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Nokia's imaging chief defects to Land Rover

The man behind Nokia's headline-grabbing PureView technology will leave the Finnish company at the end of this month.

Damian Dinning, Nokia's head of imaging and photography, will leave the company at the end of November to take up a new post at Land Rover.

The 808 PureView (Credit: Nokia)

Dinning is best known for his role in bringing the PureView technology to market after a five-year development process. PureView is the camera technology that grabbed headlines earlier this year with the release of the 41-megapixel 808 PureView handset, and more recently the Lumia 920.

Speaking with enthusiast site PureView Club, Dinning mentioned that he would take on a new role at Jaguar Land Rover, where he will be responsible for "driving future innovations in the exciting new field of Connected Car" (pun presumably intended).

What does this mean for the future of PureView? Dinning brought years of experience working for traditional imaging and photographic firms such as Minolta and Eastman Kodak, as reported by Amateur Photographer. Many saw him as one of the key innovators in the smartphone market, and the photography industry more broadly.

PureView will certainly continue throughout future versions of Nokia's devices, with the outgoing imaging chief leaving a teaser of what's yet to come:

For those less cynical amongst you, there's a lot to look forward to, as the various teams continue to work as hard as ever. I feel confident you're going to really love what they're working on for the future. Having been directly involved, I'm personally intrigued to monitor, as a spectator, their progress.