This might look like an ilogical question but the reality is...nowhere does it say if the "Nokia 8 Sirocco" has OIS on the camera or not.
We assume it does because it has a huge camera hump and the "Nokia 8" has it as well. And if this is a "Nokia 8 Sirocco" it can't possibly have a worse camera. But...if it doesn't have OIS...then I'm afraid it IS a worse camera.
Please tell me you didn't make the serious SERIOUS mistake of not adding OIS to the camera of the Nokia 8 Sirocco...
Yeah, meanwhile it has been confirmed that the phone does NOT have OIS.
Or microSD expansion.
Or a headphone jack.
This phone is a complete fail, just like the Nokia 8 before it. Looks are irrelevant when you're missing the core features of a true flagship (which is what this phone is priced at). I've since lost any interest on the 8 Sirocco or ANY other HMD smartphone for that matter. After two years I think it has become clear that they are NOT capable of producing a real flagship worthy of the Nokia branding.
I would just wish Nokia would revoke their license and give it to someone else.
As per the official specs on Nokia's own webpage (https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-8-sirocco?#full-specifications):
12 MP Wide (2L7, 1.4um, 2PD, f/1.7, FOV 78.2") + 13 MP Tele (3M3, 1.0um, f/2.6, FOV47.3"), dual-tone flash
So yeah, NO OIS.
I had the same question and I went ahead to contact nokia mobile support, they could not answer that question via facebook messenger, via chat within the care support in nokia 8 2017, nor via chat on this website. They said they would be contacting me via email but never got any answer from them. According to the website nokiamob.net whose team had the chance to speak with hmd chief marketing office Pekka Rantala it is confirmed nokia 8 sirocco DOES NOT have OIS, as per HMD said that is because the kind of customer nokia 8 siroccos is aimed for would be more willing to buy that device based on the look and feel, luxury experience rather than high end specs in the camera deparment.
Buiseness men that travel the world only need one sim? Hmmm...doubt that
Guys i have confirmed with Nokia Mobile Support via email. As their chat can't respond me with those questions. So i have sent them a mail and following is there response
In response to your query regarding Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, we would like to inform you that camera specs of Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco
1. Nokia 7 Plus do not support OIS.
2. Nokia 8 Sirocco support OIS.
Mean while also confirmed with them Nokia 8 Sirocco supports EIS too for video stabilization with Qualcomm EIS.
So as said i think since they are using two cams one support OIS and other EIS to have EIS and OIS Both.
But then i think they should create a dual sim variant as it is having only Single Sim.
That directly contradicts what the HMD team at MWC and the teams that have been presenting the phones around the world have said.
All of them - just like the official website - say it does NOT have OIS.
So I guess we'll have to wait for the phone to come out for it to be teared down and that doubt be put to rest.
At any rate, in Portugal HMD is asking 869€ for the phone. That's the price of an S9.
Needless to say, NO ONE will buy it at that price with such bad software and so many essential features missing anyway. 749€ in Germany is already too much for such a bad phone.
Except this review from GSMarena - a FAR more reliable source when it comes to mobile than Forbes - specifically says it does NOT have OIS.
Which is confirmed by specialised tech bloggers who attended MWC and asked HMD directly:
So yeah. The 8 Sirocco definitely does NOT have OIS. As for the rest, I will reserve judgement on the quality to my own testing of the phone when its available. But unless HMD completely re-wrote the software, I expect all major problems to still be present namely the lack of ability to properly handle different exposures in a photo, the uselessness of HDR mode and the inability of the phone to keep focus locked wherever you told it to.
The Pro camera will likely help tone down these issues but with the 7 Plus and 8 Sirocco lacking OIS, I'm pretty sure that will mean low light photos will be a complete and utter disaster, with you being forced to use a tripod and manual controls every time you want to take a photo in those conditions and not end up with a dud.
website Nokiamob says it does not have OIS and they were with HMD team in an interview and launch event in europe months ago, Nokiamob guys talked with HMD people and asked them whether nokia 8 sirocco had OIS, then HMD said it does not have OIS but at least has EIS from Qualcomm....EIS is a software solution when OIS cannot be used, still OIS is superior than EIS