I downloaded the Nokia Lumia 1020 sample raw images and PPed, good results

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by jyc860923, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    I read about this "Download and play with Nokia's new Raw photo files" and then I tried doing some PP in LR, I found it interesting and results are good that I want to share, the sensor's DR seems to be about the same as the 12MP one's found in early m43 models, and so is the high ISO performance seen from the downsized photo, which is IMO pretty good for a 41MP 2/3 sensor. feel free to comment:wink:

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    Lumia 1020 Official Sample Raw Images PP (2) by jyc860923, on Flickr

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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It's an interesting device. A fairly large sensor (1" x 1.5") and a 25mm equiv f2.2 lens. You even get a free phone. Since I like wide angle shooting, I could see me using this as my day-to-day camera to save dragging my E-PL5 along. The only real downside seems to be its speed - 6 seconds startup and 4 seconds shot-to-shot.
     
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  3. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    I bought one to replace a point and shoot, and it does an excellent job at that. If you want a camera you always have with you, this is the way to go. No need to carry a smartphone as well as a P&S. I wouldn't use it as my *only* camera though. However, the way the technology is advancing in another 5 years this sort of phone could be the only camera most people need.

    There are some improvements I could think of though, besides the sensor. For one thing, moving the flash away from the lens and release cases that allow for filters to be used. A physical teleconverter and macro coverter would be nice too. If they could screw on to a filter thread built into a case you would have a lot more versatility.
     
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  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    Yes I think converters can be really useful for a "cellphone" like 1020:2thumbs: good point
     
  5. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    I have a 1020 and am very much looking forward to the raw update. Especially since it's actually a pretty shoddy phone :rolleyes:
     
  6. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    I had a chance to play with some DNG files from photos I took shortly after the update. Very nice, and a big improvement over just having JPEGs. The images are pretty noisy, but that is to be expected, and LR lets you smooth some of that out if you want. The grain isn't unpleasant and is only really apparent when zoomed in. In most cases I think I'd resize the image downward when exporting to a JPEG.

    The files are big though -- 41mb compared to about 8 for the full sized JPEGs. The phone doesn't have an SD card slot so you need to watch how many pics you have. Though if you are in an area with wifi you could always upload to Skydrive or Dropbox.