It appears that Apple’s mobile imaging group has a new leader. On Friday, it was reported that Ari Partinen, former Nokia camera engineering executive, would depart the Finnish phone company and join their American rival.
Ari declared the move on Twitter. He stated that Friday was his last day at Nokia and he very soon he would start a whole new chapter in Cupertino, California. Ari’s LinkedIn profile says that he left the Finnish giant as Lumia Photography Lead – in the areas of mobile photography, verification up-streaming, image quality verification, third party management and collaboration, technical marketing and supplier collaboration in various multimedia segments. He was responsible for top Nokia products that include Nokia N8 and Nokia 808 PureView.
Ari, who is a Helsinki University of Technology graduate, joined the European smartphone maker as an image quality engineer in the year 2007. He is accredited as one of the artificers of Nokia’s PureView technology that is widely described by photography enthusiasts as one of the very few top mobile camera technologies currently available.
PureView system uses pixel oversampling as well as on-chip image processing to squinch a very large snap — Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a forty-one megapixel shooter. The camera hides into the thin body the device. This lets people click sharper images, with enhanced digital zoom capability, along with better low light camera performance.