There's no denying that the camera modules on Nokia phones have been a source of pride for the company during the years, and for a good reason. So much so, that despite struggling to make a return both financially and culturally, the Finnish manufacturer has still managed to secure itself a position of undisputed dominion in one particular niche: cameraphones. Starting off their charge with the Nokia 808 PureView, the company has truly cemented its position with the Lumia 1020 and its 41MP sensor. Of course, it's not all about hardware, and this is where Nokia's proprietary Smart Camera app comes in play.
Not to be confused with the Nokia Pro Cam app which is only available for Lumia devices carrying the PureView branding on the back, Nokia Smart Camera nevertheless offers a range of improvements and new features. Along those are the ability to shoot several snaps in a quick succession and then pick the best, the so called “Motion Focus” feature which allows you to add motion blur to moving objects and others.
Only devices running the Amber software update will be eligible to take advantage of the new app, located on the Windows Phone Store. Speaking of devices, the following Lumia phones are expected to receive the Amber update: 920, 820, 720, 620 and 520.
The new update is slated for a late August/early September launch, so it won't be long until you put Nokia's promise for an “enhanced camera performance” and “even greater overall experience” to the test.
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