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Nokia ad takes us inside the new Lumia 1020

By dpreview staff on Aug 11, 2013 at 15:00 GMT

Nokia's new Lumia 1020 smartphone packs some impressive features, most notably a 41MP imaging sensor capable of high-resolution stills and video. A new Nokia advert goes deep (literally) into this aspect of the phone's hardware with a virtual look inside the imaging pipeline of the 1020, showing the entire process of image capture from the shutter opening and light coming through the lens to the creation of a digital image. Along the way you get to see how the 1020's image stabilization system works, and a (simulated) tour of how photons become charge after they hit the sensor. 

Set to stirring music (of course), the result - which you can see below - is pretty stunning. And once you're done watching that, check out our hands-on with the new Lumia 1020 over at our sister site, connect.dpreview.com.

Behind the lens of a Nokia Lumia 1020

Via: PetaPixel, Source: Nokia

Comments

Total comments: 116
Jaisal
By Jaisal (8 months ago)

I wonder how many people have used a Nokia 808 Pure View, the 41 Mega Pixel Camera Phone launched in 2012...well i have and still do by choice so i'll tell you this, all those technology sites that did there little experiments and put into petty numbers just how great the 808 is and how it is a 10 and an iphone 4s/5 or a point and shoot camera is a solid 8/9 and blah blah blah...they are all wrong...its not a 10 to 9 win, its a Mike Tyson First Round One Punch Knock Out VICTORY...hell yeah and not just the camera...it is backed by one of the best sound recording there is (Nokia Rich Sound Recording - check it) and the brightest screen there is (check it). The overall user interface is also not to bad even though its Symbian. My point is, after using the 808 with all the Symbian flaws I still could not give it up cause its just that great a camera and a pretty decent phone to boot. I'll probably change my 808 for the 1020...if and when it comes to India...

0 upvotes
oscil8
By oscil8 (8 months ago)

I take this article as a sign that dpreview.com knows there are a horde of people checking this site every day for an L1020 review, but it's still some time away. Once you realise the purpose of this article then you can safely skip a week.

0 upvotes
FlossTycoon
By FlossTycoon (8 months ago)

I have been a Nokia Windows smart phone for about a year now. I will dump the system as soon as I can. Internet browsing is limited in so many ways account the rest of the internet world is not interested in writing another version of their software for a limited windows market and Microsoft has not made the effort to come up with their own version of needed programs because, well, they are the god Microsoft, everyone comes to them.
Anything which uses Adobe Flash Player is not accessible, some mobile versions of we sites default your phone to a blackberry version which cuts out some of the display, some sites like fox sports will not even open. There are other issues. My assessment is the Windows is not quite ready for prime time. While most cell phones do a software upgrade independently in less than a minute the WinNokia requires a computer connection and download software and may take an hour to complete. I have had issues with Windows Office files.

The Nokia 900 phone is the only phone I have had to replace in nearly 20 years of cell phone use. The display will not take a fall from even a short distance without shattering around the edge. Get a hard shell grip to go around it the moment you buy it. Independent repair businesses will not repair the phone because Nokia will not provide them parts.

If you want a pocket camera buy a pocket camera. If you want a smart phone buy an Android or an iPhone. I do not like the intrusions Google is making into your life with their Microsoft business model but at least it works with the rest of the internet.

4 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (8 months ago)

Well, the video is nice.

3 upvotes
agentul
By agentul (8 months ago)

"I have been a Nokia Windows smart phone for about a year now."

it is sentient! top that, apple!

2 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (8 months ago)

I was thinking about the same thing, agentul -- just how hard or easy it is for an average homo sapiens to turn himself/herself into a smart phone for about a year?

0 upvotes
Infms
By Infms (8 months ago)

Nokia handsets are notorious for being built like tanks. Clearly you got a dud device.

Windows Phone 8 as very different to 7. It has a completely new kernel, being a lot more powerful. Try it before you knock it.

