Nokia Lumia 800 getting update for its camera

Nokia Lumia 800 getting update for its camera
The camera on the back of the Nokia Lumia 800 is supposed to be taking great pictures. After all, it has an 8MP sensor and a Carl Zeiss-certified lens. But something is not working out right and Nokia's Damian Dinning sent out a tweet to say that an update is coming although there is no specific date in mind. Last month, when Nokia stated that an update had repaired a problem that the phone was having with the battery, the Finnish based manufacturer admitted that there was an issue with the camera and that it would not be overlooked.

Apparently the problems with the camera are a software issue which is why Nokia is hopeful that this update on the way will allow the camera to reach its full potential. Late last month, word started leaking out about problems that Nokia Lumia 800 users were having with settings to the camera.

Recently we told you about a camera cowboy shootout between the shooters on the Nokia Lumia 800, the Sony Xperia S, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Apple iPhone 4S. The Lumia 800's camera made a good showing, but finished behind the Sony Xperia S as far as how quickly the camera app took to open on the phone.

source: @PhoneDaz via GSMArena

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

But Windows Phones don't have any issues! I mean, isn't that the impression that Ben Rudolph and Microsoft have tried to create with their DroidRage bulls**t?

2. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

yeap, it doesn't this is not an OS issue. It's the device isssue :) how's it feel?

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Whether it's an issue with the OS or the devices, this still flies in the face of the idea that Windows Phones are perfect creations, as they would have you believe.

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

well, in my opinion its not OS is, i know cause i've used android, ios and windows phone device. All OSes have thier advantages and disadvantages, expect for well urmm Bada.

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The main issue being had with windows phones is poor sales and lack of any main public desire for them!

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I got my Lumia 2 weeks ago...and the camera sucks pretty hard :(

6. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

wait for the update?

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

the only camera issue I know about that device is it does not have a front facing camera. I prefer the lumia 900


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

i thought it was a hardware issue thank god its just a software problem im hopi ng that they will be able to fix this as early as possible :(

10. post_noodle

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

I'm lovin' my Lumia 800, have had since it came out in France a couple months ago. But yeah, the camera is a BIG let down. Daytime shots are not bad, but once it gets even slightly dark, there's a greenish hue on every picture, even when the flash isn't needed.

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