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The Lumia 1020 is one of the most interesting and unusual phones that are available on the market today. Find out about the Lumia with help from your friends at eHow Tech in this free video clip.

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Dave Johnson, editor of eHow Tech. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is perhaps the most interesting and unusual phone that I've got in this round up today. Why is it so unusual, for a couple of reasons. First of all it's the only phone here that is running the Windows phone operating system from Microsoft. Microsoft only has about 10 percent of the market and that means you're not going to see a lot of these phones out in the wild right now. That's not necessarily a problem. I wouldn't make that you know, keep you from buying one of these phones. But you should keep in mind the fact that because so few people are using Windows phones there are a lot of apps you might expect to find in the Windows app store, that just aren't there yet. The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a 41 mega pixel digital camera. I said 41 and compare that to a lot of phones that only have a 5 or 10 mega pixel camera, this is 41. Well, you're not really taking a 41 mega pixel picture. Instead what Nokia has done is something that's really clever and really innovative. They've created these super pixels if you will, groupings of pixels that are a whole bunch of pixels that act as one. And that way when I take a picture with the camera it's going to actually take a pair of pictures, a 38 mega pixel picture and a 5 mega pixel picture. And really that 5 mega pixel picture benefits from much lower noise, better light conditions and a sharper image overall because of the way the pixels group and give you a better image. And as you zoom in you get this completely limitless zoom where you can zoom in and it doesn't affect the picture quality. Because as you zoom in those groups of pixels just get smaller until one pixel equals one pixel. It's really complicated, don't worry about it. What you need to know is Nokia Lumia 1020 actually takes really good pictures. And in fact, this is a great choice for the photographer in the family who wants a great camera in their phone, doesn't mind the fact that it's Windows phone and they're not going to carry an SLR around with them all the time. 32 gigabytes for $300. It's a little more expensive than the competition but I'd say it's probably worth it if A, you can live with the Windows phone experience and B, you really are looking for the premiere camera experience on a phone.

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