P.S. No iPhone in existence will display Adobe Flash either

4 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

TROLL-LOL-ROFLOL

1 upvote
Jaisal
By Jaisal (8 months ago)

I wonder how many people have used a Nokia 808 Pure View, the 41 Mega Pixel Camera Phone launched in 2012...well i have and still do by choice so i'll tell you this, all those technology sites that did there little experiments and put into petty numbers just how great the 808 is and how it is a 10 and an iphone 4s/5 or a point and shoot camera is a solid 8/9 and blah blah blah...they are all wrong...its not a 10 to 9 win, its a Mike Tyson First Round One Punch Knock Out VICTORY...hell yeah and not just the camera...it is backed by one of the best sound recording there is (Nokia Rich Sound Recording - check it) and the brightest screen there is (check it). The overall user interface is also not to bad even though its Symbian. My point is, after using the 808 with all the Symbian flaws I still could not give it up cause its just that great a camera and a pretty decent phone to boot. I'll probably change my 808 for the 1020...if and when it comes to India...

0 upvotes
Jaisal
By Jaisal (8 months ago)

Also, 808 and the 1020 are better than any pocket cameras (point and shoots), the only disadvantage can be the zoom...nothing short of a DSLR can beat these bad boys...

0 upvotes
Timmbits
By Timmbits (8 months ago)

@DPR:
No SERIOUSLY? Are you guys THAT desperate to drive traffic to your connect site? So desperate you even mislabelled this non-story as "other news" instead of "connect" so it's not filtered out with the rest of it.

Don't you think your time would be better spent doing some long overdue camera reviews instead of posting advertisements in guise of a story?

Why don't you guys just shut down the connect if it's not working for you - that way you can reallocate precious human resources to the camera stuff.

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3 upvotes
Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (8 months ago)

You can't really think posting this story took them more than five minutes... that is, it surely didn't cost them any precious time / effort.

0 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

And i'm sure they got their extra something for that !!!

2 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (8 months ago)

You should ask for a refund.

7 upvotes
Vlad S
By Vlad S (8 months ago)

@tkbslc
concerning the refund: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51480890

0 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (8 months ago)

Vlad, you should ask for a refund and back wages.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

This animation video is a really great job !!!! the lens on the back of this phone isn't

3 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

It's Zeiss
BUT you troll already knew that
AND that this is the most advanced PHONE camera
NOT a DLSR replacement!
Keep on trolling nonsense...

1 upvote
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

Listen Love !!
If it's Zeiss, too bad for Zeiss cause the lens is ..... "unfit"
and if this is "the most advanced PHONE camera" too bad for Nokia, cause the Samsung produces sharper images (for less advanced phone camera).
And here's a tip just for you, big pixel count DOES NOT MAKE A CAMERA MORE ADVANCED THAN OTHERS, .... but don't tell anyone !!!. Let's keep it secret

2 upvotes
vv50
By vv50 (8 months ago)

right, because everyone should believe you instead of the professional reviewers who claim that the 1020 produces far better pictures than the s4. τρελάρας

1 upvote
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

vv
Where the hell you've been hiding so long? i was ready to call amber alert for you, ........ well these "professional reviewers" if they claim that they see 1020 produce better image than
-S4 for example -, they should pay a visit to their ophthalmologist, bigger yes sharper nope !
I see you've started Greek lessons that's very good for you, by the way τρελάρας also means enthusiast but i'm sure that is also in english, e.g that guy is crazy about photography .

1 upvote
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

Googleが翻訳し信頼していない

0 upvotes
CortoPA
By CortoPA (8 months ago)

Dont be mad bro, You can still show off your Samsung to the girls @ your local Starbucks.....Its all good....

0 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

bro, neither my mobile nor my age is for showing off to girls and specially at starbucks

0 upvotes
kimchiflower
By kimchiflower (8 months ago)

looks to have some serious shutter lag.

3 framer per minute?

3 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

not even 1 given the slow speed of light (this video should be shot at more than a thousand times of speed of light).

0 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (8 months ago)

This video is totally useless for anything. What a waste of time -- is this what DP Review is now doing, promoting nonsense stuff?

