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.