Photos Taken with the Nokia ‘EOS’ Lumia 1020 Leak on Flickr, Quality Impressive

DONE!  3rd Marathon in 3 Countries in 6 months!  WOO HOO!

It appears that Nokia’s upcoming 41-megapixel smartphone (codenamed “EOS”) will carry the name “Lumia 1020.” This latest leak comes packaged with an even more interesting leak: new photos captured with the phone itself.

Two photographs apparently captured with the “Nokia Lumia 1020″ have been uploaded to the Flickr account of Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore.

The first (shown above. Full res here) had the caption: “DONE! 3rd Marathon in 3 Countries in 6 months! WOO HOO!” It’s a 2352×1568 photograph that weighs in at about 3.7 megapixels. Settings were: ISO 100, 1/270s shutter speed, and an aperture of f/2.2.

Here’s a 100% crop showing the level of detail in the photo:

DONE!  3rd Marathon in 3 Countries in 6 months!  WOO HOO!

The second photograph (full res here) is a slightly larger 2947×1658, or about 4.9 megapixels:

Wet, cold, but happy to be done and headed to the Naantali Spa hotel!

Settings were ISO 100, 1/250s, and f/2.2. Here’s a 100% crop:

Wet, cold, but happy to be done and headed to the Naantali Spa hotel!

Although the 1020 reportedly has a 41-megapixel sensor at its core, it will likely offer the same kind of pixel-condensing feature that the 41MP 808 PureView does, combining pixels for a smaller, but clearer, photograph.

Rumors surround this “EOS” camera have been heating up as of late. Photos and a video of the phone’s camera emerged last month, and official product photos were leaked just last week.

If the “facts” floating around are true, then we will be seeing an official announcement of this photo-centric phone at a press event in NYC this Thursday.

(via The Verge)

Image credits: Photographs by Joe Belfiore

  • Adrian

    Wow, spectacular. Maybe a tad too sharp (and too noisy) but that is a matter of choice. I prefer a more “natural” look. Check out some photos that I think show the capabilities of the 808 sensor (probably the same or better in the Lumia 1020) :

  • Monteraz

    Resolution is impressive, not “quality” as far as I see, still smells to phone camera, a lot. Frankly nowadays you can carry a lightweight camera with much more image quality (judging by these samples), okay you cant make a voice call with it, but 40 mpx for such a small sensor is not what you want if looking for true “image quality”. For God’s sake, I dont even want it in a full frame. IMHO.

  • radiancedeluxe

    ISO100. nuff said. I stopped caring about sample files at ISO100 in 2003 from any camera. Show me ISO3200 and 6400.

  • Dominik

    I don’t care about ISO3200 and 6400, because of film.


  • Mike

    lol ISO 100 already noisy midtones.

    Drop the “EOS”.

  • radiancedeluxe

    Film, pah! The true baller hipsters shoot night nascar races in the rain with large format wet plate collodion. lol.

  • Kevin

    Isn’t EOS a Canon trademark? … In separate news, the pictures look good for a phone camera.

  • Rocco.

    No one caught his attention at the name on the seat? “Sea Ray”. When the prototype of Lumia 800 was leaked (the first windows phone from Nokia) had the code name Sea Ray! Amazing.

  • nameless

    my phone makes terrible picture at any ISO. nuff said.

  • Renato Murakami

    As an 808 owner, I don’t doubt these.
    Provided that I’m not talking Nokia smartphone will be on par with premium point ‘n shoots, but it’s really a step beyond other smartphone cameras… I’ve been comparing the pics I take with friends that have Android and iOS devices… it’s always on a whole other level.
    Image quality might be a bit noisy or over saturated for some, but it’s still very impressive. Plus it does a great job on capturing videos and sound specially.
    It must be one of the most impressive “in-camera” sound captures I’ve ever seen, which is not saying much since most in-camera sound captures are awful, but still.

  • Genkakuzai

    Too bad it’s a Nokia, with the horrible design that comes with it. Only good thing is they’ve finally given up on designing their own UI, because that was, if possible, even worse.

  • GaryW

    Too bad they waste a good camera design on a Windows phone.

  • Pablo

    Horrible design ? The Lumia series ? Really ??

  • stephen e. flop

    design is great, build quality is relatively high, it’s the windows that sucks.

    as a finn i must apologize our once top of the line ICT company getting hooked up with microsoft, the source of all evil in any bad progress around the industry (away from apple, of course). hope there will be alternative OS’s available for the lumia soon, unless even i won’t buy a nokia smartphone no matter how great phone camera they are able to deliver.

  • Golden Chen

    Attached an Oreo lens cover / cap to the case for lumia 1020, effect protect the important lens parts.looks funny and useful to users, search from gadget2us