NOKIA LU­MIA 1020

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The Nokia 1020 feels good in the hands, thanks to its curved edges which fit the hand nicely. The cam­era comes with a proper Xenon flash – more pow­er­ful than LED flashes – as well as a fo­cus as­sist lamp to help in low-light sit­u­a­tions. The phone has a ded­i­cated shut­ter re­lease but­ton, which lets you quickly ac­cess the cam­era with a long press even when the phone is locked.

The most im­por­tant thing you should know about shoot­ing with the 1020 is how long you have to wait in­be­tween shots; it’s an av­er­age of five sec­onds af­ter tak­ing a shot be­fore you can take a sec­ond one. We’re guess­ing the 1020 needs that long to crunch 38MP worth of data, choos­ing to save only in 5MP doesn’t help as the phone still needs to do the same.

The Nokia Pro Cam app comes with a host of fea­tures, and man­ual op­tions are opened up with a cool and easy to use scroll in­ter­face, with which you can change ISO, shut­ter speed and ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion. For some frus­trat­ing rea­son, Nokia Pro Cam will al­ways auto-fo­cus in the center, if you want to fo­cus else­where you’ll have to tap to fo­cus your­self.

“YOU HAVE TO WAIT, IT’S AN AV­ER­AGE OF FIVE SEC­ONDS AF­TER TAK­ING A SHOT BE­FOREYOU CAN TAKE A SEC­OND

ONE.”

The cam­era unit comes with a proper Xenon flash, and is so big it lifts the 1020 off the ta­ble.

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