DPReview takes a look at how far camera smartphones have come. Their verdict? The Nokia Lumia 1020 is stunning. Having to make a double take when looking at the pictures it produces. In bright light, it comes close, not just to any DSLR but the BEST DSLR made.
Improvements I’d like to see: Faster focus, faster processing (perhaps Qualcomm 805?), autofocus on moving objects
When I first saw the images from the Nokia Lumia 1020, I did a double take. Clear and crisp, lots of detail and super strong colors that you’ll either love or wince at. I loved them. And did I mention the detail? After years of seeing bigger cameras perform better, I couldn’t believe that a tiny plastic and glass Zeiss lens could resolve so much from the center to the edge of the image. It was close to the Nikon D800. I was stunned.
In bright light, the Nokia came close to competing with the detail from the best DLSR yet made.
The Nokia 1020 has redefined what I thought possible from a phone.