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

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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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

EPIC!

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

jeez thats like your default word....

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

No ! Its, (in Capslock) '< name of the OEM to which article relates to >,FTW !' (in Capslock) e.g. NOKIA, FTW !

19. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

hahahah made my day!

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, your brother TROLL always say that.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Truly the cameraphone out there!

3. sando09

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

EXTREMELY AWESOME!!

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

calm down bro its only a video....

11. papss unregistered

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

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

32. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

37. davuvnik

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 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

4. konnor

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

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

5. slygates

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Hater. This video is great

7. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 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!

27. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

28. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I smell jealousy

31. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

uh, yes. actualy it sort of it.

6. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

12. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

Nokia FTW! definitely the best

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Best Camera Phone till date.

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

epic dismantle. just like lumia 920 video too

16. Sarajevo

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

WOW! :)

17. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

18. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

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

21. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

lol we all know its not....

24. Ruisleipä

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 06, 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

33. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

your Finnish enough said!

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