Nokia Lumia 1020 Officially Announced, Priced at $300

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  1. mtidmarsh

    mtidmarsh Administrator Moderator

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    After weeks and weeks of speculation, Nokia finally unveiled its camera-focused Lumia 1020 in New York today. Some of the more impressive features include: 41-megapixel camera, dual capture, detailed zooming and Nokia's Pro Camera Software (which allows for both automatic shooting right out of the box and the ability to customize various photo/video settings). It will be available for pre-order on July 16 and go on sale July 26. However, it will cost users $300 (on a new two-year contract). What are your first impressions of the Nokia Lumia 1020.
     
  2. NexusRaptor

    NexusRaptor Mobile Enthusiast

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    I saw a few imaging videos on YouTube and the camera on this Lumia is undeniably leagues ahead of the competition.
     
  3. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    The image quality is mind-blowing and the camera UI is excellent, but the two-second delay between shots is simply unacceptable to a parent like me. Need to take a half-dozen pictures at a time to get one where my two boys aren't picking their noses or poking each other.

    Pity, because I otherwise adore the phone. Of course, Nokia's habit of putting its best phones on AT&T only doesn't help a US Cellular guy like me.
     
  4. Hook

    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    It doesn't have burst mode? Perhaps third party software can provide that, like Pro Capture on Android?
     
  5. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    There is a burst mode; the two-second delay the reviews talk about seems to be after the photo is taken and before you see the results (i.e., processing). I think with burst mode it takes a bunch of photos in a short duration and then processes them all afterward.

    The scenario where the Lumia 1020's delay is a problem is (1) take a picture, (2) "no, that wasn't quite right," (3) take another picture, (4) "nope, still not right," (5) repeat. Which I find myself in a lot. I don't often use burst mode despite this, because if I capture the right photo the first time, I'm not sure I want five more.

    I'm probably being stupid and impractical, but that's how I tend to take photos with my phone.
     
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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    I was making a quick reply and it was too quick and sounded like I was saying burst mode was the solution. It could be one way to end run the problem, but without a doubt a 2 second delay is a big problem and sorry if I sounded like you were making a big deal out of nothing. You weren't. :)
     
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  7. Mitlov

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    No, it was a very fair question and I actually didn't even know if the Lumia 1020 could do burst mode until you asked. That definitely mitigates the issue somewhat.

    For what it's worth, as a result of this discussion, I've now enabled burst mode in ProCapture. Three-shot bursts...good enough for an M16A2, good enough for my phone ;)
     
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    EdmundDantes Mobile Deity

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    That's why a massive number of pixels is mostly idiotic for a smartphone camera.
     
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