Recently, Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) has put in a lot of effort to make its smartphones better than its peers with enhanced photographic capabilities, introducing the PureView 808 with a 41MP rear camera.
However, Nokia’s long-time head of imaging and photography Damian Dinning, who has been with the company since 2004, is leaving Nokia on the 30th of November. Dinning was the brains behind the development of Windows Phone imaging software, through Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft.
Nokia recently spoke a great deal about their newly launched Lumia 920′s low-light image capture prowess. But then again, the 920 does deserve the credit as it can take much brighter, better images in low-light situations, due to optical image stabilization features built into the camera module. In fact, camera specifications and quality have been aggressively promoted as the key features of its Windows Phone 8 lineup that makes it stand out among the rest, to tackle competition from Apple and Android hardware OEMs.
Dinning was formerly associated with Minolta and Eastman Kodak, and Nikon. Back in September, he had penned a paper outlining Nokia’s plans regarding PureView technology and how it would be used in the 920. He highlighted enhanced techniques to make most of the pixels available from that smartphone’s 8 megapixel shooter, instead of trying to cram more megapixels into a small form factor, as is the case with the 808 PureView.
According to Amateur Photographer, Dinning’s departure has shaken up the management because no one would like to say goodbye to the person who put in so much for the development of their smartphone’s key features.