Is the Lumia 1020 still a good choice?

I'm headed abroad next month and am looking to get a phone/camera combo to take pictures with while I'm there. I don't want to carry a separate camera.

My Nexus 5's camera has been producing really foggy images lately so I'm looking for something else, and remembered the 1020.

Is it still snappy? Especially with 8.1? Anyone have one and can share their experiences with it? I heard the camera is good, but very slow.