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Nokia Camera

Nokia Camera now available, combines Pro Cam and Smart Cam into one photo app

Well the rumors of Nokia combining its Pro Cam and Smart Cam photography apps into one package have proven to be true. Just a little while ago Nokia released its Nokia Camera App for Lumia Windows Phones.

You get the camera controls and zoom later features that Pro Cam offers along with the smart mode we've grown fond of that Smart Cam offers.

Nokia Camera App

For those not familiar with smart mode, it shoots a sequence of photographs that can be combined in different ways such as finding the best shot of the group, removing unwanted objects, and changing faces in group shots to make sure everyone is looking at the camera.

If you are already running Nokia's Pro Cam, the changes come in the form of an update (version which will switch everything over to Nokia Camera. The new photography app is available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices and works with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update.

Nokia Camera is a free app that you can find here in the Nokia Collection of the Windows Phone Store.

*Only available for Lumia 92x devices or higher! Will be coming to all Lumias with 'Black' update

Thanks, everyone, for the tips!

QR: Nokia Camera



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Rickosw says:

Just in time for holidays@
wohoo, nOKIA! the King is back!

Chef316 says:

Ramen sounds good right now...with some pork belly...

jason8957 says:

I don't see how people suffer through not having a Nokia Lumia phone.

Ignorance is bliss

ygtgngr says:

Can not download on my 820?

toph36 says:

Getting the same message "This app is not available for your phone." for my 822.  Maybe it is not available yet?  Although I thought the Pro Cam was only going to be available for the 92x+ phones? 

Eas195 says:

It truly needs Lumia Black firmware update to make this app downloadable.

toph36 says:

That's what I figured, but the article reads " with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update."  So this must be inaccurate?  I have Amber installed (as well as Update 3).  A little dissappointed that we have to wait until January or February to get Black.

freshfelicio says:

I think it is only for 92x+ phones. I have 925 and no problems.

jiggaman135 says:

Same here ,920 & no problems ,works great!

SwimSwim says:

Working fine on my Lumia 1020.

Slater_GS says:

Or 822? I was excited when I read "available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices"

WinFan1 says:

I think its only for 92x series and up. Correct me if im wrong.

Eas195 says:

check on my comment above, it needs its firmware updated to Lumia Black first.

Ed Boland says:

Or the "Update 3" (GDR3 preview) as I just downloaded this app no problem on my 1020 w/Amber and GDR3 preview...

Slater_GS says:

Others that have not been able to download also have GDR3, so that can't be right. I am guessing it is only pureview devices for now with others getting access in a later update. Another bummer as I have been wanting procam on my 822.

Eas195 says:

I have Update 3 installed on my phone, but that wasn't the source of the problem here. If it needs 1GB RAM or more, it should see the different messages.

Slater_GS says:

Except Lumia Black is not out yet and the article above does not reference it once. Only mentions that phones with no Amber update will have limited functionality. This implies that all phones with Amber update will have access.

Edit: You could be right, but I'd like to see a source, because that is not what the article implies.

neilmann says:

If you read the description on the WP store, it does mention the Lumia Black update. I would hope that after the Black updated us 820 users can install it.

Fndlumia says:

Wrong, works fine on my 920 gdr2 and 1020 gdr3 preview

mukulvdhiman says:

Same problem on my 820

Cormango says:

You must have a 92X or higher.

musarator says:

I think they said pureview branded phones...

I've had the same problem, have we found a fix for this yet? L920

mm77 says:

Not available for Lumia 520 (India)

DarthVeda says:

I don't think the pro camera app is available for any phone other than 9xx or 8xx. The 520 has the basic camera (in terms of nokia performance), guess won't be seeing this app for your phone anytime soon. BTW, I have 920 with GDR3 preview and it works fine. it's got nothing to do with region as well.

ahmadsamhann says:

but in windowsphone store, there is a review from 520? I guess it requires GDR3?

prakash386 says:

Cannot install it on 520 with GDR3 preview. Who ever wrote the review must have installed it using proxy trick.

kvrbrijith says:

At present, it is available for 92x device and above (with amber update for proper functionality). By the coming black update, it will be available for low end phones...