0 upvotes
ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (8 months ago)

A "virtual look inside the imaging pipeline"? Looks like better-than-average marketing glitz. I don't see anything about the imaging pipeline here... although it is very pretty with those smeary-particle-looking light rays, glow-in-the-dark electrons, and anti-shake that moves faster than light. ;-)

1 upvote
Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (8 months ago)

Just a hunch, but I think this video has been dramatized.

1 upvote
OneMoreComment
By OneMoreComment (8 months ago)

Does these photons take that kind of trip only inside a Nokia ? but not on any other P&S or mobile ?

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

basically the stream of photons should be barely visible from beside or you will have serious flares, low contrast.

0 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (8 months ago)

WOW fotons through copper wire and slow ones at that.

3 upvotes
Alexis D
By Alexis D (8 months ago)

I did not watch the video or read any review of this Nokia, once I found out it has Windows. It is better than Symbian but it is not Android. Enough time wasted. Next.

1 upvote
agentul
By agentul (8 months ago)

i never asked for this...

1 upvote
tkbslc
By tkbslc (8 months ago)

We never asked if you asked for this......

4 upvotes
agentul
By agentul (8 months ago)

then may i ask if they didn't partially rip off the soundtrack from Deus Ex HR? because that's what it sounds like to me.

0 upvotes
kruton
By kruton (8 months ago)

Awesome ad!
Finally Nokia is showing off their tech to people, where they failed to do so with the 808 PV.

Personally I am a little disappointed. Really cool to have a phone w/ that large of a sensor + OIS, just what I hoped for. Nokia pro cam handling just rocks.
But I also hoped for better image quality than 808 due to a newer sensor. Instead Nokia made the processing overly excessive so that images are missing the wow effect of the 808 when i first saw them. Also shot to shot times seem to be quite slow.

I'll take a RX100II for now and wait for a successor.

So if successor has
- faster response (faster flash storage/processor, possibility of in-phone-HDR)
- larger sensor again (don't mind some mm in thickness)
- better dynamic range
- and hopefully RAW
- same awesome video recording
- same awesome sound recording

Then I finally have found my perfect smartphone camera!

4 upvotes
Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (8 months ago)

"Finally Nokia is showing off their tech to people, where they failed to do so with the 808 PV."

Actually, they didn't make any efforts to advertise the 808 at all. Not even in their home country (Finland).

4 upvotes
CollBaxter
By CollBaxter (8 months ago)

The Matrix . Part 4 . and I am still confiused about the first 3 movies.

4 upvotes
Matt1645f4
By Matt1645f4 (8 months ago)

i see the 2nd and third as one long film, may be this is part 3....

1 upvote
Wanchese
By Wanchese (8 months ago)

I bought the phone 10 days ago. The camera is great, from my limited experience. The phone and operating system are as easy to work with as a Rubik's Cube. Mine is going back. If I have to carry a DSLR and an iPhone...so be it.

2 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (8 months ago)

re you saying Windows is for smart people? That's what I am getting based on your Rubik's cube comment.

4 upvotes
Just another Canon shooter
By Just another Canon shooter (8 months ago)

Cool ad, but the actual photos do not impress.

7 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

the only thing I learned from the ad is the shape of the shutter in front of the lens. there is not much I learned from samle images. they only tell what we know for long time and that we deserve much more pixels with high quality lenses.

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Just another Canon shooter
By Just another Canon shooter (8 months ago)

Nothing wrong with more pixels, but if you did not know how those 5mp images were created, you would not be able to tell. This is a camera with a P&S sized sensor, after all. Some of the samples are not better, if not worse, than those from cameras with similar sensors.

Aside from pixelpeeping, colors a too cold (well, this is Seattle, after all). Overall, the photos are unattractive from a technical standpoint. My S3 takes photos which are more pleasing to the naked eye.

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0 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

Which P&S has a 2/3" = 1/1.5" sensor?
Rather 1/2.3"
S3 maybe 1/3", huh?

