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Well, the truth is that the Lumia 1020 is quite good, but it does have some limitations. The four biggest obstacles are the fixed focal length lens, the fixed aperture, the extremely poor high-ISO performance, and the limited dynamic range. These things can all be worked around. Besides, limitations improve art. But it is certainly something to be aware of.
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The Lumia 1020 has really high resolution. Huge prints can be made from these photographs. It has a Zeiss lens that is sharp. It has image stabilization and can save in RAW format (and the JPEGs are surprising good). Once you get past the negatives, there is plenty to like about this camera.
If you find yourself without your DSLR, or if you don't own a DSLR, the Lumia 1020 will get the job done, no problem. But I would not replace a better camera with the Lumia 1020. It is certainly an excellent tool to have, but I'm not convinced that it should be your only camera.
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