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  1. Byrese's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about picking up a 1020 (yes I know it will be discontinued). I know its has a 41mp camera but I heard that all of the shots are the standard 4 or 5mp. How can I get the best out of the camera in terms of mp? Is it a setting? I guess this same question would be true for other windows phones like the 1520 that has a 20mp camera.
    07-14-2014 08:52 PM
  2. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    07-14-2014 09:17 PM
  3. HyperKid's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about picking up a 1020 (yes I know it will be discontinued). I know its has a 41mp camera but I heard that all of the shots are the standard 4 or 5mp. How can I get the best out of the camera in terms of mp? Is it a setting? I guess this same question would be true for other windows phones like the 1520 that has a 20mp camera.
    HI Byrese,
    The 1020 is a great phone as even I have it too for taking great pictures. About being discontinued,please realize this first that IT WILL ONLY BE STOPPED BEING MANUFACTURED,NOT IN SUPPORT! So if you knew that,then excellent.
    Now about the shots, the Nokia camera app gives you 3 options to capture pics.
    1- 5 mp JPEG
    2- 5+34/38 mp JPEG (34 mp for 16:9 and 38 for 4:3 ratio)
    3- 5+34/38 mp DNG

    Now how this works? The 5 mp works as we all know...just 5 that's it!
    But,the 34/38 mp works like this. You take a picture which is known as DUAL CAPTURING, captures 34/38 at a time. Using that big image, a 5 mp is created. For example, you take a pic of a scenery with a bright sun with clouds and mountains. Now you only want the sun and cloud part, you capture the image and then you REFRAME it. Reframe is basically some would say CROPPING but when you crop things,they lose details. Now here's where those 34/38 mp images come in handy. You reframe the sun part,save the image and done. But after sometime you also want to show the whole pic with mountains,fear not as you go back to REFRAMING option, zoom out,walah you got yourself whole pic back!
    All this is done without affecting the image quality! The original is kept,reframe how much you want. Nothing will happen to your image quality!
    Hope this helped!
    07-14-2014 09:21 PM
  4. hope4wp's Avatar
    the maximum is 38 MP (DNG) in 4:3 ratio! but the JPEG shown in the gallery are of 5 MP! which means the high resolution pictures can be viewed using HD Photo Viewer you can access the high resolution pictures through a USB cable or you can upload it to OneDrive! The resolution is in settings (Nokia Camera) which you can change :) there are 3 options (5 if you change the aspect ratio, it's in the screenshots as well as the upload settings).
    and the other phones would be pretty much the same :)
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20140715_0013.jpg   wp_ss_20140715_0012.jpg   wp_ss_20140715_0011.jpg  
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-14-2014 09:31 PM
  5. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Here is an example of the 34MP 16:9 image - obviously you'll need to view the original size for the full effect.
    Whipsnade-8 by Crasstoe, on Flickr

    Now, compared to a 5MP version there is almost no difference... until you zoom in. Basically, if it is for Social Media use the 5MP version, if it is for print or something like Flickr (where you want to show off) then use the full sized version.

    When you connect your 1020 to a PC or similar it will show you the same photo twice, but with different names... you should be able to work out which photo file is which without too much trouble
    Byrese and ShreyansShah like this.
    07-15-2014 04:10 AM
  6. Byrese's Avatar
    Thanks all. This helps to clear up my confusion. I assume it worked the same with the 20mp 1520 though the 1020 is more amazing.
    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    07-16-2014 01:40 AM
  7. mrshots's Avatar
    Also files app shows you the 2 files. You can resave the 20/41mp image to your saved pics there
    07-16-2014 01:59 AM
  8. Byrese's Avatar
    Also files app shows you the 2 files. You can resave the 20/41mp image to your saved pics there

    I'm sorry what app? I just assumed it transferred to OneDrive automatically... It that's what in set it to do.
    07-16-2014 02:01 AM
  9. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    ohhh...
    i just checked out the above shown photo at actual size. at 100 % zoom, the clarity is awesome. u can zoom upto 1076%. the print clarity for a poster shall be awesome with these photos. just now, printed a A4 print out of it.
    i am not so knowledgeable in photography, but i can say, the print quality for these photos are beyond good.
    07-16-2014 02:49 AM
  10. rumpelst's Avatar
    So they refresh 1020 or want to stick to 20 mpx technology in 930/1520 ?
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    07-16-2014 05:34 AM
  11. mrshots's Avatar
    I'm sorry what app? I just assumed it transferred to OneDrive automatically... It that's what in set it to do.
    the pic on OneDrive is 5mp... Altho somewhere in wpcentral there's something on how to save hi res... But do you have 'files' app by MS. If you look at the photos on files you see two pictures: Pro.jpg and pro.highres.jpg
    07-17-2014 01:52 AM
  12. mrshots's Avatar
    I'm sorry what app? I just assumed it transferred to OneDrive automatically... It that's what in set it to do.
    files is a file manager by ms
    07-17-2014 01:54 AM

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