Nokia’s latest greatest smartphone has a 20 megapixel camera, which places it somewhere in the middle between the 8 megapixel Nokia Lumia 925 and the 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020.
The Pureview Club has taken a look at some pictures posted at full resolution by AAWP and after close analysis came away satisfied, with Bigley Ling concluded:
Overall image quality is very good, and the 1520 camera quality seems to fit in nicely in between the 1020 and the non oversampling 920,925 and 928. I think the evolved image processing puts the 1520 alot closer to the 1020 than one might think for time being since the images do seem more “natural” and “real”. An added bonus is that pureview 5mp images now have a softer tone to it, and does not seem to be putting emphasis on sharpening noise like the 1020 does in pureview mode with the current firmware.
The 1520 camera is not so much an evolution in camera hardware but rather an evolution in the software imagine processor which seems rather mature. If this is what 1020 owners have to look forward to with the upcoming “Nokia Black” I think it should appease users that previously thought the 1020 images was poorly processed and excessively noisy.
So the good news is not just that the Nokia Lumia 1520 has a good camera, but also that all our cameras will improve when Nokia Black rolls out in the near future.