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My First Week With Nokia Lumia 1020


A week ago I splurged and upgraded my Lumia 920 to the Lumia 1020. So to those of you who were expecting me to switch over the Android or an iDevice; I'm still entrenched in the Windows Phone world. And this phone cements my opinion to stay.Let's talk about the good and the bad.I like the weight. I was worried that with the camera bulge that this would feel like a much bigger device but if anything it feels smaller than the 920. I haven't looked up the weight but it feels really nice. I actually find the camera bulge useful as a pivot point to hold the phone.As no one should be surprised, the camera is that good on the new phone. It's an amazing experience. But you might wonder why you would need 41 megapixels (ok, 38 megapixels since the lens is round)? You don't actually…I am not a photographer or a photo-nerd. I just like to be able to take pictures when I am out and about. I don't take a lot of pictures, but I know my way around apertures, depth-of-field and manual focus to be dangerous. The phone delivers by taking two photos when you snap a picture: 5 megapixel image for general consumption and a 38 megapixel image for when you have to have that big image. But for me the image size doesn't matter…where the camera really shines is in the ability to zoom. Nokia has touted the idea of 'zoom after' and it works really well. Essentially, you can turn on the preview feature on the new phone and when you take a picture it takes you to a preview of the full-size image after the shot and you can crop it down. What this means is that you're using the high-resolution to zoom without all that nasty pixelization. And it works really well.For example here is a picture I just took at the Panera I'm writing in (just a snapshop, no flash; no special conditions…just a picture):

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05 Aug
Shawn Wildermuth @ShawnWildermuth
I Blogged: My First Week With Nokia Lumia 1020 http://t.co/1DI4ERoHx3