Nokia's Lumia 1020 Packs A Crazy 41-Megapixel Camera
The novel Lumia 1020 has the potential live a photographer's smartphone dream.
Nokia lastly has its truthful Windows Phone successor: the Lumia 1020, which packs a 41-megapixel PureView camera.
Despite the extra photographic tv set camera power, the telephone looks too feels thinner than the too-bulky Lumia 920.The sensor too photographic tv set camera lens protrude from the dorsum inwards noticeable fashion, but non then much that the telephone becomes unpocketable.
The Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch concealment too a 1280 x 768 resolution, two gigabytes of RAM, too a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. Aside from doubling the RAM, it's basically the same equally Nokia's previous Lumia phones.
The 41-megapixel sensor isn't at that topographic point to render around insane bump inwards icon quality, too you're non meant to grip 41-megapixel images. Instead, it's meant to supersede the zoom component establish inwards virtually point-and-shoot cameras.
With smartphones, trying to capture an object off inwards the distance unremarkably way settling for a speck-sized representation of that object inwards the frame or using digital zoom, which adds blurriness too graininess. Nokia's 41-megapixel PureView engineering scientific discipline uses those extra pixels to capture details yous can't fifty-fifty brand out amongst your ain eyes -- but when yous zoom, yous tin afterwards crop the photograph too larn what yous desire amongst petty or no drop-off inwards icon quality.
If yous don't desire to zoom, the PureView photographic tv set camera volition exercise all that pixel ability to "oversample" (meaning it volition capture the same pixel expanse multiple times too combine the best parts of each one) too generate a 5-megapixel icon amongst added clarity too detail. It's a noticeable boost inwards icon quality, too applies to video equally well.
To back upwardly this blinged-out camera, at that topographic point volition live apps from both Nokia too third-party developers. Nokia's fantabulous Pro Camera app allows total manual command over your images, amongst an intuitive interface that gives quick access to settings including exposure, ISO, shutter speed too white balance. Apps from Vyclone, Path, Snapcam, Panagraph, Hipstamatic volition live newly available or updated to accept total payoff of the camera.
Using the Lumia 1020's photographic tv set camera confirms that the zoom functionality has strong potential. In an expanse amongst total natural lighting -- or amongst the assistance of the fantabulous xenon flash -- yous tin exercise the digital zoom to crop inwards tight on a dependent plain 5 to 10 feet away amongst petty noticeable icon degradation.
But the existent kicker come upwardly inwards the post-processing. If yous direct to crop an icon after the fact, Nokia uses a characteristic that it calls re-framing. Instead of letting yous direct a department to zoom inwards on too deleting the ease of the photo, it volition create a locked-in zoom setting for a photo, too move out it that way every fourth dimension yous sentiment it -- but it won't delete the parts of the photograph yous can't see. If yous create upwardly one's postulate heed yous desire to revisit the total photograph later, yous tin only tap a push too re-frame the shot.
Long even short: This has the potential live a photographer's smartphone dream.
Windows Phone 8.1 has all the same to live released, too it volition back upwardly a beefier processor than the dual-core Snapdragon Nokia is using here. While yous won't bring out the extra ability inwards full general use, a quad-core processor could come upwardly inwards handy for quicker processing of these PureView images. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed that Nokia volition get got a around other major telephone launch afterwards this year.
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