The Nokia N8, Finnish mobile giant Nokia's high end smartphone, has attracted a lot of interest since its release last year. The phone boasts the best version of Symbian yet with a more interactive interface and a better browser than any other Nokia smartphone yet.

What sets the phone apart from the competition though is its camera. The Nokia N8 has probably the best camera on any phone on the market currently, it boasts 12 megapixels, has the biggest image sensor out of all its rivals and, with f/2.8 aperture and 5.9mm focal length, it is a camera that beats many of the cheap digital cams on the high street.

This domination in terms of camera phones has not gone unnoticed and it has been revealed that photographer Jason Hawkes will use the N8 to undertake his new aerial photography project.

Hawkes has in the past photographed countries such as Norway, Colombia, Morocco and the USA from the sky and his latest task is to take photos of Great Britain using a phone, the N8. Hawkes spoke of the use of having a good camera with him all the time on his phone, praising the Nokia N8 for its ease of use.

Hawkes said "My main attraction to this project was they say that the best camera you have is the one you have on you. I don't always have my camera equipment with me but I always have my mobile and the N8 has a 12-megapixel camera with truly amazing image quality.
By its very definition, aerial photography is very difficult to do, so we're pushing the limits of this camera as far as we can go."

John Nichols, of Nokia UK, added: "HD Horizons is the most exciting challenge yet for the Nokia N8, but we are always looking for new ways to push its capabilities."

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