A smartphone for photographers?The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone has an impressive 41-megapixel camera. We road-test this compact device at an outdoor music and art festival.
So the big headline on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is simple-- 41-megapixel camera. That's basically the camera that I wanna have with me in my pocket at a music festival like this. So let's road test it. The Nokia Lumia design has just been really appealing. It's such a nice bright-colored phone, super customizable, lots of colors and the Windows phone interface is really attractive so you feel drawn to it right away and as a camera phone, it's the right weight. It comes with a wrist strap, which I find to be a delightfully camera-friendly touch. Overall, I always am really drawn to this phone. I really like using it comparing photos that's what's happening there. Thank you. So the iPhone 5 is currently the best smartphone camera on the market and it's the main reason that some people keep that phone. This is taking direct [unk] at that. So it's a 41-megapixel camera. Not so many megapixels that is almost a novelty. It's way more than you ever gonna use and it's really just a stunt to get people's attention but that said, it's pretty amazing when you look at your 41-megapixel image. Then Nokia's built-in a lot of cool camera features. So you have all these smart features, where if you take a photo of a sequence, it'll choose the best shot for you. You can choose a really great action shot and you can sort of like specify movement, there's filters. So they're making it really fun to use in a really camera-oriented phone. And I have to admit, I've been really impressed with the images. Mainly though, I think everybody uses their smartphone to just take snapshots and upload them somewhere. The snapshot part is really good. The uploading part is problematic. So you can upload the photo directly to Twitter. It doesn't integrate that way with Facebook and then the most crushing drawback of all is that you're taking beautiful snapshots and you cannot Instagram them. There's no Instagram available for Windows phone and Instagram has said that they're not gonna built it. Instagram your photo-- I wish I could. So for kind of the point-and-shoot social sharing, you are super crippled and it's such a bummer. So the negatives that I have found are mainly the shutter speed. All the bubbles like totally disappeared by the time that shutter got it. You can do it. Yes. Thanks bubble guy. The shutter speed is so slow on this phone. It takes a longtime to load up the camera. You kinda press this button, then the image appears and then it's another second or so before the actual camera controls pop up. So you probably already missed your shot but even assuming that you haven't, then when you press the camera button, the actual shutter and click is super slow. You know what? I have to compare with my iPhone because frankly, I think this is shameful. Give me other phone. Watch this-- boom, and bubble, ready, bubble. No problem, no problem. So I actually think that the Lumia 1020 is a great phone for festivals because the stage isn't going anywhere so you don't have to worry about the slow shutter speed and you're gonna get great shots that you can zoom in later so that you can pretend that you are closer than you are. That's said at the end of the day. I don't think I would buy it. I'd rather have a phone with a great camera that can do everything like the iPhone instead of a phone with a really great camera but can't do very much else.