1 upvote
BlueJakester
By BlueJakester (8 months ago)

Fantastic animation!

5 upvotes
Ruy Penalva
By Ruy Penalva (8 months ago)

It's just time true compact cameras talk like cell phone shoot.

0 upvotes
Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (8 months ago)

Does anyone know a good web site that deals with photography and does not confuse cameras and phones?

9 upvotes
RPJG
By RPJG (8 months ago)

I shouldn't reply to a troll.. but you are clearly not a photographer.

Or: "Does anyone know of a good commentator who deals with photography, and does not confuse the tool with the process?"

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Camediadude
By Camediadude (8 months ago)

Holy smokes. That was a cool tour. If the goal of that video was to make me want one, well then verily they succeeded!

4 upvotes
garyknrd
By garyknrd (8 months ago)

Damn, that is the best marketing video I have ever seen. I want to buy one just by watching the video. Nokia! Coming on strong. Congratulations.

6 upvotes
CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (8 months ago)

Nokia should come out with a separate camera gadget, if their technical specs are that impressive.

People buy phones because they want a phone, not a camera.

.

9 upvotes
John Carson
By John Carson (8 months ago)

You are stuck in the past.

13 upvotes
vFunct
By vFunct (8 months ago)

People buy phones because of a camera.

People don't even USE phones anymore. Everyone texts now.

6 upvotes
udris
By udris (8 months ago)

Not everyone people still use their voices ps please let me see that movie in text form

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

@CameraLabTester
If they could produce a separate camera they would have done it

2 upvotes
Martin Datzinger
By Martin Datzinger (8 months ago)

The camera is nice and dandy and probably so is the phone itself. But then you have to deal with WP8 ...

1 upvote
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (8 months ago)

Would you prefer Symbian, the OS in the 808 ? I think by this time next year there will be some interesting cameras in smartphones from Apple, HTC, Samsung and Sony.

1 upvote
Klaus Weber
By Klaus Weber (8 months ago)

What's your problem with WP8?

I've had iOS, Android and now WP8 (Lumia 820, thinking about switching to the 1020) - and I am very happy with it. Not that I was not happy before, but I like the very simple and transparent concept of WP8. The only real critics I have is only one volume change option for everything (music, messages, ring tone etc.) - this is annoying, and hopefully soon eliminated with an update. But beside that, all fine...

8 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

I once thought the idea could be copied to make some premium P&S like Ricoh GR 808. it's really not funny for P&S makers who are chased to a perimeter of 20x-100x super-hyper zooms.

Comment edited 27 seconds after posting
4 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

@ Martin Datzinger
do you know what OS are used in D800, 5D3, or RX100?

0 upvotes
xoio
By xoio (8 months ago)

What a FAIL comment!
WP8 is refreshing, stable & different from the isheep, A-clone masses. MS actually got it very right with this OS!

9 upvotes
Lemuelpn
By Lemuelpn (8 months ago)

I like people who are being funny, and I think you are one of a kind, a funniest genius comedian. You really make me laugh but my goodness everyone love WP8.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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Martin Datzinger
By Martin Datzinger (8 months ago)

@Weber: I don't have problems with WP8. Anymore. Thankfully the store took the Nokia 820 back and gave me a full cash refund. In the 2 days I had it, nothing I tried really worked in a satisfying way. Plus I had several lock-ups. I never got a hang of the tile system, but that is probably a matter of taste and/or time, so I wouldn't complain about it. At least it is a fresh idea - and I welcome the bold steps Windows took to make this version of their mobile Windows, which undoubtedly is miles better than the old one (and Symbian) and certainly proved very influental in the redesign of iOS 7. But I couldn't get rid of the feeling that WP8 somehow came very late to the smartphone party.

1 upvote
RobertPaul1956
By RobertPaul1956 (8 months ago)

The photo snobs here are laffable, none have bothered to actually investigate the new technology in the 1020 or know that it has what the 808 didnt,a better operating system and PRO IMAGING SOFTWARE!Bravo Zeiss,you have truly out done them all and nothing is even in the same league or will for at least 5-10 years, no its not the be all end all in cameras, but a competent photographer can certainly out shoot the other cell phones and pocket cameras with it!

