Microsoft talks Lumia 950 and 950 XL camera prowess

When Microsoft took the wraps off of the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL, one of the big highlights was the camera tech packed into each smartphone. Now, in a new blog post, Microsoft's Director of Imaging Technology Development, Juha Alakarhu, has taken a deeper look at the image technology packed into the new flagships.

Alakarhu is quick to note the camera specs, including the 20MP sensor, F1.9 Zeiss optics, fifth-generation OIS, 4K video and more. However, the Alakarhu says that the real highlight is the image processing software, which Microsoft has developed and tweaked so that everything from a spur of the moment group shot to an extreme closeup will look good without laborious input from the user.

Essentially, Alakarhu says that the camera software on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL is great at choosing the right exposure, ISO, and other settings for you so every shot comes out great. Particularly noteworthy are the natural colors and fine details that pop out in a variety of different situations. Below, you can check out a couple of Alakarhu's test shots to see the detail for yourself.

Lumia 950 XL Closeup

Lumia 950 XL Test Shot

Between the camera's specs, software, low light prowess, and natural flash, it looks like you can expect some great shots out of the cameras on Microsoft's latest flagship phones. For more, be sure to check out Alkaharu's full post at the source link below. Also be sure to check out our closer look at the Lumia 950 XL camera with Alkaharu from last week's launch event below.

Source: Windows Blog

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