Microsoft confirms Denim update will replace Lumia Camera Classic with Lumia Camera 5

Microsoft confirms Denim update will replace Lumia Camera Classic with Lumia Camera 5
It has been a pretty long road to the Lumia Denim update for Nokia users. Microsoft announced the update back in September, and said that it would bring some solid updates to Nokia Windows Phone handsets, including faster camera speeds, better low-light photo quality, 4K video recording, and "Rich Capture" which is essentially auto HDR and other auto camera settings functions. More recently, it was rumored that the update wouldn't come until early 2015. 

Now, Microsoft is shedding a bit more light on how the update will work. Apparently, the update will not only add all of those improvements to camera functionality, but will introduce the Lumia Camera 5 app. Interestingly, Microsoft is hedging its bets with this new camera app by renaming Lumia Camera 4 as Lumia Camera Classic, and keeping that app available for download. So, if users don't like Lumia Camera 5 for some reason, they will still be able to install the Camera Classic. 

It's unclear why users would want to do this though. From the various change logs that we've seen, it does sound like the Lumia Camera 5 will be adding a lot more automatic settings functionality, so it could be that the Classic version will offer users more manual control; but, we'll have to wait and see. 



1. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

i'm just waiting for the audio sending feature for whatsapp to arrive in windows phone ,camera is very important to my phone and no android phone can provide such a wonderful camera with 5 axis OIS and excellent low light performance except lumia phones.though i'm an android fan.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its ok as long as it will not take 10 years to capture a photo.

3. quasha71

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Lumia 520 next update denim available here

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

never really understood the windows update system..... its very confusing...

5. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

developer preview allows you to get the update ahead of time before the carrier, the only thing it do not have is the firmware updates, which is still good because you get the updates way ahead of time, and when the carrier finish the update will go quickly because you already have majority of the features, all that is left is the firmware updates aka driver updates.........if you a person like me who had to wait months on months on your galaxy phone for a update, you would love how quickly you can get it with developer preview, and guess what you do not have to actually be a developer to get the update early................I do not know if you see the article posted the other day but Microsoft say they will start doing developer preview updates with the firmware/driver updates at the same time, so not only will you get updates will never get left behind like on the droids

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It's rather simple, almost like android. Considering Nokia was so big, the firmware updates, the denim, cyan, black, amber etc, were all Nokia only firmware. Think Samsung Touchwiz. So while Touchwhiz could go through 2 or 3 upgrades/jumps while staying on the same android update say 4.4. Same thing here. Windows updates, for all phones are the same. Windows 8/8.1, which gets all windows core updates. Nokia - gets denim, cyan, amber. HTC does not get cyan, denim etc since it is not their software etc. But HTC does get 8.1, and all updates to 8.1 known as GDR's or General Distribution Release. Like 8.0 had 2 GDR's while 8.1 is on its First GDR. Think 4.3 then 4.3.1, 4.3.2 for android and 4.4 then 4.4.1 etc.

6. ricknunez

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Sorry, but Windows Phone is doomed, Why? Android Is open source.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3158; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How do you explain iOS, genius? If you've got nothing better to add than the standard "Android is open-source" BS..... never mind.

8. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks I do not see the death of Windows smart phones they have enough apps now to be a true 3rd eco system and new apps are being added to it's apps store. The United states and China are not the world Microsoft will continue to sell enough Windows smart phones to folks all over the world to make enough money off them to continue to make them.

10. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

This isn't true. My Lumia 830 has denim pre-installed and I don't have Lumia camera 5 yet. For some reason Microsoft hasn't made it available yet, I guess they are waiting to release Denim for the 930 and 1520 first.

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