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oklaphotog
By oklaphotog (8 months ago)

Pro Imaging software? I didn't know it could run Photoshop.

I didn't know it was near as fast as an RX100 or could use a real flash like a Fuji X10/20, or Canon G1X. I also didn't know that it could produce a file that wasn't watercolor mush, that was also capable of making a decent 16x20" print.

It may be good for a phone, but it is still a toy in the realm of photography.

4 upvotes
Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (8 months ago)

it's realm is a very logical hi 41Mp intended to offer flexible lower res creative crop (or digital zoom), or reasonably good IQ for downsampling to medium res output presentation images (print or light display), all with mass apeal of high dof (tiny aperture)... the ultimate consumer 'easy nice pics' camera (closest digital equivalent to focus-free disposable cameras of the film era, except it is reusable)

more for good light shooting, than low light.

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

The only thing 41mp can offer is a big pixel count that will attract the ignorant and nothing else, resolution is not the big gap compared to iPhone, samsung or even lumia 920, were most of the phones produce sharper images.
If someone is a night shooter surely he would trust a real camera and not his phone

2 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

Zoom, re-zoom, reframe, etc
Petrogel AGAIN missed the point...too bad

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

did i ? or was it you.

2 upvotes
Hugo808
By Hugo808 (8 months ago)

I hope it happens a bit faster than that. This is like my first digital compact or a Leica M9!

1 upvote
Timmbits
By Timmbits (8 months ago)

@DPR :
Could you please recategorize this under "connect" instead of "other news"?
for those of us who filter out smartphone news - I'm not shopping around to change my voice plan, data plan, and smartphone... and wouldn't visit here for that anyways!

6 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (8 months ago)

Your continual comments of this type are wasting more time than the phone news.

3 upvotes
Daxs
By Daxs (8 months ago)

How many people trust NOKIA? HM.....! I'm not anymore!

5 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

I'm trusting again...

0 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

You are a troll, trolls don't count !!!

2 upvotes
Daxs
By Daxs (8 months ago)

I always was NOKIA fan, then I had problems with Nokia phones, then customer service was really bad, then I got my worst phone ever NOKIA! NOKIA was to slow to show people he is the leader and he lost position in market! Now he is back with new phones when is left some people like CyberAngel and Petrogel! And what is bad if I'm not trust NOKIA anymore? I'm troll?

1 upvote
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

@Daxs
The troll comment is not for you, is for the TROLLINANGEL !
As for Nokia i've got the same opinion with you (skip the fan part), i had couple of Nokia devices in the past but the service and the after sales marketing, "convinced" me to never do the same mistake again in the future.

2 upvotes
Vadimka
By Vadimka (8 months ago)

Nice video!!!
I think they used iPhone to film it. :)

3 upvotes
Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (8 months ago)

So still there's too much unused space inside the phone that makes it thick :)

1 upvote
BeaniePic
By BeaniePic (8 months ago)

41MP's on that size sensor is a joke. Over processed and a complete scam. Sorry for those who fall for it....

8 upvotes
Klaus Weber
By Klaus Weber (8 months ago)

It is unbelievable... one could post here endless that people should first inform themselves about what this technology means, before complaining about it, having no clou at all... no use...

9 upvotes
Vitruvius
By Vitruvius (8 months ago)

Obviously you have no idea what they use the 41 MP for. You should research it before posting here and looking like the fool.

10 upvotes
OneMoreComment
By OneMoreComment (8 months ago)

@BeaniePic
There are not many, that's why this video is here today !!

2 upvotes
BeaniePic
By BeaniePic (8 months ago)

Love the presumption here. Read up on it and spoke to someone who works for Nokia. All in all I was told the numbers were for the uneducated and just like to see big numbers, no real advantage at all.

4 upvotes
Daxs
By Daxs (8 months ago)

This is how to make sales! Everything is about pixels today! "Brainwashing"
Nokia was good phone long time ago!

