Nokia Lumia 1020: official samples from the 41-megapixel camera

Nokia Lumia 1020: official samples from the 41-megapixel camera
The first official camera samples from the amazing 41-megapixel camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020 are out and they are just mind-blowing. With its huge 1/1.2” sensor almost the size of a Nikon 1 compact camera, the Lumia 1020 captures amazing detail especially in low light.

Nokia’s engineers have done an outstanding job and put that whole camera in an environment supporting optical image stabilization (OIS). Additionally, you have a powerful and extremely quick Xenon flash and an LED flash.

We are really witnessing a revolution in camera phones and you don’t need to go far to convince yourself. Just look at the images below. Oh, feel free to share your thoughts about them in the comments section.

source: Nokia

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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




Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Recommend the croco leather pattern case with a camera protector avoid damage by accident. it is a very interesting kit to nokia lumia 1020 ,the attached lens cap can turning 360 degrees google it in ,you will find other colors

76. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Don´t forget that this is not a pefect camera. It´s a big illusion change a DSLR by this ! Take a closer look at the images int this site ... At the end you have full resolution full of noise !

75. plerdplern

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Can't wait to have it.

73. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh Gosh! I looked at the pictures so many times by Zooming in n out and the details are pretty clear, just loved it.

71. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Images are noisy and look bland. No thanks.

66. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BEAUTIFUL PICS my favorite one is THE PIZZA :) and lady liberty

65. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

The $300 price tag is there to make an initial return on their investment. Nokia, like any manufacturer, knows that only die hard fans and early adopters will hand over this sort of money. My guess is that it'll get a price cut after a month or so

63. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Gorgeous, this lossless zoom is AMAZING. I'll have to come up with a way to get this phone. I'll get the xperia Z Ultra and this lumia 1020.

62. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Those photos are fantastic. But just great camera is not enough for me...

59. jckc92

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

I love all these comments. I use my phone for Calling, texting, GPS, looking up stuff online. I don't play games because being over 40 I have more important things to do. Social networking isn't a priority because I don't want people to know my business ever second of the day! I had android phones for years and recently switched to WP. All I can say is it is very smooth, call quality is great, GPS is great, and the camera is good if you don't have a "REAL" camera. I own the 928. I also don't need 10 of thousand of Apps. Once again, I have more important things to do than spend hours looking for apps that are not needed.... I hope the 1020 does good because Nokia makes quality stuff IMO

57. FanOfNone

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Did anyone notice that the sensor is actually smaller than that of 808 pureview? 808's sensor is 1/1.2" whereas 1020 has 1/1.5" sensor( correct it phonearena). anyways, great camera. just wish the future WP 8.1 is much better than 8 and without that huge bezel, nokia could have fitted it with a 5" screen, Plus , nokia please start using latest processors,WP8 may not require it but future games will need it. and those who don't agree with the sensor size claim, read the 'white paper' carefully, starting with you 'Phonearena' !

48. Jay2ice

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Some people are going to die in envy! "Oops! I wish it was android"

46. israinwet

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

This would be reason enough for me to switch from Android in all honesty.

44. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Listen to This nokia please At the time of advertisement What will u tell customers?? Again main focus on camera? The people who are commenting here Only those people are in real tech world But how will u insist those people , with the same old hardware and software which are outside phonearena?? everything same?? Samsung when make advertisements they show use of their GIMMICK features(may be not for use) But a vast of population is attracted

55. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

yes, this stupid part of population who believe that additional 2 cores or smart feats will make their life easier. Instead of enjoying fluid experience you want more and more only because oems say so.

61. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

First of all if u say those millions and billions are stupid then i think u r stupid Because u cant force anyone to buy lumia Everyone has its own approachnd likings What do u think if u r using lumia then u r genius and others r stupid?? Joke joke joke

40. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The only reason to purchase this phone is for the camera. In that case, I can purchase a DSLR and just take even better pictures with it, for around the same price. Other than that, it really is just a regurgitated Lumia 900 series. They didn't go above and beyond making their phone top notch in any other hardware aspect other than the camera. Which is not good enough. There are plenty of competing smartphones with camera modules that handle themselves well enough, while doing pretty much everything else better.

41. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

They could have come up with new unique features All same as 920 was expecting a lot from a flagship device

42. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

The best camera is the one you always have with you.

36. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Mind Blown!!!!

34. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Everything is same Except camera and updated 2gb ram No full hd display(fhd could have been a vast improvement) No card slot Not slim(not a major problem) Again same design(could have changed atleast design) Same old processor Same old version of windows and last price 300?? On contract?? Lumia 920 is available for 449 off contract

37. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

That's the point! #NokiaEpicFail when you can take the Lumia 920 for 300+€ LESS! Maybe in the future they will do only cameras that can do calls and sms

39. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Agree adding just few extra bucks will make 920 that also without contract And atlast everything is same Software or hardware we need more than a camera

52. Jay2ice

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

If you need more than a camera go get yourself an S4 cause you seem to be so green with envy repeating yourself in every post. Just maybe your Android is missing out something and you're so afraid to admit it. And for your information 920 does not have lossless zoom. This is the amalgamation of 920 and 808 pureview; the perfect camera ever made on a phone.

53. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

I want wp to act same like android Everything No barriers Then its 10000% good for me

56. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you may want but you won´t be given

50. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you´re a Nokia hater so why whining if you´re not going to buy any? Nokia has done its best. Only os limited their creativity. But it will change when gdr3 will be unveiled. Nokia showed they can use their amazing tech on the new platform and now it´s going to be only better. And I repeat again...what for put some humongus cpu and gpu if os and even this monstrous camera work flawlessly???? Give me one good reason without showing off.

51. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

What is ur problem man?? I am the buyer Who r u to stop what i want and what i need?? i am the one who has to pay and then i have to be the one who has to ask what i need in a smartphone If i want a wp to act same like an android Then this is my demand and i am keeping this in front of nokia or ms Because once again atlast i am the one who will spend on it If u r going to spend on my behalf then i wont utter a single word

54. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

my problem are people like you. Always unhappy, always pain in the 4 letters. Thks is wring, that is incorrect. Instead of enjoying tech which is undoubtely groundbreaking you prefer grudging. If you whine about it I safely assumed you weren´t going to buy this device. They are not going to change into ´make a wish´ foundation because of such frustrated and always unhappy andro users like you. Get over it. Does your precious samsung always listen to the customers.. No.

60. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Ok Then te me why nokia is not able to sell as good as galaxy is selling just alone in millions and billions? its already 2 years to lumia series Give me a specific reason Dont say that those people are stupid or etc etc... A good and perfect reason

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