Nokia yesterday announced two brand new Windows phones due out later this year. The Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 are both running Windows Phone 8, the newest iteration of Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system. Though yesterday was a proud day for Nokia, it seems Nokia was also left a little bit embarrassed after it emerged that a trailer showing the Lumia 920's Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) prowess wasn't actually filmed with the Lumia 920's camera. Check it out below (hit pause at 27 seconds):
The Finnish company was caught out when the folks over at PocketNow spotted a camera crew's reflection in one of the shots. Nokia today released a statement admitting that it had used a different camera for the trailer and apologizing for not being upfront about the whole thing.
"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," said Nokia's Heidi Lemmetyinen. "Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created."
In an effort to make things right, Lemmetyinen posted the video that was shown at the press conference yesterday and shot using a Lumia 920. The video below shows a prototype Lumia 920 and what the phone's OIS can do. It also features a smartphone without OIS for comparison. It's also worth noting that Nokia has added a disclaimer to the video above noting that it wasn't filmed with a Lumia 920. This disclaimer appears in the YouTube description of the video.