A Look Inside the Lumi 950 Series Camera


Today Microsoft gave us a look at the hardware and software powering the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, and we have to say it’s quite impressive.

As far as physical hardware goes, the devices feature “a rear-facing PureView camera with a 20-megapixel advanced BSI sensor, F1.9 Zeiss optics, triple-LED natural flash, fifth-generation optical image stabilization, ISO12800, 4K video, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera.”

The first thing Microsoft tried to tackle with the photo compression is keeping colors that look better saturated as such, while other features such as skin stay with their natural tone. In this photo, you can see how the car is still a nice deep red even though the young man’s skin is it’s natural color.


The team has also taken a lot of time trying to make the cameras work well in low-contrast daylight, and we have to say whatever compression magic they have integrated into the camera software makes these photos look absolutely stunning.

Girl Green

Low light imaging has also been significantly improved. The team has implemented their new high sensitivity sensor, and in combination with 5th generation optical image stabilization, creates a great image in low lighting situations. On the left is a competing camera, while the right side was taken on the Lumia 950 XL:










The flash now has 3 led’s; one red, one blue, and one green. The new software detects what color would go with the tone of the image and lights it appropriately. We think this is an absolutely awesome feature, and this photo from outside in dull light really shows it off.


There are quite a few new features that make the new camera on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL truly amazing, but I think you’ll need to try it for yourself to really see how great it works.

You can see our hands on Video below.


via: Windows Blog