Nokia announces Pro Camera for the Lumia 1020

We shared some leaked screen shots of the new Nokia photography app, Pro Camera, earlier and it looked rather impressive when demoed at the Zoom Re-Invented event.

The camera app for the Lumia 1020 will give photographers more control over the 41MP than any other stock camera app. Features will be similar to what we see in third party apps such as ProShot or Camera360 but tuned specifically for the 41mp camera of the Lumia 1020.

You can set everything to automatic or take control of settings such as ISO, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Shutter Speed, and even manually focus the camera.  Each setting is controlled by a series of easy-access, on-screen dials making it really convenient to adjust your camera's settings.

One really cool feature coming to Pro Camera is the ability to preview how the setting changes will effect your photo. The live view will adjust accordingly as you fine tune your camera settings. It's a feature many stand alone digital cameras have and will go a long way in helping everyone take better pictures.

The zoom feature also takes an interesting twist with Pro Camera in that you can take a photo, zoom in or out while maintaining a high resolution, save, then reframe/crop the original image again.

From the demos and videos we've seen of Pro Camera in action it looks to compliment the Lumia 1020's camera extremely well. We can't wait to get our hands on it. How about you?

Video Source: Nokia

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.