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Nokia Smart Camera app is released, doesn't yet work on most Lumias

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Nokia Smart Camera app is released, doesn't yet work on most Lumias
First the good news: the Nokia Smart Camera app, which was demonstrated during the Lumia 925 announcement, is now available at the Windows Phone marketplace. It brings a handful of cool camera features that can help one take even better photos using their Lumia smartphone. These include the Motion Focus, which adds motion blur to moving objects, and Action Shot, which stitches several frames together to capture a moving object in multiple states. The options to remove moving objects and to change people's faces are also present.

But there's some bad news as well, as much as we wish it wasn't so. Although the Nokia Smart Camera app is available for download, it is made to work only on a smartphone running the Lumia Amber software update. This new software comes out of the box with the Nokia Lumia 925, but it hasn't yet reached the rest of the lineup's members. 

So yeah, unless you own a Nokia Lumia 925, you won't be able to give Nokia Smart Camera a try. That will be possible once the Lumia Amber update is released in July, presumably in time for the July 11 press event hosted by Nokia.


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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:14 2

1. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


LOLLLLL?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:18 15

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


That's because if a Lumia 925 user, for example, hard resets his phone and the app is gone, he can redownload it. Thats why it has to be in the store.
Other higher end Lumias will be able to use it (heard it needs a gig of RAM) after getting the PR2.0 Amber update. Amber update (by Nokia) is different from GDR2 (by Microsoft) but most likely both are bundled together.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:18

5. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


When??...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:43 3

7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Most likely within July. They might announce the update together with the Lumia EOS at the event.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:52

11. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Okay lets wait and see :)

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 11:46

12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


mottykels, you very likely don't even own a Nokia Lumia, so why do you care?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:53

23. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I care because im planing to buy windows phone 8 especially LUMIA 920's line up. XD

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 12:10

14. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Next year.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:09

16. Penny (Posts: 988; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Not next year. We should receive the GDR2 update by August, because the GDR3 update (8.1) is due out by the end of this year.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:08

19. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Hey TROLL.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:22

21. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Yea what's up... Potato?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:38

27. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Lol. Limited :)

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:48 3

3. kdealltheway (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


I would like to see Ubuntu phone OS on Nokia...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:10 1

4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Cool can I get these features on Android. Not hating is there an Application that provides these features?
if so plz tell me I will download it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:29

6. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Look through the play store. I doubt it though, at least for a while, as it would take some powerful programming and specific camera knowledge and abilities to replicate the functionality of this. Plus it might be patented.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:13 2

8. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1001; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i think the samsung s4 has that action shot too.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:52

10. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Drama shot

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:21

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


all phone have action shot and drama shot i think O_o no

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 11:47 1

13. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Samsung S4 = Butt Ugly

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 12:15 1

15. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


L920 L928= brick oversised, over weighted, huge, big, massive, heavy, has no apps and games, dose not support or have 1080p, quadcore, still using outdated cpu and gpu, last years spec. No dev supports. No jailbreak, no Root,

POS brand and platform

The list continues........

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:12 2

17. Penny (Posts: 988; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Hmm...you use the same type of wording and grammar that certain other "Trolls" here use. Suspicious.

Also, if you think the 928 is a heavy brick, there's nothing rational anybody can say to argue against you. You've already decided on lying without using the device.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:15

18. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Endeed, the Lumia 920 is a brick and is not for ladies, so step aside

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:38

25. mousesports (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


We dont give a s**t on you :) ... Live in pace noob

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:36 1

9. ashue (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Smart app smarter to stay away from Lumia?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:08 1

20. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Are you dumb?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:25

22. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


You look suspect to me...
You'r Troll...?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:34

29. ashue (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


that was sarcasm.... i use a lumia 920 and was waiting for this, now i have to wait for it longer.... didnt mean any offense to anyone or anything...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:55

26. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


I'm still hoping Instagram will be rolled out to WP already, after that I'd definitely switch to a Lumia!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:17

28. a_rob (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Time to stop the misinformation

Nokia Smart Camera will be available to ALL Lumia WP8 devices.

1GB RAM devices will get full version of Nokia Smart Camera
512MB RAM devices will get a tailored version of the app to ensure efficiency.

Go to nokia's conversations website and search for "smarter and brighter imaging on the nokia lumia 925"

Quote from article:
"Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will capture 10 frames at 5 megapixels per photo like the Lumia 925, but on the Lumia 520, Lumia 620 and Lumia 720, the number of frames (7) and image resolution (1MP) will be lowered to ensure the overall experience remains great. More specific information about timings will be shared following partner testing and approvals."

Note this is a Nokia app and not part of the GDR2 update. GDR2 comes to ALL WP8 devices, regardless of RAM.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 12:23

30. DibelDibil (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


"The options to remove moving objects and to change people's faces are also present." = no more photo bombing...

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