Nokia Camera updated with RAW format support, but you need Nokia Black to use it

Nokia has updated its Nokia Camera app for both Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 owners to take full advantage of the upcoming RAW image format support. We previously looked at company plans to add capabilities for the Windows Phones to save photos in lossless DNG (Digital Negative) format, but this app update is a small hint that the wait is almost over.

The only issue is that while the functionality is present in this latest release (according to the official changelog), you'll not be able to utilise RAW formats until Nokia Black is installed. We were unable to spot any new setting added to Nokia Camera to unlock RAW format for saving, but we assume it'll be added alongside the standard JPEG options once the next Nokia update has been loaded. 

Latest version is version Nokia continues to innovate in the photography side of smartphones and RAW support is the next step to bridge the gap between the mobile phone and more expensive shooters. 

You can download Nokia Camera from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store (not available for hardware below the 92x series).

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.