8 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

you can't brainwash fools who believe in single-pixel camera.

Comment edited 12 seconds after posting
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Jonne Ollakka
By Jonne Ollakka (8 months ago)

Lucky for us, Nokia are using those pixels wisely, compared to the rest.

10 upvotes
Vitruvius
By Vitruvius (8 months ago)

Why can't people actually look at what they are doing with all those pixels before posting ignorant criticism.

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Daxs
By Daxs (8 months ago)

Hey, It is brainwashing! Everyone always ask me "How megapixels have your phone?" It is very important for people, they always need more pixels! Just HTC loud said "it is not abut pixels" It is about sensor!

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

Daxs...the sensor is 2/3" = 1/1.5"
A typical smart phone sensor is 1/3"
The megapixels 38 or 34 divided by 4 is:
9½ / 8½
compare that to 8 or 13 Mpx
See!
It's MOSTLY about the bigger sensor then about HOW you use those megapixels
Supersampling 7 pixels to a 5 Mpx gives you MORE than HTC
With the Nokia design you can have you cake and eat it, too!

Will you now say that you are sorry?
that you didn't know?
That you are not a troll or hater or jerk, but just made a mistake and that you are man enough to admit it?

In todays world NOBODY does that!!

Comment edited 9 minutes after posting
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Daxs
By Daxs (8 months ago)

And finally it is about sensor, not about pixels! Bigger sensor bigger pictures, but question is how good is sensor?

0 upvotes
white shadow
By white shadow (8 months ago)

I have been using Nokia phones for more than 16 years. Nokia phones are good for what it does as a simple to use phone. Do they really think that by placing so much emphasis on the camera aspect they would be able to beat the Samsung or i-phone?

The camera in a phone is still one of convenience however much the pixel count is. How much better is it compared to, say the Samsung Note II, eventhough it has 41MP? It can never be taken as a serious photographic tool. What a futile attempt?

Would any photographer wake up at 3am to climb a mountain for 3 hours to take a sunrise photo with this phone?

Comment edited 10 minutes after posting
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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (8 months ago)

Well, if I had to take a phone up a mountain it would be this one...and given the bad shape I am in I would probably prefer it over a DSLR with lenses.

8 upvotes
brumd
By brumd (8 months ago)

Well, I have a Nokia808 and I do take it up mountains, and I don't know exactly how much improvement this 1020 really is..
..but if I'm there at a sunrise finding out I forgot to bring my OM-D E-M5 that would put me in a seriously bad mood.

I mean, I've taken some fine pictures with my 808, but especially in those cases where you only have one chance in your life, you really want to be able to take the best picture you can.

Solution: go to the gym more often ;)

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white shadow
By white shadow (8 months ago)

I am sorry to hear that you are in such bad shape.

For me, photography is a passion not to be taken lightly. I will do whatever it takes to capture the best possible image if I have intention to take a certain photo.

If one is an outdoor photographer, one must always keep himself as fit as possible for long walks with at least 20kg of equipment with adequate food and water. Going to the gym three times a week should be a normal routine.

However, I will still take a similar phone like this for
communication but not so much for photography.

Comment edited 36 seconds after posting
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Miwok
By Miwok (8 months ago)

@ White shadow: What's the need of heavy equipement for landscape photography?
A mirrorless camera, couple of zoom, a good carbon tripod and some filters, what do you need more?

2 upvotes
Vadimka
By Vadimka (8 months ago)

@Lars,
yes, unfortunately DSLRs and Cell phones are the only options today. Wish they had high quality compacts or Mirrorless cameras invented by now. (sarcasm - for those under 20 years of age)

3 upvotes
mais51
By mais51 (8 months ago)

I take my photography seriously. A cellphone camera no matter how good is still a cellphone camera - a disposable item, readily discarded when the next cellphone upgrade comes around. Let's face it how long is the expected life of a cellphone these day - six months, a year ?

