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DNG images from Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1020 confirmed to be true raw files, no gimmicks

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DNG images from Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1020 confirmed to be true raw files, no gimmicks
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DNG images from Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1020 confirmed to be true raw files, no gimmicks
Unlike some supposedly RAW image files generated by certain iOS apps, the new ability of Nokia's handsets like the Lumia 1520 or 1020 to record in DNG format seems to return a truly raw images.

Those DNG files can apparently be edited in Photoshop directly, as an authority from DPReview found out while playing around with the DNG photos that Nokia posted on its blog recently. Here's his full scoop:

When we first heard the news, we were skeptical that a phone's RAW files will be good enough to warrant filling up the Lumia 1020's limited storage space. In an attempt to silence the doubters, Nokia posted some official DNG files captured with a Lumia 1020 to its Nokia Conversations blog. Available for download, Nokia promises that its DNG files are high quality and "kind of a big deal..."

Unlike the "Raw" files that I have gotten from iOS apps before, the Lumia 1020 DNG files actually respond to edits in Photoshop. Like my Nikon's NEF files, the Nokia DNG's can have a few stops of exposure compensation and natural-looking white balance adjustments. The Lumia 1020 photos especially benefitted from Raw noise editing. A little adjustment of the "Luminance" noise slider got rid of most of the phone's digital grain.

source: DPReview

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:28 12

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3176; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Cute cat!

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:38 3

2. noler (Posts: 187; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


it's look dead to me.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:39 1

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3176; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


No, it looks happy.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:48 2

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


It looks drunk!

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:55

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3176; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lol a bit of that yeah.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:10

8. noler (Posts: 187; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


LOL. So that's how you look when you're happy?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:03

6. Sauce (unregistered)


Meow.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:08 2

7. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Its Nokia's Xenon flash. It freezes its subject dead, to get those phenomenal photos.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:49

13. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


This comment is so funny that this is the first time I type lol on the Internet: lololololololololol

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 11:58 4

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3617; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No, it looks dog.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:28

16. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


KitKat? LOL

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:12

9. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


cand someone give me a Nokia DSLR, or tell Nokia tu build one? man even a point and shoot camera made by Nokia would be awesome

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:20 5

10. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


lol
if nokia is coming up.with such things in a smartphone,then everyone starts thinking that they will make good dslr or compact
no
Nikon canon sony olympus fuji panasonic are much better in this and nokia is only good at smartphone camera
because compact and dslr are at different levels of photography
and it really needs some differrnt skills and Japan is best in Imaging
and haters will sure reply to my comment :D

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:51 1

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3176; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Japan is the best in everything

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 13:05

14. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


A UK site has just put a price on the Nokia Lumia 1520 (shocking)

http://www.alternate.co.uk/Nokia/Nokia+Lumia_1520_32_GB/html/product/1107439/?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 13:24

15. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Nokia Lumia 929 new picture leaks

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/nokia-lumia-929-leaked-in-more-photos-04-10-2013/

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:51

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1239; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Well looks like the cat is scared of the lumia,cats might not like the xenon.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:08 1

18. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Once android and apple decide to copy the idea of making RAW images available to camera phone users, fanboys from both camps will wet their little pink panties, but because the feature is unique to Nokia and Windows Phone, all we see is criticism.

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