Not able to get my hands on the Nokia Lumia Icon to test it for a longer period, I asked my followers on Twitter if there were any passionate mobile photographers in the US planning to buy one on Verizon – but to no avail. I was happy to be able to test the Nokia Lumia Icon (even if for only ten minutes) during the Mobile World Congress, but I had to admit I wasn’t too thrilled about my own crops.
Thanks to a tip from @Chanimehro from India (who also takes care of the PureViewClub on Google+), I’m happy to be able to share some high-res shots and crops from Juan Carlos Bagnell here, blogger at SomeGadgetGuy. He’s known as @SomeGadgetGuy on Twitter, but as SomeAudioGuy (?) on Flickr, where he shares a few of the high-res results he got from the Nokia Lumia Icon. Irresitable to downlaod and crop a few of those of course! :-)
The Nokia Lumia Icon has a 20MP sensor like on the Nokia Lumia 1520. In high-res, it will give you a 19MP shot when you choose the 4:3 aspect ratio and 16MP in 16:9. Some of the shots on his Flickr page seem to be cropped, so I’ll only use the 16MP shots he’s sharing. Those I resized to 640 x 360 pixels, and I cropped the exact same size from the originals. Piece of cake :-)
Click on the shot to see the original on Flickr. You’ll find all his Nokia Lumia Icon shots here.