There’s an arms race going on between phone manufacturers. Every few months we see Nokia, Samsung or Sony announce a new phone with a camera of an even more mind-boggling number of megapixels. But which camera phone is right for you? Here’s a rundown of some of the current top contenders.
By James O'Malley | October 18th, 2013
Nokia Lumia 1020
The latest entrant into the camera phone arena is the Nokia Lumia 1020 - which has an astonishing 41 megapixel camera, generating massive 7152 x 5368 pixels images. Being a Nokia, it also comes with an excellent Carl Zeiss lens, and can also shoot video in 1080p at 30fps. There’s also some nice bonus features, including face detection, geo-tagging and dual capture - so you can take a photo with the main camera, and the 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera simultaneously. The only downside is something more fundamental: It runs Windows Phone 8. Whilst this may not be a bad thing per-se, it does mean that for other phone functions, there’s going to be less apps available compared to the likes of iPhone and Android.