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Nokia Faking Mobile Phone Footage

Nokia Busted Faking Mobile Phone Footage With A Stabilized Camera System.

Earlier today news broke out about Nokia and their Lumia 920 simulation video not being exactly forthright. The video before the shameful reveal had no indication that it wasn’t filmed with the actual product that it was marketing. When reddit.com users got their hands on the video they quickly noticed that the reflection in the video is not of a person filming with a mobile phone on a bicycle, but of a man in a van with what looks to be at least a DSLR sized camera with what seems to be some type of Gyro-stabilization system.

Nokia has released an official apology on their blog stating that they never meant to mislead people and that the video was only meant as a ‘representation of OIS’. I believe Nokia wasn’t expecting to be caught with their pants around their ankles and were rushing to rectify the situation. Check the video starting at 0:27 and watch the reflection closely. How do you feel about Nokia’s ‘slip’? Will this deter you from trusting the company or are you willing to let the mishap slide? Comment below and let us know.

This very funny meme is floating around the interwebs on the subject of Nokia’s indiscretion and we just had to share.


An apology is due

Published by Heidi Lemmetyinen on September 6, 2012

We’re excited about the Lumia 920 and the ground-breaking PureView imaging capabilities we announced today.

In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created.

We are looking forward to bringing the Lumia 920, with PureView optical image stabilization to select markets later this year.

Here is the video shown at the press conference shot using a Lumia 920. On the right is a Lumia 920 prototype with OIS. On the left is a smartphone without OIS. The difference is apparent.

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