Who has the best Windows Phone camera app? Nokia, Microsoft or Proshot?

Choosing the best Windows Phone camera app may be as difficult as choosing the best weather app. We are fortunate to have plenty of quality choices in the Windows Phone Store that choosing the best app to satisfy our shutterbug needs can be tough.

Windows Phone Central reader bijak_riyandi has started a Forums discussion debating the merits of three camera app choices. He pits the Nokia Camera, Microsoft Camera and ProShot apps up against each other to see which of these photography apps stands out from the pack. He tested all three on his Nokia Lumia 1020 running Windows Phone 8.1 looking at the speed of the app and the quality of the photos.

As far as the speed tests were concerned, Microsoft was the fastest to startup, ProShot won the shot-to-shot test (autofocus), Nokia Camera won the shot-to-shot test (manual focus) and Microsoft won the start to snap test.

Bijak_riyandi recognizes the quality test is somewhat subjective and deferred to the readers on which took the better picture. His opinion is that the Nokia Camera produced the better colors with a slight yellow color cast present with the Microsoft Camera and ProShot.

Microsoft, Nokia and ProShot Viewfinders

His overall conclusions are as follows:

Microsoft Camera

  • Pros: Fast shooting time
  • Cons: No full-resolution shot, hard to use manual setting, slightly worse image quality

Nokia Camera

  • Pros: Reframe capability, shooting in RAW format, easy manual settings
  • Cons: Slow


  • Pros: More features (manual-focus assist, customized manual settings, HDR, etc.)
  • Cons: Cannot be launched with the camera shutter button, heats up the phone faster

The comments on this comparison seem to favor either ProShot or Nokia Camera. It would seem that the native Microsoft Camera is in need of work to compete with these (and other) feature rich camera apps.

I tend to agree with WPCentral Reader David Lohrentz in that deciding which is best is a hard question to answer with a simple answer. There are a lot of variables to consider in choosing your camera app and while all three are quality choices, I'm not sure one can cover it all.

Personally, I lean on the simplicity of Nokia Camera and its zoom later feature when I need a quick shot. When I want more control over the camera, I lean on ProShot and when my I want to tinker with filters I find myself drawn to Camera360.

So what say you? What is your favorite Windows Phone camera app? Of the three, Microsoft Camera, Nokia Camera or ProShot, which stands out and why? Feel free to hit the link below to join in on the Forums discussion or sound off below in the comments.

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.

