Widely accepted and regarded as the best camera phone, and only launched last summer, it’s a shame to hear that due to processor constraints, Lumia Denim won’t be making the splash you’d expect on the camera centric 1020.
What were we expecting? Faster start up, faster shot to shot, a burst mode (via video) where 4K is shot and high res stills with 42 millisecond differences could be obtained, as well as dynamic flash in rich capture options.
Juha, Nokia’s Imaging head, and now for MS, says that both the 930 and 1520 are powerful enough that oversampling can occur whilst increasing the time between shots. With the 1020, not only is the processing power weaker than the 1520/1020, it has even more to do as it has to juggle so much more information.
Unlike the 1020, although the 808 is technically even weaker processor wise, it does have its own dedicated processing unit made by Nokia, hence 41MP shot to shot is so much faster.
The only solution really is an upgraded 1020. Something on the Snapdragon 805 perhaps? You’d expect even a 930/1520 with 41MP/Snapdragon 800 would be slower due to having more to compute, let alone having an older processor.
Cheers Alvester for the tip!