After our hands-on look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 last week, we were excited to spend a few days really shooting with the device.
We've now had time to test out the Lumia 1020 in a wide array of lighting conditions and on an assortment of different subjects, and been able to more thoroughly explore the many settings available through the new Nokia Pro Cam capture app.
Our gallery offers a look at the Lumia 1020's abilities in low light, bright light and shade, and we used the manual controls in the Nokia Pro Cam app to adjust shutter speed, flash settings, white balance, focus, ISO and exposure compensation (from -3.0 to +3.0).
We used both of the Lumia 1020's capture modes: the mode which produces both a maximum file size of 34MP to 38MP (depending on aspect ratio) along with a 5MP version of the same image, and the mode that only outputs the file at 5MP. The aim of the technology here is to produce that high-quality but more practical and more shareable smaller file image by oversampling the image captured by the device's 41MP imaging sensor. Duplicated images in the gallery are those shot in the maximum file size plus 5MB size mode, we've included both images so you can examine the difference. You'll also see some single images that were only captured in the 5MP mode.
We primarily used the phone with the the handy Nokia Camera Grip, available for $79, which we found quite enjoyable. The additional battery life the accessory provides is a nice bonus, and so is the tripod socket on the bottom.
Our in-depth full review is in the works, but until we can share those results, here's a look at what the Lumia 1020 can do.