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A Week With The Nokia Lumia 1020

I said a few posts back that I was thinking about getting a decent camera. By decent I mean one that shows I'm wearing colour, have makeup on, and my hair isn't brown! Your standard digital camera isn't too effective for these which is fine, but when I have some precious time to invest in my lovely blog, I want it to be the best it can be. The problem is I don't quite have the time to work out how to use a DSLR and my family usually take my outfit photos anyway.

Camilla at Nokia saw my post and tweeted me to kindly offer a trial of the Nokia Lumia 1020 for a couple of weeks. Why the devil not I thought, and soon I received a parcel and tipped out a banana yellow phone. This thing means business, with a slab of a screen so bright and clear, the days of squinting south to your lap are over. After a few days I wondered why all phones weren't this smart and clutter free, rather than bouncing with fiddly apps. Windows 8 aside, I would definitely go for the white or black colour as the yellow felt like a beacon in my hand, but I do like large phones and this chunky model felt like a real product rather than something as-thin-as-can- be.

The screen is huge and it's almost like looking at a small TV screen because it's just so clear;  a stonking 41 megapixels to be exact. Just look at the iPhone 5 photo above and the Lumia photos below. You can tinker with techy things like the shutter speed and ISO, which my novice curiosity had a dabble in below at my mom's house. The photos are fantastic from the first click, and there are no fuzzy frames as the clip on case turns a standard phone into an easy-grip camera with a shutter button; even my nan could use this! My recent outfit posts have been taken using it and I barely needed any different shots to choose a top few. I really asked myself why I would pay more each month for a sleek iPhone when I could get a phone and awesome camera in one, and not have to lug around two devices. 

I'm interested if you have took the plunge and invested in a snazzy camera. Was it worth it?

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