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

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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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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:15 21

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Amazing !!! Vivid pictures..

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:34 3

13. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:39 2

16. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 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?

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 12:27 2

43. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 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 ^_^

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:18 7

2. Jay2ice (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Jeeeez! I'm getting this no doubt.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:21

3. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Hooray vandalism! Great pics though.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:23 6

4. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:27 4

7. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:31 6

11. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:51 3

26. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


In everything else is exactly the same device

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:16

67. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:24 10

5. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:28 4

8. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:34 4

14. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:37 6

15. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


lumia 720p vs GS4 1080p big difference

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:44 4

18. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:44 3

19. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:46 8

22. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 20:23 1

64. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 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.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:44

74. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:56 1

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:17

68. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Um, it IS excellent everywhere.

Congratulations, you are now a future Lumia 1020 owner

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:24

6. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Amazing really

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:30 3

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


proud to be NOKIAN

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:42 4

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:45

20. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:50

23. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


i lol'd :D

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:21 1

69. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:31 8

10. Starscream9 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Camera? who needs that when we have Lumia 1020!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:33 9

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


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

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