Nokia Lumia 1020 monster camera wins one for science
posted by Maxwell R. / Apr 08, 2014, 7:01 PM
Even at full retail, $610, it is a great deal when you consider the functionality you get in addition to a great camera. The Lumia line of devices is defined by great camera technology, and the 41MP beast in the 1020 continues to impress, including scientists.
John Graff and Mark Li-chen Wu, researchers in the Department of Pathology at the University of California – Irvine’s School of Medicine, have published a letter in the medical journal Histopathology. Titled The Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone as a 41-megapixel Photomicroscope, the two researchers extrapolate how the device overcomes difficulties often encountered when using a smartphone camera to capture photomicrographs through a microscope eyepiece.
Photomicrographs are used in examining biopsy samples, to diagnose diseases like cancer. In order to capture high-resolution images of what is seen through the microscope, the common practice is to have a stable frame set up with a traditional camera mounted on to it. Graff and Li-chen have found the Lumia 1020 eliminates the need for such a set-up thanks to all the technology packed inside.
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posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:05 PM 5
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Just think what 808 can do with this. Because 808 have biggest sensor than any other phone do. Truly amazing work done by Nokia (best engineers) http://i.imgur.com/gxSzWSz.jpg
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:23 PM 6
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Scientific imaging companies must be crapping their pants right now. Cause a lot of those cameras and rigs pieces cost upwards of $10000 each (many pieces needed for most sets to work), then you add all the proprietary software... If this is good enough to replace the science supply racket, labs no longer have to pay 100k for a decent microscope with image capture capabilities.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 8:38 PM 1
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Nokia lumia 1020 , nothing comes close
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:36 PM 2
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So, when is well paid ad, the more MP suddenly start to matter??? LOL "What is even more remarkable is that the Lumia 1020 can be had on a 2-year agreement with AT&T for only $99. Even at full retail, $610, it is a great deal " We get it.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:11 PM 4
The camera on this phone really is in a league of its own. I'm still learning to take better photos on my wife's phone.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:22 PM 3
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It was dethroned recently. http://androidcommunity.com/so
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:29 PM 1
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DXoMark did the review. They're also the place every one quotes when they say that the pureview has the best camera (along with the 1020). So, this is a valid (and respected ) source in the tech community.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:53 PM 1
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To be fair DxOMark look at both photo and video and the 1020's (I've had one since the day it came out) video performance isn't that great. Plus they only rate a device once and the 1020 was tested before the Amber and Black updates vastly improved the photo quality. If they were to test it again today it'd still be behind on video, but would undoubtedly be top for stills.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 8:08 PM 1
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too bad taking photos is not my hobby. for me, smartphone with an average camera(12mp or 8mp) is enough for me. because i want a smartphone with more powerful or higher specs. not a higher camera pixels.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 8:27 PM 0
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