Nokia Lumia 1020: Photo samples
While the Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T is a stellar Windows Phone for checking your emails, posting to Twitter or listening to music, that’s not why you want to buy one, right? Nope, it’s for those 41MP images (and oversampled smaller ones).
As a preview to our review, here are some sample photos that we took today. The images posted here are the smaller 5MP photos with Nokia’s oversampling i.e. these are the ones you would share. They’re also resized to fit your computer display.
Fear not pixel peepers as we have the originals, in their full HD glory, right here for downloading (via SkyDrive). Warning though, it’s an 85 MB ZIP file.
All photos were taken using Auto for settings, except for the purple toy, where we used manual focus (it was getting dark).
Things to draw your attention to:
- Outstanding color
- Nice contrast
- Images looks sharp and clean
Impressed? Not Impressed? Sound off in comments! Missed our unboxing and first impressions of the Lumia 1020? Then head here to catch up!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.
"because a horse stepped on it"
"because a horse stepped on it again"
Thnx, LC, that was hilarious :)
FWIW, I would swap it out if AT&T is offering the option :)
As another said, no branier! Swap my good sirah, swap!
What people do not realize is how much they are zooming when the are inspecting the picson a PC, i think most of them are over zooming, remember when you zoom in the photo, try not to break the 5Mp barrier.
Personally, the 1020 isn't worth the cost, loss of wireless charging, or camera hump relative to the 920. The 920's camera is good enough for what I want it for, if I want something better I'll step up to a DSLR.
You have your use case, I have mine. I would argue that mine (not carring a tripod around everywhere) is closer to the general population's. Not that it would be bad to have the mount, but it might not sell enough extra mounts (especially considering the promos) to be worth including for Nokia. Someone else will probably make one, though.
THEN I was like hahahahahaha...
Good one, lol
Agreed on more memory, especially the SD card slot.
I do not agree on a 1080p screen though. That's pointless unless Nokia does the phablets.
I could use removable batteries too.
I'm not anorexic. I can handle the weight ot the 920. No real value in making it lighter.
A couple of these photos are ok. Most of them.. have lots of operator error (I hope that is the issue).. either that or there is a focal point issue.. for example the toy.. is OOF .. the focal point appears to be front focused i.e. near the corner of the table it's sitting on.. Same for the dog (though this seems to be back focused).. Would be interesting to see if like a Canon EOS it could show the focal point.. The IQ of photos themselves are ok.. probably close to a PAS type camera clearly not to the prosumer level .. but then hey..you carry it in your pocket ! try that with a prosumer SLR and a prime lens... :) Tempting.....
Where are the good leaks when you need them ... ?
As far as the subsidy, it is identicfal to the 920. $350. 920 was $100 subsidized or $450 off contract. 1020 is $300 subsidized or $650-700 off contract.