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A pre-order phone at RRP is not exactly a deal man.
Logically I can't see how it would help with low-light, but I'm not a optical engineer. Even if the 2MP was monochrome to let in more light, I'd have thought the resoIution of the image would be too ow to give data to combine to the colour sensor for that. I have only seen the depth of field/bokeh mentioned with these set-ups elsewhere.... Anyhoo, it's the Nokia 7 Plus for me for the ideal set-up (until a budget phone comes up with a stronger tele lens anyway) if it doesn't fall down on other areas.
It's OK Misterleoni, I was only pulling your leg. The N86 was awesome in its day but focusing took forever and it used to eat batteries. (There was a bug in the software that Nokia never fixed which meant the camera app wouldn't close down properly.)
You may be right, but the old sensor on the N86 might have worse dynamic range and the ISP in that old 400mhz processor won't really compete with modern inequivalents in terms of processing capabilities. The maximum aperture on the N86 was a lot narrower too, and I don't think the sensor was particularly large (VS the N8, which really did have a decent sized sensor). If the N86 takes better photos than a modern smartphone then it's pretty shameful for those modern smartphone manufacturers (unless we are talking about super-budget phones). The big downside to older phones - even ones as recent as the Lumia 1020 - is that while the optics and the sensors might be great, the shot to shot time and ability to cope with contrast and backlit subjects is so bad that you invariably end up with a bad shot half the time.