Kevin Carter our Head of Technical Hardware as well as the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark and the British Journal of Photography among others, recently tested the Nokia Lumia 1020’s RAW Image quality.
DPReview use Kevin’s scientific data in their reviews, as they say here, ‘With the device now capturing images in DNG Raw format our partners at DxOMark have been able to put the Lumia 1020 through its Raw-based sensor testing and compared it to hundreds of cameras in its database. Considering that we are looking at a smartphone, the results are pretty interesting.
With a DxOMark sensor score of 41 points, the Nokia 1020 ranks 222 out of 242 cameras tested. Testers were pleasantly surprised by the Lumia’s color depth and dynamic range but found the sensor’s small pixel pitch to restrict performance in low light.’