Check out this 4K video from a National Geographic photographer using the Nokia Lumia 930

Check out this 4K video from a National Geographic photographer using the Nokia Lumia 930
There is no question that the capabilities of smartphone cameras have dramatically improved over the last few years. Smartphone cameras have been used to shoot videos and movies. With some phones offering 4K video capture, why lug around heavy equipment if a smartphone snapper will do the job?

National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez has used Lumia cameras before to video natural wonders like Mount Everest and the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro. For the latter, Alvarez employed both the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 1520. For the former, he used the Nokia Lumia 930.

But now, the Nokia Lumia 930 has received the Lumia Denim update which means it can shoot video in 4K. And for someone as skilled with a camera as Alvarez is, that should result in some fabulous photography. Alvarez recently visited Victoria Falls in Africa and took 4K video of the area. You can view it by clicking on the video below. Make sure you change the settings to 4K on the YouTube player.

The Nokia Lumia 930 starts recording 4K video with a long press of the shutter. Moment Capture will record at 24fps in 2160p. It also allows you to select a still-image from each frame of the video, shot at 8.3MP.

source: Microsoft via WindowsCentral

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Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)



1. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Where are the photos?

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

she must have just finished eating thats why he is safe when you change the settings to 2k its great

2. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

They got the camera right. I'll give em that.

3. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Looks very good besides some OIS wobbly-effects in the video. :D NOW WHERE IS THE SUCCESSOR TO LUMIA 1020!!! :D

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Coming Soon™

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Summer Announce >>>>> Fall Release

9. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

My wallet is ready! :D

5. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lack of dynamic range.

8. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Too much elephant poop in that video.

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Made me paranoid seeing them standing at the edge of those cliffs and the waterfall lol.

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