The Microsoft Devices Group did not just announce new hardware and accessories today. They have also announced the Lumia Denim update, which brings extra features and enhancements to existing Lumia smartphones. One of those new features is Lumia Camera. We've searched the demo area after the press conference here in Berlin to bring you a hands-on demonstration. Go watch our video!
Following Lumia Cyan, the Lumia Denim update combines the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update with exclusive experiences for Lumia smartphones. The biggest feature that it brings is Lumia Camera. Check out what's new:
- Fast camera startup and capture speeds. Take numerous photos with just milliseconds between shots.
- Moment Capture, a long press of the camera button within the app automatically starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames per second. Each frame is of high image quality at 8.3 megapixels, allowing every single video frame to be selected and saved as a still image.
- Rich Capture simplifies things with auto HDR and Dynamic Flash. Avoid the hassle of adjusting camera settings shooting first and edit and select the perfect shot later.
- Updated imaging algorithms for better low-light performance.
We've been waiting for a built-in HDR functionality for Windows Phone, so we're really excited for Rich Capture. Not only does Microsoft bring this long-awaited feature, but they've also expanded on it by giving providing adjustment controls.
We're also excited about 4K recording. It will be an option available in the settings, but you can record 4K footage automatically by just pressing and holding the camera button.
Lumia Camera will initially roll out as an update with Lumia Denim for Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 and as an over-the-air update for Lumia 830 in the fourth quarter this year. Lumia Denim will roll out as an over-the-air update to all the other Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones, after partner testing and approvals.
Are you excited for the Lumia Denim update? Which Lumia Camera feature are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!
Benchmarking the new Surface Book 3 15 with GTX 1660 Ti and 10th Gen i7
Although it's too early for a review, here are some initial benchmarks from the new Surface Book 3 15-inch with a Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti (Max-Q) and how it compares to Surface Book 2 and other premium laptops. Spoiler: While the CPU is just OK, that 1660 Ti definitely bumps up the Book 3's potential.
HP devices are facing BSOD and boot loops, but HP appears to have a fix
HP users saw some serious issues with PCs over the weekend, including the Blue Screen of Death and boot loops. Now, an update from HP might fix the issue.
Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know
Minecraft Dungeons is here, and it's time to run through everything you need to know about the game.
Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps
To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We've rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.