DieNadel says:

Correct....Updated on NL925 GDR3

ygtgngr says:

I think it is region locked or something because there are some reviews in the store from 820s and 520s

xlandhenry says:

No region lock. People using lower end lumias were installing it through a proxy trick.

david90531 says:

sweet!! Love it.

rahul4aug says:

today's day is EPIC for wp.. can't get over..

safesax2002 says:

Can't download on my 822

Ratman826 says:

Can't figure why they can't just put them in one app in the first place

NinjaX says:

Stop it im about to have a heart attack!

Sorry, it only work on PureView Device.

marktomjor says:

" The new photography app is available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices and works with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update. " so its not only for pureview devices

Slater_GS says:

Except it doesn't work on my 822 or 521, but it does on my wifes 928.

PB_H says:

It and all Nokia lenses will work on any WP8, you just have to use a Wi-Fi proxy to download it, I have it on my Lumia 810 with Amber/GDR3 but it's not PureView it's an 8MP Carl Zeiss

dhruv07 says:

Even i ain't able to download

dwane18 says:

Cannot download on my Lumia 620 they clearly said"coming to all Lumia devices" WTF IS GOING ON

lantern20 says:

Can WPCentral throw a video together showing the update?

220SeaChaser says:

Would be nice if HTC had one for theirs. I should have gone with Nokia.

coip says:

When the Nokia deal goes through, I bet Microsoft releases all of these exclusive Nokia apps to all Windows Phone devices.

phatinum says:

Unable to install on Lumia 620 with GDR3 + Amber :(

dwane18 says:

Same here running GDR3 and AMBER and I cannot install it

kinaton says:

Gdr3 when did that come out.

mccasive says:

Where have you been? GDR 3 has been out for over a week and I'm running it on all my 3 devices (521, 925 and 1020). It came in a form of developers preview but anybody can sign up for Windows Phone App Studio for free and this will give you access to download and update to GDR3

DJCBS says:

Your phone didn't support Pro Cam that's why you don't get it. This is an update, a new version of the Pro Cam, not an individual App.

dwane18 says:

Go read the reviews there are people using it on there 520 and 620

Eas195 says:

it needs Lumia Black, NOT Amber. I did see it at the app's description at the bottom.

dwane18 says:

So how are people installing it if LUMIA BLACK has not been released yet????????? Answer that one genius.

andynew89 says:

I've been waiting for this! Seems working fine on 925

Nick_1020 says:

Excellent update. Thank you Nokia :)

rAj06 says:

Finally! Great move.:)

Devin19 says:

Wow nice, it's much better than all separate apps

incendy says:

Are RAW and Refocus coming with the next firmware or with this app? Those are my two dream features!

It's already installing on my 920 then turns to attention required. WTF!!

DJCBS says:

Nokia Camera IS AN UPDATE to the Nokia Pro Cam that turns that one into Nokia Camera.
If your device didn't support the Pro Cam, you'll not get this either.

Nokia Smart Cam is still an independent App for everyone, though it becomes redundant for people with the former Pro-Cam App.

Is it me or has the Yellow Tint issue gone too with this new interface?

uopjo6 says:

Still there.

Difference is it doesn't show you the processing now. When you tap in to view it it is already processed so you don't see the changes.

I compared a photo right after I snapped vs after I tapped in to view and it's definitely more yellow. 

But...the yellow tint feels more natural than the whiter image TBH.

I see a yellow tint on my keyboard right now from the lighting. Whereas when I snapped the white showing is not very natural.

FearL0rd says:

Downloaded in my 920

Xaphoon148 says:

Downloaded on my 1020, just love it :D

rAj06 says:

Nokia should fix the panorama app now and integrate that into the nokia cam. That'll make it a good package.

nlm says:

Good idea. The more combined features into one app the better.

Yep! Wonder why they haven't...

jawss says:

Think I read somewhere they had different teams building apps and I guess their strategy is integrate only the more popular ones? I think its a good way to get stuff out fast and not end up having a mega app with a bunch of features that no one uses

deadwrong03 says:

they need to have a on screen button or some kind of quicker way to use the front facing camera instead of having to hit the 3 dots at the bottom

Al_2 says:

They've added a timer function too, which is useful!

WP-Swag says:

Can't download, need Lumia Black?! How can people give reviews then? How could the download it?

