Nokia’s just-announced Lumia 1520 Windows Phone is the first smart-phone to support raw file capture out-of-the-box and it’s rumoured the company will also add raw support to its currently available Lumia 1020 model via an update in early 2014.


The new raw-enabled Lumia 1520 Windows Phone will be available in yellow (shown), white, red and black. (Source: Nokia.)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 features a 1080p full HD screen, 20MP PureView camera with a Zeiss lens plus optical image stabilisation, enhanced sensor technology, oversampling and outstanding zoom capabilities, along with the latest imaging app called Nokia Camera. The raw file format used is DNG, which means it will be compatible with most raw conversion software. Video recording is enhanced with four microphones, providing directional stereo recording capability to capture distortion free audio. A new Beamer app lets users share content, like pictures, location on a map or the scene from the camera viewfinder to any compatible screen by sending a link via social media, email or SMS.

The Lumia 1520 features the latest in displays, including ClearBlack display technology, High Brightness Mode and assertive display technology by Apical. Its sensitive touch screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 2. The phone features ceramic keys on the side, and subdued icons at the front.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to begin selling this quarter in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, China and Europe (including Finland, France, Germany, and the UK), followed by other markets; and it has an estimated price of around USD 749 before local taxes and subsidies. Details are available at