This is a Review, Low Light Test and Demo of the Nokia Lumia 1520s video camera. Please subscribe for my upcoming review of the actual smartphone itself.
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when I bought my new Nokia Lumia 1520 I did it because of its razor-thin design and the gorgeous 6 inch full HD display and if I wanted a phone with the best camera possible I would have bought the Lumia 1020 instead with that said I was of course still curious about the new camera I think it's really cool that it can take stills in a row DNG format with its 20 megapixel sensor but the video function is what I normally use it's pretty straightforward you access it by pushing the little video camera in here you can turn on and off the light choose a white balance or leave it in Auto you and something that simply a must for us video nerds an optional manual focus another super improvement from the 920's the ability to choose frame rates I live in Sweden so therefore I often want to shoot in our native standard 25 frames per second but videographers all over the world want to be able to shoot in the cinema standard of 24 frames per second the Lumia 920 had a really good optical image stabilization and the 1520 doesn't disappoint either it's totally usable as a walk-around camcorder to capture those moments when you left your camera at home and if you want to make it look a bit more cinematic it holds up pretty decent for a phone it's a good video camera and it's better than for instance the Lumia 920 in every aspect except one that is low-light capability but let's put things in perspective this is a small HD camcorder its only purpose is to shoot good video and this is what it can do in really poorly lit room the fact is that there isn't any really good low-light small censored cameras even a $2,000 video camera have a lot of noise this on the other hand is shot with a Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera which costs $1000 and have a large sensor as you can see it's much better but it does not have a 6 inch screen it can't browse the web make calls send texts or play Angry Birds so back to the Lumia and what we can do to fix it as I see it we have three options wait in the dark for a firmware fix use your editor to get it a bit better or we can turn on the lights and as you can see the Lumia isn't doing a bad job at all my conclusion is that the Lumia 1520's video camera is one of the best as a day-to-day shooter with its stabilization and usable but not great in low-light situations but I don't really care about that since this is so much more than just a camera please subscribe and I will tell you all about it in my upcoming review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 until next time goodbye you