  • Nokia Camera is the best!
  • +925!
  • Can we please stop doing the whole +920/925/928/1020/1520 thing now? It's old. And lame.
  • lol
  • +822
  • +822
  • What is it supposed to mean?
  • It means "I have/want/lovemy 1520 and I approve this message." +1520
  • +1520
  • It's the same principle as +1 (or upvoting a comment) but on the WPCentral site users instead type whatever their model of phone is. 
  • +nokia
  • Until there is a Like button to agree in this forum, long live the +PhoneModel. Unless you got a better idea?
  • +822
  • +WPCentral
  • +1020
  • Ok
  • You're old and lame! -1020 for you!!
  • Haha, LOL.
  • +1020 for your comment :)
  • +2520
  • +1020 for your -1020 so... 0 on the comment! :D
  • How about a -3310?!.. :P
  • No.
  • No, saying 'first' is old and lame, saying +(whatever your model of phone is) is just a way to upvote a comment in a comment system without upvoting capabilities. Because you find it annoying people should stop liking what other people say?
  • -920
  • Whats the problem dude?
  • +620
  • 820 users need some love too +820
  • +820
  • +820
  • +820
  • +1020!
  • -925
  • -920
  • -1020
  • +Ativ S
  • +Ativ S Neo
  • +microsoft
  • +92092592810201520
  • This must be a very new model or you've been drinking:-D
  • No it's five different phone models...920...925...928...1020...1520...it is however, unclear if myoujin currently owns all these phones or if this is his upgrade path from the 920 to the 1520...I myself went straight from the 920 to the 1520... As I only buy my new phones November to November, whatever is the best Windows phone at the time
  • His keys got stuck.
  • IT'S OVER 9000!!!!
  • +520
  • +928
  • That and "seems faster". Both are incredibly dumb. Most of the time i just ignore them.
  • I wish there was a filter for these kind of totally meaningless comments. They're just plain annoying.
  • Plus bracket five multiplied hundred bracket closed plus bracket two multiplied ten bracket closed plus five.
  • Dude!
  • Can you please stop doing the whole commenting thing now? You're old. and lame.
  • -920
  • +6600
  • +SP3
  • Seems older
  • -925. No. People like it and it's a nice and fun way to show off your device. Felt good when I upgraded from +620 to +925. So my advice is to stop caring about it too much.
  • +Intel Core i3 550
  • -Haswel i7 4500u
  • Icon
  • ++920++
  • +SurfacePhoneOne
  • I agree.
  • +SP2
  • -8X
  • Really?
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +925
  • +420-69
  • +520
  • Plus fifteen twenty!
  • Lol, I see what you did there ;).
  • Really??lol
  • plus : nine hundred and twenty
  • Plus thirteen twenty
  • +920 points for Gryffindor X'D
  • :D
  • No doubt about Nokia camera is best
  • Thanks. I almost forgot what this thread was about. +920/Nokia Camera Beta
  • I'm sorry . Off topic question . How to play mkv video from OneDrive ? I used Moliplayer but when it reached about 1 minute , it finished . How to fix this ?
  • Off topic
    It's still +1020
  • +ninehundredtwenty :D
  • +1325
  • +1100
  • +720
  • +3540 (I have a 1020 & a 2520)
  • +920
  • Proshot is better
  • -720
  • Nokia camera for me is the best, just needs to be faster when startup
  • 1020 camera is way too slow.
  • +420-69 .
  • +930
  • +1520 +1020
  • +3310
  • After the latest update, I stop using Nokia Camera as my default camera app due to reasons below;
    1)It force me to edit using Creative Studio. This is quite important since most of the indoor shot will have green tint and washed out colour so I always use Fantasia Painter to fix both white and colour balance
    2)launch time is pretty slow in comparison to Microsoft Camera on my 920. I keep getting loading screen on top of mandatory 2s blank screen when lauching the app.
  • L920 owner here and yes, those reasons are why I switched back to the default camera app. In addition, I also noticed that the low-light pictures in Nokia Camera tend to be more noisy compared to the default camera app. Dunno about the others but I always felt that Nokia Camera benefit both the L1020 and the L1520 more than the L92x series.
  • Nokia Camera(beta) for sure..
    Microsoft's photosynth and blink is also a must have!!
  • Blink?for burst shots?
  • Yup!!
  • Nokia camera definetly
  • Considering the fabulous Proshot is made by a (single?) indie developer, my vote goes to him for his huge work :)
  • Yeah I also would like to compliment the indie developer of Movie Maker 8.1 cause he also did a fabulous job of making a smooth and an awesome app..I even sent him a personal message on WPC mail but sadly he didn't reply!!
  • LOL Aman thank you :)
    I though I missed it, sorry.... Write me an mail when you want :)