DJCBS says:

You need a 92x or above device.

scooby boom7 says:

This is article is to b edited.. it only supports 92x nd higher devices.. i thought 720 will b also getting this :( 

dhack21 says:

Wonder if I can install the update on my 520 using the proxy trick. Will try later.

sejgiul says:

Already tried on my 620. No luck as yet...

You can. I just installed it on my 720.

sejgiul says:

I had to uninstall Nokia Pro Cam first. Now it seems to work...

spiritak says:

Got it on my 820 gdr3 using proxy

How do you do that?

dhack21 says:

Good to hear thanks for heads up.

dhack21 says:

Cannot update on my 520 using proxy. Uninstalled previous version and now cannot reinstall. :(

dhack21 says:

disregard used a different proxy and worked fine.
Instructions here.

MrA2Z says:

Updated on my Lumia 920

pmich says:

Can't pull out the camera settings anymore (right to left) ...they've all moved to the top again.  I kind of liked the old style better.

nlm says:

Pulling the camera icon also brings the settings out for me. Maybe you need to be in pro mode. If you exit the app I'm pro mode it will open back,in pro mode. But if you exit when in smart mode it wont open back in that mode.

Xsled says:

Works for me as well, unless I am misunderstanding what you are saying.

how about low end device such as lumia 520?

DJCBS says:

Low end device, low end functionalities. You can't expect to pay 150€ and get the same stuff people who paid 600€.

rianext says:

Hey one here wants your explanation on how money divides...

NinjaX says:

DJCBS got a point. Don't get mad, just next time get a high end devide and get the high end functionalities.

Kristijan87 says:

Indeed, but not everyone can afford a high end device. And we already know Pro Cam can work on lower-end devices. I have 620 and it worked on my device almost perfectly (only issue: crashing when switching to front camera), but proxies are down now and I cannot get a hold on the new app. High-end device buyers are already blessed with more powerful hardware and everything, one tiny app (that CAN work on low end devices, after all) is hardly a way to push people towards more expensive Lumias. Btw, my Lumia 620 took the same photos with Pro Cam as it did with the regular camera app by OS but it was nice to have all those options available to quickly adjust. 
I'm still hoping Nokia will give Camera to all WP8 Lumia devices. It's not as if they'll be giving us extra pixels with it :D

Darren Walsh says:

Oh no, Nokia didn't! Lol

andhi23 says:

Can't download for 520,,,,

Darth litku says:

Too bad im using lumia 720.. :(

miabhi647 says:

works like dream on 928

pogi920 says:

I noticed that the greenish/yellowish output is minimal now..

Yev91 says:

Loads very quickly compare to the previous version, I am impressed....

microhaxo#WP says:

Nokia is killing it! Love it.

clappenings says:

Works on my 920, att

danny ng says:

Why even these Nokia apps are not available for WP7 phones??!!! C'mon we are clearly very,very , very frustrated. Please work on these apps for wp7. Thank you.

rianext says:

I use an 800 even nw...but time to get over it buddy, it ain't ever happening...:P If you want the good stuff buy a new one...i'll buy one myself once I complete a decent amount of time with this...until then...patience...

ahmadsamhann says:

move on, mate. maybe WP7 hardware is too low that they can't support old device.

Josh Harman says:

Its not even available for all Nokia WP8 models.

odoggyfresh says:

hopefully they make it available for 822, I'd love to try it

guyjkh says:

Just found a bug!! First, when using the pro cam before, when focusing and flash is off, it would be off!! Now, when focusing, it will turn on even if it's set to off in settings!! I hated the normal cam for that fact and i always used pro cam!! Now that problem is back :/ ... Hope it will be fixed soon!

nlm says:

I cant duplicate your bug. Flash stays off whether auto-focussing or manual focussing. Are you sure you aren't confusing the flash with the focus assist light? You can turn off focus assist is settings.

guyjkh says:

Ooops, my mistake!! Problem solved... That's because i'm using an italian version of the phone and i didn't see that setting!! Thanks man!

And yeah, guys, it's a Pro Camera evolution so... yeah. You'll need PureView. 920+ only.  Using it on mine without Nokia Black.

xaeryan says:

Really? Can't wait to test photos, the yellow tint indoors was my one big complaint...

