Fashion magazine takes photo shoots to the next level with Lumia 1020

Centrefold Lumia 1020

UK fashion magazine Centrefold (www.centrefoldmagazine.com) has shot its entire 10th edition on a Lumia 1020. The Windows Phone sports an impressive 41MP shooter with advanced features, enabling the magazine to produce some spectacular results – something which is not the norm when it comes to smartphones and the mobile handset industry as a whole. 

It's a huge deal for Nokia, pushing the Windows Phone as the smartphone with a beast of a camera. The company has worked with Microsoft and its Windows Phone operating system to ensure users with little photography experience are able to achieve fantastic results with everything (ISO, focus, etc) handled by the system.

Centrefold Lumia 1020

Work produced with the Lumia 1020 – by photographers Tung Walsh, Damon Baker and Tang Ting – is currently being displayed at a London photography exhibition this weekend. Do note that should you take a trip through published work on the magazine, there may be some NSW (not safe for work) content.

Source: The Guardian; thanks, Dan, for the tip!


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Fashion magazine takes photo shoots to the next level with Lumia 1020


I won't say for certainty, but it's clear to me he didn't even look at the photos.  Had he, he wouldn't have posted such an obtuse statement.

For the money one costs in EU (700€-965$) you could buy a pretty decent DSLR xD :)

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I knew someone will come up with this, that's not the point, it just costs too much here, and if photography really matters to you..

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It's the ultimate answer to the age-old photography adage: the best camera is the one you have with you. When does somebody NOT have their phone these days?

Great, now carry that DSLR in your pocket everyday so you're ready at anytime to take a picture.

Comment when you spend 965 dollars on this and then think if it was worth the quality and the money, and I'm sure people don't do professional pictures at random times all time long

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Don't judge me too fast, I'm actually very interested in smartphone camera tech and I want to do "What can you do with a smartphone" photography project, but I'm just saying.. Rather get new lens xD

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Obviously this phone isn't for you Slovenix and if you prefer carrying a mediocre camera on your phone then I can see why. The 1020 has a remarkable camera which can capture images in 34mp DNG and last time I checked no other phone does that.

(before anyone says anything... The 1520 also has an awesome camera but we're talking about the 1020)

I just use DSLR instead ;) and SERIOUSLY my point was that it costs too much if you really care about picture quality you would think twice where you would put your money in.

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I take photos with my friends, family & workers all the time and my phone is normally the first one they pick because of the quality. I like going back to my photos and seeing awesome images produced. Frequently people ask "what kinda phone is that?" Others confuse it with a DLSR when it has the camera grip on.
Says a lot about the quality of this phone. No need for DLSR when I have my 1020 with me.

Alright I'm happy to hear that, maybe I just have too much quality expectations as my main work is photography

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I would still like to use one (maybe next version with better specs so it can be also my main phone) :)

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I use my DSLR (Canon 60D w$1,000 lens) very much and love it but I have taken many shots from my L1020 that you would have a hard time telling the difference. An awesome phone with the absolute best camera that I daily am glad is in my pocket. You need to suck some lemons to go along with your comments because by them its obvious you never have used one so you really have no idea what you are talking about. If you truly loved photography you would know that you can't always have a DSLR at the ready and sometimes the best shot is the one you have to take quickly to truly capture the moment. I can open my camera in seconds and even adjust settings on the fly in mere moments. I would still be trying to pull my DSLR out of my bag, much less attach the lens and boot up. Love my L1020 :)



->>>>>>>>>>> I JUST SAID IT COST TOO MUCH IN MY AREA, GOT IT !! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<----

Have a nice day :)

I have a Canon 7D and I just leave it collecting dust, unless I specifically go for a quality photo shooting session. Normal days and especially travelling I would rather compromise a bit on the quality then having a brick hanging around the neck and constantly worry it being stolen away. I can actually enjoy more.

Well it doesn't cost more than any other flagship device... So, having a high end mobile AND a decent camera isn't a bad deal after all. The point of the device is not just "it has a good camera", it also have 2GB ram, beautifull design and very enjoyable performances.


Im more into specs when it comes to mobile devices, if it had Snapdragon 801+ and Full Hd screen I would consider one, now at the time as I said I was talking about the prices in my country while I could get Samsung S5 for less (not that I want one), Lumia 1520 is 800€, and again, I was just saying in my first post. Have a nice day!

