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

19. Volcra

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How is this any different to those fighting ads... Nokia is having a go at the entire DSLR community, its Nokia vs DSLR (It IS a fighting ad)

20. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Seriously nokia???

21. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Best phone I ever had... And since I would hardly walk around with a dedicated camera, the best camera I ever had as well.

22. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

It is better for the fact you almost always have it with you. Which is the single most important thing when it comes to taking special photos.

24. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Anyone who owns a DSLR knows that phones are far behind in picture quality ;)

39. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yep! I don't own one myself (and I'm not so interested), but I can tell because my little sister, my older sis' bf, my dad, and my dad's side family all have and play DSLR.

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

In not sure of it quite matching a dslr shot for shot but it can come close. The 1020 camera runs rings around the likes of the iphone 5s

26. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

As a fantastic camera that you Always have on you, it is fantastic, but will not yet replace dslr's for most.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

BullS#!t

28. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

My thoughts exactly!

29. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

just ads guys, and its simpler and not better than dslr, but the best than any other phone

35. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I agree, Lumia 1020 at some cases is better than DSLR. 808 PV is even better because it has bigger sensor

38. twagn

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

The cheapest P&S cameras take great pic's in good light...even $49 ones with no two year contract

40. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

It's definitely not even close to a DSLR camera.... There is no true telephoto, a real macro or Depth of Field control that is as good as an SLR camera. So Nokia settle down. You may make good phones but not to a point to replace an SLR.

45. twagn

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Torn between a 36mp Nikon D800 and this Nokia that has 41mp. Decisions, decisions ......;)

46. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

LOL ! Ty to do this Nokia ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJRH0-NJcQ ... and after all compare to a DSLR ! Sony RX100 (I or II) the best pocket solution !

50. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

NL 1020 = mini DSLR?

51. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LOL....41MP PINHOLE camera better than a dSLR, that's a good one. The ONLY thing 41 megapixels in a PINHOLE camera is good for, is cropping & zooming. In low light, a pinhole camera CCD, because of the nature of placements of the pixel elements, is going to exhibit NOISE, and will most likely have some crosstalk. There was an ad that Nokia had for this when it came out. Shows a girl at the back of a concert, snap a photo of the band, then ZOOM into the stage, crop it, then sends it to her friends, and when they get the photo, it appears she took the photo from the FRONT of the audience, not the back. If anyone is dumb enough to think a pinhole, high megapixel camera can replace the dynamics of a dSLR, they know absolutely nothing about photography. This camera can replace point & shoot cameras, but not the dynamics of a full size, or APS-C size dSLR.

53. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

That nice Nokia. Now maybe have it available on more than ONE carrier in the US.

76. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Go home, Nokia, you're drunk.

82. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

The DRUNK its you amigo !! Go to search on google and find some rewiews ... loser ... And better look on the first page and there you have 3 links where you can take a look ... LOSER !

84. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Lol you must be living in nokia dream land even L 1020 is not a match for my RX100 II. m.youtube.com/watch?v=T5-zEI5mSSA&fulldescription=​1&gl=ID&hl=en&guid=&client=mv-google

80. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

This is embarrassing for NOKIA.... Really. SLR is an SLR period!!

85. mark_ray

Posts: 35; Member since: May 26, 2013

Nokia is going crazy after Camera, because they can't compete with Android amazing features, they are just focusing on camera...worthless in my openion

86. scapula66

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

dear frıends..whıch s better sharper lookıng on computer screen?nokia 808 or nokıa 1020
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