Why Not says:

Lucifer, do I have to do the proxy thing again to get this app?

is this app available for lumia 820 ? becoz smart cam was earlier supporting for 820 ..

majortom1981 says:

OMG the new app speeds up start up time on the 1020 dramatically. Also pic to pic time has been drastically Decreased. I have tyhis on the gdr3 update and It might be fast enough to set it back to my default camera app on my 1020

Martsicky says:

It's working on Lumia 820. Important note: It's available for 920+ devices ONLY if we are about OFFICIAL availability. Also the description says it's limited on Amber Devices and will become fully-functional with Lumia Black update. Read carefully guys. There's no word about non-amber devices, also GDR3 Preview makes no difference. Every user with Lumia 920+ can download, just make sure you've got GDR2/Amber aboard.

Fndlumia says:

This^ black will reduce noise in pics. True most here don't read articles properly

Josh Harman says:

So... How'd you get it on the 820?

Martsicky says:

With well-known proxy trick. Exactly the same way that people used to download Pro Cam to their phones :) Unfortunately it's unavailable since 2-3hours and nobody knows if proxy server will be back anytime soon.

Fndlumia says:

Kept tile with procam on it and it is updated to Nokia camera also stand alone smart cam app still working, updated the procam but left the name on tile and installed the Nokia camera titled app. Hmm to delete or not

Deaconclgi says:

Unpin your Pro Cam tile and pin the Nokia Camera tile. You don't have to delete the app. This happened to me as well. The Pro Cam tile will open Nokia Camera as Pro Cam does not exist after upgrading to Nokia Camera.
Nokia will probably fix this small bug with a future update.

Fndlumia says:

Not a bug, it disappeared once I turned phone off and back on. I actually preferred the tile saying pro cam not camera but it is now gone. The smart cam app remains a separate app even though the camera app has it built in.

Not on my 820 either :| this sucks

mandrakeexp says:

Working great on my Lumia 920 GDR3

Hackemate says:

Updated on Lumia 920 GDR3 Preview.

lkishor says:

Real bad not available for my nokia l520

freshfelicio says:

Love it and cant wait till they add Nokia Refocus too!

ajftl says:

Works better and faster

NutmegState says:

Dispite the fact that I had Amber and all the system updates, I was never ever able to download Pro Cam for whatever reason although i posted in just about every forum I could find to try and find a solution.
Finally!!!!!!!! with this app, I have Pro Cam and Smart Cam camera apps installed and I am loving them.  So excited I am going to be taking a walk near a greenway path here at work to snap some fall pictures.  Very happy!
This app should somehow be used in Lumia advertisements.  It really is very good!

Nekusta says:

Can't we like install this like we did with Nokia Pro Cam ? Changing the proxy and all ? And I've noticed that Pro Cam disappeared form the store is that true for everyone ? I have Lumia 720

deepu424 says:

For the flash- the focus light option is missing...:(

Xsled says:

There are additional focus light settings in the NokiaCam settings. Still prefer the old way. At least we can turn it off though.

Xsled says:

Does the SmartCam that is part of procam utilize the 35mp sensor pr is it still 5mp?

Not available for my 520???

Meagey says:

Sweet now just throw cinemagraph and panorama in there and I'll only have one camera app.. Its awesome though

n4blue says:

Nice. Now can we have the option to let this app bypass the lock screen please Microsoft?

nlm says:

Settings>applications>photos+camera, uncheck "prevent accidental...."

I can open the app via the camera button when,in screen lock.

Only works if you don't have a pin coded locksreen

bonjoo says:

I installed on My lumia 820 with a Hack methood. Working fine:))

raycpl says:

Damn!!! Its excellent on my 920...!!!

nlm says:

Would be nice to have a gif option under video then it can replace BLINK and MS' annoying way to share that animation through

Downloading on my 820 :)

is it available for lumia 720 india.

It isn't available for even 820. Use the fiddler method. Working without any glitches. All the features up and running.

