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" 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)



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Amazing !!! Vivid pictures..

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yes, from the live stream video, at the time the woman shot those flowers, I can be sure that the color is continuing toyish like other Lumias

16. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I agree. Normally, I don't care or use smartphone camera's, but these pictures are amazing. Though, it makes me wonder if it's has durable has the 920 or if the new camera sensor makes it more vulnerable to damage?

43. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i highly doubt it as the 808 pureview was pretty durable i don;t see why this should be an exception as it is an upgrade from the 808 also the sensor is protected and probably insulated so it should be good ^_^

2. Jay2ice

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Jeeeez! I'm getting this no doubt.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hooray vandalism! Great pics though.

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Night shots have minimal noise and great detail.. Awesome! Competitors DooMed !

7. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Like if the camera is the most important part in a smartphone, SGS4 (or even HTC One or LG O2) has a worse camera (maybe?) but for sure in everything else wins hands down against this rebranded Lumia 920 ;-) If I want to take awesome pictures my reflex is made for that, if you are buying that phone (there no others updates from the old device) ONLY for the camera, than you should consider a real camera cause the Lumia 925 or the Lumia 920 are very close in everything else to their new rebrand

11. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Lumia 920 is not even close to the 1020 i dont know what pics you're looking right now.

26. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

In everything else is exactly the same device

67. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Actually it's more like the 925: AMOLED screen, thinner, improves battery management, etc. Only resemblance to the 920 is the color palette.

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I still prefer a phone that is excellent everywhere rather than a good camera in a bad smartphone.

8. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Well they are not a bad smartphone, they will still do the job but not in terms of androids/ios do.

14. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Just so you know, Lumia 920 was as fast as S4 in a video comparison I saw on YT. You can search it i'm pretty sure there are many. S4 was faster in half the things and 920 faster in others. The only thing holding this phone back is a 1080 display.

15. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

lumia 720p vs GS4 1080p big difference

18. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

not as big as a quad core a15 vs dual core krait.

19. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

A difference many can't see barring a magnifying apparatus.

22. bigstrudel

Posts: 602; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Just 6 months ago when everyone had 720p phones almost everybody was calling 1080p overkill for a smartphone and a waste of processing power.

64. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

1080p is overkill for the majority of the population. I'd say less than 1% of phone users couldn't give a flying fart about high end specs, but it's that 1% that manufacturers rely on to turn a profit each quarter.

74. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

its actually 768p (332 ppi wich is best for a phone) also it has dual s4 pro and adreno 225 while s4 has dual quad(exynos 5) or quad (s600 or s800) and adreno 320 wich is 3x better than 225 also multitasking sucks because of the stupid invincible apps that revive after a moment and end up consuming ram,performance and battery

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

thing is it's actually a pretty decent smartphone too, you just have to like WP. a lot of people at my work like WP and they're pretty excited about this.

68. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Um, it IS excellent everywhere. Congratulations, you are now a future Lumia 1020 owner

6. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Amazing really

9. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

proud to be NOKIAN

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Uoh jeez they even have a name for people like you now....

20. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

This is actually the name of a brand of boots Nokia used to make.

23. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i lol'd :D

69. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I prefer Winner (from WINdows Phone). What do Android users call themselves? Robots? Drones? Androiders..?

10. Starscream9

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Camera? who needs that when we have Lumia 1020!

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Amazing! These pictures took my breath away. Good job, Nokia!

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