The world’s best camera smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020, has arrived, heralding a revolution in smartphone photography. This 41 megapixel marvel is jam packed with amazing technology, which will change the way people take photos forever. So let’s zoom in closer and take a look at the features, which we think will have smartphone lovers jumping for joy.
It has a 41 megapixel camera sensor
Thanks to its 41 megapixel camera sensor, the Nokia Lumia 1020 takes photos and video that no other smartphone can get anywhere near to. With its next-gen 41-megapixel sensor, ZEISS optics with six lenses and Optical Image Stabilisation, the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera zooms into the details of every shot making your photographs sharper, clearer and better than ever before. Seeing really is believing.
Its software will help you shoot like a pro
A revolutionary smartphone like the Nokia Lumia 1020 deserves revolutionary software. Nokia Pro Camera delivers just that. As the default photography app, it empowers you to take stunning expert photos easily. With intuitive controls, it makes changing settings like exposure level, white balance, shutter speed and film ISO really, really simple. What’s more, its built-in tutorials teach you and encourages you try different things. Get ready to go pro.
It has next generation Optical Image Stabilisation
The Nokia Lumia 920 was the first Nokia Lumia to have Optical Image Stabilisation and now the Nokia Lumia 1020 takes it to the next level. In fact, because of the large optics and sensor, it was necessary for Nokia’s engineers to add ball bearings into the camera module. What does this mean for us? Simple even better low light photographs and even better smoother videos.
It has dual capture for twice the fun
What’s that we hear you cry? Well, because of the insanely good quality of the photos you can take with the Nokia Lumia 1020, the smartphone actually takes two photos when you press the button. One is full resolution, which gives you endless possibilities to reframe and adapt and the other is a 5 megapixel image for easy sharing on your social networks.
It lets you go editing crazy
A single photo from the Nokia Lumia 1020 offers you endless possibilities to be creative. Thanks to the incredible detail, you can reframe and re-zoom to create a myriad of different images, whether that means breaking a group photo up into individual portraits or cropping an individual flower amongst a field of flowers. The options are limited only by your imagination.
It has an incredible next-gen xenon flash
In certain circumstances you’re always going to need a flash, whether for a fast paced football match or trying to capture the action at night. Happily, the Nokia Lumia 1020 has one of the best. So good, in fact, it can illuminate shots for the 1/16,000 of a second it takes to capture a shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020 at the minimum shutter speed.
It has super versatile shutter speed
The more you use the Nokia Lumia 1020 the more you realize how brilliant it is at fuelling your creativity. Take the shutter speed. Not only does it have 1/16,000 of a second as an option, but at the other end of the scale you can turn the shutter speed to four seconds. What this means in practice is that you create amazing low light photos with incredible light effects, simply with the smartphone in your pocket.
You can take truly astonishing videos
It’s easy to forget that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is not just the world’s best camera smartphone, but the world’s best video smartphone too. Combined with OIS and detailed HD video, you can zoom in up to six times without losing any quality whatsoever. This means not only smartphone cinematography but every day videos have the potential to be awesomely good.
Your videos will sound brilliant
And it’s not just your eyes, which are in for a treat. Your ears will delight at Nokia Rich Recording stereo, distortion free sound quality. With the Nokia Lumia 1020, you’ll be able to record stereo sound even at the loudest concerts, thanks to the fact it can handle sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.
It’s a super smartphone too
Even if you were to totally ignore its amazing photo and video capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is a suoper smartphone with all the great innovations you expect from Windows Phone 8 and Nokia Lumias. For example, there’s Nokia Music, with over 22 million free songs to stream, HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE transit. You get access to over 165 000 apps and Windows MS Office. What’s more, with by snapping on a wireless charging cover you can power up simply by laying the Nokia Lumia 1020 down.
Ten fantastic reasons why we’re super excited merely at the prospect of playing with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Of course, with some much innovation under the hood, there’s plenty more. Questions is, what is it about world’s greatest camera smartphone that gets you a-buzzing?
Updated October 1, 2015 3:30 am