No problem mate, just felt like there was a point a view that wasn't taken in account here ;) Have a nice day too

that's the $700 part. where dies it cost nearly $1000€, which is the amount you like using in a few if your posts? plus the iphone cost about $800€ on this site. the S4 costs 479€. so can you buy a decent dslr for the 220€ price difference?

There are huge discounts and it really depends where you buy it and at what time, there are also cameras cut down from 700 to 350euros sometimes and again dollars are less than euros

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I wouldnt say no to this phone, but other specs are yet too low for this money, if its just for the camera and if you really need it, its not really that much comparable to real a camera

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but will that dslr make phone call, get emails, run apps, etc? you will still need to buy a smartphone to carry along with that dslr. i notice you don't quote a price for an iphone or S5 in the uk. I bet they are priced the same or higher. you will also get the benefit of having your photis backed up in the cloud.

And iPhone man.. 900eur for 64Gb.. On contract.. S5 is like 450+..

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But okay we got awesome free everything options for much lower price than UK\US

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Here in Finland (EU) it costs 499 € (674 $) today, the highest price was 650 €. You can't buy decent DSLR + mobile phone for that price.

Im not comparing it really, I was just talking about the PRICE ( in my area ) in my first comment & kinda pointing at people who wants it solely for the camera

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No, you can buy a decent DSLR BODY. You'd have to triple that budget to get the appropriate lenses for different scenarios.

Now bring all of that with you everywhere.



Seriously man, this topic is done, and it wasnt even about DSLR, I was JUST SAYING, and ofc you can get one for that price that works just fine if youre already happy by a phone ah? Anyways thats not the point, I have also used "xD :)" in my comment that represents the expression

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As the original poster I would like to concur that this topic is done. The 1020 is a magnificent phone with an awesome camera but can never be compared to a proper or professional DSLR. I can't stand it when some people try to put a mobile phone camera in the same league as a proper DSLR which has been going on since Nokia released the 12 MP N8.

Seriously, first read all comments. I was talking about the price of the phone pointing at the camera, AS THIS IS  "FASHION MAGAZINE SHOOT" in my first post. Have a nice day!

Be careful next time, you might make someone feel offended. I, 1020 owner, is far too emotionally attached with my 1020, and care for it as if its a lil' baby.

Plz don't say like that. We love our 1020 a lot.

My GF actually writes for a magazine, and sometimes she needs a photographer, but doesn't have one. She bought indeed a DSLR, and has an iPhone, but it would be beyond amazing for someone like her to have a phone capable of doubling as a DSLR. The Lumia 1020 and the 808 are the only phones I know about capable of such a feat.

Only when you care to have the very best does the 1020 matter to you. If you need to ask, then you're not ready.

@WorzelGummage...I just purchased my matte yellow 1020, off contract, last Monday, so that would be a resounding 'Yes' from me.


I still haven't be able to fully explore all of the functions that the 1020 camera has to offer, but I'm enjoying the journey :)

I also own the lovely yellow and have loved the phone since day one. I take it with me along with the excellent camera grip accessory whenever I'm on a day out with my family for a bit of sight seeing.
If you haven't already got one then I would recommend getting a camera grip accessory for your 1020.

Sure like the loyal T-Mobile and Verizon customers who never got an official(I know we can buy unlocked) shot at the device. To have that kind of imaging quality in your pocket all the time? Uh, yeah.

To those who have compared the 1020 to owning a DSLR means that you do not understand proper photography. If someone is serious about photography then they will not be relying on a smartphone, even if that smartphone has a 41 MP sensor.
Let's face it, proper photographers will also use extra lenses and filters etc which the 1020 can't use.
I have taken many beautiful shots with my 1020 but have been limited to what sort of picture I can take due to the lack of interchangeable lenses and filters.
Cheers people for your input.

Lol right like the 1020s not a masterfully crafted piece of hardware that still leads the pack.
I want on so much more now that I have gotten into snapping!
I love my 920 but damn!

You obtuse piece of flotsam! Did you see the photos?
Of course there are people still interested in the 1020. The photos were taken by professional photographers who use high end cameras for a living. Now they have something VERY portable and multifaceted to use for their craft.

Seeing a lot of 1020 love at the moment, I would love to pick one up, but can't justify spending the cash just 6 months before the end of my current contract. Really hoping the release an updated version around September time.