  • You read that mail or missed it completely?? And where shall I send it to..WPC mail or a personal one?? And a lil' suggestion..The icon of the 'Clapboard' in the main page looks a little blurry or of low resolution!! It makes a sort of bad impression as many people judge an app just by its appearance..Like my friends who are new to this OS!! And its important for a indie dev to attract as many folks as possible before the same type of apps start appearing in the Marketplace!! Competition is everywhere sir!!
  • Awesome
  • I've the best windows phone camera app. :P Nokia camera it is. :D
  • Nokia camera THE BEST !!,
  • May be proshot for pros and Nokia camera for newbies.. I love both the apps..
  • Nokia Camera. they just need to bring back the 4s Shutter speed.
  • It does have 4s shutter speed
  • It had 4sec for long time but an update not too long ago reduced that time to only 1sec.
  • Which Lumia are you using cause I have a 1520 and I have 4s.
  • It depends on the brightness, if you set the iso and other settings at low, you'll get 4s exposure.
  • I tried to set everything to low and still only 1s. btw I have L520. And 4s worked great before... and they just removed it ._.
  • Even if i adjust the iso and exposure, i only get the maximum of 1s in my 720.
  • but i don't have it on my 720 :(
  • just checked it, y they hell did they remove this
  • +520*99999999999*infinitive
  • I have 4s on my 1020
  • Its only on 1020,,1520,,930 and ICON!!
  • I have 4s in my 810.
  • Its not available on lower models.. I have 520.. Min speed 1 sec..
  • Not even on my 820,,520,,525!!
  • Got 4s on my 810. Seems like I have things other, better phones dont. Its a shame t mobile no longer supports it.
  • Nokia Cameria no questions asked
  • nokia camera . no need to ask  
  • Nokia camera &amp by the way please bring back 4s exposure
  • Pro Cam
  • Nokia camera beta is better
  • I like Nokia Camera the best but the native Camera from Microsoft I like wery much too, so these two, have tested proshot a few Times,but its To complicated to me....
  • I actually love Microsoft Camera simply because of the speed
  • +1320
  • Nokia Camera :D
  • same, if you're using 520 -_-
  • Somebody has to vote for Microsoft! I donate my vote to you MS.
  • somehow I can take full res shots only on 4:3 aspect ratio on my 720.
  • You have only 16/9 aspect ratio because the 720 has a native 16/9 sensor. When taking a 16/9 picture you are already taking it at full res. The only way to have a 4:3 picture it to manually crop it later.
  • I get that. But when I take 16:9 photos on my 720 which has 6.* MP camera, the result is saved at 5mp. This has been after Amber or Black. During Portico it was pretty fine
  • I saw that =/
  • Nokia camera
  • I like them all
  • Proshot
  • For Nokia users: Nokia Camera For non Nokia users (Yes we do exist even though the WP Central community hate us with a passion): ProShot Not too worried about the quality of images from my phone as I use a proper camera, a DSLR!!!
  • MS need to allow users to be able set third party camera apps launchable from the camera button. Never the less Nokia Camera's amazing UI, it always draws people in... That moment is unfortunately ruined by the question "is that a Samsung?", T_T lol.
  • You have to remember most of those people asking that question are lagdroid users who can't tell the difference even when the name is plastered over the from of the device!!!
  • Haha true and not to mention the most newbies to smartphones also do this...which I found most surprising...
  • You can launch other camera apps from the camera button?
  • Microsoft Mobile are the only ones that have access to that function at the moment, not sure when that will change though.
  • Oh :-o
  • I like nokia in imaging.. Though i use default camera but it comes beat in images zone.... Like. Microsoft can take over nokia, but cant be like nokia. Nokia is forever.
  • Atari forever!
  • No way, my C64 pwns your 800XL.
  • proshot
  • Nokia Camera is great but Pro Shot is absolutely on par with it and I use it more just because of the developer and his user interaction. RiseUpGames is the best! And this is coming from a Lumia 920 user.
  • Built in camera is good enough. All others too fiddly and for cam bois.
  • I like how easy it is to get to the lenses in the Microsoft app but Nokia Camera takes wayyy better pictures, especially with manual controls.
  • I want to say Nokia Camera, but I'm seeing a ton of noise in my shots from my 1520. I'll reset the camera and try again. 1520, developer edition Nokia camera beta (that could be the problem as I dont remember it being this bad).
  • Ain't used Proshot but Nokia Camera for me. Just wish shutter speed was quicker. Maybe I just ain't adjusted it right.
  • Try ProShot, it's definitely worth the money.
  • Will give it a bash. Choices are show healthy growth in platform.
