(Note to readers: I was provided with the Nokia Lumia Icon to properly review and test the device, along with paid compensation for promoting the Twitter party and giveaway. As always, my opinion remains my own. #tmom #ExploreMore #Lumia #Icon @NokiaUS #ad)
There’s always a letdown after a great vacation, just from having the good times end, but looking through the photos of the fun later helps me relive the adventure.
That said, nobody wants to haul around a huge camera to capture those memories. That’s why the Nokia Lumia Icon smart phone with camera is so completely awesome, and I don’t even mean for it’s phone purposes. To be honest, I’ve maybe made three calls from the phone. But I’ve taken dozens of pictures and videos.
The first thing people say when they see the images is that they can’t believe how crisp the pictures look. The colors are vibrant–really sharp. It has a 20MP image sensor and PureView ZEISS 6-lens camera. The wide f/2.4 aperture and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) make crystal clear pictures possible, even in sunlight or lowlight. And if you don’t zoom in close enough for the shot you want, this camera lets you do it afterwards with the post-capture zoom.
If you decide you’d prefer to record a video, that’s simple with four high performance microphones built into the device which help minimize distortion and background noise. You can get full 1080p HD videos…all from the phone.
Even while you’re taking the shots, the camera makes it easy to see the images with its 5” display. Nobody likes squinting into a screen that you can’t see in the bright sunlight.
Here’s a video shared with me by Nokia. Impressive, right?
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It’s a lot of power packed into a skinny little thing.
The only frustration for me was trying to get the video downloaded. I am typically an iPhone user, and uploading my video to my social media sites is simple. It took some getting used to the droid way of doing things, but I was able to download software to my computer to make that easier (Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac). A friend also told me I could go through skydrive, but I had issues with that, too (keep in mind, I’m not all that tech savvy, which is why I like keeping things simple). There’s also a special app for the phone (6tag).
If you want a Nokia Lumia, two are being given away during a Twitter party on June 30th. Join in the fun! Just RSVP by clicking here. at http://www.travelingmom.com/june-30-twitter-party-capture-family-vacation-memories-exploremore/