Anonymous, 16 Jul 2013This is just a rumor. No official specs are confirmed yet. Even the size of the sensor is not ... morelumia 1020 is 14mm thick at its hump,s4 zoom is 15mm at its slimmest point,also consider the fact that 1020 has the largest BIS sensor on any consumer device ever as well as it has the advantage of 3-axis OIS(zoom and htc one had 2-axis variant)....it is actually an engineering miracle that it is just 14mm thick...
I hope it will have a removable battery and FM radio. I WANT IT BAD :(
If it doesn't have one, it will be another second best to S4. Just like Xperia Z and HTC One, always lagging behind Samsung
Yes a worthy opponent of lumia 1020..looking forward for the battle of best camera phone of 2013. Cheers.
Go Nokia and Sony. Kill Samsung
I don't really believe these rumors... 8.3mm sounds way too thin for a 20MP shooter, I don't think it will be thinner than 9mm, especially considering the water resistance. Also, at 143x73, its bezels are quite bigger than on the Z, which I find illogical.
Marco M, 16 Jul 2013There's no point in buying a "hardcore camerphone" with a unsupported OS. Because th... moreYou should know that the Nokia 808 is better than a compact camera. It has a better lens and the photos it takes are flawless. Plus that it offers a lot of things that a camera would never offer (it's a smartphone afer all). And most likely the Lumia 1020 is going to be better still.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2013This is just a rumor. No official specs are confirmed yet. Even the size of the sensor is not ... moreWhat's with you people complaining about the thickness? I mean, it's not as if the Lumia 1020 is 40mm thick, it's 14 at the most. What's the use of having a 6mm phone with a 200mAh battery? At least a thick phone is thick for a reason.
bruce-wayne, 16 Jul 2013i did not even read after the part you said wp8 is unsupported..every wp8 gets support and upd... morebesides i dont think you can play games like nova3,temple run,halo on a compact camera,you cant make a call or browse with a compact camera,you dont have gps and glonass on a compact camera,you dont get free lifetime voiceguided navigation with compact camera,you cant upload your pics to the internet with a compact camera(well, with most of them),etc,etc...
This is actually good. If phone manufacturers keep on releasing flagships one after the other it actually lowers the price. More competition better quality of phones and cheaper price. Nice for us consumers. Go Sony, Samsung, HTC, no to iCRAP.
previous Sony (Ericsson) cameraphones have earned reputation for producing photos with a lot of noise and purple fringing.
I wonder how this phone with tiny 20MP 1/2.3" sensor will do.
I bet it won"t be good...
Marco M, 16 Jul 2013There's no point in buying a "hardcore camerphone" with a unsupported OS. Because th... morei did not even read after the part you said wp8 is unsupported..every wp8 gets support and updates for atleast 36 months.....actually most of the android never get an update and that is a fact...and if you consider that if you buy a dedicated camera good enough to beat 1020,you'll still need a smartphone,so actually 1020 is much better option than buy two devices
This is just a rumor. No official specs are confirmed yet. Even the size of the sensor is not known yet. If the rumor comes out true, this will make a lot better overall package than Lumia 1020 except for the camera. Camera quality will probably better than S4 Zoom and other smartphones in the market. I will surely get this phone over Lumia 1020. Lumia 1020 is too thick about ~14mm with the camera bump.
Lumia 1020 will challenge it , any time any where . And guess what , it will be fastest knock out ever , hehe .
Does it have the Xenon flash or not? Doesn't look like it from the images
You have too high expectations buddy. For starts that battery you want for the phone alone will make the phone much bigger than it is already. Do you want a massive brick? I mean phones are already large enough as is. Finding the balance between power consumption (Battery) and the overall phone is good enough. As for the 16gig onboard... ok fair enough it is low and they could have a standard 32 gig onboard and a 64gig version, but i think pricing would increase then.
SONY, you fail again! Smaller sensor than Nokia N8(2010 model!), plain shell and Handroid. No, thanks. Nokia Lumia 1020 with WP, here I come!
If the specs are to be believed, the Sony G Lens isn't as good. Carl Ziess makes the finest lens in the market and Sony should instead opt for a Carl Ziess lens and a 1/1.2" sensor size. For a cameraphone in today's world 1/2.3" is a huge dissapointment. Even Nokia N8 has a bigger sensor and the years old Nokia 808 has a perfect lens. People looking for mobile photography, regardless of the OS would opt for either Nokia 808 or Nokia Lumia 1020 . Let's wait for Honami to check the picture quality and how it fairs with Lumia 1020 or Nokia 808.
bruce-wayne, 16 Jul 2013people considering to buy the best cameraphone are unlikely to have os and raw power as a prio... moreThere's no point in buying a "hardcore camerphone" with a unsupported OS. Because then essentially, one is only buying a very overpriced compact camera. It even cost more than cameras such as Sony RX100, Fuji X10, Olympus XZ-1&2, which performs much better than any camerphone.
Lumia 1020 is a decent smartphone with a very good camera, and so it would appear that this will be as well. I think it will help both Nokia and Microsoft. Nokia is available with all carriers, and without contract where I live. Neither can compete with proper cameras. For those who want properly great image quality the dedicated camera is still a must. Be it a pro compact, mirrorless system camera or DSLR.
S4 Zoom is just a toy for sale. Not a powerful phone, and not a powerful camera. It would be better to just get the normal S4, or active, and move closer to what on wants to photograph - or get a proper zoom camera. I just can't see who would want to use it as their primary phone. If one is interested in photography, it's better to just get a proper camera in addition to the smartphone.