Nokia Camera

Nokia Camera now available, combines Pro Cam and Smart Cam into one photo app

Well the rumors of Nokia combining its Pro Cam and Smart Cam photography apps into one package have proven to be true. Just a little while ago Nokia released its Nokia Camera App for Lumia Windows Phones.

You get the camera controls and zoom later features that Pro Cam offers along with the smart mode we've grown fond of that Smart Cam offers.

Nokia Camera App

For those not familiar with smart mode, it shoots a sequence of photographs that can be combined in different ways such as finding the best shot of the group, removing unwanted objects, and changing faces in group shots to make sure everyone is looking at the camera.

If you are already running Nokia's Pro Cam, the changes come in the form of an update (version which will switch everything over to Nokia Camera. The new photography app is available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices and works with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update.

Nokia Camera is a free app that you can find here in the Nokia Collection of the Windows Phone Store.

*Only available for Lumia 92x devices or higher! Will be coming to all Lumias with 'Black' update

Thanks, everyone, for the tips!

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Nokia Camera now available, combines Pro Cam and Smart Cam into one photo app



Getting the same message "This app is not available for your phone." for my 822.  Maybe it is not available yet?  Although I thought the Pro Cam was only going to be available for the 92x+ phones? 

That's what I figured, but the article reads " with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update."  So this must be inaccurate?  I have Amber installed (as well as Update 3).  A little dissappointed that we have to wait until January or February to get Black.

Or the "Update 3" (GDR3 preview) as I just downloaded this app no problem on my 1020 w/Amber and GDR3 preview...

Others that have not been able to download also have GDR3, so that can't be right. I am guessing it is only pureview devices for now with others getting access in a later update. Another bummer as I have been wanting procam on my 822.

I have Update 3 installed on my phone, but that wasn't the source of the problem here. If it needs 1GB RAM or more, it should see the different messages.

Except Lumia Black is not out yet and the article above does not reference it once. Only mentions that phones with no Amber update will have limited functionality. This implies that all phones with Amber update will have access.

Edit: You could be right, but I'd like to see a source, because that is not what the article implies.

If you read the description on the WP store, it does mention the Lumia Black update. I would hope that after the Black updated us 820 users can install it.

I don't think the pro camera app is available for any phone other than 9xx or 8xx. The 520 has the basic camera (in terms of nokia performance), guess won't be seeing this app for your phone anytime soon. BTW, I have 920 with GDR3 preview and it works fine. it's got nothing to do with region as well.

Cannot install it on 520 with GDR3 preview. Who ever wrote the review must have installed it using proxy trick.

At present, it is available for 92x device and above (with amber update for proper functionality). By the coming black update, it will be available for low end phones...

I think it is region locked or something because there are some reviews in the store from 820s and 520s

" The new photography app is available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices and works with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update. " so its not only for pureview devices

It and all Nokia lenses will work on any WP8, you just have to use a Wi-Fi proxy to download it, I have it on my Lumia 810 with Amber/GDR3 but it's not PureView it's an 8MP Carl Zeiss

When the Nokia deal goes through, I bet Microsoft releases all of these exclusive Nokia apps to all Windows Phone devices.

Where have you been? GDR 3 has been out for over a week and I'm running it on all my 3 devices (521, 925 and 1020). It came in a form of developers preview but anybody can sign up for Windows Phone App Studio for free and this will give you access to download and update to GDR3

Your phone didn't support Pro Cam that's why you don't get it. This is an update, a new version of the Pro Cam, not an individual App.

So how are people installing it if LUMIA BLACK has not been released yet????????? Answer that one genius.

Are RAW and Refocus coming with the next firmware or with this app? Those are my two dream features!

Nokia Camera IS AN UPDATE to the Nokia Pro Cam that turns that one into Nokia Camera.
If your device didn't support the Pro Cam, you'll not get this either.

Nokia Smart Cam is still an independent App for everyone, though it becomes redundant for people with the former Pro-Cam App.

Still there.

Difference is it doesn't show you the processing now. When you tap in to view it it is already processed so you don't see the changes.

I compared a photo right after I snapped vs after I tapped in to view and it's definitely more yellow. 

But...the yellow tint feels more natural than the whiter image TBH.

I see a yellow tint on my keyboard right now from the lighting. Whereas when I snapped the white showing is not very natural.

Nokia should fix the panorama app now and integrate that into the nokia cam. That'll make it a good package.

Think I read somewhere they had different teams building apps and I guess their strategy is integrate only the more popular ones? I think its a good way to get stuff out fast and not end up having a mega app with a bunch of features that no one uses

they need to have a on screen button or some kind of quicker way to use the front facing camera instead of having to hit the 3 dots at the bottom

This is article is to b edited.. it only supports 92x nd higher devices.. i thought 720 will b also getting this :( 

Can't pull out the camera settings anymore (right to left) ...they've all moved to the top again.  I kind of liked the old style better.

Pulling the camera icon also brings the settings out for me. Maybe you need to be in pro mode. If you exit the app I'm pro mode it will open back,in pro mode. But if you exit when in smart mode it wont open back in that mode.

Low end device, low end functionalities. You can't expect to pay 150€ and get the same stuff people who paid 600€.

DJCBS got a point. Don't get mad, just next time get a high end devide and get the high end functionalities.

