Nokia Lumia 1020 features, specs, price and India release date

News V.A Kulkarni 02:56, 12 Jul 2013

KYMI tells you all there is to know about Nokia's 41-megapixel head turner, the Lumia 1020

Nokia has always been known for its camera technology but with the Lumia 1020, even the Finnish manufacturer has outdone itself. Its latest creation is a photographer's fully loaded dream come true - and its 41-megapixel is only the beginning of a very colourful story.

The Lumia 1020 is a camera centric phone like no other. It boasts of the largest camera sensor on a consumer smartphone and the highest number of lenses on a smartphone camera. Its 41-megapxiel sensor clicks images at 38-megapixel with a ratio of 4:3 and at 34-megapxiel at a ratio of 16:9. While images at this level are great for editing experiments, the Lumia also captures images at 5-megapxiel simultaneously. These images can then be shared immediately on social networking sites. Nokia's oversampling technology ensures that each image that is clicked at 5-megapixel is clear, sharp and bright by combining 7 pixels of each shot into one 'super pixel'.

Nokia has also reinvented zoom on its new phone. The phone's high resolution 3x no loss zoom makes sure that the smallest of details are captured and seen in a snapshot. Even better, users can zoom in and out on an image both before and after taking a shot.

The Fins have also spruced up their image stabilization capabilities on the new Lumia. The phone makes for some blur-free, well detailed stills and videos in the day and even at night with low light conditions. Helping the handset along the way is its dual flash set-up - the phone packs in a Xenon flash along with an LED one. The Lumia 1020 boasts of Rich Recording too - the ability to capture loud audio and reproduce stereo sound without any noise.

As if PureView was not enough, Nokia has gone a step ahead and built its newbie with the Pro Camera app. This allows users to manually tweak the focus, white balance and exposure settings for each image that they click. Throw in the phone's six Carl Zeiss lenses and you have some great photography in hand, complete with panoramic wide angles.

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