Nokia Pro Camera, the innovative, intuitive and powerful new photography experience that was first unveiled on the Nokia Lumia 1020, is starting to rollout for the Nokia Lumia 925, and the Lumia 920 via the Amber update, which is also rolling out from today.
- Press the Lumia’s Search button and tap Vision
- Scan the QR code
- Tap on the link when it appears
- Install the app from the Windows Phone Store
Pro Camera is more than just an app; it’s a completely re-imagined user interface that lets you take full control of the imaging process and helps to unlock all your creative potential.
Engadget’s review of the Lumia 1020 said Pro Camera was ‘the most comprehensive WP8 imaging app we’ve ever used (and arguably one of the best on any platform).’
Now, Lumia 920, 925 and owners will be able to see what all the excitement is about.
Better and better experiences
While the Lumia 1020 has been called the ‘miracle’ cameraphone, Nokia’s previous PureView smartphones, the Lumia 920, Lumia 925 also boast innovations such as Optical image Stabilisation (OIS) and outstanding low light performance to pack a punch and capture ultra-sharp images.
With the addition of Pro Camera, Nokia continues to improve the imaging experience of these smartphones even further. Pro Camera also includes excellent tutorials that will help people become better photographers.
Control & Creativity
To mark the launch of the Lumia 1020, Conversations spoke withMarcus Olsson, the lead program manager for Nokia Pro Camera.
We’ve caught up with Marcus again to see what people can expect from the Pro Camera on the Nokia Lumia 925, 920 .
In fact, Marcus reveals that the early development work for Pro Camera was done on the Lumia 920.
“With Pro Camera on your Lumia PureView smartphone you will get improved control in all aspects of your photography,” says Marcus.
Instead of deep diving into complicated menus, Pro Camera offers a range of digital sliders and clear visual indicators to give you complete control over the camera settings:
- Shutter speed (1/16000 to 4 seconds)
- EV value
- ISO (100 to 4,000)
- White balance
- Manual focus
- Slide to zoom: One finger operation, so you can even zoom if you’re holding your PureView Lumia with one hand
- Improved focus handling: Touch the screen to focus on an area and manual focus makes it easier to shoot close ups and achieve the beautiful ‘Bokeh’ effect or background blur
- Video recording: Lossless 1.8x zoom and stereo recording
- Reframing: Using two-fingers you can rotate the image and there’s also the ability to change the aspect ratio.
One final but really important point about Pro Camera coming to the Lumia 925, Lumia 920 and Lumia 928: You can, and you should, make it your default camera.
Set as your default, Pro Camera will be launched automatically every time you press the hardware camera button on the side of your Nokia Lumia.
Taking a photo with your Nokia Lumia will never be the same again. Simply download from the Nokia Collection of the apps store.
Nokia Lumia 925 owners can download the app from the Nokia Collection, while people with a Nokia Lumia 920 can get it after they have installed the Amber update, which starts to roll out today.