Nokia improves image stabilization in new smart phone cameras
This is what I expected after last week’s short teaser video showing a young woman riding along on a bike – the usual CMOS “jello” was not present. Nokia has addressed the problem of jittery camera phone videos by providing image stabilization in a smart phone camera:
The Lumia 920s PureView feature is a “floating lens technology” where the camera lens actually moves and responds to jittery hand motions, ensuring a more stable image. The technology also helps out at night, brightening up images in low-light conditions, with some shots looking like they were taken by a more sophisticated DSLR.
Their original “teaser” video clip turned out to been shot on a professional CCD video camera system, hence, no jello. However, Nokia has posted a new clip showing a side by side comparison of a normal cell phone video with the new optically stabilized Lumia 920 video camera. OIS does work (I have it on an older video camera).