Nokia Lumia 1020 monster camera wins one for science
Even at full retail, $610, it is a great deal when you consider the functionality you get in addition to a great camera. The Lumia line of devices is defined by great camera technology, and the 41MP beast in the 1020 continues to impress, including scientists.
John Graff and Mark Li-chen Wu, researchers in the Department of Pathology at the University of California – Irvine’s School of Medicine, have published a letter in the medical journal Histopathology. Titled The Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone as a 41-megapixel Photomicroscope, the two researchers extrapolate how the device overcomes difficulties often encountered when using a smartphone camera to capture photomicrographs through a microscope eyepiece.
Photomicrographs are used in examining biopsy samples, to diagnose diseases like cancer. In order to capture high-resolution images of what is seen through the microscope, the common practice is to have a stable frame set up with a traditional camera mounted on to it. Graff and Li-chen have found the Lumia 1020 eliminates the need for such a set-up thanks to all the technology packed inside.
6. akki20892 (Posts: 3464; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Just think what 808 can do with this. Because 808 have biggest sensor than any other phone do. Truly amazing work done by Nokia (best engineers)
18. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Scientific imaging companies must be crapping their pants right now. Cause a lot of those cameras and rigs pieces cost upwards of $10000 each (many pieces needed for most sets to work), then you add all the proprietary software...
If this is good enough to replace the science supply racket, labs no longer have to pay 100k for a decent microscope with image capture capabilities.
21. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1885; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Nokia lumia 1020 , nothing comes close
2. The-Sailor-Man (limited) (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
So, when is well paid ad, the more MP suddenly start to matter??? LOL
"What is even more remarkable is that the Lumia 1020 can be had on a 2-year agreement with AT&T for only $99.
Even at full retail, $610, it is a great deal "
We get it.
4. papss (unregistered)
We get it.. You hate WP.. You want a carrot?
5. papss (unregistered)
The camera on this phone really is in a league of its own. I'm still learning to take better photos on my wife's phone.
8. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
It was dethroned recently.
11. papss (unregistered)
Lol right. I'm going to take android community as factual? Okay..
14. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
DXoMark did the review. They're also the place every one quotes when they say that the pureview has the best camera (along with the 1020).
So, this is a valid (and respected ) source in the tech community.
20. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
And WMPoweruser is an un-biased source yes???
24. papss (unregistered)
I never said wppoweruser was but I'll take the collection of most sites and its pretty common knowledge that the 1020 is the camera to beat.. Unless you are a fandroid and delusional
12. papss (unregistered)
Furthermore it had the s4 beating the 1020 and that's laughable at best
15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 392; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
It was an average of photo quality and video quality, and no offense, but the Nokia Lumia 1020's video...just...kinda...sucks.
16. DarkStar286 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)
To be fair DxOMark look at both photo and video and the 1020's (I've had one since the day it came out) video performance isn't that great. Plus they only rate a device once and the 1020 was tested before the Amber and Black updates vastly improved the photo quality.
If they were to test it again today it'd still be behind on video, but would undoubtedly be top for stills.
26. preetmalhotra (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Dethroned doesn't means that now 808 will start taking poor photographs!
And you simply cannot measure a sensor's full potential in a LAB!
PS. Don't fight now!
7. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Good job guys!
Here's the grant $$$ promised from nokia for promo
13. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
I wish they tested the 1020 with that DIY microscope (that was published here IIRC) that could produce some nice shots.
17. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
too bad taking photos is not my hobby. for me, smartphone with an average camera(12mp or 8mp) is enough for me. because i want a smartphone with more powerful or higher specs. not a higher camera pixels.
23. inlinev (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)
I'm definitely taking better pictures than I ever have with a smartphone with the Lumia Icon. The Snapdragon 800 combined with a 5 inch 1080p screen certainly helps.