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Nokia N82 & Carl Zeiss Lens

Posted by on 8 July 2009

My Nokia N82 may not be the latest model there is in the market but I’m holding on to it for one very special reason: its 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens (Tessar 2.8/5.6).

N82 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens

Photo from LetsGoMobile.Org

There has been some debate on whether or not the Carl Zeiss lens really makes a difference. This site says it does; this site says yes, it does to some degree but the camera shouldn’t influence your choice of a phone.

Me? I let the photos do the talking for me. Just take a look at this photo of some freshly picked peppercorns that I took using Close-up Mode, flash off, and natural early morning light. (Please click on the photo below to see the full-sized image.)

freshly picked peppercorns

The full-sized image is an SOOC (straight out of camera) pic. Absolutely no photoshopping whatsoever. Very sharp, yes? And true to life colours, too.

Remember this photo? I took this with my N82, too.


I’ve had my share of camera phones and this one’s the best I’ve ever tried so far. Assuming there’s sufficient light, of course. As I always say, it is light that makes or breaks a photograph and camera phones need all the light they can get.

Of course, it helps a lot that it’s a 5-megapixel camera, which makes the iPhone 3GS’s 3-megapixel camera seem paltry in comparison.

Thus said, I’m definitely holding on to my Nokia N82 for a long time to come. Or at least until the next phone camera with a higher resolution AND a Carl Zeiss lens comes along! Because there are some places where I just can’t bring along my ginormous DSLR, such as inside a plane’s lavatory ;)

5 Responses to Nokia N82 & Carl Zeiss Lens

  1. jhesqi - mypinoylah

    Nagstart pala ako ng forum – Filipino community in Malaysia. Hope you could join.

    I just bought my nokia e63 but hindi ko gusto yung camera niya. Medyo malabo for a 2 MP camera sa cellphone hehe. Anyways, hindi ko naman bili yung cellphone for the camera eh so ok lang :D

  2. witsandnuts

    I think Carl Zeiss lens really makes a big difference. Ako naman, I can’t let go of my super old flip Samsung phone (as in old na talaga) cause it takes good paparazzo videos. =)

  3. arjunaangkasa@mangotouch

    Yes.. i totally agree with you… im a hardcore user of my N82… just for the sake of photography…..

    Seriously… from all the cameraphone out there, this is the best ive ever found so far…Xenon flash also sweeetening this sweets. :D

  4. Mimi

    it’s nice to meet a fellow N82 fan :)

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