Nokia Smart Camera app is released, doesn't yet work on most Lumias

Nokia Smart Camera app is released, doesn't yet work on most Lumias
First the good news: the Nokia Smart Camera app, which was demonstrated during the Lumia 925 announcement, is now available at the Windows Phone marketplace. It brings a handful of cool camera features that can help one take even better photos using their Lumia smartphone. These include the Motion Focus, which adds motion blur to moving objects, and Action Shot, which stitches several frames together to capture a moving object in multiple states. The options to remove moving objects and to change people's faces are also present.

But there's some bad news as well, as much as we wish it wasn't so. Although the Nokia Smart Camera app is available for download, it is made to work only on a smartphone running the Lumia Amber software update. This new software comes out of the box with the Nokia Lumia 925, but it hasn't yet reached the rest of the lineup's members. 

So yeah, unless you own a Nokia Lumia 925, you won't be able to give Nokia Smart Camera a try. That will be possible once the Lumia Amber update is released in July, presumably in time for the July 11 press event hosted by Nokia.


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30 Comments

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

LOLLLLL?

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

That's because if a Lumia 925 user, for example, hard resets his phone and the app is gone, he can redownload it. Thats why it has to be in the store. Other higher end Lumias will be able to use it (heard it needs a gig of RAM) after getting the PR2.0 Amber update. Amber update (by Nokia) is different from GDR2 (by Microsoft) but most likely both are bundled together.

5. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

When??...

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Most likely within July. They might announce the update together with the Lumia EOS at the event.

11. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Okay lets wait and see :)

12. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

mottykels, you very likely don't even own a Nokia Lumia, so why do you care?

23. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I care because im planing to buy windows phone 8 especially LUMIA 920's line up. XD

14. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Next year.

16. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not next year. We should receive the GDR2 update by August, because the GDR3 update (8.1) is due out by the end of this year.

19. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Hey TROLL.

21. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Yea what's up... Potato?

27. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Lol. Limited :)

3. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

I would like to see Ubuntu phone OS on Nokia...

4. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Cool can I get these features on Android. Not hating is there an Application that provides these features? if so plz tell me I will download it.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Look through the play store. I doubt it though, at least for a while, as it would take some powerful programming and specific camera knowledge and abilities to replicate the functionality of this. Plus it might be patented.

8. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i think the samsung s4 has that action shot too.

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Drama shot

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

all phone have action shot and drama shot i think O_o no

13. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Samsung S4 = Butt Ugly

15. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

L920 L928= brick oversised, over weighted, huge, big, massive, heavy, has no apps and games, dose not support or have 1080p, quadcore, still using outdated cpu and gpu, last years spec. No dev supports. No jailbreak, no Root, POS brand and platform The list continues........

17. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Hmm...you use the same type of wording and grammar that certain other "Trolls" here use. Suspicious. Also, if you think the 928 is a heavy brick, there's nothing rational anybody can say to argue against you. You've already decided on lying without using the device.

18. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Endeed, the Lumia 920 is a brick and is not for ladies, so step aside

25. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

We dont give a s**t on you :) ... Live in pace noob

9. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Smart app smarter to stay away from Lumia?

20. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Are you dumb?

22. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

You look suspect to me... You'r Troll...?

29. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

that was sarcasm.... i use a lumia 920 and was waiting for this, now i have to wait for it longer.... didnt mean any offense to anyone or anything...

26. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

I'm still hoping Instagram will be rolled out to WP already, after that I'd definitely switch to a Lumia!

28. a_rob

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Time to stop the misinformation Nokia Smart Camera will be available to ALL Lumia WP8 devices. 1GB RAM devices will get full version of Nokia Smart Camera 512MB RAM devices will get a tailored version of the app to ensure efficiency. Go to nokia's conversations website and search for "smarter and brighter imaging on the nokia lumia 925" Quote from article: "Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will capture 10 frames at 5 megapixels per photo like the Lumia 925, but on the Lumia 520, Lumia 620 and Lumia 720, the number of frames (7) and image resolution (1MP) will be lowered to ensure the overall experience remains great. More specific information about timings will be shared following partner testing and approvals." Note this is a Nokia app and not part of the GDR2 update. GDR2 comes to ALL WP8 devices, regardless of RAM.

30. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

"The options to remove moving objects and to change people's faces are also present." = no more photo bombing...

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