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SlashGear 101: Nokia Lumia 1020 Oversampling and the 5MP “Sweet Spot”

SlashGear 101: Nokia Lumia 1020 Oversampling and the 5MP “Sweet Spot”

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera introduced by the company with intent on having it carried by AT&T here in 2013. This device works with a unique blend of abilities, tending not only to the massive photos produced when it takes 34MP and 38MP photos, but 5 megapixel photos as well. And why would Nokia suggest taking 5 megapixel photos when they've got a 41 megapixel sensor on this camera? It's the sweet spot!

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SlashGear 101: Nokia PureView

SlashGear 101: Nokia PureView

Smartphone buyers pick handsets on the basis of cameras, that's what the big manufacturers have realized, and Nokia is determined not to be left behind. As well as transitioning to lead the Windows Phone charge, the Finnish company is also positioning itself as the most imaginative firm in mobile photography, putting snapshots at the core of every recent device. One name stands out as special to any mobile photo pro, however, and that's PureView, expected to crop up again with the imminent launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020. There's a lot to be said for 41-megapixel cameras: read on, as we walk you why PureView is special, and what might come next.

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Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Galaxy Camera vs iPhone 5 vs Nokia 808 hardware photos leak

Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Galaxy Camera vs iPhone 5 vs Nokia 808 hardware photos leak

It would appear that someone in China has gotten their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a smartphone/camera hybrid unveiled earlier this month and set to be shown to the press in full on the 20th of this month. What they've done - like any good tech reporter with every single phone in the world in their drawer would - is to take a few comparison photos of the Galaxy S4 Zoom alongside some of the most notable photo-taking pocketables of the day: the Samsung Galaxy Camera (original), Nokia 808 PureView, and the iPhone 5.

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Nokia “Zoom Reinvented” event confirmed: EOS PureView likely star

Nokia “Zoom Reinvented” event confirmed: EOS PureView likely star

Nokia has fired out invites for a New York launch event, teasing with the tagline "Zoom Reinvented" in what could be the official reveal of the Nokia EOS PureView. The event, taking place on July 11, will be a chance to "see more from Nokia" according to the invite, and judging by the magnifying glass and the teaser, we'd not be surprised if some lossless digital zoom magic in the manner of the original 808 PureView was on the cards.

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Nokia EOS 40MP camera stars in leaked lens demo video

Nokia EOS 40MP camera stars in leaked lens demo video

A new video showing the Nokia EOS PureView smartphone in action - right up close to what's expected to be a roughly 40-megapixel sensor - has leaked, further stoking enthusiasm about the high-resolution handset. The footage, shared by ViziLeaks, demonstrates the EOS' shutter and optical image stabilization in action, though the pre-production Windows Phone still lacks the labeling to confirm exactly what resolution the unannounced device captures at.

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Nokia EOS leaks again teasing PureView camera prowess

Nokia EOS leaks again teasing PureView camera prowess

Nokia's EOS camera-phone just can't stay under cover now the leaks have started, with the presumed PureView 41-megapixel smartphone cropping up in a new set of shell photos. The much-rumored handset - tipped to be a Windows Phone 8 device packing the same sort of super-high-resolution sensor as wowed on the 808 PureView - was spotted yesterday in yellow, and has now resurfaced in red at the WPXAP forums.

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AT&T Nokia “EOS” 41MP PureView Windows Phone tipped in testing

AT&T Nokia “EOS” 41MP PureView Windows Phone tipped in testing

The application of Nokia's brand-name camera technology "PureView" is reportedly headed to AT&T in its original form, 41-megapixels strong and attached, this time, to Windows Phone 8. While the original 41-megapixel-toting Nokia 808 PureView was a smartphone running Symbian, here the Windows Phone version of the device is being tipped to hit the blue network with a "summer release" to its name.

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Nokia’s Lumia 925 will resurrect the “true PureView” question

Nokia’s Lumia 925 will resurrect the “true PureView” question

All eyes are on Nokia this week, as the company prepares for another new Windows Phone, expected to be the Lumia 925, and one with even more of a photographic bent at that. The Finnish firm has made no bones over the past months that digital imagery is one of the key differentiators it sees as distinguishing it from the rest of the mobile market, both from other Windows Phone manufacturers and the smartphone segment at large, and its London launch is expected to be the most camera-centric of the year. Speculation that we could see the "EOS" or the "Catwalk" is rife.

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Nokia teases new Lumia PureView phone ahead of Tuesday reveal

Nokia teases new Lumia PureView phone ahead of Tuesday reveal

Nokia has teased its next camera-centric Lumia, running a promo campaign on UK television this weekend for the new Windows Phone 8 handset it is expected to officially unveil on Tuesday, May 14. The commercial, which focused on the dual-LED flash of the new smartphone, as well as what looks to be its slightly protruding lens, gives away little in the way of technical detail, but did drop the hint that it would be "more than your eyes can see," leading to speculation it will be the device so-far known as "EOS".

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Nokia tipped to bring 41 megapixel sensor to standard smartphones (again)

Nokia tipped to bring 41 megapixel sensor to standard smartphones (again)

This week The Guardian is tipping the world from one of their anonymous sources that Nokia may well be bringing their full-on Nokia 808 PureView 41 megapixel sensor to a set of standard smartphones in 2013. This tip comes from "sources close to the Finnish handset maker" and is indeed appearing to us to be just about as incredible as it may seem to you. What we'll likely see instead is a continuation of the Nokia Lumia 920's high-powered camera technology rather than the beast that is the lens configuration on the 808 - let's have a chat about why.

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