Nokia N8 Used To Shot World's First Microscopic Stop-motion Film

Still-to-be-released Nokia N8 smartphone is modestly specced in the processor department, with a 12 Megapixel image sensor, the N8 will join Sony Ericsson Satio and 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 […]

Still-to-be-released Nokia N8 smartphone is modestly specced in the processor department, with a 12 Megapixel image sensor, the N8 will join Sony Ericsson Satio and 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 Nokia N8 and a Fletcher Cellscope microscopic lens to make 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.