What's the bet it still doesn't look any better than an iPhone camera?
Realize that this is not just another round of the megapixel war.
The performance of this camera is what iPhones dream of in their sleep. :) As for the rest of the phone, well, Symbian Belle is not *that* bad. Too bad Nokia is moving away from it.
OTOH, once they integrate this camera technology in a Windows phone, it's gonna be pretty awesome.
As it stands, I'm glad I'm experienced enough with Symbian that I can get this and enjoy it without letting the OS get in my way (too much).
For people who want a sick camera maybe this is better than most $500 level cameras? I'm not really sure since I'm perfectly happy with my Samsung TL210 14MP and my iPhone 4. For camera enthusiasts this seems like an easy sell and if marketed correctly, Nokia could take some market share from Nikon or Canon. Does that seem more possible?
-benefits being better digital zoom, producing say a 8mp image from the center.
-better light collection, using an array of 25 pixels to produce an averaged 1 pixels data.
-wider range of formats across the sensor, 21:9 / 4:3 / 16:9 / 1:1
The flexibility of having that many pixels to work from does not mean you have to write all the data to storage but you have the ability to run post processing / filters /edits on the high resolution image in memory before the application stores the shot.