  • I really like all the options, depending on mood, although I just discovered ProShot with latest update. I find Nokia Camera to be an excellent default overall. Last night I used it for fireworks photos, and they turned out really well on a 920 (my 1020 died on Wednesday). If Nokia was faster on a 1020, I'd never use anything else. For speed, I definitely chose Microsoft, but I'm generally more interested in quality than performance. I'm interested as well to see how ProShot fits into my routine, although heating up drains battery, so that scares me a bit.
  • I use Nokia camera, but don't know why it takes so long to boot up, and takes 5 seconds to focus before it takes the photo. No excuses, as it isn't the 1020. Even the 2011 iPhone 4S can snap it faster. Other than being annoying like that, I love it. Wish it was easier to get to the FFC mode, and able to use it when the phone has a pass code.
  • Have you seen the pictures of a iPhone 4S? I own one and they are not that great, I tested out a 5S and still wasn't impressed (I thought my 920 was still better even though it is 2 years older). Though the iPhones take faster pictures. And also, when I had a passcode on, it let me use the shutter button to go to the camera app, and take pictures, Just not edit them or view other pictures.
  • I know I can use the camera app with the pass code on, but not able to use the FFC is stupid. Also, there should be an option for taking faster pictures. And smart cam isn't the same thing. And with slow taking photos, if the target is moving, I may not get it, or it will be very blurry.
  • Ok. I do agree with that. They really should work on highly optimizing the app for startup and overall, and offer a burst mode in Nokia Camera.
  • Yes, thanks. Burst mode, as in snapping pics quickly, not to be confused with smart cam (built into NC now).
  • I prefer the Microsoft Camera app ... Launches Instantly & Snaps pictures fast. However I wish the burst mode took higher Res shots. I tried the Nokia App on 1020 display units & it was really slow to start & take pictures ... You can launch Microsoft app & take pictures before the Nokia app even starts. Also, a special shout to BLINK, its must have.
  • The Proshot app is better than Blink! It takes full res burst mode photos... Many might not have tried the new update and or tested its features, but I just used it on my vacation and completely fell in love with this app... It offers cool features like full resolution burst, her, histogram and clipping... It makes taking good pics effortless
  • Cool, I'll check it out when I get a chance.
    Can you make GIFs with it like BLINK ?
  • full res burst photos? So if I use a Lumia 1020, what size MP photos will I see? And also, does ProShot support the bigger MP camera of the 1020 (ie the 41MPs) or does it cap at 8MP or something.
  • Since no one said it... George it seems you forgot to put "ProShot" bold tittle after Nokia Camera Cons.
  • Hey MaxyBley I was gonna say that too...just a few seconds late
  • I'm with you dude. I'm surprised no one said anything until you did. Come on George add the title.
  • Nokia Camera for me! BTW George , you forgot to add ProShot on top of its conclusions
  • Nokia camera and yes hope they can bring back 4s exposure for low end lumia.
  • I am very honored that WPCentral noticed my observation and made an article about it :) thanks WPC
  • The topic was so interesting. How could anyone miss it.;)
  • I'm honored to have my app included in your test :)
  • Nokia Camera!!!!!!
  • if only proshot has a dng support. I would probably use it more often :))
  • ProShot by a long mile.
  • ProShot of course. I dislike the Nokia camera controls. Also the default MS camera for simplicity.
  • I like the native camera app in Wp8.1
  • Just need to see who says Microsoft camera. As It's an obvious answer that Nokia camera is best.
  • Out of topic but please bring TOP ELEVEN MANAGER facebook game in wp ecosystem
  • Nokia is mine
  • I use microsofts camera app for my everyday photos and Nokia camera for the shots that need more power :D but I can start Nokia camera from the shutter button?
  • Yes you can. Go to settings, move the page to the left, select photos+camera, then select Nokia Camera in the box. Enjoy.
  • George forgot to add the bold "ProShot" title in the conclusion
  • Switched from a 920 to an Ativ SE Microsoft stock app is the Best in my opinion because it is the fastest and smoothest camera app.
  • Nokia
  • Nokia camera!!!
  • If only the default camera app had the "Shutter speed" option!
  • Ur mom does
  • +nueve dos nueve!
  • Nokia!
  • I've been using Proshot for just under 2 weeks now.. i had to admit, i loved it way better that Nokia Camera. I dont have the best camera phone as i am only using Lumia 1320 but, images from proshot are better. 
