Nokia video shows why the 41MP PureView snapper on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is better than a DSLR

Nokia has just posted a video on YouTube that makes you question why anyone in their right mind would want to lug around a DSLR wherever they go. Huge lenses, tripods and batteries are some of the extra equipment and accessories that have to be carried from one location to another. And when you want a picture of you and your SO, you have to turn over to a stranger a complicated piece of equipment that could easily be dropped...
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85 Comments

41. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Maybe if you stopped looking and dling pr0n on your Android, it wouldn't be malware infested and buggy. Everyone else is using the OS just fine.

42. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I don't watch porn. It's the case for most Androids. Most Windows Phones run fine.

43. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I have been usin that malware buggy os but its way better than wp sheat admit it you f..

44. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You haven't been using WP.

54. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I did got bored in 15 mins...not lying ! 24 colour palettes and 3 tile sizes is not very appealing to most.

56. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That's because you're the only person in the world who only use phones to play with homescreens. And I must say, 15 minutes is quite a long time to enjoy playing with them.

59. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

face it, windows potato sucks and microsoft has to pay manufacturers to put windows potato on their phones BAAAHAHAHHAHA

60. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I like how you miss the point when you're left with nothing to say.

64. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I find it hilarious you can download launchers on android that look identical to WP8 but with way more customization. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lx.launcher8

66. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I don't. It's not something new about Android. But what has that got to do with my comment?

77. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

I love how you just keep commenting even though you've made no point and you don't have squat to defend your elementary OS, aspie.

72. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.....why not, blame it on the consumer, eh ?! Anyways, I wouldn't call 'customisation' as 'playing with home-screens'. I like to have a wallpaper I prefer, I like the ability to delete my gmail messages, return call, toggle brightness, etc. right from my notification toggle without opening the app. I like to have my Amex banking app, Flipboard and Google maps (Nokia/Bing maps is still awful in 3rd world countries). In short, I don't want to accept what my phone cannot do but I want my $700 phone to do what I tell'em.

73. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes that is what you want it's your preference: Android. And some prefer Windows Phone.

5. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

I felt bad for the old Nokia, pre Microsoft purchase, because they had great hardware but they were saddled with a crappy OS. Now, I don't give a (s)ugar (h)oney (i)ced (t)ea about them at all. Great hardware alone won't make your devices lust-worthy/desirable.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's like when a parasite infects something you love and takes over it....killing it slowly....then devouring it from the inside.

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Maybe that's all there is on the 1020, I mean you can actually see pixels on the screen like in the calender app which, since the last time I checked, is not present on lower end offerings on say Android. As if that wasn't enough, the camera doesn't have burst mode, there's a bit of delay on the time between shots, no built-in hdr processing and sometimes the color accuracy is a hit or miss.

71. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The camera is good in the right situations, but in others, the G2 and 5S crush it (Low light is one). The worst part of my 1020 was how slow the camera was. It doesn't matter how good a camera is if you constantly miss pictures because the thing operates like it needs a hand crank.

7. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

My choice will still be Lumia 1520

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, for those not on AT&T, maybe the L929. I can't get past the shot-to-shot delay with shooting high res pics on the L1020. The L1520 cuts the delay to a manageable time, so maybe the L929 improves even more?

12. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nah , where I live in phones are usually bought unlocked

17. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Me too. I can live with the Lumia 1020, but the Lumia 1520 has more value for money

15. adecvat

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

8 seconds to get the first photo. "Better than a DSLR"

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Then set the camera to capture only one 5mp picture. That should make it faster

36. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

change the iso and take it off any auto modes it may have

52. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

But then the DSLR wins. For that matter, many non-DSLR cameras win. Most of the DSLR and high-end digital cameras today will have sub-1 second shot-to-shot performance. Burst mode can go as high as 6 or 8 shots/second. And, and, and. Ad was an exercise in marketing spin.

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Then you're putting the quality of the pictures within reach of or on par with other smart phones. The combination of shutter speed, sensor quality, resolution, etc are the reason that even point & shoot cameras are still around. Only when all smart phones can match those features will p&s cameras be obsolete. Even then, they have a long way to go to best a DSLR. Right now the advantages they have is convenience and portability.

68. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

But to get the convenience factor (auto mode), you have to take only 5 Mp pics if you don't want to wait 8 seconds between shots. That doesn't sound like much in the way of convenience.

69. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And that's my point, you either have a slow camera that takes great pictures, or a fast camera that takes decent pictures. A DSLR takes extraordinary pictures extremely fast. The convenience factor had nothing to do with performance, but pocket ability and the fact that everyone carries a phone, smart or feature. I'm also not trying to knock the 1020, it takes excellent photos, but not as good and not as fast as a DSLR.

16. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

well these types of ads are better than those... apple vs samsung (fighting ads)
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