Nokia N95: The power of the 5megapixel camera

9. March 2008 at 20:16

The camera of the N95 is far from dead. This is shown every few months on James Burland’s website, Nokia Creative, but let me share some of my little captures that the magnificent 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens equipped N95 let me take.
You will see pictures in the night, with extreme light, during dawn or sunrise, during daylight, in different angles, with water, in sunset, and big landscapes. Obviously I’m not a big photographer, but you can get a perspective of what wonders an average Joe can achieve with a camera always in his pocket. I resized all pictures so that they fit to my bandwidth limit, but you can clearly see how powerful the Nokia N95 is. The only thing missing here for me is the capture timing, I can’t ever capture still waves, and I hope this feature is added in next phones.

Nokia’s upcoming flagship phone, the Nokia N96 won’t have as many picture features as it will be focused on video recording.

First three pictures are captured in a club, where there is a swimming pool, a lot of lights, and reflex, you can also see the contrast of people, and how the lights affect the camera:

Rock’n’Scroll Beta 1 available for public

29. February 2008 at 13:45


Rock’n’Scroll, a Accelerometer based application, is now available unsigned for the public. Using Roch’n’Scroll you can control the N82, N95 (8GB) and the N93i by moving your phone. More over you can also rotate your screen. It’s acting pretty similar to NokMote and also like RotateMe. You can download this application over at the Keynetik forum.

UPDATE: ShakeSMS available for public

24. February 2008 at 20:14

ShakeSMS is just another (useful) application using the accelerometer API of the N95 (8GB), N82 and N93i. This application opens an incoming textmessages by shaking and closes the message and turns back to the mainscreen after shaking once again. ShakeSMS is jsut available for donators is available for everyone and can be downloaded unsigned here.

ShakeMe: Lock/Unlock your phone by shaking

18. February 2008 at 17:00

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My buddy over at Dailymobile has brought us new information in terms of ShakeMe. Actually, it’s a clone of ShakeLock. Using ShakeMe you can lock or unlock your N95 (8GB) or N82 by shaking. Here you can find a demo video. To download ShakeLock you have to donate some money over here.

Features: (Alpha 1)

Modes
* Key Lock: Lock/Unlock your keypad by shaking your phone.
* Bluetooth: Activate/deactivate bluetooth state by shaking your phone.
* Silent: Activate/deactivate silent profile by shaking your phone.
* Backlight: Switch the backlight on by shaking your phone.

Settings:
* Reactivity: The higher this setting is, the longer you have to shake your phone.
* Sensitivity: The higher this setting is, the stronger you have to shake your phone.
* Play tone: Play a tone when a shake movement is detected.

N96 and N78 full specifications

13. February 2008 at 21:24

Yay they are finally here, unfortunately I can’t tell the CPU the N96 uses, but now we have confirmation that both phones use the normal charging, and not through microUSB.
We can also see that the N78 uses the same CPU as the N81, at the same speed.

The Nokia N96 is a GSM/WCDMA dual mode portable multimedia computer supporting EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100 HSDPA, WLAN and DVB-H Video. Use the Nokia N96 for connecting to mobile Broadband using WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G) with faster downloading than 3G. Find directions and locations with the integrated A-GPS and included maps. Use the Nokia N96 to take photos with a 5.0 megapixel auto focus camera. Enjoy videos, music and graphics on the 2.8” QVGA (240 x 320 pixels), 16M color display. Listen to music with using the built-in stereo speakers. Additional features include UPnP, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR and USB 2.0 High-Speed.

The Nokia N78 is a GSM/WCDMA dual mode portable multimedia computer supporting WCDMA 900/2100 HSDPA, EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 and WLAN. Use the Nokia N78 for connecting to mobile Broadband using WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G) with faster downloading than 3G. Find directions and locations with the integrated A-GPS and included maps. Take photos with a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera and enjoy videos, music and graphics on the 2.4” QVGA (240 x 320 pixels), 16M color display. Listen to music with using the built-in stereo speakers. Addition features include UPnP, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR and USB 2.0 High-Speed.