  • Ofcourse its nokia.. Nokia lenses are the best. I love 'em alot
  • The sum of Zero to nine hundred twenty five is nine hundred twenty five hhhhhhhhh
  • Proshot is good and fast but it heating up my phone .....
  • Nokia Camera... +Fotor! Perfect combo!
  • Wish I could set pro shot as my default camera
  • I definitely think Nokia Camera is better but I keep my default as Microsoft. Most of the time I need to take a picture and I need it instantly.
  • Um, missing a heading? Nokia Camera can be launched from the shutter button.
  • It says proshot not the nokia camera
  • Not in the WPCentral App...
  • Microsoft. Nokia has a lag on theirs, from my experience.
  • Nokia camera app. Also I have the Nokia camera app open with the camera button!
  • Nokia camera is the best no doubt...
  • Nokia camera definitely the best
  • My biggest gripe with the Nokia camera app is I can't slide to the left to see previous photos. I love that feature in the Micorosft app and Android and iOS (I think) have copied it. Why doesn't the Nokia camera do it?
  • Nokia Camera
  • Nokia camera..but only one problem cant swipe left to see previous one snaps...otherwise gr8 camera app..
  • NOKIA CAMERA is best of all but, its cons are irritating, well I guess they need to seriously work on with instense attension.
    I rec a video for 5mins, everything was perfect but, it took 5mins and above to save it and after saving it, it says, tgsi file is not supported though in .mp4 format + the flash remains on for almost 7mins and heat up the phone badly!
    Do something guys, since 3months we all somehow get disappointed by certain features not working... And its strange that our market share is too poor! Slow in race and response and lack in marketing... What is happening I don't know!
  • I went to a Lindsey Stirling concert about a month back and recorded about 15+ 5 minute videos back to back with the occassional couple minutes downtime. My Lumia 920 had none of the issues your phone has other than heating up (and it went from about 75% to about 20% with all that continuous usage). I am running the 8.1 Preview and up to date apps, but not sure why you have all these problems.
  • Nokia Camera is the best!
  • Nokia camera by far. Super powerful yet very clever-elegant-clean and easy to understand. It's the best camera interface on anymore mobile OS in my opinion
  • The only thing keeping me from using Pro Shot every time I the lack of button support on MS's side. Otherwise I use WP Camera. Nokia is nice but it lacks Pro Shot's features and controls. WP camera fires up faster, takes the photo faster, and I get to move on with life to edit it later.
  • +1520
  • +720
  • Nokia camera. I purchased pro shot and don't really like it. I thought the photo quality was better on Nokia cam. But if your just sending, privates for gf and bf built in camera is better
  • Nokia Cam all day
  • NokiaCamera Hands down (#WP8.1 #NokiaLumia520)
  • Correction: You can actually set it to the camera shutter button. Just go to setting, application, photo+ camera, then choose Nokia Camera.. That's it
  • Correction: it's actually for ProShot, but the "ProShot" title doesn't show up if you read the article in WPC app
  • ProShot, hands down. Nokia Camera is way too slow.
  • ProShot has a ton of great such as HRD, quick custom settings, manual zoom assist, sharpness, brightness and contrast settings, histogram, level and highlight clipping. It's more what you'd see on a traditional DSLR in that regard.
  • But no raw support :)
  • I only take specific shots in raw. Most get quick edits in Fhotoroom/Fantasia/Adobe and off to social media.
  • Nokia Camera keeps going backwards for me. Took away fine grained control flash and autofocus light, took away instant access to lenses, took away the instant access to the last shot, took away access to other editing apps in its own private camera roll... Haven't updated to the most recent version and won't. List of apps like that is growing larger, of course I won't be updating to WP8.1 either. Also, stay off my lawn.
  • Actually, you can launch the Nokia camera app with the shutter button. It is in the settings.
  • Mircosoft but have dull pics clarity. But faster than any one else.
  • My 8.1 1020 can launch the Nokia Pro with the dedicated camera button even I'd it's locked. Unfortunately, it takes 5 seconds to do so which is often a showstopper since kids, cats, people, et all move...
  • Defiantely Nokia. Pro Shot is ok but a little slow and doesn't really improve image quality anyway. Microsoft one is always too basic
  • It's weird this was posted as I was JUST thinking about this a couple hours ago! KUDOS! and Thank you for the article!
