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