Nokia's Camera Extras & Play To available for Lumia Windows Phones
Looks like Nokia was sitting on the release of Camera Extras & Play Now for its Lumia phones as you can now go ahead and download both apps from the Nokia Collection.
Camera Extras is what it sounds like, yet another camera app from the Finnish company that adds a lot of unique features to hopefully improve some of those pics. Features include:
- Smart Group Shot - automatically selects faces, lets you create the perfect picture
- Panorama - takes numerous photos and stitches them together
- Action Shot - rapidly takes photos
- Self timer - 10 second countdown
The app downloads as a separate program but it does integrate into the camera module meaning you can just quickly load the whole thing by hitting your dedicated camera button. Overall, the features are pretty good and we think many of you will enjoy the new additions. Nokia may be late to the game but they often get it right in the end.
Next up is Play To, Nokia's DLNA app which has finally made it to their Collection. Allowing you to "stream" your Music, Photos and Videos to any DLNA capable device e.g. your TV, the app is a great way to show off your photos to friends and family.
The system auto searches for any DLNA devices over WiFi such as BluRay Players, PCs and more. We don't have one in house so can't test it, we'll leave that to you for now.
Note: For both apps it says you may need the latest update for your phone in order to work--that would be Windows Phone "Tango" (8773) for some of you or Nokia's latest firmware for others. Things like DLNA require some "ground work" done by Nokia in their firmware to be installed so if you can't install these apps or you don't get all of their features, you may have to wait till you get a phone update first.
If not available in your Market (It appears to be US, China and Inida right now) stay tuned as Nokia is rolling these throughout July.
Pick up Camera Extras here and Play To here in the Nokia Collection. Thanks, CaliforniaDrew, for the heads up
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tango on lumia 800 is nothing to write home about
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/dflt/2012/0... Please push this onto ur device through wp7 cab sender
Camera Extras not yet.
Thanks for the info, probably will happen soonish.
Download Zune to your computer, connect your phone, and check for updates. There's plenty of helpful information on Zune should you need it. "
Doesn't seem to work on the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile.
It's not a huge deal, I just dislike hearing that annoying sound when I'm taking a picture on a camera that doesn't actually have a physical moving shutter.
Nokia Lumia phones lack BSI sensor that's inside of the most of the high end Nokia's Symbian, HTC, iPhone devices.
With Photosynth I usually assemble a panorama from 2-5 portrait-mode shots side by side. Nokia's Panorama mode right now seems useful mainly for assembling a long stripey picture... I hope they allow it to work in Portrait mode, or with exposures one above the other instead of strictly side by side, at some point in the future.
TL,DR: If you really want to shoot panoramas, check out the Photosynth app.
Scan the QR code with your Bing vision get it downloaded right away.
I have a Panasonic P46ST30 (2011) plasma with DLNA. As a matter of fact, my bluray player is also DLNA but Playto doesn't recognize the player. My Onkyo NR609 works fine with music.
I hope there's an answer to the video with no sound. Makes no sense if you can't hear.
Camera app not yet available in UK
1.0 was already publicly available for a while now, however it was considered beta and thus not visible in the Nokia collection.