The 1020 also has six lenses, the most in a smartphone, to allow wide angle pictures as well as narrow angles with clarity. Nokia also demonstrated that the zoom capability allows editing of an image already taken by zooming in or out to focus on details not seen in the original frame.
Nokia even showed a photo of a needle in a haystack, starting with a shot several feet from the haystack and then zooming in to show the actual needle's eye.
Manual controls are also part of the 1020's camera, including manual exposure settings. Elop demonstrated a four-second exposure photo taken in the dark, as two assistants used the glow from their cameras to "draw" the numerals "1020" captured by the image.
Stereo sound recording capabilities are also possible with high-performance digital microphones.
Elop said that with Windows Phone 8, the photos taken with the 1020 can easily be shared with others on social networks. There are now 165,000 apps in the Windows Store.
The 1020 also takes advantage of augmented reality technologies that Nokia introduced more than a year ago. Users can deploy a mapping app with an overlay of store locations, for example, by using AR. The capability can be used off-line without an Internet connection.
Nokia said the Lumia 1020 has 32 GB of internal storage, putting the base price of $300 at the same price as the iPhone 5 with 32 GB. It runs a Snapdragon S4 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor. In addition to the 41-megapixel rear camera, the front camera is 2 megapixels. The battery is 2,000 mAh. Overall, the phones weighs 5.5 ounces and measures 5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 inches. In addition to yellow, it comes in black and white.
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