  • Nokia camera may be better, but it is too slow and I often get "resuming..." on my 920. Microsoft default camera may not have the best quality but it's much faster and in the end that is what's meters much when capturing a moment.
  • Funny, in my l820 the yellow cast apears on Nokia camera and native app, but not on pro shot.. Weird..
    For example on automatic mode, pro shot tends to be more consistent than Nokia camera, especially on night photos.. All this is on a Lumia 820, but on a 1020 maybe it's the other way around..
  • For sure it's not instagram lense
  • Nokia Camera is great but not being able to tap anywhere on the screen to take a picture is annoying. But I can live with it.
  • Nokia Camera is the only choice for 1020 to shoot 34mp
  • Not true. ProShot allows the same.
  • Nokia camera ! Always best !
  • Horses for courses
  • The article is missing the subtitle for Proshot.
  • APPLE :)
  • Nokia Camera. It's awesome!
  • Pro Shot es buena opción, sin embargo con Nokia Camera tenemos algunas opciones mas...
  • Nokia Camera best camera app ever
  • +720
  • Wouldn't compare weather to Cabrera apps... A weather app doesn't impact the weather, a camera app would impact the picture's quality if it manages the camera's capabilities and settings best...
  • He didn't compare them in function, but rather in wealth of choice.
  • ofc! Nokia Camera!
  • ProShot!
  • Nokia Camera
  • I prefer nokia camera
  • Nokia Icon is the best!
  • Proshot
  • Nokia camera is best
  • nokia camera
  • Nokia camera and Microsoft camera
  • bijak_riyandi, do you have a link to the forum post? Seeing as the article failed to link to it.
  • it's there at the very last
  • They are all terribly slow, and it was very evident yesterday during our family 4th of July BBQ. Opening the app, taking a picture, you name it..... I have all three plus Oneshot. My camera takes fantastic photos but I missed half the photos my iPhone 5 & GS 5 family members took and there picture were only marginally inferior. Meaning they are good enough for most to not matter. J actually put my phone in my pocket at one point and used my wife's iPhone 5S out of frustration.
  • nokia camera
  • personally I don't think Nokia/Microsoft camera are on the same category with ProShot. Well I'm not using ProShot but I thought ProShot used when we expect to get a professional-like photo, where the Nokia/Microsoft only on the level of quick snapshot photos. IMO. But still, NEED A BIG IMPROVEMENT for both Nokia and Microsoft
  • If Microsoft Camera had omni-directional stereo recording, and used the Focus Assist Light "Set by flash" option then it would be perfect! I use it over Nokia Camera for it's ease of use and speediness but I wish those two options could be built in as well. Stereo recording shouldn't be a luxury feature...
  • Here is what I do. I have the MS camera as default. It is fast and simple and easy to do things with and getting to lenses. I also use the Nokia camera app for the shots that I want to look better and wasn't more control over
  • That is what I like: more options to use any of the cameras!
  • +625
  • I always use the Microsoft one. Nokia not available on my Huawei. Like to start the camera with the camera button.
  • The lack of a quick access to the selection of aspect ratio (which ProShot has) is the largest weakness for Nokia Camera. And I also miss the ability of the default camera app to be able to swipe to see the pictures captured.
  • Nokia camera,pro shot then crappy Microsoft camera
  • It would be cool if the native apps would be more feature pack I don't understand why they aren't. Maybe its to make the apps or system faster or smaller footprint
  • Nokia I'd say
  • Now that MS is on a mission to get rid of the word Nokia, what will be the Nokia Camera app called in the near future? Six two five, lift off!
  • Love Nokia Camera!!!
  • I haven't used ProShot, but I like OneShot, takes really really good photos on my 920, better than Nokia camera or the native one, but it does take a long time to process the images and as a result my phone heats up a lot. It also takes a long time to load, so when I just want a quick snap, I use Microsoft camera
  • Me too! Nokia camera combines professionalism with simplicity. Perfect.
  • Totally agree, Nokia Camera is good, but to slow.
  • Sssssssttt.....Netherland vs Costa Rica stil 0-0
  • First half is played stil 0-0
    Good game :)
  • I think which model of phone should be considered and wrist is prioritized. The Nokia Camera its really good but can be slow. Microsoft Cam is fastest (faster in 8 because you can bypass focus which shutter key). Both Nokia Camera and ProCam can be launched from lenses as well. I think actually getting the photo should be there highest priority because a missed photo can't be taken. If you have time to compose your shot then Nokia Camera or ProCam are best. If you have time to compose the shot them you probably have time to fire it up again from the lenses on in the default camera app. That's what my rationale is.
