I have been asked many times what I use to create HDR images from my phones. So I thought I would simply detail it here. Although I primarily use my Nokia N8, these applications work for all Symbian 3 devices and I have tested on X7, 700, 701, E7, C7, C6-01. They are also available on the N9. The two applications in question are HDR Photo Camera by Intellsys and HDR Pro Camera by Harald Meyer. In simple terms they both do exactly the same job, however there are differences. These differences could determine which application is right for you.
Nokia Connects recently did a post about how mobile photography has changed our lives, that got me thinking about my time with mobile phone cameras. You see, I have been using them right from the start. My first digital camera was my Nokia 7650. I still have a 7650, along with another 126 Nokia devices. So here are what I consider milestones in Nokia’s decade of imaging and their consolidation of the title of “Imaging Kings” amongst mobile manufacturers. Ok I know that is a matter of opinion, but as this is my blog and my opinion then I guess I am allowed to say that.
Now let your mind wander back through the mists of time. The year is 2002 and Nokia have announced the Nokia 7650!
For those of you that never got the chance to experience this fantastic little device, it sported a great little VGA camera with a whopping 640×480 (0.3Mp) resolution. A beautiful TFT screen with 4096 colours, a 104Mhz Arm 9 CPU, GPRS for fast data and bluetooth V1.1
I thought I would do a post about my Nokia Gear, not just my phones, but everything. Well everything I can find that is. So here it is, everything I have relating to Nokia. No doubt I will find loads more after I have written this, well I have for one thing excluded all my bluetooth headsets, such BH900, Bh702 etc. Just a little too boring, not that you won’t be bored by all this stuff anyway. Still some of you might enjoy it as much as I do.
I bought myself a Nokia 701 (Dark Steel) the other day, for no other reason than, well I wanted to. People have been saying it’s EdoF (Fixed focus) lens is better than previous Nokia’s with the same lens, namely the C7, C6-01, X7, E7, E6. This of course could be down to the fact that the Nokia 701 is running the latest iteration of the Symbian OS, Belle. Of course it could be just an improved version, anyway I have been playing with the camera, not only using the in-built application but also using HDR Photo Camera. Unfortunately the Nokia Panorama application is not yet available for the Belle OS, hopefully that will be rectified soon.