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Nokia Admits Lumia 920 Video Wasn't Shot with Actual Phone

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.

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  • icepick314
    call me a skeptic but if that reflection wasn't shown, Nokia wouldn't have said anything and would have kept as a video from the phone's camera...
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  • classzero
    Big difference between the two videos.
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  • killerclick
    You can see it's fake from miles away. Some scruffy, skinny hipster hanging out with such a hottie? With her being all enthusiastic and flirty? Unpossible.
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  • outlw6669
    Negative reporting on Nokia's newest WP8 devices before even running a story announcing the device?

    Biased journalism on Toms?
    What! No, never! -_-
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  • nebun
    phuck NOKIA....the company has gone downhill big time
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  • Bloob
    Still most likely the best phone this year.
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  • jakes69
    ur...what commercial isn't fake.
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  • teh_chem
    Never underestimate the power of nerdrage.

    Who cares? Every commercial showing how a product looks or accomplishes something is only ever a dramatization to indicate functionality. It's never the actual thing doing its actual function.
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  • ojas
    BloobStill most likely the best phone this year.Maybe, though that ATIV S from Samsung might be a solid contender as well.
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  • alidan
    teh_chemNever underestimate the power of nerdrage.Who cares? Every commercial showing how a product looks or accomplishes something is only ever a dramatization to indicate functionality. It's never the actual thing doing its actual function.
    there are a few phone comertials that use real phones, i know this because i trust the people who made the video to not lie.

    that said, look at the "real" video... i would take the video on the left apposed to the right because its over all sharper, any of the jitteryness can be taken out in post, and if your video wanst worth going through post, you didnt film anything worthwhile.
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