final result can be directly uploaded to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter.
Let’s see if it really does those things that well?