Nokia Lumia 1520 samples show off its 20-megapixel PureView camera
posted by Victor H. / Nov 13, 2013, 9:11 AM
The 20-megapixel PureView auto-focus camera on the Lumia 1520 comes with a dual LED flash and protrudes just slightly on the back - not so much as to be in the way, but enough to make it clear to passers-by that it’s a serious cameraphone you’re holding. You can choose to capture full-res images along with smaller 5-megapixel images for quick social sharing. The handset ships with the Nokia Pro camera application that we first saw on the Lumia 1020 and it’s the same neat interface with dials for easy adjustments for white balance, manual focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure.
It’s worth underlining that the Lumia 1520 is one of very few smartphones to support real lossless zooming. You can zoom in around 2x without actually compromising the image quality. Nokia has also promised bringing RAW image support for this handset so you can really get serious with your photoediting.
You also have plentiful options for video capture as you can pick between 1080p and 720p and supported framerates of 30, 25 and 24fps. How does it all look? Take a look at the images and video taken on the Lumia 1520 on a cloudy fall day. We've included both the full-res image as well as the lower-sized one, and that's why some images might take a longer time to load.
- Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)
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:Lumia 1520 comes with a "single" LED flash" ....i think it comes with DUAL LED FLASH anyways the samples looks crisp....waiting for a detailed comparo between this and xperia z1 's camera while the z1 has slightly bigger sensor,nokia makes up for it with supersampling,better flash & OIS ....will be a great fight for the second spot behind lumia 1020 as the best camera phone
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:29 AM 9
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Absolutely, it's dual flash. We've now fixed this in the text.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:32 AM 2
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In pictures 13 and 14 ... how you switch from 5 to 19 MP so fast ... thats the same as 5 MP then because the girl in red is in the same position
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:32 AM 0
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the Nokia Lumia 1520 simultaneously takes a high resolution 20 megapixel and creates a 5 megapixel picture.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:44 AM 16
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I can't any noticeable difference between any of the 5 and 19MP pictures, so you might as well use the 5MP mode and save the storage space with the smaller size pictures.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 12:11 PM 0
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Pretty good! But the Z1 actually takes more detailed pictures! At least in daylight. Anyway, I think that 1520 and Z1 are the best devices 2013!
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:40 AM 8
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posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:46 AM 0
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@PhoneArena You're device seems to be faulty. Well, judging from the video sample, the OIS seems not working. I hope you rectify this as this can greatly affect the review of this device. :))
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 11:26 AM 0
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just put android on it and Im sold
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 11:32 AM 3
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Agree. WP8 could b smooth and simple but it sucks in apps, mods and customizations and since Nokia was bought by m$$ or something I doubt a nokia-pureview/android combo will ever happen
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 1:03 PM 1
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