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Nokia to Put the Lumia 1020’s Pro Camera App Into the 925, 928 and 920

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Last Thursday, the long-awaited and much-talked-about Lumia “EOS” 1020 finally made landfall. Equipped with a second gen 41-megapixel PureView sensor capturing photos from behind a 6-lens ZEISS system, the phone packs quite the photographic punch.

In order to take full advantage of this power, Nokia also announced a companion camera app dubbed Pro Camera that, we found out today, will also be making its way onto the Lumia 925, 928 and 920.

Although the 925, 928 and 920 will not be able to take advantage of the 1020’s lossless digital zoom capability (they don’t come equipped with 41MP sensors, after all), just about every other feature built into Pro Camera will be available.

Here’s a quick hands on with the 1020 and the Pro Camera app:

As you can see, the app is built to give you as much control over your photos as possible, all while allowing you to see what you’re about to shoot before you shoot it. Zoom, ISO, Aperture, Shutter and more can all be controlled manually, with the preview updating on the fly to show you how each of the settings affects your final photo.

The new app won’t be available just yet, however. Non-1020 Lumia users will first have to install the Amber firmware update set to go live sometime this month (probably after the 1020 ships on the 27th). That update — in addition to adding support for the Nokia Smart Camera application we told you about back in May — will prepare the phones for the Pro Camera app and all of the perks that come with it.

For more info on the 1020 or the Pro Camera app and all it can do, head over to the Conversations by Nokia blog by clicking here.

(via SlashGear)


 
  • Mike

    “PRO”?!

  • Renato Murakami

    Really excited to get my hands on this phone…
    Let me say something about the video though – I think the past 4 or 5 “official” videos coming from very big companies (not only Nokia) I’ve watched just today, all of them had serious trouble with audio leveling.
    Man, I dunno what’s the big deal with putting out a video which you don’t have to keep turning volume up and down so it doesn’t explode your eardrums everytime tracks changes

  • Paul

    Regardless of the naming, do you know any other camera app that offers more functionality ? Or is this the only negative thing you found to say ?

  • hhvdblom

    Off course they put the 1020 camera in the 928 and 925 because the 1020 is nothing else as a upgraded 920, its upgraded with the 41Mp camera, so it should be easy to bring a version for Verizon and TMobo.

  • Justin

    To the writer of the article, there is no app that can manually control the aperature of any camera in any phone as none that have been released so far have an aperature that can be adjusted.