(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Phone maker Nokia on Thursday sought to shake up the smartphone camera market, unveiling its Lumia 1020 – a device that features a 41 megapixel sensor along with the company’s PureView technology.
Such camera specs for the Windows 8 phone include optical image stabilization, the ability to take 38 megapixel images and a new app called “Nokia Pro Camera.”
“The Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel sensor features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilization, delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions. It also captures blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones,” stated the company via a press release.
The Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, features a 4.5” AMOLED WXGA display, 2GB of RAM (32GB internal memory) and a 2000 mAh battery.
Nokia plans to roll out the device exclusively at AT&T for an asking price of $299.99 (two-year contract required).
Rival Samsung, meanwhile, earlier this month introduced the Galaxy S4 zoom – a device that features 10x optical zoom.