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November 13, 2009

A Nokia World – pictures from the N86 8MP

Golden Gate BridgeGLOBAL – The Nokia N86 8MP has to be Nokia’s best ever cameraphone, and Nokia users have taken some fantastic shots thanks to its 8-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. Each week we’re picking some of the best from photo-sharing site Flickr to give well-deserved credit to N86 8MP photographers around the world. So enjoy our selection. Click through to see more from each photographer, we’ve included links to the full size shot on each one’s individual Flickr channel.

Nelson's DinerNelson’s Diner

Kingsclere (England)


Riotous colours assault the eye in this typical American diner on the wrong side of the Atlantic. The contrasting tiles and bold reds, yellows and metallic surfaces are all ably handled by the N86.

Pic2Wooden Bench

Helsinki (Finland)


This shot is all about lines. The wooden slats on the bench draw the eye on to roof lines that dissolve into the distance. The simple act of shooting from a different height has made a shot out of nothing.

Tall Tree and the EyeTall Tree and the Eye

London (England)

Pickersgill Reef

Good use of angles and reflections here with the Royal Academy of Arts reflected in Ansih Kapoor’s Tall Tree and the Eye installation. A great photo making full use of ideal conditions.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge

San Francisco (USA)


Outdoor landscapes shot from a height really show up a camera’s shortcomings, but this one manages to convey a real sense of scale and space from this breathtaking viewpoint.

Il Lago di LedroIl Lago di Ledro

Trento (Italy)


It helps to have a subject matter as easy on the eye as this, but this is nonetheless a well composed shot that does this spectacular setting justice. A great balance of colour, with superb detail throughout.

Chambers St StationChambers St Station

New York City (USA)


Ordinary urban spaces are often transformed just by looking up. Arches, columns and ceilings work together here to excellent effect, and the N86 has picked up contrast and detail perfectly.

Brooklyn Bridge, NYCBrooklyn Bridge, NYC

New York City (USA)


Another example of Bleuchoi’s eye for something different. The N86 has captured the network of suspension cables in the foreground without detracting from the imposing effect of the New York cityscape behind it.

Fikkie StokenFikkie Stoken

Lingewaard (Netherlands)

Robert Webbe

A great photo that’s all about simplicity. The eye is drawn right into the heart of the fire, and the effect of the orange flame and brown wood on what amounts to a near-greyscale backdrop is striking.

Forest RiverForest River

Hautajärvi (Finland)


The N86 has perfectly captured the soft colours and natural beauty of this forest scene. Mourujärvi has got the exposure time just right for the perfect blend of blur and detail in the water.

Abstract ShoesAbstract Shoes



To make shots like this work you need a camera that can accurately capture scale and perspective. The results speak for themselves, and 302 has produced a well-composed shot with a good sense of fun.