Man behind the PureView camera leaves Nokia

Nokia is dealing with the upcoming loss of the man who headed up the mobile phone maker's imaging division just after the launch of its new Windows Phone 8 devices. Damian Dinning, who was the lead program manager for Imaging Experience at Nokia, will depart the company on November 30. Denning joined Nokia in 2004.

In a statement to Amateur Photographer, Nokia said simply that Denning made a "personal decision" to leave the company. It added, "During the past nine years, [Damian] has made many innovative and valuable contributions to Nokia, most recently as a lead program manager in our Smart Devices business. We thank him for his service to the company and certainly wish him the best."

During his time at Nokia, Denning led the team that put in a 41-megapixel camera inside the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. That same team was behind the Lumia 920's camera, which has a number of features that Nokia claims other smartphone cameras don't have.

In a recent post on his Twitter account, Denning didn't talk about his departure from Nokia directly but did hint that information about his next job will be announced on December 10.

Via: Engadget
Source: Amateur Photographer | Image via Nokia

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He was just the team leader, not "the" man behind the pure view camera, there far more than one man behind the pure view camera anyway.

HawkMan said,
He was just the team leader, not "the" man behind the pure view camera, there far more than one man behind the pure view camera anyway.

The team leader is the person responsible for designing and implementing the features, so it's perfectly fair to call him the "man behind the PureView camera".

theyarecomingforyou said,

The team leader is the person responsible for designing and implementing the features, so it's perfectly fair to call him the "man behind the PureView camera".

Not necessarily. The team leader usually oversees the project, however he/she may not have any direct involvement in research or development. This is often the case at the company I work for.

Cute James said,
Not necessarily. The team leader usually oversees the project, however he/she may not have any direct involvement in research or development. This is often the case at the company I work for.

Even so, it's all part of the management structure. People don't simply go off and work on random projects without any coordination. He's still responsible for the design.

"but did hint that information about his next job will be announced on December 10."

He'll be working for Apple on iView PureMotion 5G.

Ronnet said,
"but did hint that information about his next job will be announced on December 10."

He'll be working for Apple on iView PureMotion 5G.

Yeah I share that suspicion. And then suddenly Cupertino's next generation phone cameras will be praised being exceptional and will _always_ mention Denning as the guys who, suddenly is credited for, doing great work on phone cameras.

But we'll see. Maybe it's something less 'exciting' like Cannon-Nikon (Phone-camera maybe?) or Motorola/Googs or Sammy.

Coolicer said,

Yeah I share that suspicion. And then suddenly Cupertino's next generation phone cameras will be praised being exceptional and will _always_ mention Denning as the guys who, suddenly is credited for, doing great work on phone cameras.

But we'll see. Maybe it's something less 'exciting' like Cannon-Nikon (Phone-camera maybe?) or Motorola/Googs or Sammy.


When does Apple ever credit anyone but Jobs in anything?

M_Lyons10 said,

When does Apple ever credit anyone but Jobs in anything?

Only once you're part of the cult, you'll get massive praise for all your achievements, especially since everything pre-apple-hiring was under "huge corporate tyranny" and the new thing should be totally better.

But we're just poking fun here.
And he has joined Jaguar / Land Rover. So all is well.