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  1. Karl P's Avatar
    How much better do you think the 1020 camera is than the Note 4? Camera is important to me, I am a big android fan but considering the 1020.

    Thanks.
    11-17-2014 06:31 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    The 1020 has pretty much the best camera bolted onto a phone. (although the 808 PureView and maybe the Galaxy Zoom could beg to differ)

    Now its not perfect, its the best for stills. The Note 4 can handle 4K video capture, something that the 1020 certainly isn't going to see. But in low-light and many photo situations, the 1020 destroys.
    11-17-2014 08:39 PM
  3. Arup Roy Chowdhury's Avatar
    Even in daylight the Z3 does better than Note 4 and the 1020 does even better with natural details and more resolution.
    11-17-2014 10:50 PM
  4. invertme's Avatar
    I have a Note 4 and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt - the 1020 is light years a better camera. I can only assume that the reviews that show the Note 4's camera as being "good" are all paid for. It's one of the worst camera's I've had on a phone in years. Also the lag on the phone is annoying as hell. Don't get the note 4! If mine wasn't free I'd be sending it back ASAP. My only hope is that when Android 5 comes out they clean up lots of the issues I'm having with my phone.

    My phone is on Verizon and all the ones I've seen are laggy and the camera is bad. We also have some TMO ones and they are a bit better. So I'm assuming there is a firmware issue with the Verizon ones.
    11-24-2014 11:24 AM
  5. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I've got a network unlocked note 4 for testing, with a beta lollipop build. As it is carrier free there's no junk. And it does NOT lag. 3gb ram. No lag. At all. The camera, coupled with ois and the new camera algorithms is great! And raw shooting is an excellent addition.

    Our sony z3 beats it in low light, but the overall compression renders the sony pics of a lower quality (fixed with hyperx mod and raw shooting).

    The 1020 has the best camera. Bottom line. No ifs ands or buts. It is simply the best. However it is slower than the android flagships, and lack of sd might be a pain. The phone itself is not as good as it was, though wp works well. If you're coming from android you've probably done your homework so you probably know what you're getting and also how much you're losing. Android has some excellent camera phones and excellent all rounders.

    But bottom line, the 1020 has the best camera, but the speed is the only thing that lets it down. If you have kids and want to take action shots, it can be a pain. But, my word, when you get it right the pics are remarkable. It is an astonishingly good camera setup and deserves the kudos it gets. It trounces everything. If you're ok with its foibles.
    11-24-2014 11:44 AM
  6. VetDuarte's Avatar
    I guess I solved the problem of speed selecting the sports mode whenever I want to take a pic of my 1 yr old.
    Enviado via Lumia 1020
    Kebero likes this.
    11-24-2014 03:30 PM
  7. Kebero's Avatar
    I guess I solved the problem of speed selecting the sports mode whenever I want to take a pic of my 1 yr old.
    Enviado via Lumia 1020
    By three, they'll start holding still and saying "cheese!"
    Poirots Progeny and xandros9 like this.
    11-24-2014 03:39 PM
  8. VetDuarte's Avatar
    By three, they'll start holding still and saying "cheese!"

    :^)
    11-24-2014 03:40 PM
  9. Alan Campot's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 is, so far, the best camera phone ever.
    I could compare it with a Note 3, Note 4, S5, Iphone 6, even my previous N8, and they have nothing to do.

    In two seconds you may capture 20 pictures with and Iphone and only one with the 1020, but put those 20 pictures together and mine is still better.

    Hope this help you to decide.
    11-24-2014 06:04 PM
  10. Arup Roy Chowdhury's Avatar
    1020 is benchmark and will remain so for a long time to come. The Note 4 camera is good but its edged by the Z3 in right hands but none come close to 1020.
    11-24-2014 08:51 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    1020 is pretty damn solid. It's not as quick a photo getter as the iPhone. But that's supposed to be fixed with updates in Denim.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    11-24-2014 09:02 PM
  12. Jason Morris Baby's Avatar
    I've got a network unlocked note 4 for testing, with a beta lollipop build. As it is carrier free there's no junk. And it does NOT lag. 3gb ram. No lag. At all. The camera, coupled with ois and the new camera algorithms is great! And raw shooting is an excellent addition.
    That doesn't matter though. Anyone who goes to the store and buys one will get a laggy phone with a terrible camera. At least on Verizon.
    11-25-2014 05:51 AM
  13. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    That doesn't matter though. Anyone who goes to the store and buys one will get a laggy phone with a terrible camera. At least on Verizon.
    Sorry, I don't understand what you're getting at. What doesn't matter?