Is it available for lumia 720 India.

ankit3390 says:

It's not available on 720 in India. Will try the proxy hack to see if it works

OMFG! Front facing cam finally working with all the excellent goodies from nokia camera. On 820!!!!!! Use the fiddler method:

bonjoo says:

Haha, yes was the Best moment When i tried the front facing camera :) wish i could delete the Stock camera app!

xaeryan says:

1020 user. Update is awesome, love the addition of the Auto/Night/Sports/Pro switching.

Xsled says:

Me too! Not having those quick settings was very annoying.

Kenjoe says:

Just updated on mine L920 with no problems

Chef316 says:

"totally awesome!"

Zeroplanetz says:

Now if I could find a case with a normal tripod mount for my Lumia phone. All this push for great cameras, anyone know of one? I've got a 920.

andremr says:

Is there any way to install this after GDR3??
Proxy method is not working for me.

Try fiddler. Installed it on my 820 with gdr3

Howie535 says:

Cant download on Nokia Lumia 620

fluxx says:

I've installed it on my Lumia 925, very nice!
From time ot time I get an out of memory error - I hope they will fix that in an upcoming release.

tarczyn says:

why did you get rid of extensive flash settings??!! (on/off/auto/no focus/focus only) ??!!

iainmann says:

This Proxy method worked for me to get Nokia Camera on a 720 and 820:

coip says:

So, I should uninstall Smart Cam after updating this? It becomes redundant, yes?

iainmann says:

Yes, you can uninstall Smart Cam. Nokia Camera seems to work well on 720 

sajwaz says:

Updated Nokia Pro Cam to Nokia Camera app succesfully on my Lumia 720!! it works perfectly fine.
Insall \ Update using Proxy trick

Cree Ray says:

Just hacked it into my 820....and it's awesome....hottest new feature bracketing...

Pepe D Vegas says:

Why is the app tile color purple?

Arsenic17 says:

Can anyone with a 1020 try reframing the 41mp image? For me, it crashes everytime I attempt to save my newly cropepd photo.
i.e. Take a photo. Then open the 38 mp version in Nokia Camera. Then hit the crop button. Then do something and attempt to resave it. It attempts to save then crashes everytime. Essentially this update has killed the 1020 IMO so far. Neeeds another patch immediately.

Just tried it on both 38MP and 34MP high res reframing and had no trouble saving...

jadan127 says:

Yup I'm getting the same issue. Total fail.

JuanJax says:

Got it working!!! Yay....
Remove the app completely (uninstall).
Follow tutorial.
Snap a shot, and test....

It work!!(!

Same issue, cannot reframe the picture & crop. simply, does not save the new composition.

jadan127 says:

I'm confused. So you did get it to work by reinstalling or you are still having the problem after reinstalling?

jadan127 says:

I can confirm that it does NOT fix the issue after reinstalling...

Arsenic17 says:

Mine was not working. Then I restart phone. Then it was still not working. Then I reinstalled the app altogether. It still didnt work. Let it go for several hours. Tried just now and it is working fine. Not sure what fixed it? Might just be very unstable now....

jadan127 says:

Thanks for the info. Ill wait it out for a while and let you guys know.

JuanJax says:

still not working. Some pictures works, some dont. the mayority.

Xsled says:

Interesting... On my first try it crashed, now I cannot get it to crash again. 1020 with gdr2 and 3

JuanJax says:

its buggy on 1020...
hit and miss with reframe and cropping..

rcballa12 says:

Yes, I agree. Same issue here (Lumia 1020, USA)

Proxy is down i think..

iainmann says:

It can take a long time for the first download attempt to abort and the second attempt can also take ages before it kicks in.

AlexC00L says:

Work Great!!!

CronGM says:

I have a 920 without Amber, and it's not working. It explicitly says it needs the Amber update. :(

Daniel Brott says:

Working fine on my 928 which only has Amber with gdr2 so Black is not required.

pookyjoralyn says:

not for my Lumia 520 :(

Jack Neill says:

proxy dude. works fine on my 520.

Surya Teja says:

I m not able to update it in my 720 can u plz give me the proxy??

pookyjoralyn says:

port: 8888

pookyjoralyn says:

just set the proxy and I don't even need to change time zone

Jack Neill says:

Uninstall pro app and then proxy

shadow118 says:

No need to uninstall, it comes as an update

Jack Neill says:

Some were having trouble with the proxy and the update, as soon as I uninstalled I was able to grab it..