Nokia's Lumia 1020 Squeezes a Pro-Grade Camera Into a Smartphone, Into Your Pocket

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Laptop, tablet, eReader, charger, battery pack -- your bag is full enough before you even start thinking about cramming a dedicated camera in there too. But these days, you don't need to have a hulking DSLR with you to capture that epic view or blistering down-the-front gig moment. All you need is a Nokia Lumia 1020.

It's equipped with Nokia's PureView camera technology. Packing in a supersized 41MP sensor with 6-lens optics, the 1020’s back-illuminated camera system doesn't have a traditional zoom -- it doesn't need one. PureView allows for lossless zoom, taking pictures so large and so detailed that you could take a photo from the festival loos and still zoom into the headline artist's eyes with superb clarity.

Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 1020's low-light smarts and optical image stabilisation makes it the perfect smartphone camera for even the most demanding environments. Whether you're climbing down into a deep dark cave, or trying to keep up with your most-hardcore club going mates, the Lumia 1020 will make sure you never miss the action. With OneDrive cloud storage integrated, all those photos will be safely stored across all of your other devices too.

The Lumia 1020 also puts a tonne of photography-focussed apps at your fingertips. Creative Studio lets you edit your photos right from the phone, giving you all the tools you need to adjust colour balance, remove red eye and apply filters without having to first upload them to a computer. Cinemagraph takes elements from your still shots and brings them to life with animated effects, ready to be shared with your friends. While a Panorama option is also on hand to help you capture wide, jaw-dropping vistas, stitching together multiple shots together to cover all that the eye can see.

If you fancy yourself as more of a Francis Ford Coppola than a David Bailey or Ansel Adams, the Lumia 1020 is great for video capture too. Its camera can record full HD, 1080p footage that looks crisp and vibrant whether played back on the phone’s 4.5-inch screen, or on your big living room flatscreen TV.

There's already a number of vibrant communities growing around the Lumia 1020's photography capabilities, sharing tips and inspiring shots from around the globe, while Nokia itself encourages owners to share their best moments through the NokiaShots tumblr and Instagram. There's a whole world of exciting memories out there to be snapped and shared, and the Lumia 1020's PureView camera is ready to capture it.

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