reply to post by mtaftm
Okay. I have no vested interest in this thread at all.
I am a skeptic and I often look at images and videos posted here.
Let me clear up for anyone looking at this thread the details of this image and what is and what is not possible in terms of the image and any
camera or mobile phone that may or may not have been used.
There is a very useful application called Exif that many people use to look at the original details of an image... The image itself contains certain
basic information and this can be extracted with a program such as Exif. (see below for details).
Furthermore I have 7 years experience in the Mobile Industry (specifically Mobile Applications) and consequently I find it incredibly easy to
understand issues of differences between individual devices.
Let me start by saying that the image is definitely taken using a Nokia N95 Camera. Unless a professional has been employed to make changes to the
file itself there is no doubt at all.
Here you go:
Basic Image Information
Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
Lens: 5.6 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Flash: Auto, Did not fire
Date: October 12, 2008 3:13:46PM (timezone not specified)
(10 months, 29 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes, 29 seconds ago, assuming an image timezone of US Pacific)
File: 768 × 1,024 JPEG
609,115 bytes (0.58 megabytes) Image compression: 74%
16% crop of the 2,592 × 1,944 (5.0 megapixel) original
WARNING: Color space tagged as sRGB, without an embedded color profile. Windows and Mac web browsers will treat the colors randomly.
Images for the web are most widly viewable when in the sRGB color space and with an embedded color profile. See my Introduction to Digital-Image Color
Spaces for more information.
Url: http:/ / i781.photobucket.com/ albums/ yy95/ mtaftm/ ufo.jpg
A couple of things that may not be obvious from the above:
A Nokia N95 is a beautiful (and expensive!) device and one of very few mobile phones with a 5 megapixel camera.
The maximum resolution of a 5 megapixel camera is: 2,600 x 1,900
A Nokia E63 is a nice device,more of a multi-purpose device and has a 2 megapixel camera (quite nice and not uncommon today).
The maximum resolution of a 2 megapixel camera is: 1600 x 1200)
This image has a resolution of 2,592 × 1,944 as clearly indicated above.
Everything in the image describes this as being taken with a Nokia E63
Just looking at the image resolution alone clearly indicates that it is impossible that this image was ever taken with an E63
All about EXIF
DigiCamHelp - megapixels
Nokia E63 Specifications
Nokia N95 Specifications
Emailing, saving and re-saving, editing the image will not change the EXIF data.
Normally I do not go to such lengths when looking at an image but when a poster insists something like the type of camera used, it is prudent to
check the details.
As for the bright "objects" forming a triangular pattern on the image, these could be literally anything. And others here are discussing this.
It would be very interesting if the person taking the actual picture witnessed these objects.
[EDIT for further clarification]
As for the date, the EXIF program tells us that this was taken on October 12, 2008. One would expect this date to be completely accurate because
mobile phones typically set themselves to the correct date/time. However it is possible that a user had an incorrect date set when taking the
It is most definitely the end of Summer... I watch and wait for interesting posts on this forum... Still waiting... I si
[edit on 10-9-2009 by askbaby]