Get The Shot With The Nokia Lumia Icon From Verizon Wireless
Thanks to the good folks at Nokia – All month long, I’ve had the chance to really dig into the new Nokia Lumia Icon from Verizon Wireless and it’s one Windows phone with a camera really delivers!
The Lumia Icon comes complete with Nokia’s 20-megapixel PureView camera, a 5-inch 1080p display, top-of-the-line quad-core Snapdragon processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 2,420mAh battery. All those specs stuffed inside a great device means nothing if you can’t score a sweet Instagram shot (or two).
Nokia’s variety of camera apps, including Nokia Camera, Nokia Cinemagraph and Nokia Refocus, are designed to give you more control over the shooting experience. The Icon sports a respectable 20-megapixel rear camera, with a 1/2.5-inch sensor and f/2.4 lens. The results produced by the Icon are nice, in low-light and in everyday situations.
Nokia Camera is one of the great additives for mobile camera buffs. Basically, the app gives you deep manual control over the camera similar to what you’d get with a professional DSLR. Most smartphone owners are likely just concerned with point-and-shoot performance, but Nokia Camera offers plenty of controls—manual control of flash, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and exposure—that adds plenty of value to how you capture your surroundings.
Looking for your best self(ie)? The 2MP sensor (1.2MP stills) on the Icon captures the true you with one snap.
Throughout the month of March, I got the chance to to put the power of the Nokia Icon camera to the test in low light, high light and all other sorts of settings while traveling. Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” I took the Lumia Icon for a spin in Austin for SXSW and in Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico – Check out just a few of my favorite shots and judge the Icon’s photos for yourself below.
Even the devil needs to “have a seat” to cool off outside of Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The pool scene is serene at night outside of the LeBlanc Resort in Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico.
If birds of a feather, really flock together these love birds are my kind of feathered friends.
(Seen at Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico)
I’d like my soup prepared – Well done. Just a portion of a 7-course dinning menu at Lumiere Restaurant.
An aerial view from the dinner table at Lumiere Restaurant inside of the LeBlan Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
So what do you think? How important is a having a great camera on your smartphone to you? Would you use the manual camera features and apps to enhance your photography on the go? Share your thoughts below.