Lumia Black update improves color accuracy on the Nokia Lumia 925's camera

Lumia Black update improves color accuracy on the Nokia Lumia 925's camera
On Thursday, we told you that Nokia had started rolling out its Lumia Black update to the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 925. This kicks off a global update that will make Lumia Black available to all Nokia Lumia models from the 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1520, to the entry level Nokia Lumia 520.

A published report on Friday compared pictures taken by a Nokia Lumia 925 before and after the update. And the bottom line is that colors appear to be more accurately reproduced after the update.

We've included some of the comparisons in the slideshow below. Compare the pictures taken before ("Amber") and after ("Black") the installation of the update. Keep in mind that the Nokia Lumia 925 offers a PureView camera and you might not see results like this with all Lumia phones after the update. Whether you have an eye for photography or not, your comments are welcome just the same.

source: AAWP via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 925
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)



1. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

So every phones are controlled by Oem to make the camera to take a sharper better picture... How funny. So Digital and Dslr don't need updates. So isn't there a device where no updates are required, but given a quality camera. Even the 1020 relys on software updates. So you rather better of buying Adobe photoshop, or other apps to make progress.....

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's always that one person that complains about everything.. Smh.

3. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Not complaining, but trying to figure out....infos

12. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Alan F the microsooft Fanboy :(

5. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

The best format of pictures to make them better in graphic apps is RAW. Only Nokia Lumias have currently RAW support.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Androids camera API is getting a huge update on an unknown date that will make it so a Nokia quality camera can actually go on an android phone and that new API supports RAW.

8. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

We will live, we will see. Currently google (android) can only polish Nokia's (WP) shoes.

10. SleepingOz unregistered

You're delusional if you actually believe that.

13. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

You're delusional if you actually don't believe that.

16. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Xiaomi Mi was first. Tricky Nokia copycat.

7. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

When we say "digital" cameras, it's important to remember that more goes into the image quality than just the optics. Two cameras with the same sensors and the same lenses can produce different results because one may have a better software process that produces better image files. This is true for professional digital cameras as well, not just smartphones -- that's why you'll see so many people in the enthusiast camera market that care about firmware updates. Smartphone cameras are severely limited in quality by physical limitations, therefore it is in the manufacturer's best interest to at least try to keep improving what they can on the software side. Finally, Photoshop and other apps are what you would call "post-processing," meaning editing that takes place after the image file is created. When you're working with smartphones, you are largely working with JPEG files, which are files that have already been processed and altered by the phone's software. This means that Photoshop does not have the raw data to work with in the first place. You might be able to do a better job with Photoshop if you were working with RAW files, which right now only Nokia provides.

9. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Adobe photoshop is much much better than Raw. Expensive

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Adobe is much better than RAW? RAW is not a program, it is a format that Adobe supports and loves. From your first post to this one, it is very apparent that you are not fully aware of Digital Photography. Also when you talk about DSLR's, the d is for Digital, it serves info in 0's and 1's. All SOFTWARE.

15. yazbuh

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

How funny i bet you don't know nothing about cameras or you don't even have one... They do have firmware updates, for your info.... My counsin's Canon EOS 5D Mark III got firmware updates, my Canon ixus 240 HS also got firmware update... How funny of you...

4. papss unregistered

It doesn't need the update but enhances them if you do. A camera is just that.. A camera and no matter how nice it is it will always be a camera but the phones do more therefore software is a big part to them.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ernie wants his duck back and you dudes are suspect, taking pictures of knitted dogs at craft shows and what-not...

14. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

if an update improve the picture quality than it means they have added some effects which will improve the pic instantly when it is clicked..... so its same thing your choice u do it using a photoshop or your phone do it own self.. after all they cannot change the camrra hardwere by an update its just a change in the effects

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