1. Generalheed's Avatar
    There's been a lot of buzz going around about how Google's new pixel phone has a really amazing camera. It's only 12 MP though if I remember correctly. So really, how does it compare to the 40 MP photos that the Lumia 1020 can take? Has megapixel count really become irrelevant or is the Pixel's camera hype just hot-air?

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    10-08-2016 12:25 AM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Does it really matter though? 1020 runs an outdated OS.
    10-08-2016 12:35 AM
  3. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    Lunia 1020 is totalled, for example it cant record in 4K.
    Guytronic likes this.
    10-08-2016 01:32 AM
  4. milkyway's Avatar
    Have a look at All About Windows Phone
    As I know the site there will be a camera comparison soon. I assume the Pixel has a better camera but we have to wait and see
    10-08-2016 02:26 AM
  5. Generalheed's Avatar
    Does it really matter though? 1020 runs an outdated OS.
    I'm just wondering if megapixel counts still make a big difference in pictures. We can use the lumia 950 as an example then since it has the newest OS. It still has a 20 megapixel camera if I remember correctly, so does that automatically make it better than the Pixel's camera?

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    10-08-2016 10:15 AM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    If you're question is if megapixels matter .. No, it doesn't. Cameras are much more than just megapixels.
    10-08-2016 08:02 PM
  7. lunta's Avatar
    Megapixels definitely don't matter, except when zooming is needed. This is not a problem for real cameras with optical zoom, but digital zoom is usually crap.

    This is the only reason for Lumia's high megapixel sensors, with 40 MPix there is enough pixels to zoom in, i.e. crop the image without loosing details.

    I also love the wonderful 25mm wide angle lens Lumia 1020 has. In landscape photography there is always the same issue trying to fit lots of scenery into one photo, where a wide angle lens is needed.

    Now there are lots of other phones with really bright optics and good quality sensors, that are in pair, or even better, than 1020, but then their (35mm equivalent) focal length is something close to 28mm, or even more. 100% dealbreaker for me.

    Once you get used to Nokia's ~25mm wide angle lens it is impossible to move back to so heavily cropped view angle we see in iPhones and Samsungs.
    Last edited by lunta; 10-13-2016 at 12:54 PM.
    10-12-2016 12:01 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    10-22-2016 04:44 PM
  9. ananve's Avatar
    Physics win.
    10-23-2016 12:37 AM
  10. becakmang's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 (and other lumias) have oversampling algorithms, this means although your camera is 41mp,choose 5mp. This means the extra pixels are used to reduce any noise within the 5mp, essentially the Lumia 1020 has the best 5mp camera around. You can also zoom in without loosing any quality (up to a certain extent). I dont recommend leaving your camera on its maximum mp, simply because you won't benefit. Unless you like to crop your pictures.for day to day, I use 8mp on my 950xl.
    10-23-2016 02:15 AM
  11. becakmang's Avatar
    Also, the older Nokia lumias have a much less processed pictures. Which means you can play with the picture on other software's. Unfortunately, the newer lumias have a similar level of post processing to the competitors. In saying that, the auto HDR is the best. Beats anything out there.
    ananve and belodion like this.
    10-23-2016 02:17 AM
  12. darius_robin's Avatar
    There's been a lot of buzz going around about how Google's new pixel phone has a really amazing camera. It's only 12 MP though if I remember correctly. So really, how does it compare to the 40 MP photos that the Lumia 1020 can take? Has megapixel count really become irrelevant or is the Pixel's camera hype just hot-air?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    The Pixel and iPhone 7 currently have the best smartphone cameras, gone is the time when camera quality was all about megapixels.
    12-21-2016 05:24 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I would have to say that one component in isolation cannot be the only deciding factor. Not even the sum total of the hardware components... Software plays a role as well.
    Guytronic, xandros9 and Ektalog like this.
    12-23-2016 11:54 AM
  14. Marlon Bu's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 has a big 1/1.5 sensor. Google Pixel Phone only a small 1/2.3" sensor and no optical image stabilization (OIS). Lumia 1020 is in a different Photography-league (it's only slower).
    SammUL likes this.
    12-29-2016 02:33 AM

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