A closer look at 4K Moment Capture from Lumia Camera

We showed you what's new with Lumia Camera and a closer look at its awesome Rich Capture feature, but there's another feature worth getting excited about. Microsoft is calling it Moment Capture. Basically, a long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames per second. Each frame is equivalent to an 8.3 megapixel image that can be saved. Want to see it in action? Watch our hands-on video!

Moment Capture makes it quicker and easier to capture the perfect shot. When you press and hold the camera button, it captures all the action until you release the button.

Tapping the 'edit moment' gives you two options. There's Best Frame and Action Shot.

In Best Frame, you can use the slider at the bottom to find the frame you like the most. You can save as many frames as you want by tapping the save button on the right. They're also saved as living images, so you can see a brief introduction when viewing the 8.3-megapixel images in the photo album.

The Action Shot option should be very familiar to current Lumia users. First, use the slider at the bottom to select the range of action. You can drag the start and end points. It then brings you to a screen that's similar to Smart Sequence that's currently available in Nokia Camera. You can turn on/off multiple frames and add blur to emphasize motion.

Moment Capture comes with Lumia Camera, which will be available for Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 as part of the Lumia Denim update. Moment Capture in the Lumia 830, however, is captured in 1080p, not 4K, and with reduced 2-megapixel per frame quality.

Lumia Camera starts rolling out in Q4. Are you looking forward to the update? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim

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