Nokia N86 8MP gets better video recording via firmware update, stars in night photo campaign

07 August, 2009
Nokia have just released a new firmware update of it's cameraphone flagship, the Nokia N86 8MP. As before, Nokia keep on being laconic on what's new but we got a hold...

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  • Anonymous

jealousy for those who doesn't own this phone! haha! time to change all your crappy SE and Samsung!.. this phone rocks soooo bad!! im not a photographer myself but i compared this from my previous SE and N-series phones and this N86 won straight up!.. good job nokia for making this phone.

  • C A K

its Dual LED and the reason is nokia was looking at videos as well. xenon only gives good still shots, but LEDs have both video and still capability. further Battery on all xenon based nokia is low. another factor. also NEW LEDs have 70% more power in n86.TRUE !.

  • Stephen Angelo

n82 user, 10 Aug 2009aha... i have been debating for the past couple of weeks whether... moreXenon really makes it possible to freeze motion, led can't.
Anyone who has an n86 here try taking a picture of a fan at high speed. n82 will take a stopped picture of the fanblades while n86 can't

  • Anonymous

Ed B, 13 Aug 2009Anything above 5mp is useless. The unit doesn't come w/a Xenon... moredude you don't know anything coz you don't own one

  • Anonymous

josh, 12 Aug 2009what is this true dude????no

  • Ed B

Anything above 5mp is useless.
The unit doesn't come w/a Xenon which makes even moderately lit photos much better. It's ugly as hell. It looks cheap. It's a slider, so beware flex cable issues.

  • josh

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009In that case, wait for Nokia's rumored 12Mpix with optical zoom.what is this true dude????

  • josh

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009@ josh, it does not matter as these people will still think "xe... moreyeah I know, even I would like a xenon on this phone and was upset when I first saw it and was not going to buy it,


ok these dual power are bright like the nokia n82, but I recon they still should have put xenon in it, maybe they will pull out a nokia n86 2 with xenon, I think they will with the trend.....

cheers josh

  • sharath

amielskie, 11 Aug 2009how can i update my firmware OTA? and will all my files be delet... morehi u can update u r firm ware there u r not losing any data appart from call log

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009In that case, wait for Nokia's rumored 12Mpix with optical zoom.I will. Until than i'm happy with my n86

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2009coz i don't wanna carry around digitall camera, and it's never w... moreIn that case, wait for Nokia's rumored 12Mpix with optical zoom.

  • kevin

n86 has best video record than all N-series i bought n-series phone from n70-n80-n93-n95-n95 8gb-n82-n96-n86 especially when low-light condition n86's 3rd gerenation led flash works very well

  • amielskie

how can i update my firmware OTA? and will all my files be deleted? can any one help me with my concern,, tnx

  • Anonymous

@ josh, it does not matter as these people will still think "xenon" is the only thin important on a camera.

But I can't blame them if they don't know how to fully utilize a camera with no flash or just LEDs. It is still something new and people who just point and shoot don't really care if a person's face is overexposed because of the xenon just as long as it's bright, it's okay.

Now people who hang around in photography forums and care more about the pictures than gadgets will know what to do.

  • josh

Anonymous, 09 Aug 2009yo are right!!! i have tried 10 times to upgrade my n86 today an... morejust do it over the air, I do.

  • josh

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2009coz i don't wanna carry around digitall camera, and it's never w... moreThis phone camera will, why do you think they are doing this night thing with a profetional photographer????

  • josh

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2009It'll never happen. I despair when people moan about cameraphone... morejust let me tell you a little about xenon flash, xenon flash is there for a quick burst of light half a second to reduce motion blur.
know they have soft ware that does this in the nokia n86, in monitors every pexel count and can tell even when you of the object moves and ajust acordingly,
the power leds found on this device are so powerfull that it will suprise you and how far the drivers can boost the light power leds can really go bright like xenon its just that they use xenon flash for a quick burst of light,
I have done quite a bit of research on this......

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2009It'll never happen. I despair when people moan about cameraphone... morei'm takling about some cheap point'n shot cameras that will be totaly replaced by phone cameras soon.

  • N86 Owner

Does anyone know when this firmware update will be available in the uk? I have checked both on my phone and on nokia's website, the update isn't available yet :-(

  • Anonymous

It'll never happen. I despair when people moan about cameraphones. If people want a device that can take photos like a professional then they should buy a digital camera or an SLR. What people fail to grasp about the N86 is that it has a innovative dual LED, that has not been seen before.