Lumia 950's 4K video feature allegedly showcased in sample clip

Lumia 950's 4K video feature allegedly showcased in sample clip
Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL are easily the most impressive smartphones from the Lumia brand to date. Having waited an age for the line-up to spawn a flagship to compete with other high-end handsets, the unveiling of the Lumia 950 duo has finally given Windows fans something to savor. Since their launch, details on availability have been somewhat disheartening, with AT&T being the only provider in the U.S. to carry either device while Canada seems completely unperturbed. But there remains a fair amount of anticipation, and with demo units currently doing the rounds, a video on YouTube claims to showcase the 4K video-capturing abilities of the Lumia 950. 

Since way back when it was a Nokia entity, Lumia has been synonymous with quality cameras. The 41-megapixel shooter of the Lumia 1020 remains a part of folklore among Lumia fan -- many of whom still long for the appearance of its spiritual successor. Despite not boasting as many megapixels, the main snapper of the Lumia 950 looks a force to be reckoned with, and YouTube channel videotistik has offered what it claims is a glimpse of the feature in action. 

The 4K video runs through a sequence of nature shots, capturing the early fall in all of its glory. There's no real word on how the operators of the channel managed to get hold of the Lumia 950 and capture this clip, so we're taking this with the cautionary pinch of salt. If this is the real deal, though, then it's certainly an encouraging sign to those who plan on buying Lumia 950 when it does drop. 

Check out the full embedded video, and let us know of your take via the comments.

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile



23. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It's as if the people here has never seen a 4k video on a phone before, try seeing other 4k videos from other phones like the galaxy note 5 and the quality looks almost the same.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The video is vivid, but I thought the colors looked faded or washed. Looks good with the golden/yellows, but many of the others not so much. I wanted to see it side by side ns the S6 Edge+/Note 5.

17. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Seems like they finally fixed the jumpiness of the autofocus in video.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Which i hate on my 1520, probably the only thing i critique on it. And it is impressive considering the moving everything in the video.

16. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Too wobbly for my taste. Stabilization not really better then on any other Android flagship. But yes I admit, it looks nice thou.

20. Penny

Posts: 1882; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I found the wobble to be a little odd too. Does not happen like this on my 2 year old Lumia 928, which is already better than my Note 5 in OIS, so not sure why we get the wobble with this one.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Its A Lumia So What Did You Expect. Nice Job MS.

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Pure details, and pure colors. that's what pureview stand for.........great work team pureview

10. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I'm a huge Windows fan and I'll be buying the new 950 for me and my SO, however I wonder if the amazingness is simply the features of 4k and not specifically the hardware. Either way, the fact that this is possible on a phone is still amazing. Like at least MS didn't seem to slouch on the camera. I think we'd need a DXO or some sort of scientific test to see how/if it's different than competitive products.

26. Furbal unregistered

You can still have terrible 4k, from the video there is not much frame loss (nothing really slows down, large issue with some other phones), not much jitter, they didnt move quick enough to see if there was any rolling shutter issues. If it was really a 950, it'll be a damn good shooter.

9. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011


8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

This video is looking just normal, like other 4k videos. Nothing ground breaking


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Normal 1080p monitor try a 4k monitor and pay Nokia imagining it respects. Lumia 950xl and 950 are the truth!

14. xq10xa

Posts: 817; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I said the same thing when I pushed play. Then I viewed it on YouTube and changed the quality to 4K. Holy s**t. This looks amazing. This is not like any other 4K video on a phone that I have seen. Too bad it's on a WP10 eco system :(

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

What's too bad? Continuum alone is grounds alone for it being the best, along with best cameras and top notch Xbox live / games. Unless you're one of those people who use their phone as means to social status or are driven by social media, or your life revolves around apps, those are the only reasons I see people not getting a windows phone.

24. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I use a Lumia 1520 today and its the only phone that I have had for more than one year. I change phone every year and I'm really happy with this phone. My phone that soon will be two years old are as fast as it was when I got it. Tell me one phone that don't get slower over time? That's what I like about Microsoft. they optimize their software for the budget phones so they automatically fly on the flagship ones. Since I don't have Facebook, Insta, Snapchat, Twitter and all those social media apps. It doesn't bother me. BUT I understand that young people will NEVER buy a Windows Phone since Snapchat isn't there. My brother, my sister and ALL of their friends use Snapchat ALL the time. They even dont texts anymore. The whole world are using Snapchat. That's the only app I want to Windows Phone. And that's not for me, its because it will give the platform a good boost. I think Microsoft are playing their cards right with universal apps and one OS on every windows device. Imagine Snapchat develop ONE app that can work and sync between all your windows devices. That would be very good for Microsoft. Heck, I would pay for the coding my self if I were Microsoft. Just bring the app. When WhatsApp, Viber and all those become Universal. The windows platform will be a killer. Specially a phone connected to a monitor wirelessly trough Contiuum. So I totally understand the app problem. You cant depend only on enterprise. You must attract the young people. They are the ones who follow the herd.

25. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's cool and all but you replied to the wrong person, much like yourself am a huge windows phone advocate.

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Waiting for Lumia 1050

13. xq10xa

Posts: 817; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

That's like waiting for Jesus.

6. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

King of camera

5. rsiders

Posts: 2085; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is seriously good. No complaints there. I still wish they were available through T-Mobile and I would be set.

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

They're being sold unlocked at the Microsoft store, and yes it will support band 12.

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011


3. eddyjordan45

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

If this is from the 950 8 it might be the best 4k camera on any smarphone

2. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Gosh seems like microsoft nailed it at least when it comes to camera quality. My note 5 bows with respect.

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