FINNISH PHONE FIRM Nokia launched its Lumia 920 just yesterday but already it has had to apologise for it.
The company has had to admit that it did not use the Lumia 920 handset in a video display of the "ground-breaking Pureview imaging capabilities" of its optical image stabilisation but another camera altogether.
You can see the evidence in the video shown by Nokia at the event and reproduced on Youtube. If you pause it at 27 seconds you can clearly see a man in a van filming on something much larger than a smartphone and not a hipster on a bicycle.
"In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS," it says in a post to its Nokia Conversations blog.
"Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologise for the confusion we created."
Confusion is one word we might use. It's possibly not the best one nor the first one that came to mind. Still, in these fast moving days Nokia would have been found out here so it's good that it has already confessed.
It has provided a video with a side by side comparison that shows how the Pureview's optical image stabilisation compares against another smartphone, and as it says, the difference is clear.
It probably should have just done that in the first place. µ
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