Nokia phone has 41mp camera

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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/11/why-nokia-is-doubling-down-on-the-camera/?iid=HP_River


FORTUNE -- Nokia is doubling down on one of the oldest features of the smartphone: the camera.
At a press conference on Thursday, the struggling Finnish electronics giant unveiled its latest smart phone, the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 1020. Its marquee feature: a built-in camera that packs a 41-megapixel sensor. The device, which the company had been teasing ahead of the announcement, will come with the company's Pureview image processing software and six Carl Zeiss lenses. It'll be available in late-July for $299 with a contract.
Nokia is trying to find ways to get consumers to give its devices a second look. A super high-end camera could differentiate its phones in a crowded market. According to a Pew Internet poll, 82% of American cell phone owners take pictures on their devices, up from 76% in 2010. Nokia's Pro Camera software will let shutterbugs tinker with their shots, including manual exposure settings and long exposure times. The camera app also includes a tutorial for novices. As far as photos are concerned, Nokia's phone could trump Samsung's wildly popular Galaxy S4, which packs a 16-megapixel shooter.

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Sounds like another last gasp attempt by Nokia to save themselves and yet again they are misguided and will fail. Such a shame when they were once giants in this business.
 
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I am using the Nokia 928 windows phone on Verizon and love it, and prior to that I was a iPhone user from the get go. I love the windows interface and the phone it self is solid as it gets. The camera on the 928 produces great pictures, and I know some in the biz who have seen the shots from the 1020 and they are truly impressive.
 
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Sounds like the perfect cell phone/camera for the Chicago Sun Times reporters!!!
 
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^^^ That's the first thing I thought of when I started reading the post... talk about a reporter "calling" it in!
 
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To be fair, the original 808 Pureview was a decent point and shoot. I've been waiting for months to see whether they'd announce this with WinPhone8 or Android. This is not a device that'll "save" Nokia, but if you've used any of their new Windows 8 phones, you know they're on the right track. I'd have on now if I weren't so deeply invested in iOS apps. This would be a great "always with you" camera - while still not a dedicated camera replacement, seems like a good device.
 
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YES!
the full manual control is awesome and actually worth it. and the sensor is a nice 1/1.5 inch (huge for a cell phone) plus it has a physical shutter and a really aggressive optical VR system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss7HqimliTY&feature=player_embedded

I will likely get it. Keep in mind I own a D800, and I know what image quality means so I'm not suggesting it's equivalent in any way.

Yet I can't carry the D800 everywhere without getting harassed or mugged, so this phone will deliver outstanding quality over any other phone out there.

the image samples look very nice (for a phone) and I'm thinking resampled to even 8mp, will look not too different than what you get with a Coolpix, only more versatile, and the camera grip accessory has a battery for extended shooting time and stability.
http://press.nokia.com/media/626/photo/list/1014/nokia-lumia-1020-2/?tpage=100

I think this is going to be my next phone unless somebody else can top it before the end of the month :)
 
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Hold on a second...

How many other camera phones sport these features :confused:

...Camera software will let shutterbugs tinker with their shots, including manual exposure settings and long exposure times.
It also has more....

..ZEISS optics with six lenses and OIS.....providing swipe-able dials and access to settings once preserved just for the experts. You can see exactly what changing settings like exposure level, white balance, shutter speed and film ISO do to a shot before you take it....The xenon flash has the power to illuminate shots for the 1/16,000 of a second it takes to capture a shot with the Lumia 1020 at the minimum shutter speed.
-> http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/07/11/nokia-lumia-1020-the-smartphone-camera-revolution-begins/

So again I have to ask how many smart phones have these Nokia features :confused:
 

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In some markets the phone is being called the "Lumia 1020 (EOS)," so maybe there's a Canon sensor/processor inside? :biggrin:
I expect you know this really but Eos is nothing to do with Canon, she has been around for thousands of years. She is the Greek Goddess of the Dawn.
See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eos

And here is her photo (please note it is from Wikimedia Commons, use is permitted)
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