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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL’s 20MP camera is quite impressive

One of the most interesting aspects of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL is that it comes on board with a sharp 20-megapixel camera that can shoot video at 4K. Those are pretty impressive specs, but the only real way to know just how good a camera is means looking at photos taken by the camera.

Juha Alakarhu, leader of Microsoft’s camera technology, posted an image taken from the Lumia 950 XL’s camera onto his Instagram (spotted via Windows Central). The photo shows the microscopic droplets of water on a leaf. The photo quality is quite impressive―one could almost not be able to tell that the photo was taken with a smartphone as opposed to a DSLR camera.

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In terms of camera specifications, it’s easy to see that the camera is pretty high-end. Here’s the full details:

  • 20-megapixel
  • F/1.9 aperture
  • 1/2.4-inch sensor
  • 1.12-micron pixel size
  • ISO up to 12800
  • Zeiss optics
  • 5th generation Optical Image Stabilization
  • Triple LED natural flash
  • 4K video recording
  • Rich Capture automatically chooses the best camera mode
  • Completely new color processing algorithm

The Lumia 950 is expected to be available at AT&T sometime this November. People in the European countries should see the phone available sometime in December.

Are you impressed with the camera on the Lumia 950? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

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Does this make you more interested in the new phone?