Nokia Lumia 1020 sensor review: Are mobiles comparable to compacts and DSLRs?

By Kevin Carter - Friday January 24 2014

Mobile Review
Introduction | Nokia Lumia 1020 Sensor performance | Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: Competitive sensor performance | Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Canon PowerShot S120 Versus Nikon Coolpix P330: Close in performance | Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II: Not a match for Sony’s 1 inch sensors | Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Canon EOS 100D Versus Nikon D3200 | Conclusion



With a DxOMark sensor score of 41 points the Nokia 1020 has a global ranking of 222 in our database (of 242 cameras). With the exception of the low-light capabilities perhaps, each of the metric scores are impressive; color depth is 20.2 bits, while dynamic range is an expansive 10.4 Ev. Low-light ISO, however, is just 135 ISO. Given the physical size and pixel density of the sensor, this is an interesting debut to our database.