  • Good points....a camapp should be fast loading and shooting. Just straight forward and no fuzz. In some moments there aren't second chances. Just shoot what you see.
  • *1020+930-820=FU all
  • After this last update Proshot hands down
  • Okay second half just started....
  • Nokia
  • Albeit good quality, the rapid fire of shots are just so slow, compared to something like using an HTC android camera or muchless an iPhone camera was just saddening... 
  • Nice to see a topic on this, but it isn't telling much in the quality between Nokia and ProShot. I understand that its hard, but pure image quality would still be nice.
  • 90 minutes still 0-0 between netherlands and costa Rica going for extended time.
  • What do you guys use for shooting a video? AFAIK Nokia Camera has some issues (stuttering, laging) while Microsoft Camera is OK. Also the frame rate from Nokia Camera files is not accurate (don't know about MS Camera), for example instead of 1920x1080@25fps I have file with 24,961 fps. I am looking for some app with constant and accurate fps and manual focus (while recording if available, it would be AWESOME). I came around app Video Camera Pro, but it crashed almost everytime I tried it.
  • i bought ProShot after reading this.
  • Still 0-0 extended game is over....going for the penalty's....bummer.
  • Costa 1
    Nl 1
    Costa 0
    Nl 1
    Costa 1
    Nl 1
    Costa 1
    Nl 1
    Costa 0 We winnnnnnnnnn Yea.
    Netherlands Costa 4-3
  • I use the Microsoft Camera, because of its speedness and start with the camera button. I also love to swipe to the gallery. In Nokia camera u must tap the pictures button and Pro Shot cant start with the camera button. So Microsoft Camera is the best for me.
  • Nokia camera because of the post processing. There is a difference!
  • No todo el mundo tiene un Nokia.... para HTC y Samsung, la mejor es ProShot sin dudas....
  • +1020 lol :D Nokia Camera App works for me and i own all 3.
  • Speed and Lens access:
    Microsoft. Shooting Features and Photo Quality:
    ProShot or Nokia. Filters & Editing: OneLens, Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Golden Ratio and 1:1 capture mode makes ProShot the shooting choice for me
  • Only Sharpness problem in microsoft camera app otherwise its better than other camera app.my favourite feature is tap to capture in Microsoft camera app.
  • wpcentral please use disqus
  • OneShot >>>
  • Nokia camera is the best for me
  • Out of convenience, I like and enjoy the built in Microsoft camera software. I own an HTX 8X so I don't have the opportunity to use the Nokia Camera, and I generally like the experience to be as simple as possible. Only real complain is white balance has been odd on my phone, which I suspect is a mismatch with 8.1 and non updated firmware, or at least I hope.
  • ProShot forever!
  • MS should merge Nokia Camera with Nokia Camera Beta and make a new app combining the goods of both the apps in one. But first and foremost they have to get rid of the yellow tint on images after the shot is taken. +920
  • I prefer for Nokia camera
  • For macro, Fhotolens does a great job. Early sample before several updates. http://i.imgur.com/aKF6boK.jpg
  • Nokia camera / beta has been unstable on my 1020 lately. Still my preferred choice. All the camera apps work fine with proper settings. Too many to list.
  • As for me, the best one is Nokia's, as it combines accessibility and perfect functionality. In addition, it was made by professionals, so that's why I feel like it is the best one.
  • Of course Proshot. You can adjust color balance and sharpness and get rid of yellowish and blurry photo problem with it. Camera 360is also nice but lack high resolution support.
  • I like pro shot, but you can't open the app via the camerabutton. That's why I use Nokia camera beta.
  • Definitely Nokia camera is the best.. ;)
  • Proshot offers nothing out of the box
  • No one offers sharpness setting for post processing but Proshot does.
  • Why no Samsung camera suite?
  • WP8.1 Camera app, because it's quicker and produce less low-light noise. Don't need raw or extra manual control. Using a 925. With a 1020 maybe i'd use the Nokia app instead.
  • I launch Nokia camera straight by pressing the shutter button..
  • Since I don't have an oversampling camera (Lumia 920), I prefer the stock camera app.   I do not like the slow startup and slow auto focus of Nokia cam and the inability to swipe right and see pictures which I have already taken.
  • I dunno if this has been said, but where it says nokia camera cannot be opened with the shutter button that is incorrect.
  • Good pros and cons comparison! Great work WPC