Smartphone with 41-megapixel camera

Telecommunications company Nokia has unveiled its new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, which boasts the highest quality inbuilt smartphone camera on the market and runs on the Windows platform.

Weighing just 159 grams, the Lumia 1020 is a smartphone hybrid, with a primary job of taking high quality photographs while also acting as an internet-enabled phone. The Lumia 1020 comes standard with two camera apps, one to capture high quality individual photographs and one to capture multiple photos in rapid succession.

The basic explanation of why you would want this phone is that the 41-megapixel camera allows you to zoom in 3x more than almost every other smartphone camera on the market, while still providing crisp imagery. Interestingly, the camera only takes advantage of 38 megapixels. 

Nokia have taken a different approach to zoom with the Lumia 1020 by making every photo taken by the camera to be stored as the non-zoomed image. This means that if your zoomed image only captures half of what you are wanting, you can revert to the non-zoomed image and zoom in on the correct area.

Nokia also has your social networking needs covered, with a five-megapixel version of the photo being created at the same time as the 38-megapixel version. This is helpful for those who like to share their photos instantly.

The Australian release date has not been set, but it shouldn’t be far away, with many technology companies being given samples to review this week.

Find out more about the Nokia Lumia 1020.

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