Nokia Lumia 920 Image Stabilization is Real - Look out Apple & Samsung!

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Nokia Lumia 920 Image Stabilization is Real - Look out Apple & Samsung!

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A gadget reviewer and mobile technology expert from Russia took the yet-unreleased Nokia Lumia 920 (Windows Phone 8) and hooked it onto a radio controlled (RC) car to test the super optical image stabilization (OIS) touted by Nokia. Yes, yes, we all know Nokia was excoriated for using a DSLR for their commercial touting the image stabilization of the Lumia 920. Yeah, they should have has a disclaimer saying the video was "simulated" and not actually taken with a Lumia 920, but if Nokia was replicating what the Lumia 920 could "actually" do, then I honestly didn't see why the big brouhaha.

Well, it turns out that Nokia wasn't lying about the Nokia Lumia's OIS capabilities. In the last few days I saw a iPhone vs. Lumia 920 vs. Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X image stabilization face-off where the Lumia 920 crushed the competition. The image stabilization was truly amazing!

Now today I came across a video from the aforementioned Russian gadget reviewer that shows once and for all that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be the "king" of mobile phone cameras. Yes, it doesn't release until November, and yes the video was taken with a prototype Lumia 920, but if anything the image stabilization should get better not worse. You really have to see it to believe it:


Big boys Apple and Samsung now have Nokia crashing the multi-billion dollar mobile phone party with a killer image stabilization feature that will certainly steal users away from iOS and Android. I capture lots of video for product reviews as well as family videos and I always hated "shaky" motion-sickness-inducing video, so I know the Lumia 920 will be my next smartphone - regardless of the fact that it's running Windows Phone 8, a new mobile operating system with a much smaller selection of apps. As long as I can have a decent browser experience (check) and access to email (check), I can wait for apps to come to Windows Phone 8. Family videos, which capture memories for a lifetime cannot wait.

In related news, Nokia Lumia 920 has just been officially priced in Europe.


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