The default Windows 10 Mobile camera app might soon get a built-in Panorama mode

According to a new leak, Microsoft will integrate a Panorama mode option in the default Windows 10 Mobile camera app.

According to WindowsBlogItalia, the tech which has originally posted the leaked photo that you can see above, the Panorama mode will get its own dedicated button in the default Windows 10 Mobile camera app. At the moment Windows 10 Mobile users need to use a dedicated app to capture panoramic photos, which seems a bit off given that most handsets come with a built-in Panorama mode.

The leakster behind this photo has also shared additional details about the Panorama mode implementation. From what we can tell, creating a panoramic photo will be a straightforward experience: with the camera app opened and the phone in the vertical position, users can tap the new Panorama button and then move the phone from left to right to snap multiple images. These images are then stitched together into a single panoramic photo. 

According to the report, the new Panorama mode will be initially limited to Microsoft’s current-gen flagships, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. However, looking forward, there’s a good chance for the Panorama mode to reach other Windows 10 Mobile phones later in the year. We expect the new feature to make its way to Windows Insiders before a full blown rollout for regular Lumia 950 and 950 XL owners. 

While the addition of a Panorama mode inside the default Windows 10 Mobile camera app isn’t exactly groundbreaking, this does serve to highlight Microsoft’s model for Windows 10 (both the PC and the Mobile versions), namely the constant addition of new features to a continuously updating platform. Hopefully, the state of the Windows 10 Mobile platform will be in good shape once/if the often-rumored Microsoft Surface Phone becomes a reality.



1. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Welcome to 2012, Windows phone

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Welcome to 2012 indeed. Where's that fool Navi_m? He's suspiciously quiet on articles that point out basic features that're missing from his mobile OS of choice.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

8.1 had it, windows 10 didn't, instead relying on 3rd party apps. No big deal. Glad to see it back.

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Wow. Just wow. Had it on my SE 10 years ago. Not worth an article. Pure shame.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

built-in panorama mode.. Innovation /s

4. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Probably they'll introduce time-lapse later in 2018.

11. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Lol the worst part is Microsoft has a time-lapse app (Hyperlapse)

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Ok, even though I do pity WP for not having that until sometime later this year, but it is true that I never used this mode on my iPhone or note 4, so it doesn't really make WP a deal breaker for me

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22527; Member since: May 28, 2014

For the record, my old Lumia 925 has panorama built in, and that's from 2013. The Lumia's 1520, Icon...even the Lumia 520 has panorama built in.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Interesting, so you're saying that they've taken features away between then and now?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22527; Member since: May 28, 2014

It appears they have been removed from the newer hardware when they stopped using the Nokia brand name in their handsets. I have no idea why. Now they're returning it.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Very interesting... Well, there's always third party camera apps to fall back on I suppose.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

3rd party and lenses that integrate into the camera. I hope they merged Photosynth into this project

15. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Where is Liveitup gone?

14. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Windows phone had a lot of features that were ahead of their time. This includes "Living Images" which ios recently introduced and other stuff. Windows 10 however was built from the ground up so they prioritized which features are getting added. The finished product won't be till redstone 2 spring 2017. But either way the current one while missing a lot of features it had still has amazing features and is in my opinion the best OS and likely will become even better. And I'm not biased I have an iphone 6 and android phone. It just sucks for Apps, which is the biggest problem.

16. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Lenses,manual control, live images, slow motion was there in windows phone way before others copied them. Even flat design interface and always on screens are way better in windows. HDR control and flash control after taking the shot still windows exclusive. So to all the ignorant out there.... Don't like it wm10 don't read it's news or bother writing comments Panaroma is coming back not a new feature.... Hopefully like the other Nokia camera which other OS users (including me) can only dream of. Wm10 is gaining momentum now. Apps like Instagram are exactly on the same level as ios. WhatsApp has its own WM10 exclusive features and so on.. I am waiting for certain apps to be available and will use WM as the my only daily driver

17. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Everytime I read an article on WP, it seems that I'm back in 2012.. noticing this since last few months.. WP has lot of catching to do & that too in a very short time otherwise there won't be any contender for no. 3 OS..

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