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Nokia video shows why the 41MP PureView snapper on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is better than a DSLR

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Nokia video shows why the 41MP PureView snapper on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is better than a DSLR
Nokia has just posted a video on YouTube that makes you question why anyone in their right mind would want to lug around a DSLR wherever they go. Huge lenses, tripods and batteries are some of the extra equipment and accessories that have to be carried from one location to another. And when you want a picture of you and your SO, you have to turn over to a stranger a complicated piece of equipment that could easily be dropped.

"There is an easier way," says the voiceover announcer as we see a stranger, asked by a couple if he would snap a picture for them, reach into his pocket for the Nokia Lumia 1020. The video shows how the Nokia Lumia 1020 allows you to toss all of those accessories and "simply point and click". With OIS, you might not need to rely on a tripod for a stable, jitter free photo or video. And the digital zoom brings you close to the action. "Say goodbye to the DSLR and hello to the Nokia Lumia 1020," says the announcer as the ad ends.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 was originally priced at $299.99 at AT&T when first launched, a price that didn't stick. And while the camera-centric handset was the flagship Windows Phone model for a time, it has since been replaced by the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, thanks to the GDR3 update which allows the latter to match the specs on top-shelf Android models.

Still, if your main focus is on photography, you can do a lot worse than the 41MP PureView rear snapper on the Nokia Lumia 1020. And it surely is a lot easier to carry around than a tripod and zoom lens.



source: Nokia via WPCentral

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posted on 25 Jan 2014, 02:06 8

1. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Since I can't use a DSLR well enough, I agree with Nokia to some degree.
But guess what, it's just because I don't freaking know how to use a DSLR!!! Those cameras are not meant for amateurs.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 03:40 4

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I picked up a Sony RX100 M1 and that pocket camera is killer though the M2 has NFC and stuff. It's pricey but it takes amazing shots and it's easy to use

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 10:20 2

47. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJRH0-NJcQ ... Your move Nokia !

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 13:23 2

67. Jimreardon (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)


I have many cameras, and phone cameras. None of the phone cameras, even this nokia can not compare with dedicated cameras. My 2 favorite cameras, a Sony A77 DSLR is my favorite. 24.6 megapixels, it blows the doors off everything else I have used. My second favorite, also a Sony DSC-TX100V, which is 16.2 mega pixel. Both of these cameras will shoot a superior picture, to the nokia thanks to larger sensors. The TX100 is a pocket camera that is smaller than a cell phone, and goes with me wherever I go. For serious stuff I use the DSLR, as I have a choice of lenses, and manual settings. No I don't need to carry a tripod either. Both my Sony's can shoot 1080P video, and do it at multiple frame rates, 24P, 30P, 60i or 60P depending on the look I am after. Megapixels mean nothing. It is the quality of the sensor, and the electronics that process the data that makes the difference, and the Nokia fails in this department.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 12:47 1

63. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Nokia is full of sh*t. Go ahead and use that phone in the full sun, and try seeing how well you can take pictures with that washed out screen.

All the while, I'm using the view finder and having no issues taking pictures whatsoever. My camera will instantly focus and take photos instantly without fuss.

I don't need a tripod either. OIS isn't something that is exclusive to Nokia phones, with all the real cameras having this feature LONG before they did in the lenses. Nor is it really necessary with the shutter speeds an DSLR can do vs. a tiny 41mp sensor.

Sorry, you are more likely to drop a phone than a phone with a hand grip, unless your 1020 has the same grip as well.

Good phone, bullsht reasons for thinking to have it instead of a real camera.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 15:28

70. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMB7Zi8Yz6I TAKE A LOOK !

http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-1020-camera-compared-against-a-canon-60d-dslr-nokia-comes-out-on-top/ TAKE A LOOK !

NOKIA FTW

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 23:21 1

79. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Nokia-Lumia-1020-sensor-review-Are-mobiles-comparable-to-compacts-and-DSLRs

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 01:27

81. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I dont agree, my point n shoot nikkon is way better than any phone camera...

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 02:06 9

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nokier Lumier 1020...

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 05:01 3

23. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


NOKIA 1020 FTW

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 02:19 25

3. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I bet Nokia didn't use a 1020 to record that video.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 03:50 1

13. user996 (Posts: 215; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


orly?

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 07:29 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Every company use professional cameras to shoot their ad not phone.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 08:06 4

31. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


See the irony here. According to Nokia 1020 is better than a DSLR. But they will still use a professional camera to make their ads.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 08:19 2

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


read my comment carefully.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 08:44 4

34. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


At best it's little better than the worst DSLRs.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 10:23 6

48. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


You don't even realize the compliment you just gave to Nokia.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 12:45 2

61. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Apparently you aren't aware there are some really really bad DLSRs out there that are barley better than point and shoots.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 11:51 2

55. papss (unregistered)


At worst its far better than ANY phone camera out there.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 09:04 1

37. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I did read your comment. The difference with other companies is that, unlike Nokia, they wouldn't say that their camera is better than a professional camera but still use a professional camera.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 10:31 5

49. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


I think you're mistaking misunderstanding for irony.

The point Nokia is trying to make is that 1020 is better than dslrs for normal, non-professional individuals who just want to shoot great photos without going the extra mile, which they would if they bought dslrs. They didn't say film makers should ditch their dslrs for 1020s. Think about the size of a 1020 and a typical dslr, you'll realize in size to image quality ratio, what Nokia was able to accomplish with 1020/808 is truly amazing.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 12:10

57. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4452; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If that's the case, Microsoft is targeting the wrong audience. The casual user doesn't invest in a DSLR, they get a decent to great point & shoot. They should be aiming at the people who are looking at the Nikon Coolpix, the Panasonic Lumix, etc. And if they do target those people, the message is simple, "Why carry two devices when you can carry one?"

So that's why they're targeting the wrong group, because as you said, no professionals are going to trade a DSLR for any camera phone. They show up to shoot an event like a wedding with a smartphone camera and they'll be sent packing.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 12:46 1

62. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Have you ever even used a DLSR? Your an idiot if you can't figure the newer ones out.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 12:54

65. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Well if size to image quality ratio is what you are looking for an RX100 will be far better with its much better sensor and lenses, not to mention CSCs that can give you DSLR image quality in a smaller package, but oh well, i would never trade a real camera for a phone, even though Nokia's phones have really great cameras. Not to mention the photo capture speed advantage that a DSLR has over the L1020.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 17:07

74. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


If you are talking about size then have you ever heard of mirrorless cameras? (Spoiler : They are slim and light)

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 23:06

78. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I bet they did.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 02:23 28

4. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


No argument about the camera, but, a DSLR's OS is better than Windows Phone OS.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 03:32 5

8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


crackwise out of ten I'll give this one a 13

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 03:44 5

11. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


I would give him a 41(MP) for that... ^_^

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 08:32 4

33. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Better than the likely malware infested buggy Android OS.

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