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Magnified Joys with the Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

With the fast paced lives we lead, taking a moment to slow down, admire, capture, and share the personal joys may not be easy. Fortunately, the things we use everyday have evolved along with our lifestyles. It is not a surprise that most of us never leave our homes without our smartphones. Today, technology has empowered people to capture precious moments and life’s joys in time.

Nokia recently unveiled its most remarkable imaging innovation yet with the launch of the much buzzed about Nokia Lumia 1020. For the Philippines, Nokia mounted “Magnified Joys”, a photo exhibit that zoomed in on everyday subjects that give people joy but are sometimes forgotten due to busy schedules. Nokia Philippines collaborated with four prominent professionals from various fields to show the smartphone’s versatility and superior performance through stories told via their photographs: Yukie Sarto, sought-after fashion photographer; Giannina Gonzalez, noted food stylist; Niña Sandejas, in demand concert photographer; and Aaron Mendoza, award-winning documentary director. Each storyteller took photos with the Nokia Lumia 1020 of what they considered as everyday things but add meaning and joy in their lives, and their respective industries. They produced stunning images that depicted stories within a story, and were displayed at the Ayala Museum during the phone’s official launch.

Throughout the years, Nokia has remained at the forefront of smartphone camera technology. Nokia Lumia 1020 is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera thanks to Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, which includes a second generation 41 megapixel sensor and six lenses by Carl Zeiss optics, with optical image stabilization. It also reinvented zoom and made taking photos with lossless zooming possible. The Nokia Prom Cam in the Lumia 1020 makes it the only smartphone that natively performs like a DSLR, allowing people to manually adjust the shooting settings and produce unbeatable, professional quality photos and videos.

“In the middle of a fashion shoot, I noticed from the reflection on a car’s windshield that bystanders were curiously watching, so I decided to take a snapshot,” said Yukie Sartoabout one of his exhibit photos. “The camera works seamlessly with the Nokia Pro Cam app,” he said. “It allows me to quickly capture these moments in such high resolution images. Truly, nothing else in the market today comes close.”

For food stylist Giannina Gonzalez, producing crisp and vibrant images is a necessity. This is exactly what she loves about the Nokia Lumia 1020. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 allows me to zoom very close in my photos and, even then, everything is still sharp,” she shared.“It also helps that the smartphone has a large and bright display – something that even my professional camera lack.”

Delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions, the Nokia Lumia 1020 also captures blur-free videos with stereo sound at even the loudest concerts thanks to the Nokia Rich Recording feature. These capabilities are crucial for concert photographer Niña Sandejas. “I like that you can manipulate the settings of the camera. This is especially useful when shooting candids. You always get steady and clear images even when the performers are moving, even under minimal lighting,” she said.

For award-winning documentary director Aaron Mendoza, the Nokia Lumia 1020’s superb video capabilities are the most helpful. “Traveling with different cameras, microphones and lighting equipment gets the job done for location shoots, but is not always the most convenient because of the bulk that comes with DSLRs,” he said. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 not only allows me to get closer to my subjects more easily, but even creates a more intimate, more raw setting while delivering outstanding video and audio.”

With over 175,000 applications available on the Windows Phone Store, the personal nature of Windows Phone 8 makes it the perfect platform for the Nokia Lumia 1020, showcasing live images on the Start screen with the Photos tile, quick sharing to social networks, and easy access to files across a number of devices with SkyDrive.

It also features leading Nokia services. There is the leading HERE suite of integrated location services, including HERE Maps with augmented reality and featuring LiveSight making it quick and easy to find new places to take photos.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 brings endless photography possibilities. It is the perfect smartphone to capture everyone’s golden moments – attending your first concert, witnessing your favorite team’s winning shot, eating your most craved dessert, or simply sharing a laugh with your friends and family. With the Nokia Lumia 1020, you can magnify these joys and make life a little more fun.