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Old July 11, 2013, 12:30:07 PM
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Nokia Conversations' (Nokia's official blog) post.

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Originally Posted by Ian Delaney
The Nokia Lumia 1020, announced in New York today, marries the second generation of Nokia’s massive 41-megapixel sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS) to smash the benchmarks of smartphone photography. The Lumia 1020 combines unmatched picture detail and quality with an effortless capture, edit and sharing features.

On a mission to make it easier for people to capture better photos, we’ve reinvented zoom by combining our next-gen 41-megapixel sensor, ZEISS optics with six lenses and OIS. The Lumia 1020 camera zooms into the details of every shot – over-sampling the results – making your photographs sharper and clearer than ever before.
Specifications for the camera alone?
  • 1/1.5" 41MP (up to 38MP effective) backside-illuminated camera sensor
  • f2.2 6-element 25/27mm-equivalent lens
  • The entire camera module is stabilized.
  • ISO range from 100-3200, as well as auto
  • Full shutter speed control from 1/16000 to 4 seconds, as well as auto. Uses a mechanical shutter.
  • PureView oversampling samples multiple pixels from the sensor to make one bigger, higher-quality pixel. (Usually shoots at 5 MP, will always keep the original image at maximum size.)

Oh, and you also get a perfectly functional Windows Phone 8 smartphone along with it.

It's expected to cost $299.99 starting July 26th on contract over at AT&T (US provider).

What'cha think of it?

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Old July 11, 2013, 01:11:36 PM
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Is that a camera attached to it? It runs both well?

Ehh... it almost makes me jealous... my phone is getting pretty old... But I can't replace it.
I have to watch out for this more. It interests me more than any other smartphone on the market.
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Old July 24, 2013, 07:32:58 AM
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Reviews and impressions are out by this point.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review
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Originally Posted by Engadget
We've been waiting a long time for the 808 PureView to get a Windows Phone counterpart with the same (if not better) imaging prowess. Finally, it's here. Now that we've had the opportunity to use the device, we can confidently say that the Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone device to date. If you're a WP8 user who enjoys crafting the best possible photographs, you need to make the jump, even if you are paying a premium for the camera.
Nokia 1020 Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in a Pretty Great Phone
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Originally Posted by Gizmodo
The Nokia 1020 represents something fairly remarkable: the nearly flawless melding of a smartphone and a camera. The assumption up until now was that while such a mash-up wasn't strictly impossible, it would surely require a laundry list of unpleasant compromises. Instead, what we've got is an entirely new kind of gadget. One that, most remarkably of all, works as advertised.
Nokia Lumia 1020 review: Photographers, meet your camera phone
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Originally Posted by CNET
The good: The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone's camera captures extremely high-resolution images with fine detail, and puts creative controls at your fingertips.

The bad: A niche device, the Lumia 1020 is $100 pricier than most high-end smartphones. The lens makes it a little bulky. Multiple camera apps are confusing. It lacks manual f-stop control and presets for common shooting scenarios.

The bottom line: Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.
Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive
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Originally Posted by Digital Photography Review Connect
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.
Nokia Lumia 1020 review: The cameraphone to end all cameraphones
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Originally Posted by The Verge
After a long period of resetting with Windows Phone, Nokia’s getting good, and fast. The 1020 is one of its best devices yet, and certainly the easiest to sell — if you really love cameras, you’ll really love the Lumia 1020. But a great camera wasn’t enough to sustain the 808 PureView, and even though Windows Phone 8 is a huge leap forward from Symbian it’s still a long way behind. There are plenty of compelling Windows Phone 8 options, from the gorgeous 925 to the feature-packed 1020, but they can’t change the fact that Windows Phone 8 itself just isn’t that compelling.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Review
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Originally Posted by Phone Arena
Needless to say, the Nokia Lumia 1020 would’ve been a device thought to be impossible a couple of years ago, but here we are checking out a smartphone with an insane 41-megapixel camera attached to it – plus, it’s considerably better looking in design than the 808 PureView. Let’s cut to the chase here folks, this is hand down, without question, the absolute best camera phone on the market. It’s undoubtedly a point and shoot replacement in every way imaginable, seeing that it delivers in its features set, quality, and precision control, to capture the utmost best photos. Unlike the 808, the Lumia 1020 greatly benefits with Windows Phone’s always sprawling ecosystem, which at times might put off power users, but heck, it’s still able to please a wide audience.
...all that makes me want to, like, save up a huge chunk of my money to get that.
 
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