The Nokia 808 PureView is a revolution in mobile imaging technology. Starting up in under a second — even from lock — the camera uses an unprecedented 41 MP sensor combined with Carl Zeiss optics and a xenon flash to deliver outstanding 8 and 5 MP images in almost every shooting situation. When shooting a 5 MP image, PureView technology compresses the information from 7 pixels into 1 for the sharpest images imaginable. The phone also offers 3x loss-less slide zoom, with no loss of image quality, and all the shareability you expect in a premium smartphone.
The Nokia 808 PureView goes beyond the still image, with 1080p full HD video recording at 30 fps with 4x slide zoom — without loss of image quality. The image is only half the video story. The Nokia 808 PureView delivers the world's first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones
Qt is the framework for accessing the features this leading-edge phone in your apps. Qt and the Qt Mobility APIs let your apps access the imaging, video, and audio capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView.
PureView Imaging Competition — Get involved and win
Running through to 17 June 2012, the PureView Imaging Competition is the opportunity to share your experiences and innovative imaging and video related code with the Nokia Developer community. By submitting how-tos, tutorials, or code examples to the Nokia Developer wiki that focus on using the Qt, QML, and Symbian C++ imaging and video APIs, you will not only gain the kudos of your peers but be in to win some great prizes. The best article will win a Nokia 808 PureView phone and a trip to a Nokia event in your region. The second and third placed articles will each win a Nokia 808 PureView. So whether your code exploits the capabilities of PureView or provides feature such as image sharing or compression, this is the ideal opportunity to show off your coding skill and knowledge.
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Our product engineering team turned to Qt for many critical pieces of the UI on the Nokia 808 PureView: the camera and gallery apps on the phone were written from the ground up using Qt. No surprise then that the Nokia 808 has the latest Qt APIs for mobile devices on-board, making it a perfect target for your latest Qt and Qt Quick apps.
To use the phone's PureView camera and audio capabilities, you will take advantage of the Qt Mobility multimedia APIs: With these APIs your app can connect to the phone's camera as well as its other sensors. You also get a range of features to manipulate the content from the camera, including control over auto focus. Now you can easily bring the outstanding quality of PureView and High Amplitude Audio Capture to the images, video, and audio captured by your apps.
And then extend you apps features further: Qt Mobility APIs also unlock the potential of NFC, sensors, and almost every part of the phone your apps will ever need.
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Read more about using the Qt Mobility for stills, video, and audio in:
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