Nokia launched a new phone, the Lumia 920, and was raving about its incredible camera and PureView image stabilization system. Nokia even put together a sweet video, entitled PureView The next innovation, that shows off the OIS system on the Lumia 920. Except that it wasn’t the Lumia 920 that captured the footage.
Turns out, the good stuff is coming from what looks to be a DSLR on some kind of external gyro or Steadicam rig.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimDfEIEiu0&w=640&h=360]
Rather than coming completely clean that it was hoping to sell phones with the consumers’ expectations that the Lumia 920 would rock the socks off of any other phone on the market, Nokia has since been on a BS damage control train, stating that it never intended to mislead anyone, which further insults our intelligence.
Moreover, the still images shown in the video are misleading (at the very least) in terms of what the camera is capable of capturing in a given scene.
This is clearly not the same lighting conditions:
Lighting conditions aside, I’m not ready to believe it is actually an image captured by the Nokia Lumia 920 until Nokia ponies up the original files.
Panasonic got itself into some hot water a couple years back when it tried to pass off a new demo video for the Lumix G2. It was quickly revealed, however, that at least a good bit of it was shot with 5D Mark II.
When will these guys learn that it’s hard to pull one over on photographers?