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Nokia is secretly working on a device that could propel it to the forefront of cameraphone technology: 12Mp phones with an optical zoom. Sources inside both Nokia and optics firm Carl Zeiss revealed the Finnish phone giant’s plans for the high-end cameraphone, according to a story by website Phone Report, and hinted that the …

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  1. Neur0mancer
    Pint

    Sounds sweet....

    ...until they realise that serious photographers want DSLRs and serious nerds want decent phones with only a camera to take furtive upskirt pics of women they can never have.

    Ahem.

  2. Tom
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    Um... the N93 had optical zoom

    so it wont even be the first phone with optical zoom for Nokia.

  3. S 10
    WTF?

    What a joke

    What's the point? Huge file sizes mainly storing the pattern of noise that the tiny sensor was chucking out at the time...

    Why not work on a camera phone that takes decent pictures with a normal resolution? I haven't seen one yet.

  4. sleepy

    @S 10

    Absolutely. My Nikon D1 took very nice pictures, with only 2.3 megapixels. Better pixels please, not more - 3MP is the most any cellphone needs with current technology. (12MP is only twice that resolution)

    There's no chance Nokia will include a decent wide angle either but it will have a useless flash, because it'll be specced by bean counters, marketers and corporate politicians, not engineers or photographers.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    I want one so much...

    that I will willingly sell my house and all its contents to buy one, except for my real camera of course.

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