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Nokia Lumia 1020 Has 41 Megapixel Camera

In an effort to compete with rivals Samsung and Apple, Nokia has unveiled its new smartphone that has a 41 megapixel camera.

Called the Lumia 1020, it runs on Windows Phone 8 and its camera is five times clearer than the iPhone 5 and 2.5 times clearer than Samsung's S4 Zoom.

The camera also has a 6x zoom that is able to "capture more details than other smartphone cameras." Users are able to zoom in on something without losing any quality.

Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop said the device is available in yellow, black and white and is able to capture pictures and video in "amazing quality and amazing clarity."

"Today I'd like to introduce to you all the next chapter in smartphone photography," he said. "The Nokia Lumia 1020 will change how you shoot and how you create forever."

It utilizes PureView technology which was also in the Nokia 808, 920 and 928.

It is built with optical image stabilization and is "able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera."

If combined with the Nokia Pro Camera application, people can take images that look professional.

While the high megapixel camera is noteworthy, analysts said it failed to live up to their expectations. This was most likely because of Nokia's older Symbian system.

"The imaging capabilities here are extraordinary," Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart said. "It's still a Windows Phone. If somebody is looking for applications they're still going to look at iPhone."

Sources: Daily Mail, ZDNET


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