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Rumored resolutions of camera images leak, along with price

Nokia Oyj.'s (HEX:NOK1V) fresh flagship phone, the Lumia 1020 is set to be unveiled Thursday, but more specs are already trickling out, following the phone's inadvertent outing via Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).

Here's a run-down on what we know about the phone's camera, which is expected to be the best smartphone camera available -- rivaling all but the best point and shoots (other than lacking an optical zoom).
  • 1/1.2" image sensor
  • Dual flash: LED + Xenon
  • OIS (optical image stabilization) via floating lens*
  • 38 megapixel (4:3); 32 MP (16:9); and 5 MP (16:9) (with 7 pixels per "superpixel")
  • F2.2 aperture (some sources say this may be adjustable)
  • Manual internal shutter
  • 2 GB DRAM
  • 32 GB NAND Flash Storage
  • NFC
  • Camera grip with built in battery ($70 USD) (capacity unknown)
  • Wireless charging via backplate*
*This first popped up in the Lumia 920, and is also found in the 925/928.

Nokia Lumia 1020
The Nokia Lumia 1020 [Image Source: WPCentral]

The onboard "Amber" skin, which is Nokia exclusive will provide:
  • FM radio support
  • Flip to silence
  • Pro Camera app (control ISO, white balance, shutter speed, flash, manual focus)
The Pro Camera app is expected to stand in for the more blasé standard Windows Phone Camera app, although automatic settings will be available by default.

The phone will reportedly go on sale at Microsoft Stores on July 22, unlocked, at a price of $602 USD.  The Microsoft stores reportedly will carry three varieties -- yellow, white, and black.  AT&T, Inc. (T) is expected to be the initial carrier for the (locked) version of the device, which is expected to feature additional colors (like cyan).

International release prices and dates are unknown, at this point.

Source: WPCentral

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RE: Picture file sizes
By Monkey's Uncle on 7/9/2013 5:02:51 PM , Rating: 2
To give a ballpark, the 36.3MP Nikon D800 produces RAW files around 40MB each. So to extrapolate 10 pics = 400MB. 100 pix = 4GB.

You gonna eat up that internal-only memory pretty quick if you are doing a lot of action/sports continuous shooting.

I would expect jpegs to take about 10-20% that much space.

RE: Picture file sizes
By testbug00 on 7/9/2013 11:06:13 PM , Rating: 2
FWIW, my Nokia Lumia 920 takes 3-4MB shots (usually 3.4-3.6).

I would guess it would probably be triple that at most, probably no more then 10MB a shot... Probably not over 8.


RE: Picture file sizes
By hpglow on 7/10/2013 1:03:55 AM , Rating: 1
Very few people ever have a reason to store their photos RAW. There seem to be quite a few that think they do. However, unless you are stitching a multi-gigapixel photo to gather, you need to find some sub-atomic gnat, or you have a huge telephoto lense and you just need to get a pic of someone's snatch from 10 miles back there just isn't a need.

RE: Picture file sizes
By safcman84 on 7/10/2013 4:20:02 AM , Rating: 2
RAW is used for people who want to post-edit their pictures, so it is very usefuly for photographers.

You can edit a jpg, but the final result wont be as good as editing a RAW, then saving as a jpg.

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