Nokia Lumia 1020 Arrives Sept 17

Arriving later this month, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will have an outright RRP of $899 and features a second-generation 41 megapixel sensor, with Carl Zeiss optics and six physical lenses designed to produce sharp images.

Arriving later this month, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will have an outright RRP of $899 and features a second-generation 41 megapixel sensor, with Carl Zeiss optics and six physical lenses designed to produce sharp images. 

 

The sensor allows people to zoom in up to three times so they can see the minute detail on people’s faces or the veins on a blade of grass, for example, and then reframe their photos.

 

In normal shooting, the camera simultaneously takes a 38-megapixel high-res image and a sharp five-megapixel image so users can easily share their snaps on social networks like Facebook or store on SkyDrive. 

 

At the heart of the camera is the Nokia Pro Camera app, which provides swipeable dials to adjust settings such as ISO, exposure, shutter speed, white balance and manual focus.

 

In addition to photography, the handset's video can zoom in four times while recording a 1080p high-definition video and six times in 720p. Videos are bright, stereo sound is crisp and there is no blur due to the handset’s optical image stabilisation technology, which counters any movement.

 

Nokia is also introducing the Nokia Camera Grip.  This accessory provides features such as additional battery life, a two-stage shutter key and a standard tripod mount. The Nokia Camera Grip is expected to be available in October with an estimated retail price of AUD$89.95.

 

The Lumia 1020 is around 15 per cent lighter than the Nokia Lumia 920, weighing in at 158g. 
 

The Windows Phone Store now has more than 170,000 apps available including local apps such as Virgin Australia, TripView, The SMH/Age, Dimmi, Living Social, Qantas, SBS, National Australia Bank, St.George and goCatch, as well as many of the big global names including Facebook, Skype, Pandora, Evernote etc.

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