Upcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 Shows Off an Impressive Camera

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Nokia's upcoming launch event promotes the 41 MP camera.

Images reported to be taken by the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 have been leaked by Microsoft Windows Phone Manager Joe Belfiore in advance of Nokia’s upcoming launch event on Thursday.  The Lumia 1020, previously codenamed the EOS, is getting a lot of attention for its impressive 41 MP camera.

The number of megapixels isn’t the only thing that’s getting Lumia 1020 this much buzz.  After all, the Lumia 808 also comes with a 41 MP sensor.  Additional features and advanced software on the 1020 are making it sound more like a camera-smartphone hybrid than a smartphone with a killer camera.

One rumored feature on the 1020 is the ability to snap 5 MP and 32 MP shots simultaneously: the former for immediate sharing and the latter for printing or saving.  Plus, Belfiore’s leaked photos showed up at different sizes (2947x1658 and 2352x1568), suggesting that you can adjust the resolution of your images.  This would be a welcome feature for many photographers who frequently fill up their internal memory snapping pictures of kittens.

Additionally, the Lumia 1020 will use Nokia’s Pureview sensor (also featured on the 920 and 808) to take high quality images in low light situations.  The 1020’s camera is also expected to include sophisticated (if not new) photography options like: Optic Image Stabilization, LED and Xenon flash, a “lossless zoom” feature, and settings for ISO, white balance, manual focus, and shutter speed.

Although thorough specifications on the phone have yet to be revealed, it’s a good bet that the Lumia 1020 will perform admirably on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor like its predecessors, the 925, 920, and 820.

To supplement the pictures that popped up on Belfiore’s Flickr account, rumors have also been circulated that the Lumia 1020 has appeared on AT&T’s inventory list.  This all but confirms that the device will be officially announced and demonstrated this Thursday, and indicates we’ll most likely be able to buy it within the next month.

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