Do you need 41 megapixels? Our Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review
The 5MP output is much more impressive, with the high levels of detail captured being presented as a very crisp image. Sharpening is perhaps a touch too aggressive but the portraits and grey noise-reduction targets are very precisely rendered - much more so than most of its rivals. The low-contrast green texture targets are also much better defined than any of its rivals, which would appear to vindicate Nokia's oversampling approach. However, while downsampling has corrected for any softness in the original image, it hasn't done enough to sharpen up the extreme corners of the image, but they're by no means the worst example here.
Of course most smartphone images end up being presented to the world via sites such as Facebook or Google+ that will further downsample the images and ultimately this is a very impressive 5MP image that will be a lot easier to upload and share than the full-res version.
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