Nokia announces Lumia 1020, boasts 41-megapixel camera

Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
11th Jul 2013, 5:53pm

Nokia have officially unveiled the Lumia 1020 today, which boasts a huge 41-megapixel camera. The Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia's innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possibly be any digital camera.

A new application called Nokia Pro Camera, makes it easy for anyone to take professional qualify images. The zoom capabilities enable people to discover and rediscover each story an image tells, both before and after it is taken. The software makes it easier than ever to capture and share photo and videos and visually see how each setting will affect the outcome of the photo.

The new camera features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, and optical image stabilization, delivery crystal clear pictures even when there is very little light available. The new Nokia Rich Recording also enables you to capture and blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts. The sound pressure the phone can handle is six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia made the following comments.

"We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives."

"The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia's leadership in imaging."

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications

Operating System: Windows Phone 8
HERE location services: Free global HERE maps and HERE drive+; Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display: 4.5" AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.5D sculpted cornering Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotionHD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen
Battery: 2000 mAH battery, wireless charging supported via cover
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Main Camera: PureView 41-megapixel with optical image stabilization, 7712 x 5360 resolution. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video
Front facing camera: HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

That, that is one impressive camera on the back of that thing, no details on price have been revealed but I'm sure we'll see those popping up soon enough. Let us know what you think to it!

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