0 upvotes
OneMoreComment
By OneMoreComment (8 months ago)

@Vadimka
Let's hope that the inventors will include Optical zoom ;-)

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white shadow
By white shadow (8 months ago)

@ Miwok

Ideally, its best to carry the least we would need if we have to travel over rough terrain. For casual shooting, perhaps a good micro 4/3 like the OMD with the 7-14mm f/4.0, a 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom and the 12mm f/2.0, a carbon fibre tripod and some spare batteries may be adequate.

But if one need to shoot a scene which is more challenging and it is in a location where one is unlikely to go again, it is best to use the best equipment possible. In this case, using a 35mm full frame camera (and spare body) with some excellent prime lenses maybe the minimum one would use. All this with a tripod would easily add up to about 10kg.

Remember, food, water and some basic survival gear for the day or two when one is hiking. This will easily take up another 10kg., maybe slightly less.

There you are.

Comment edited 6 minutes after posting
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Tan68
By Tan68 (8 months ago)

@ Miwok
I am guessing, of course, but the guess is based on some of my experience. White Shadow mentions long walks with plenty of food and water. He may mean day walks or he may mean overnight trips.

A person traveling with light camera and light camping gear can easily end up with the weights White Shadow mentions.

The camera people ask why carry so much. The trekking people ask why carry so much. Same answer could be offered to both.

Sometimes the place you want to visit is not at the end of a day trail accessible from a parking lot. When you get there, you want to take a decent picture.

Not only are there different types of photography and photographic tools, there are different ways of getting to the subject.

Mmm, I did scroll down but hadn't seen White Shadow's response...

My camera stuff can be 9.5 lbs for K-5, 15/21/77 lenses, carbon tripod with 28mm sections, and Induro 3-way head. That can be trimmed depending on how hard the walk might be.

Comment edited 6 minutes after posting
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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

I love the sarcasm here!

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (8 months ago)

By white shadow (2 days ago)
I am sorry to hear that you are in such bad shape.

For me, photography is a passion not to be taken lightly. I will do whatever it takes to capture the best possible image if I have intention to take a certain photo.

If one is an outdoor photographer, one must always keep himself as fit as possible for long walks with at least 20kg of equipment with adequate food and water. Going to the gym three times a week should be a normal routine."

I am sorry to hear that you are in such bad shape - economically!
One needs a helicopter and a team to take those pictures.
In case of any failure yo always have a back-up.
(better have two choppers)
[grin]

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mootaineer
By mootaineer (8 months ago)

I have to agree...I like the video.
As for the phone I'm sure it's good but it will take a lot for a camera phone to displace my main, carry-everywhere camera.

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Treeshade
By Treeshade (8 months ago)

Impressive video!
Is there any similar video with DSLR? It would be interesting to see the light path and the mirror reflection.

7 upvotes
KariIceland
By KariIceland (8 months ago)

Amazingly cool video well recorded and just beautiful CGI & music.
Well done Nokia, you made something as "simple" as taking a photograph look like the lord of the rings scene where Gandalf rushes down the hill in two towers bringing massive light down upon the orcs.

9 upvotes
teeoh717
By teeoh717 (8 months ago)

The world's slowest camera.

8 upvotes
KariIceland
By KariIceland (8 months ago)

No that would be the Canon eos M (oh snap) at least when you look at the autofocus.

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reginalddwight
By reginalddwight (8 months ago)

Are you telling me Lumia 1020's shot-to-shot time of 6 seconds is too long for you?

Lol.....

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FRANCISCO ARAGAO
By FRANCISCO ARAGAO (8 months ago)

Awesome ad and super cool phone.

9 upvotes
Just another Canon shooter
By Just another Canon shooter (8 months ago)

What exactly is "pretty stunning"? This is an animated movie.

6 upvotes
NetMage
By NetMage (8 months ago)

Post your better animated movie?

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Just another Canon shooter
By Just another Canon shooter (8 months ago)

No mine, but it IS stunning, and it is real:

http://youtu.be/EtsXgODHMWk

4 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (8 months ago)

@Just
Great video !!!!

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