New video from Nokia takes a closer look at the Lumia 925 camera

We gave the Nokia Lumia 925 a good review a few weeks ago, and part of the reason was the impressive 8.7 megapixel PureView camera, which our reviewer Andy Weir called  "the best all-round camera experience of any smartphone I’ve tested." This week, Nokia released a new video that gives us a fresh new look at the Lumia 925's camera hardware.

The video, uploaded to YouTube, gives us an exploded view of the Windows Phone 8 smartphone, with the main focus on the camera hardware. It shows the Lumia 925 has six lenses made by ZEISS. Nokia claims that most smartphone cameras have just four or five lenses.

The video also gives a better idea of how the optical image stabilization hardware works inside the smartphone. Basically, the camera hardware moves inside the smartphone as its owner takes pictures or videos and by doing so, it will eliminate much of the shakiness that other smartphone videos have.

While the Nokia Lumia 925 may be one of the newest smartphones from the Finland company, next week should see Nokia officially reveal its next big Windows Phone 8 device; the rumored Lumia 1020/902 that will have a 41 megapixel PureView camera.

Source: Nokia on YouTube

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Smartphones obviously will replace point & shoot once OIS and real glass finally find their way into them, but they will have my Dslr & 6 lenes, 2 flash units and what seems like a zillion filters when they pry it from my cold dead fingers

As suggested above, its nice to have a device with you all the time that can also take fantastic pictures. Lets not compare to DSLR and such stuff as its obviously a smartphone camera. So with legs on ground, lumia wins a massive numbers, I said so! (no sarcasm, just cant be arsed posting pics, I know they are better)

Being on T-Mobile, I'd love to get my hands on one of these. Just bought a Nexus 4 though! WP has been slowly maturing, be interesting to experience that platform.

Pushing a good camera experience is something that is no longer uniquely Nokia, but it seems that Nokia clearly is one of the leaders in this area.

ObiWanToby said,
Being on T-Mobile, I'd love to get my hands on one of these. Just bought a Nexus 4 though! WP has been slowly maturing, be interesting to experience that platform.

Pushing a good camera experience is something that is no longer uniquely Nokia, but it seems that Nokia clearly is one of the leaders in this area.

Most smartphones barely have a decent camera. I'd say most are barely useable for snapchat messages.
Nokia 920/5/8 on the other hand have great cameras. I can get by with my phone for small family events where previously I'd lug around a DSLR. You can try to do this with other phones but most of them fail to take indoor photos, are over exposed or too dark.

ObiWanToby said,
Being on T-Mobile, I'd love to get my hands on one of these. Just bought a Nexus 4 though! WP has been slowly maturing, be interesting to experience that platform.

With the Lumia 520 at (well) below $150 at some places it seems it's a perfect introduction to WP8.. It will give you all the stuff WP offers and if you like you can buy into specific enhancements through higher end phones.. The 520 will be the same OS experience just missing the OEM bells and whistles in hardware (Nokia Apps are still there..)