Nokia N82 wins TIPA "Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe" Award 2008
25 April 2008 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Largest European photo and imaging press association awards Nokia N82 Nseries handset for camera capabilities.
The N82 by Nokia is a compact multimedia computer that integrates phone, GPS, web, video and music functions around a 5 megapixel camera with a high-speed, f/2.8 autofocus lens. This Carl Zeiss Tessar focuses from 10cm to infinity and produces sharp prints up to and beyond A4 size. A 20X digital zoom is available to help users get closer to the subject, and though the exposure is automatic, it can be adjusted with exposure compensation of +/- 2EV. As in a traditional camera, the user can select different white balance settings to shoot accurate colours, even in fluorescent or tungsten lighting. Several scene modes are also available to optimize the N82 for great images, whether shooting portraits or night shots. This 112g mobile device adopts a Xenon flash and comes with a 100MB of internal memory, but this can be expanded to 8GB with a microSD card.
This is not the first time Nokia win this prestigious award. Nokia N95 won last year. In 2006, the Nokia N80 was given the award and back in 2005 Sony Ericsson K750 was ranked highest.
"We are very excited to hear that the Nokia N82 has been recognized for its excellent imaging features," says Juha Kokkonen, Director for Nokia Nseries devices. "The Nokia N82 is an excellent example of how converged devices entirely change the way people contribute to and share on the internet by combining strong camera capabilities with built-in A-GPS and an array of connectivity features."
The Nokia N82 supports microSD memory cards of up to 8GB which allow the device to hold up to 3600 high-resolution pictures, 5 hours of high quality video capture, up to 6000 songs or all of the available regions for the Nokia Maps application.
TIPA was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit association of European photo and imaging magazines. With 31 member magazines from twelve countries, it is currently the largest photo and imaging press association in Europe. Once a year, editors from the TIPA member magazines meet to vote for the Best Photo and Imaging Products in Europe.