New Lumia 950 XL macro sample will blow you away

In just a few weeks, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 are expected to go on sale. One area where we have high hopes for the high-end Windows Phone is in regards to its 20MP camera. Indeed, yesterday we had a chance to play around with the 950 XL's new shooter and were very impressed both with its speed and incredible quality.

Juha Alakarhu, who is the lead on Microsoft's camera technology, posted a new photo on his Instagram from the Lumia 950 XL. The photo seen below is a macro of droplets on a leaf and it sure is impressive. Between the color, detail and sharpness the photo looks like it came from a DSLR instead of a smartphone.

Lumia 950 and 950 XL camera highlights

  • 20-megapixel
  • F/1.9 aperture
  • 1/2.4-inch sensor
  • 1.12-micron pixel size
  • ISO up to 12800
  • Zeiss optics
  • 5th generation Optical Image Stabilization
  • Triple LED natural flash
  • 4K video recording
  • Rich Capture automatically chooses the best camera mode
  • Completely new color processing algorithm

Microsoft is currently putting the finishing touches on all aspects of the software for the new Lumias. The Lumia 950 is expected for AT&T later in November with a European rollout out for it and the Lumia 950 XL expected in December.

Needless to say, we can't wait to try out the final version. Follow the source link to see Juha's original Instagram image.

Source: Jalakarhu (Instagram); via: Reddit

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.