Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020, A 41 MP Windows Camera Phone

Nokia has done it again, where they left last time with PureView 808 last time, they have integrated their PureView technology into their flagship Lumia phone with 41 MP camera. Nokia Lumia 1020 which was made official on Thursday, 11 July 2013. The 41-megapixel Pureview sensor in Lumia 1020 includes an optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, and a big xenon flash, making it the centerpiece for the rear of the phone. It can shoot still images at 38-megapixel in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios just like PureView 808. At the same time as it captures the high-resolution images, it also takes an oversampled 5-megapixel image using the sensor that can then be easily shared thanks to its smaller file size.


Nokia Lumia 1020 supports 1080p video capture, complete with 4x zoom and up to 6x at 720p. Nokia is releasing a Pro Camera app with the Lumia 1020 to take advantage of the sensor and manually adjust flash, focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and exposure. It also includes a number of editing functions to crop and alter photos. Nokia is bundling a leather wrist strap with the Lumia 1020, making it even more point-and-shoot-like, but a optional Camera Grip accessory provides a casing for the device with extra battery, a shutter button, and even a tripod mount.
  • Main camera
    • Main camera sensor: 41 MP, PureView
    • Camera resolution: 7712 x 5360 pixels
    • Main camera focus type: Auto focus
    • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes
    • Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch
    • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2
    • Camera focal length: 26 mm
    • Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm
    • Camera image formats: JPEG
    • Flash type: Xenon flash
    • Flash operating range: 4.0 m
    • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
  • Main camera features
    • Main camera - other features: Optical image stabilization, PureView, Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x
    • Digital camera add-ons: Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision, PhotoBeamer, Creative Studio, Nokia Glam Me, Nokia Pro Camera

  • Photography apps
    • Nokia Pro Camera: Get the most out of the Nokia Lumia camera: it works great in Auto mode or you can take full manual control over exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus, just like on an DSLR-camera.  The different framing grids help you to frame your shot, and if you did not get the shot completely straight, don't worry - you can straighten and crop it afterwards, over and over again. Plus, for the first time ever for Nokia Lumia, we’ve included an HD video mode that records high-quality stereo sound.
    • Panorama: Get the bigger picture with Nokia’s easy-to-use Panorama app. Simply take your pictures and the app automatically stitches them into a picture-perfect view. Once you’re done, share your panorama directly to Twitter and Facebook.
    • Creative Studio: Get more out of your pictures with this quick and easy photo editor. Creative Studio’s editing tools let you quickly adjust color balance, remove red eye and apply filters. Then, share your pictures directly on Facebook and Twitter.
    • Nokia Smart Camera: Shoots a sequence of photos, making it easier to capture great moments. Choose your Best Shot or combine the photos into one picture, make a strobe effect to emphasize motion, remove unwanted objects or choose the best faces for great group shots.
    • Nokia Glam Me Lens: Glam Me is the leading face beautification app for Windows Phones. With Glam Me, you can automatically enhance your self-portraits with toning, eye resizing, teeth whitening and all sorts of artistic effects.
    • PhotoBeamer: PhotoBeamer is an innovative and easy way to show your pictures on any screen. Point your Nokia Lumia at any screen displaying and enjoy your photos anywhere with family and friends. It's a mobile projector that's always at hand.
    • Cinemagraph: A magical blend of photo and movie-like animation, creating pictures that seem almost alive. Helpful on-screen assistance lets you select the animated area of your picture and easily create and edit a cinemagraph. You can share your cinemagraph with friends via social media, email and messaging.
  • Image capturing
    • Capture modes: Video, Still
    • Scene modes: Automatic, Night Portrait, Sports, Night, Close-up, Backlight
    • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
    • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
    • Photos viewed by: Camera Roll, Month, Timeline, Photo editor, Favorites, Album, Photos from social networks
  • Secondary camera
    • Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
    • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
    • Secondary camera - other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call, HD 1.2 MP wide angle

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