Yeah, still on my 920 and ooc. Shame I didn't pick up the 1020 when it came out, now I'll wait for its successor. Should that not be out with the first wave of 8.1 devices I'll get the 929, I guess.

1020 with improved camera, 4k footage, quad core, more storage, microSD card slot, keeping Glace, navigation bar, keep camera button, 1080p 5 inch screen, improved front camera, and much more. :)

You sir, have just described my dream phone.


Hopefully the next gen 1020 will have a Snapdragon 805 processor, to make all of those specs possible. :)

1020 needs better hardware and a SD card slot I love WP but I would never buy the 1020 in its current state! With a better screen (5inch), better design, bigger battery, SD card slot etc...

5" display and better battery would be perfect for me. Nokia should work on shutter-to-shutter time too, it's slow now, maybe a quad core procie will do? The design is awesome, love the camera hump, it's epic. Can't understand why people are complaining much about it. Yes the phone can't lay down flat on its back, but...you don't find the hump like this on any other phones, it's one of a kind.

Make it a 5"er , and design it like the Icon. The rounded edges make it the most slippery phone ever.

Don't own thr 1020 but am always impressed with the amazing camera. I know an iPhone user who is about to buy the 1020 due to the amazing camera, so will share this with him.

I'm still considering snapping one up. I've been using my phone's video camera lately for things that would REALLY benefit from image stabilization...

Love the 1020 - i just want to see it faster and with an sd slot (raw dng shots eat up the 32 gb fast!!!)

Good to see the 1020 still getting love, here and the national geographic article earlier - but i do want to see what the next pureview monster is. I don't care if it is just an Icon with the 41mb sensor shoe horned in ( with a blinking sd slot and a bigger battery) but whew i really want it lol

Good job Nokia!

it's 41mp. lol right back at you. mb refers to memory not the number of pixels in a camera sensor. 

.DNG's don't belong to be in the phone storage. They should be regularly moved to your PC. Unless of course you're a heavy photographer who takes countless photos in a session, think you should use a DSLR instead.

Waiting for updated version.. 5" 1080p and I will get one.. Don't care about SD card (if there is no 4k video). This phone + iPhone (for all apps you need) and you are unstoppable :-)))

There's actually more than as you put it - titties...  You have to look at the entire collection and you'll get an eye full.  :)

I do love my 1020 but I have been let down by it alot, autofocus is a nightmare sometimes and the picture to picture time is way too slow and the zoom is not living up to all the hype. Still its an amazing camera phone, can't wait to see it's successor.

P.S ... Why the Fu%k is there so many android users commenting on Windows Phone Central lately... There is a site for people like you, go there and comment on articles about the platform you chose!

There have been alot of like "slovenix" individuals that been frequenting wpc lately. Good bad I don't know but non have been negative so far. it is annoying though that they end "posted via the wpc app for android". I DONT CARE!!!!!!

Man its my Nexus 7 , I do own a Windows Phone but I cant login there :)

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I could care less. You'd think it's the only Lumia Nokia make. Every tweet from them is about it. Why not push the rest of the range?

   It looks like there's something on the back of the device. Is that the camera grip accessory or something else?

The BEST Camera Phone in the world right now
you can buy... Camera sales goes down coz of
mobile phones ... some fine day low end
cameras replaced by Mobile phones ,The day ll
come soon because of this phone ... 1)41 MP
Camera 2)OIS for image stabilization 3)Best camera app (Onscreen viewfinder while
updating Auto Focus/Wite Balance /Shatter
Speed) 4)First WP Phone with 2 GB RAM 5)Loss
less Zoom 6)Finally NOKIA ...first crush

I do. This is probably the only phone I'm dying to get for the last months. The only thing I would love to see, is a bigger screen and the support for 3 row tiles. If Nokia brings another beautiful phone like this with those specs, I would totally switch to Windows Phone. Forever. 

I'd love this as an music player and carry around to shoot pics. Its too bad the off contract price is insane. TMobile version requires buying from Canada. Wish I could have gotten into the $100 amazon glitch

Well you can't check WP central with DSLR and you would have missed this awesome conversation. Loving my 1020 although I've had lots of battery issues lately, it dies faster than before.

I hate Canadians and other Europeans who spell center as centre. Even my American Lumia wants to correct me for using centre.