When taking photos of the city at night, I was blown away by what the Lumia 1020 can do with no flash and no light. I knew the flash would be ineffective for the shot I was trying to get, so I manually set the ISO and brightness. The results are both artistic and awe inspiring. The image isn't as sharp as some people would want, but it's the best that can be expected of a shot in almost total darkness while hand-holding the camera. I also tried taking this shot with an advanced point-and-shoot and the iPhone 5, but neither came close to the shot I got with the 1020.