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The best camera you will ever own to be a Windows Phone handset, plans Microsoft

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The best camera you will ever own to be a Windows Phone handset, plans Microsoft
Judging by what it stated in a recently spotted job advertisement, Microsoft is planning on taking the camera experience in Windows Phone to a higher level. How high of a level you ask? Well, the software giant is aiming at making WP smartphones “the best camera you will ever own”, and is currently hiring talented software engineers to make that goal come true.

While Windows Phone handsets have never really stood out with any extraordinary photographic capabilities, the competition has been working on putting more advanced camera modules with a higher megapixel count and improved optics inside of their smartphones. At the same time, more and more people seem to reach for their smartphone instead of taking out their point-and-shoot when they need to take a casual photo. Perhaps this is why Microsoft is now going to emphasize on the camera experience in future Windows Phone versions. Of course, we are not saying that Mango was not a step up in the camera department as it brought support for front-facing snappers and bigger sensors with more megapixels, but it is going to take something more if Windows Phone devices are to be ranked among the best cameraphones out there.

If you go out looking for a Windows Phone handset with a potent camera, the HTC TITAN would probably be the best choice with its 8-megapixel F/2.2 sensor. The upcoming Nokia Sea Ray is expected to shoot some nice-looking photos as well with the 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics on its back.

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posted on 10 Oct 2011, 05:31 7

1. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)


wow! this is a great news! i'll wait for this, i have an N8 i think Nokia Sea Ray. will have an Excellent Lens. :)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 06:07 4

2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Moving on up... WP is focused on getting important features done right. I don't see why they wouldn't want to be the best in one region - especially one as big as a camera! Have at it MS, make your platform proud!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 07:11 6

3. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I love this sudden surge of all the companies improving their optics for phone camera's, we all win. : )

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:00

4. hunted (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


come in N8, the best camera phone ever

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:05 2

5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


My Samsung focus has an amazing camera, can't wait to see what's next

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 10:01 3

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Drool.... 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics!!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 11:00 1

7. James Scott (unregistered)


Using a Nokia N8, the best ever. Will be very interested in Nokia's Windows Phone successor, would not change until then.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:09 1

8. FriendlyFoe (unregistered)


I can't wait for my next WP7. I truly love this platform. Everyone I show this phone to is amazed at how cool the UI is. I currently own a LG Optimus 7. Its great with the physical buttons but i hate the camera. It sucks when used in lowlight. Anyone considering this phone as an alternative to the Iphone or Android. It has a bit of both OS's but they do everything better. Especially with the Mango update.
Woot Woot NERDGASM!!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 11:31

10. Loubie (unregistered)


Nokia will wait to see if Windows is succseful first then in 2012 bring out the Best Windows camera mobile on it,either 14-16 mega-pixel camera on it,as Nokia do not want it did to its Symbian phones put Edof cameras on it High-Spec Windows phones

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