This is why you want a 41-megapixel sensor in a phone. As we noted in our Nokia Lumia 1020 review, as well as in our Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom face-off, this smartphone’s camera is best-in-class. In fact, this Windows Phone blows away every other handset on the market under most conditions, and it gives you an impressive amount of creative control. But how does the Lumia 1020 fare in the hands of a pro? We gave the device to Jeremy Lips, our staff photographer, to find out. He took the 1020 all around New York one weekend to capture images in a variety of settings. Here are his photos and impressions.
New York City Skyline
From the 86th floor of the Empire State building, I took a photo of the New York City skyline looking north. I then used the recompose and crop function in the Lumia 1020 to create a zoomed in image highlighting the Chrysler building. Given the intricacies of the lighting, Nokia's camera does a nice job of exposing for all of the components. For example, the skyscapers aren't underexposed, and the clouds in the sky aren't blown out.