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Nokia details its new Refocus feature: shoot now, focus later, coming also to the Lumia 920

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Nokia details its new Refocus feature: shoot now, focus later, coming also to the Lumia 920
All Nokia Lumia models with PureView camera units will be getting the new Refocus feature, which takes photos with different focus depth in quick succession after you press the shutter key, and lets you adjust the focus later.

Yep, that goes for you, Lumia 920 owners who still have a year or so on their contract, but also for the Lumia 925, 928, 1020, and, of course, the Lumia 1520 phablet, where the Refocus will make a debut.

Nokia posted several pics taken with the Refocus feature, that demonstrate an awesome Lytro-style effect, allowing you to blur and sharpen the object front and center, the background, or put the whole picture in focus. It's pretty neat, and the funny thing is that your friends can also do this when you post the pictures online to the Facebook service, for example. 

A cool effect is also present, which leaves the close object in focus colored, while rendering the rest of the scene black&white, for even more highlight, and we'd imagine Nokia can gradually add more effects like this one to the mix with Refocus. You can play around with the four images below, clicking to shift the focus back and forth, marveling at the Lytro-like effect that your camera-centric Lumia will be able to achieve.


source: Nokia

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posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:48 22

1. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Amazing shots! Cant believe a phone clicked them. Good work as always Nokia.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:54 4

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If refocus is available on the L929, the L929 may be my 2nd phone.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:03 9

9. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Of course, they are supporting it on 920, so it's given that they'll be supporting 929.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 15:09 4

23. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Nokia means true innovation.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 16:17 3

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3441; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Still my Nokia n8 can produce amazing quality in photos.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:51 1

26. Bernoulli (Posts: 1445; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Same with my PureView, and it's even more fun, since you get to be a lot more creative than with the lumia 1020

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:53 9

2. sonisoe (Posts: 327; Member since: 06 May 2009)


king of smartphone camera... i cant believe sony renowned for their display/imaging/camera cant bring this quality to their smartphones...they cant even build a smartphone with a sharp crisp screen with great viewing angles...

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:56 6

4. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


goes like this, Boeing would make better planes than cars :D. Its all in R&D. Nokia trumps in that space.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:59 10

5. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Sony WAS, the only Sony product I see as decent anymore is playstation.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:02

7. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


+1 to PS

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:04 1

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Right said sonisoe.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:00 9

6. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


i want a Nokia DSLR!!!!! please!!!!! Nikon is worthless when put near nokia!!!!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:03 5

8. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


really... lol

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:05 1

12. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Haha that'll be much hassle for Nokia. Besides from making cameras all those established companies make a wide range of expensive lenses. One thing Nokia can't manage in short time.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:05 2

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5409; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


U MAD BRO?

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 12:55

21. Penny (Posts: 1146; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yeah...No. Entirely different ball game. Don't think Nokia would hold a candle to anything like the Nikon D4 anytime soon.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:04 13

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1845; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


proud 1020 owner,lol....and yeaaaa , Nokia best at camera innovation

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:06 6

14. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Damn I feel envious. I might be able to afford the Batman 1320 when it comes out but that's it.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:17 5

16. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1845; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Haha.. I took advantage of that Microsoft in store promotion,,payer zero out my pocket, walked out with a 1020, , and I might get the 1520 too.....

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 12:39 3

18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I like ⬆⬆his guy.. He's really smart and ya'll should listen to him❕

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:54 1

27. Bernoulli (Posts: 1445; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Me too man, I was actually keeping my eyes out on amazon, since they're the fastest in dropping the price, but then when I read in pa the Microsoft Store was giving them for free on two year contract I then went to pick up mine.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 02:53

29. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1845; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Its a win win deal!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:07 10

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5409; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia is the king of cameraphones. Go Nokia!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 11:23

17. Donkorvleone (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Is this a new app or will it be available through an update to the Nokia Camera app?

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 16:34

25. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Most likely a new app.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 12:51 5

19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The amount of features apps, innovation, and support from Nokia has just been simply amazing.. I even have to give it to Microsoft with my third feature update of the year coming any day now.. If you count all of the individual updates that Nokia Lumia WP's have received this year you will come up with 7.. That's extraordinary❕ Don't listen to people who say negative things about how Microsoft is slow to update WP...This is totally not what my experience has been with WP8, and the NL920 has been the best smartphone experience I think I could possibly have had... And that's including Android and iOS.. Windows Phone is here to stay, and we now have three terrific choices in smartphones for whatever fits your needs.. I would say good job to Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Google, Microsoft, and especially Nokia the underdog who hung in there, and actually changed/influenced a lot in the industry..

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:02 2

22. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


So true mate! Nokia's support to the platform was top notch. I don't think any other OEM actually showed that much dedication before. Much respect to Nokia. People have started to realize that they need more choices, and Nokia's efforts are being recognized and appreciated! Now Nokia's Lumia sales are skyrocketing! It was well worth it since the beginning, and Nokia truly deserves it!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:57 1

28. Bernoulli (Posts: 1445; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Hey, how do we get story mode on lumia 1020? I like it because it reminds me of my 808 PureView

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 12:52

20. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Awesome! Can't wait to try this on my 920! As a side note, it reminds me of the tilt shift focus feature from Nokia Creative Studio! xD

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:13

30. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Amazing!

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