Indeed, but not everyone can afford a high end device. And we already know Pro Cam can work on lower-end devices. I have 620 and it worked on my device almost perfectly (only issue: crashing when switching to front camera), but proxies are down now and I cannot get a hold on the new app. High-end device buyers are already blessed with more powerful hardware and everything, one tiny app (that CAN work on low end devices, after all) is hardly a way to push people towards more expensive Lumias. Btw, my Lumia 620 took the same photos with Pro Cam as it did with the regular camera app by OS but it was nice to have all those options available to quickly adjust. 
I'm still hoping Nokia will give Camera to all WP8 Lumia devices. It's not as if they'll be giving us extra pixels with it :D

Why even these Nokia apps are not available for WP7 phones??!!! C'mon we are clearly very,very , very frustrated. Please work on these apps for wp7. Thank you.

I use an 800 even nw...but time to get over it buddy, it ain't ever happening...:P If you want the good stuff buy a new one...i'll buy one myself once I complete a decent amount of time with this...until then...patience...

Just found a bug!! First, when using the pro cam before, when focusing and flash is off, it would be off!! Now, when focusing, it will turn on even if it's set to off in settings!! I hated the normal cam for that fact and i always used pro cam!! Now that problem is back :/ ... Hope it will be fixed soon!

I cant duplicate your bug. Flash stays off whether auto-focussing or manual focussing. Are you sure you aren't confusing the flash with the focus assist light? You can turn off focus assist is settings.

Ooops, my mistake!! Problem solved... That's because i'm using an italian version of the phone and i didn't see that setting!! Thanks man!

And yeah, guys, it's a Pro Camera evolution so... yeah. You'll need PureView. 920+ only.  Using it on mine without Nokia Black.

OMG the new app speeds up start up time on the 1020 dramatically. Also pic to pic time has been drastically Decreased. I have tyhis on the gdr3 update and It might be fast enough to set it back to my default camera app on my 1020

It's working on Lumia 820. Important note: It's available for 920+ devices ONLY if we are about OFFICIAL availability. Also the description says it's limited on Amber Devices and will become fully-functional with Lumia Black update. Read carefully guys. There's no word about non-amber devices, also GDR3 Preview makes no difference. Every user with Lumia 920+ can download, just make sure you've got GDR2/Amber aboard.

With well-known proxy trick. Exactly the same way that people used to download Pro Cam to their phones :) Unfortunately it's unavailable since 2-3hours and nobody knows if proxy server will be back anytime soon.

Kept tile with procam on it and it is updated to Nokia camera also stand alone smart cam app still working, updated the procam but left the name on tile and installed the Nokia camera titled app. Hmm to delete or not

Unpin your Pro Cam tile and pin the Nokia Camera tile. You don't have to delete the app. This happened to me as well. The Pro Cam tile will open Nokia Camera as Pro Cam does not exist after upgrading to Nokia Camera.
Nokia will probably fix this small bug with a future update.

Not a bug, it disappeared once I turned phone off and back on. I actually preferred the tile saying pro cam not camera but it is now gone. The smart cam app remains a separate app even though the camera app has it built in.

Dispite the fact that I had Amber and all the system updates, I was never ever able to download Pro Cam for whatever reason although i posted in just about every forum I could find to try and find a solution.
Finally!!!!!!!! with this app, I have Pro Cam and Smart Cam camera apps installed and I am loving them.  So excited I am going to be taking a walk near a greenway path here at work to snap some fall pictures.  Very happy!
This app should somehow be used in Lumia advertisements.  It really is very good!

Can't we like install this like we did with Nokia Pro Cam ? Changing the proxy and all ? And I've noticed that Pro Cam disappeared form the store is that true for everyone ? I have Lumia 720

There are additional focus light settings in the NokiaCam settings. Still prefer the old way. At least we can turn it off though.

Sweet now just throw cinemagraph and panorama in there and I'll only have one camera app.. Its awesome though

Settings>applications>photos+camera, uncheck "prevent accidental...."

I can open the app via the camera button when,in screen lock.

Would be nice to have a gif option under video then it can replace BLINK and MS' annoying way to share that animation through

Haha, yes was the Best moment When i tried the front facing camera :) wish i could delete the Stock camera app!

Now if I could find a case with a normal tripod mount for my Lumia phone. All this push for great cameras, anyone know of one? I've got a 920.

I've installed it on my Lumia 925, very nice!
From time ot time I get an out of memory error - I hope they will fix that in an upcoming release.

Updated Nokia Pro Cam to Nokia Camera app succesfully on my Lumia 720!! it works perfectly fine.
Insall \ Update using Proxy trick

Can anyone with a 1020 try reframing the 41mp image? For me, it crashes everytime I attempt to save my newly cropepd photo.
i.e. Take a photo. Then open the 38 mp version in Nokia Camera. Then hit the crop button. Then do something and attempt to resave it. It attempts to save then crashes everytime. Essentially this update has killed the 1020 IMO so far. Neeeds another patch immediately.

Got it working!!! Yay....
Remove the app completely (uninstall).
Follow tutorial.
Snap a shot, and test....

It work!!(!

Same issue, cannot reframe the picture & crop. simply, does not save the new composition.

I'm confused. So you did get it to work by reinstalling or you are still having the problem after reinstalling?

Mine was not working. Then I restart phone. Then it was still not working. Then I reinstalled the app altogether. It still didnt work. Let it go for several hours. Tried just now and it is working fine. Not sure what fixed it? Might just be very unstable now....

Interesting... On my first try it crashed, now I cannot get it to crash again. 1020 with gdr2 and 3

It can take a long time for the first download attempt to abort and the second attempt can also take ages before it kicks in.

I have a 920 without Amber, and it's not working. It explicitly says it needs the Amber update. :(