Nokia today admitted that a demo video of the PureView camera technology found within its new flagship Lumia 920 smartphone was not actually shot with a PureView camera.
In a blog post by Nokia the company made this statement "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,"
Nokia showed off its PureView technology at a Wednesday press event in New York City that included the launch of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The OIS technology stabilizes images, making them look less shaky and more professional.
Technology blog, The Verge, noticed an error in the demo video by Nokia which featured a woman riding a bike. Nokia made it look like the woman was shot by a companion who was also riding a bike, but a reflection in the video showed that she was actually shot by someone in a van holding a much larger camera and accompanied by a lighting crew.
"This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created," the company wrote.
Nokia released a new video (below), which shows the OIS technology actually at work. On the right is the Nokia 920 prototype with OIS; on the left is a smartphone without OIS.
In hopes of possibly being an iPhone 5 competitor, this discovery might harmfully effect Nokia's chances of a technological redemption as the trust with the consumer may have fallen before it initially started.
According to some reports, the initial announcement of the Nokia Lumia 920 was lackluster and did not impress investors as Nokia's stock declined yesterday leaving some to believe that the technology company was on its last breath.