Smartphone Camera King? Lumia 1020 Specs Continue to Trickle Out
July 9, 2013 2:12 PM
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Rumored resolutions of camera images leak, along with price
Nokia Oyj.'s (
) fresh flagship phone, the Lumia 1020 is set to be unveiled Thursday, but
are already trickling out, following the phone's
via Microsoft Corp. (
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
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 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
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. (
) is expected to be the initial carrier for the (locked) version of the device, which is expected to feature additional colors (
International release prices and dates are unknown, at this point.
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RE: Which one is it?
7/10/2013 8:32:01 AM
Right, so we have to ask Nokia...
What's the point?
Let's face it --
this is a phone
, not a full-frame or Medium Format pro-level digital camera (the place where you commonly expect to see resolutions of 41MP).
My D7100 has a resolution of 24 MP with an APS-C sensor and even at
level it gets red marks for noise that you don't see in full-frame. Mind you, the guys doing the reviewing are accustomed to reviewing enthusiast and pro level cameras. But why the huge MP density in a smartphone with a tiny 1/1.2 sensor? IMHO if 90% of folks are doing nothing more than is popping them onto facebook or uploading to dropbox, there really is no need for 41 MP. 16 MP would excellent results for casual snapshots.
If you are going to be doing serious photography that needs this level of resolution, you are gonna use a DSLR or DMF camera for it and nothing less.
RE: Which one is it?
7/10/2013 9:05:25 AM
Yes, you guys just keep on convincing yourselves advancement in technology is a bad thing.
RE: Which one is it?
7/10/2013 12:56:47 PM
Technology advances are based on need. I honestly see no need for a 41 MP sensor on a phone camera.
Do you honestly see a need for this? Please be so kind as to elaborate on that need.
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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