Nokia Announces Lumia 1020 With 41 Megapixels Camera [Video]

Just moments ago, Nokia announces their latest Lumia smartphone with a revolutionary 41 megapixels Pureview camera and optical image stabilisation (OIS).

On a mission to make it easier for people to capture better photos, we’ve reinvented zoom by combining our next-gen 41-megapixel sensor, ZEISS optics with six lenses and OIS. The Lumia 1020 camera zooms into the details of every shot – over-sampling the results – making your photographs sharper and clearer than ever before.

The Lumia 1020 also comes with a brand new camera app called Nokia Camera Pro. It takes over as the default camera app on the Lumia 1020 and provides swipe-able dials and access to settings. You can change settings like exposure level, white balance, shutter speed and film ISO before you take a photo.

Camera Features:
Dual capture. Once you press the camera button, Nokia Pro Camera simultaneously takes a full resolution photo for endless reframing opportunities, and also presents you with a 5 megapixel image, which is easy to share on social networks like Facebook or on your Windows Phone 8 SkyDrive.

Optical image stabilisation. The second generation of our already leading OIS simply means better photography and video in low light conditions. With the large optics and sensor, Nokia’s engineers went on an epic journey of innovation, which resulted in them adding ball bearings into the camera module.

Next-gen xenon Flash. Freeze a ball in mid-air or take action shots in the dark. 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.

Nokia Rich Recording. When you add in the fact that it captures stereo sound even at the loudest concerts with Nokia Rich Recording (capable of handling sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones), you have a powerful tool for capturing and sharing every moment of your life.

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Tech Specs

Display: 4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla 3 Glass, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch
Battery: 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera: PureView 41-megapixel with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video
Front facing camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage
I/O USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector

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Hands-On video

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black. It will ship first to the USA, with sales expected to start on July 26th at $299.99 with a contract.