I have read a lot of positive reviews about the Nokia Lumia 1020 and how people raves about its 41 megapixel camera. Yes, 41 MP leaving even some of the well-known camera brands to oblivion. The chance to test and see myself what the other photographers and critiques have been raving about, definitely made it easier for me to decide to get one. And so forth I got hold of this phone (the yellow one, for a COOL change aha!) and I struggled surely to operate it. Being a long-time iOS user, this is a whole brand new world for me to use Windows OS and the first thing I noticed was the lack of photo apps. VSCOcam, Snapseed, PS and other apps I’m more familiar with on my iPhone were nowhere to be found on the Windows App store. Calling Windows app developers…. 🙂 After some time and a little bit of exploring the phone, I managed to download some notable photo apps and I’m still getting the hang of them. And oh boy does this Nokia 1020 phone rocks! I’m still learning in a way but I fell in love with this phone as soon as I took my first photograph using this. There’s the full manual settings and preferences and I love how you can manually adjust WB, ISO, shutter speed and even has MF. And lest I forgot, the EV compensation (+3 to -3). Of course there’s the automatic settings as well but the manual settings is just unreal for a smartphone camera. One will have a field day on exploring the capabilities of this phone, camera-wise. And so, here are some of the photos I took with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
I want to test the phone’s camera on low light condition and this was the image produced. Automatic settings were used on this image. There’s still noise present but was very much bearable as compared to my iPhone. Had a day out in Canary Wharf and yes, I took photos of the buildings 🙂
And finally, to test how the Nokia Lumia 1020 camera shows DOF; it achieves nice bokeh. It’s just amazing how a phone’s camera can do this and the 1020 has it all. I can’t wait to spend more weeks with this phone… 🙂