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Strapping the Lumia 1020 to a helicopter will get you some great photographs

Lumia 1020 Aerial

Higher-end Nokia Lumia devices have some really good camera hardware. The images produced from phones like the Lumia 920, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 can be incredible for smartphones. Which is why we’ve seen images so good they appeared in the National Geographic. Speaking of the Nokia and National Geographic partnership, remember the contest they were running? Here’s a look at some killer work from one of the entrants and his Lumia 1020.

Martin Hämmerli took his Lumia 1020 and strapped it to a radio-controlled helicopter. He then sent the camera with its 41 megapixels to capture some beautiful images around the Swiss Alps. Specifically, the Landwasser Viaduct between the towns of Schmitten and Filisur in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden. The viaduct was built at the start of the last century and carries a single train from cliff to tunnel. Check a shot from the scene below. 

Swiss Alps Lumia 1020

The Lumia 1020 was activated by a radio-controlled mechanical finger that Martin would trigger from below. The copter he built was modified from an existing kit and has been reinforced to support and carry photography gear as heavy as the Canon 5D Mark III. So carrying the Lumia 1020 wasn’t too much of a challenge for Martin, but definitely above our skillset.

Be sure to go to Martin’s website to check out shots from his aerial photography kit, including the Lumia 1020 and his Canon 5D Mark III. You can also view his 500px portfolio for more shots.

Via: Windows Blog



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rockstarzzz says:

You dont say! Strap on Lumia!

rodneyej says:

Sounds like something NIST would like.....

That would've sucked if the helicopter had a power failure while he taking the pics

sholokov says:

That Canon is an expensive camera.

Nazir Taib says:

Wow.. Really awesome

peachy001 says:

Awesome. On the topic of photography, I have one request. An app that takes multiple shots at the same time, but with different settings. Time and time again, I realise that I needed a different ISO or whatever. New Year's even was full of drunken shots and me faffing about with settings I could barely remember. I love my 920, but get loads of blur. Having said that, when everyone is perfectly still the results are great.

Fish_Farm says:

I see the new PhotoDrunk app in the store where every photo looks perfect until you sober up.

Martinio32 says:

Please check Nokia Copter app when first time used this some guys from Poland make nice picture and videos in this country.

Like a custom made drone, lol

Oh god. That's the last thing we need :P

QilleRz says:

Wow awesome !

exkerZ says:

That is actually amazing. Kudos to you, Nokia!

wtma says:

Awesome... A friend of mine has already done something similar to this actually. It's a video in his case, and made a quite amount of money too out of it by selling his works to travel agents.

KelvBlue says:

Pretty girl next door, lumia 1020, remote control helicopter.

MikeSo says:

Yeah, yeah, the Lumia 1020 takes great pictures. That's enough, Nokia, I think we all get it now.

Couldn't this have been done by almost any camera that costs as much as a 1020? I feel like Nokia is losing sight of the fact that this is a cellphone...