Here are the first camera samples taken with 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020, aka Nokia EOS

Here are the first camera samples taken with 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020, aka Nokia EOS

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, the main person behind the Windows Phone project, has uploaded a couple of images from recent trips on Flickr and interestingly the pictures were captured on no other than the... Nokia Lumia 1020

Make no mistake about it - that’s the Nokia camera superphone, the 41-megapixel device that should blow our minds when it appears officially in just a few days. The Nokia Lumia 1020, aka Nokia EOS, aka Nokia Elvis, aka Nokia Lumia 909, looks just like the Lumia 920, but with one huge difference - the camera.

It’s certainly possible to fake Flickr’s EXIF data but we doubt someone like Belfiore would start doing that, so most likely here we have the first camera samples from the Lumia 1020.

Its 41-megapixel shooter should come with lossless zooming capabilities and a huge sensor for pictures unlike that on other smartphones. You can see the amazing clarity of the images right below. Hold your breaths - Nokia will unveil the phone on July 11th in New York and we’d be covering it all live.

source: Flickr via The Verge

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



75. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Superb picture quality with crisp n clear details.

58. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Buy the stock instead of the phone. I think it's a double in the next few months.

49. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

*Post-Processed with Adobe Lightroom :(

57. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

*Pre-processed with too much pessimism.

46. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think that all them can make a better camera. But Nokia screw it up, and put the pureview tech on the air before the others. They were waiting to sell 5...8...13Mpx and so o. Now Nokia open the pandora box, so ... everyone will have to put the cards on the table. Waiting for the Android version, no WP will seduce me. Still waiting

48. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Cameras are evolving all the time, so saying there will be a better camera in the future goes without saying. As for PureView tech, that's something Nokia came up with in-house, so it's impossible to say if any other company could have developed it. As for an android version, you'll be waiting a long while, if not forever. Try Windows Phone: I switched from android to it and haven't looked back, it is THAT good.

39. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

epic! im just waiting for the 808 vs this to see how much improvement there is comparitively. im just curioes about the name. it should be named lumia 929, coz 909 would make it sound like a downgrade to 920 and i believe 1020 will be reserved for their future phablet line.

41. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I thought about 929, but the camera is so far ahead of the one on the 928, it's not fair to lump it into the same sequence. 909 does sound like a downgrade. Maybe if this were last year, running WP7.5.

44. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

hmmm, i guess we have to wait 2 days, 20 hours, 55 minutes to find out.

45. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Even then... I wish Nokia the best with the 1020, but I'm waiting for an all-new, compact, well-rounded flagship from them. Something along the lines of a 940 or 950. The 1020 will be a great cameraphone, but it's still an older phone up front. And stop the AT&T exclusives! Nokia needs all the exposure it can get.

63. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

roldefol, you clearly know f--k all about photography. Go take a course, and get back to us when you become more educated!

64. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Whoah there. I'm just saying the 1020 is not the be-all end-all of phonedom. A stellar camera alone does not a stellar phone make.

72. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Just wait for the holiday season phones and the ones this time next year.

47. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

33. anonymous_18

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

awesome... take that samsung... ulike the zoom or something whic even doesn't look like a phone :P

29. tositem

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I can not believe how sharp & clear the camera is. No doubt will swap my L920 for this baby! Cannot wait!!!!!! Cannnnnooooottt waaaaaaiitt!!!

28. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012


24. muitosabao

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Besides the amazing quality, don't forget the awesome shallow depth of field, which is really uncommon and hard to achieve on phone cameras (for this distance).

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Errrrr that's great....but really why is everyone getting so excited its basically a lumia 920 with a better camera stuck on the back....its not that amazing in terms of being a phone which is why you buy a phone in my eyes.....

25. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's your personal preference. Some people buy a cameraphone because they don't want to have to carry a separate digital camera. This will fit that bill better than 99% of the phones on the market. For those buyers, this is pretty damn exciting!

26. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Judging by the early renders, its more closer to the design of the Lumia 720, which is supposed to be the best in Lumia, in terms of design. I like 820 equally, though

20. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am totally impressed, but I hope there won't be a fiasco like last time when they used a professional camera to illustrate Lumia 920 prowess

21. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think they got sufficiently smacked down by the press last year to try that crap again.

70. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

1) It was not Nokia making that video, it was an ad agency. 2) Nokia apologized for the seeming misleading nature of the video, even though at no point did the video state that the filming was being done with a Nokia device, just what OIS was. 3) OIS works as advertised (surprise! Oh, wait, no, OIS was already on DSLRs before, so, no, no surprise) 4) there wasn't that big of a fiasco. Among some sites, sure, but not all that much.

19. d_data

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Anyone noticed the phone near the windscreen of the boat in the second pic? Looks like its wrapped in the multi-purpose case leaked today. Is it another L1020?


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Just shut up and take my money!!!!!!!


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!wow, wow, wow, simply superb

16. papss unregistered

Wow...that looks real good to me. Give me a preview and I'm ordering it lol

14. alexfiran

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

how precious are our eyes..nothing can match them:)))

12. kushki

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Where is the noise? So much detail, I am not used to see this quality from any phone camera.

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