Nokia Lumia 1020 camera wins another challenge, this time for science

Hammad Saleem

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020 has an impressive 41MP camera, whose capabilities are unmatched, at least in the smartphone arena. The handset has been put through different tests, and it came out victorious, thanks to its large sensor, optical images stabilization and lossless zoom. Recently, it had to go through another test, but this time, it’s for science, and turned out to be victorious.

John Graff and Mark Li-chen, researchers in the Department of Pathology at the University of California – Irvine’s School of Medicine, recently published a report in the medical journal Histopathology, titled “The Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone as a 41-megapixel Photomicroscope.” The two researchers explained how Nokia Lumia 1020 eliminates the difficulties encountered when it comes to capturing photomicrographs through a microscope eyepiece. 

For those of you who don’t know, Photomicrographs are used to examine biopsy samples via a microscope, by hooking up a camera at the eyepice of the microscope. Currently, scientists and researchers use normal cameras, and mount it at the eyepiece of the microscope. But, they do encounter problems like motion blur, etc. However, Li-chen and Graff mentioned the Lumia 1020 can get rid of these problems. It eliminates motion blur, and thanks to it’s lossless zoom, the high resolution images revealed details which were not even visible in the original photomicrograph.

The handset is up for grabs at AT&T for $99 which is a pretty decent price for this monstrous camera phone. If the camera is the most important thing you seek in a smartphone, it’s time you take a look at the Nokia Lumia 1020.