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Epic video explains how the 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 camera works

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Epic video explains how the 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 camera works
The 41-megapixel camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is an engineering marvel that took years of research to realize, but the end result is the best cameraphone out there.

Have you ever wondered how does Nokia get those stunning images, though? Digging through technical documentation and PureView white papers will answer your questions, but in a somewhat tedious way involving a lot of reading. Now, there is a video that is so simple yet so epic, you have to watch it for a very condensed explanation of Lumia 1020 and cameraphone photography in general.

Made by Nokia sales rep Salvador Padilla, the video tracks the way of light from the moment it hits the Zeiss lens throught its journey via lenses to its arrival on the cameraphone sensor where tiny wiring transports that signal to the PureMotion HD+ display. The epic music on the background adds a cinematic twist, and we definitely recommend you seeing this one, it’s right below.



source: Salvador Padilla

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:01 18

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


EPIC!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:26 4

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


jeez thats like your default word....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:36 9

15. tech2 (Posts: 2477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No ! Its,
(in Capslock)

'< name of the OEM to which article relates to >,FTW !' (in Capslock)

e.g. NOKIA, FTW !

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:11 5

19. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahahah made my day!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:19 5

22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, your brother TROLL always say that.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:02 6

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 509; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Truly the cameraphone out there!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:03 9

3. sando09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


EXTREMELY AWESOME!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:27 2

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


calm down bro its only a video....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:54 8

11. papss (unregistered)


Is he upsetting you by commenting? Easy solution is don't open an article about.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:13 3

20. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


im not upset i read the article and the video is cool but there is no need to have a panic attack over it! wait oh thats right because this artcile is about nokia you suddenly get very defensive!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:56 2

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What makes you think he had a panic attack?
Because he commented with Caps on?
Maybe he likes writing it that way...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:40

32. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


OMG YOUR RIGHT THIS IS AWESOME NOW EVERYONE AN PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:33

37. davuvnik (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


he capsized but at least his comment made sense, why don't you put your ideas in order before commenting...
(BTW if you work for this webpage kudos on your ability to force people to subscribe only for the meaningless cr@p you write which makes people feel obliged to return the favor, if not well congrats anyway for making me waste my time, good troll) xD

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:04 8

4. konnor (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


Lol, what a BS video. Realy? The camera is like a river? Bullsh*t marketing.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:10 22

5. slygates (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


Hater. This video is great

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:17 8

7. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Hater... very less people understand the technical jargon. Such type of videos are definitely good.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:21 14

8. SIGPRO (Posts: 509; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Ahhh dont be mad, i know your droid device cant have this type of camera, please dont cry maybe some day you will have such a great awsome unbeatable cameraphone, or just buy the 1020 and stop posting BS comments!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:42 2

27. Tuxedo (Posts: 179; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


They didn't just show the camera... but yea, electrons flowing through wiring is actually analogous to water flowing through a pipe or in your case, a river.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:54

28. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1478; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I smell jealousy

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:23

31. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


uh, yes. actualy it sort of it.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:15 7

6. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


haters gunna hate

they know that they wished that other phones had this

look how many people want nokia to make android....

android has a million oems... with GOD devices... why do they need nokia?

cognitive dissonance

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:59 5

12. rantao333 (Posts: 277; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Nokia FTW!

definitely the best

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:13 3

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2867; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Best Camera Phone till date.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:56 1

14. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


epic dismantle. just like lumia 920 video too

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:49 2

16. Sarajevo (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


WOW! :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:55 4

17. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


OMG! The best Nokia advertisement to date! Samsung Galaxy Zoom's jaw dropped.. Hahaha..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:01 7

18. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 112; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


f**k the haters. LUMIA IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:14 4

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol we all know its not....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:29 1

24. Ruisleipä (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


o·pin·ion [ ə pínnyən ]

personal view: the view somebody takes about an issue, especially when it is based solely on personal judgment

Regards RL

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:41

33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


your Finnish enough said!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:33

25. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Rise of Lumias :D

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:38

26. koloss (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


SO F****** EPIC
but can someone tell me the name of the music

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:03 2

29. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


yeah right epic 41 megapixels. but aside from the camera, what else?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:42 3

34. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


lets see:

beautiful 720 display with a refresh rate better than competitors(sure its not 1020 but its hard to tell the diference unless side by side)
2 gb ram
dual core processor that makes the phone run as smooth and faster than a quad core
elegant and durable design that can take cartwheeling drops on to concrete with negligible damage (i speak from personal experience).
32 gb of storage and automatic back up of photos to my free skydrive storage who's integration allows me to see the photos on my phone even when i delete them from the device(no need for an sd card).
tighter intgration of social netwoks than any other OS
fluid experience unlike any other OS.
live tiles that show me all i need to see at a glance.
xbox live integration(my gamerscore has certainly been boosted).
dual HAAC mics for superior recording.
absence of IOS boredom and android lag/ bugginess - knowing it just works, all the time.

im sure youll still hate on this but hey, you asked.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:34 2

38. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


he was stumped by your comment. did not even reply. lol

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:15

39. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


wow you can read brochures!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:45 1

30. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


this is a nice video. shows off the camera internals in a cinematic and naturistic way (light falling like rain and flowing along the conduits like a river). much better than attacking other oem's.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:03 1

35. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


man they made best video ever :'( ..awesome! how the lens open,the picture goes inside like million dust,the lens close and action starts. the music is somewhat u can feel, haters n lovers have to admit.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:06

36. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


sorry i mean 'lens' as the 'mechanical lens door' on the 1020.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:57

40. samystic (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


no manufacturer on this planet will beat it in a 1000 yrs.

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