Microscopic stop-motion film shot entirely with Nokia N8

Though the still-to-be-released Nokia N8 smartphone is modestly specced in the processor department, it is highly overspecced in the camera department. With a 12 Megapixel image sensor, the N8 will join the Sony Ericsson Satio and the Samsung Pixon12 at the highest end of camera phone technology.

Nokia on Tuesday announced that the N8 has been delayed "to ensure a greater user experience," but its powerful camera has yielded some impressive eye candy to whet the appetites of customers in advance of its expected October arrival.

UK animators at Aardman studios used the Nokia N8 and a Fletcher Cellscope microscopic lens to make the world's smallest stop-motion film. Bioengineering professor and principal investigator in the project Daniel Fletcher explains the magnification technology:

Aardman labs may have used Fletcher's technology for art and entertainment, but the real promise of telemicroscopy is the ability to improve health monitoring and disease diagnosis in rural areas.

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