Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Review and Specifications

Nokia recently launched Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41-megapixel camera based on Nokia’s Pureview technology. The big question is that, will Lumia 1020 beat other Cybershot phones. It comes with other excellent features including unique photography features with 41Megapixel camera, (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics,optical image stabilization,autofocus, Xenon & LED flash. These unique features of Lumia 1020 make possible to beat other flagship Smartphones in photography.

The Pureview camera of Lumia 1020 was developed by the optical innovators at ZEISS.The 41 megapixel camera gives the best quality comes from the harmony of optics, image processing and sensors. After knowing about its 41 megapixel camera I explore more about its camera features which really prove it the flagship of the Nokia and I hope you guys are also getting exciting to know more about the camera of Lumia 1020.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Review by SpiderOrbit

Lumia 1020 has a rear 41 megapixel with illuminated sensor which enables the camera to capture more bright snapshots even in low light areas. This sensor enhances the performance of the camera to capture multi color pictures in dark.Lumia 1020 has two kind of flash, Xenon Flash for taking pictures while LED Flash for video recording.See below the inside view of Lumia 1020 camera.

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Its camera has lossless technology which allows the camera to capture far object with HD quality. The latest generation 1.1 micron back-side-illuminated (BSI) pixels helps camera to capture better image quality and less noise. The format of this sensor is 1/1.5’’ and it is 5 times larger than typical Smartphone sensors. See below the zoom reinvented technology model.

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Lumia 1020 has a Pro camera application which shows the setting in the concentric circle system for the settings like flash, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and exposure. These concentric circle help users to set photography functions easily with their thumbs without moving their hands from the phone.This application is completely different from Smart Camera application which comes with Lumia 925.Pro camera app with Lumia 1020 enables users to zoom video while recording by sliding a finger up or down the screen. This app helps users to edit the video with three manual controls including turn on or off the lights, lock the focus and set white balance.See below the Pro camera app.

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Buy it or skip it?

The Nokia Lumia 1020’s bigger sensor, amazing lossless cropping, image stabilization and low light performance make it different from others available devices in the crowd of smartphones. However, there may be more options for casual users like iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One even though produce better quality of snaps.

The 1020 is not comfortable to use as S4 Zoom, and its limited controls and lack of presets create frustration. The main thing is that you do not get better pictures compared to others high range phones. Avid photographers should attach to their separate cameras for the best output.

Buy the Lumia 1020 if you:
-Want to buy superior photo shooter than average phones
– Wanting to invest in costliest device
– Exact control over exposure and other settings

Skip the Lumia 1020 if you:
– If you want to buy a slim or budget phone, then skip.

-If looking for more presets and controls, then skip.
– Highly value fast shot-to-shot times
– Skip, if you don’t love Windows Phone OS

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