    I'm British so Verizon doesn't matter to me and I'm relating my experience, as you are yours.

    I'm sorry for American buyers that their carriers dump junk on fantastic devices.

    And that camera is not terrible. It just isn't as good as the 1020 (again British unlocked and sim free, won't go into carrier specific stuff). It is a darn sight faster and, in its own right, is superb.

    Hence the advice.

    The OP asked for advice, and I obliged. The OP also never mentioned Verizon.
    11-25-2014 12:28 PM
  14. detsaoT's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 is by far the best camera you will *ever* find on a phone ------ AS LONG AS you are taking pictures of stationary things. If you need fast reaction time to capture something quickly, you will not be happy with this phone. But for things that stay still, it absolutely cannot be beat.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-02-2014 07:45 PM
  15. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    I thought they announced during the summer that the 1020 will not see Denim
    12-02-2014 07:52 PM
  16. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    That's not accurate at all. Myself and many others have taken moving object pics very well. You just have to know how to use the settings.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-03-2014 12:44 AM
  17. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 is by far the best camera you will *ever* find on a phone ------ AS LONG AS you are taking pictures of stationary things. If you need fast reaction time to capture something quickly, you will not be happy with this phone. But for things that stay still, it absolutely cannot be beat.
    That's not accurate at all. Myself and many others have taken moving object pics very well. You just have to know how to use the settings
    bijak_riyandi likes this.
    12-03-2014 12:45 AM
  18. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I own both the phones and can easily say lumia 1020 rocks and how...though note 4 camera is not bad....it's low light is way better than s5 I owned.....I have z3 lying around will test tat for low light pics...my main phone is always lumia 1020....my 2nd phone keeps changing from note series to s5 to HTC m8 and now note 4...waiting for lumia 1030
    12-07-2014 03:35 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    I thought they announced during the summer that the 1020 will not see Denim
    Well you thought wrong.
    12-07-2014 06:50 PM
  20. matt john2's Avatar
    That's not accurate at all. Myself and many others have taken moving object pics very well. You just have to know how to use the settings
    I think what he's saying is the processing time.
    12-07-2014 07:09 PM
  21. matt john2's Avatar
    Are you buying a new phone? If you are maybe wait a little bit for the Lumia 1030. The 1020 is fine, its just the slowest image processing speed I've seen on a smartphone and just like they all say its best is shooting stationary object but you'll gonna be disappointed when you need is speed. I think the upcoming xperia z4 is also a good choice, Sony also has a pretty good reputation in making cameras and parts for other manufacturers like Nikon,etc.
    12-07-2014 07:22 PM
  22. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 is by far the best camera you will *ever* find on a phone ------ AS LONG AS you are taking pictures of stationary things. If you need fast reaction time to capture something quickly, you will not be happy with this phone. But for things that stay still, it absolutely cannot be beat.
    This was really driven home when I recently visited a butterfly garden with some amazing flora and fauna. I had to carry a toddler most of the time so I was limited to random one handed snaps. A flower came out pretty good even holding the camera straight over my head with one hand. A bird came out so-so with the toddler squirming around. But the most exasperating was a humming bird that I absolutely could not get a decent picture of. I finally handed off the toddler, went into full manual mode and spent about 10 minutes and 15 photos trying in vain. By the time the camera responded the hummingbird would always have moved off somewhere else. Super, super frustrating.
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    12-07-2014 07:40 PM
  23. Quantify's Avatar
    I have a 1020, a Note 4, and a Z3 Compact. I would like to echo some of the comments here. The Note 4 camera is quite good - certainly better than the Z3 for color balance, focus accuracy, and image processing - and is MUCH faster shot to shot than the Lumia 1020. Also, video is no contest, the Note 4 has superb video with much better audio pickup than both the 1020 and Z3. Increasingly, I am leaving the 1020 in the drawer and bringing one of my two other phones with me to events. Wish Microsoft would release an updated flagship camera phone, and take a hint from Blackberry and include an Android runtime...
    12-07-2014 11:03 PM
  24. rollindice's Avatar
    Simply put, The Nokia Lumia 1020 -------> Nothing else comes close!
    JamesPTao likes this.
    12-08-2014 12:50 AM
  25. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Its soo simple ...i wonder y u people don't get it
    ...put Lumia 1020 in sports mode and click moving objects.... So simple
    12-09-2014 05:27 PM
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