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Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive
Erin Lodi | Published: Jul 24, 2013 at 03:59 UTC217
These results are only provisional as the lighting level is the test scene has been adjusted since the other phones were shot.
We can only truly give very a preliminary conclusion at this point based on a day of playing with the device, but we are excited about what we've seen so far.
From an imaging perspective, the Lumia 1020 appears to be just what we'd hoped: a more advanced version of the PureView technology that blew us away when we first saw it on the 808. And this time around, the Lumia 1020 has even more to offer the photographer who wants to use their mobile as a serious camera. From OIS to an even faster lens to that add-on camera grip that nearly had us convinced we were using a "real" camera, the Lumia 1020 seems to offer a lot of potential. Our initial trials with the device's auto mode don't explore the Lumia 1020 fully; we need to delve further into the camera's actual imaging capabilities: it's here that we'd like to see what this camera can do.
We'll look forward to sharing a full gallery of Lumia 1020 images soon, and a more thorough review of the camera as soon as we can.