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Nokia brings beta of new Camera app to all Lumia smartphones

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Nokia brings beta of new Camera app to all Lumia smartphones
Nokia has launched a beta trial for the new Nokia Camera app for all WP 8 Lumia smartphones. The difference between this new app and the default camera app (regardless if your default app was Nokia Camera or something else) of your Lumia is that the beta allegedly “brings together easy automatic settings, the sophisticated power of the Pro Camera app, and the versatility of the Smart Camera app”. It's designed to work on all Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones, regardless of whether they are outfitted with a PureView camera or not.

If you want to try the beta on your Lumia 520, 521, 620, 625, 720, 810, 820, 822 or PureView phone, sign in with your Nokia account and download it from the link below. The app requires you to have either the Lumia Amber or Lumia Black update. You can install and use it in parallel with the default Nokia Camera app, and set it as your go-to camera when your press the shutter button

Initially, the new Camera app will hardly be distinguishable from the existing Nokia Camera app, but this is a beta thing. The first phase of the beta trial is intended to ensure the app works smoothly on WP8 devices. Developers expect frequent user feedback, so there's your chance of contributing to a decent slab of software.

Nokia promised experimental features will be added to the beta over time. The plan is once a new piece of functionality is finished, it gets ported over to the stable version of the Camera app. You will simply have to update it through the usual Windows Store update process.

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source: Nokia via WMPowerUser

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posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:40

1. Yaldabaoth (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Lumia Amber --> Lumia Black --> Lumia Cyan? What color is the icon above?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:56

2. xplayer57 (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Lumia Purple maybe ?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 12:38

4. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I don't know what you are talking about but they are talking about updates here.
Lumia Amber update was basically the GDR2 update for WP8 along with some added features from Nokia.
Lumia Black update is the GDR3 update of WP8 which is expected to be rolled out to all Nokia devices by the end of Q1 2014.
The thumbnail is the icon of the Nokia Camera in WP8 which is purple, i guess.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 12:08

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This app is great❕.. Everyone likes to use my 920 for all the important shots when we're out.. Windows Phone 8 is awesome. Can't wait for 8.1❕❕❕

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 13:24

5. elitewolverine (Posts: 1709; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


same, our 925 has quickly become the phone to capture 'the shot' over our friends nexus, sony, and s4. Though i really like the sony's camera, but i think the 8.7mp cam still takes nicer pictures

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 15:11

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The funny thing is that everyone wants to grab my phone and take pictures with it at the bar, but a lot of times they can't get it to take pictures without them coming out blurry.. They are used to just pointing and shooting. I guess I've developed a skill along with my 920... But, what gets me is that with the OIS isn't it supposed to take less skill to get a blur free picture❔

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:29

7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I know what you mean. I've taken some phenomenal pictures with my 928 drunk and have rarely gotten a blur problem or ever with low light. It blows my mind when people grab the phone and manage to screw it up.

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