Nokia Lenses: Nokia Smartshoot and Cinemagraph

| September 5, 2012 | 10 Replies

At the keynote, Kevin Shields talked about some interesting additions for the Nokia Lumia camera.

Smartshoot is a little bit like smartgroups. But instead of taking a photo to find the best expression, smartshoot allows you to remove things that move in the picture. Imagine a scene where people keep walking in front of the person you’re taking a photo of. This removes that problem by taking several pictures and analysing for movement, allowing you to remove aspects of the picture you don’t want to be there.


Something else I found interesting was Cinemagraph. A picture that moves. I thought they just made a GIF creator – which in some ways it is (often cinemagraphs published in gif format). A cinemagraph is a picture first, NOT simply a video turned into a GIF. The moving aspects of the cinemagraph provide a bit of extra emotion to the photo. E.G. moving clouds, shaking blades of grass, jumping kids, a subtle smile etc. The limit is your imagination.

Here’s one from wikipedia. It’s quite subtle but it’s quite pretty.

In Kevin Shield’s demo, he showed a subtle wave of a flag and the girl bending to give a kiss.

The UI is very nice. Just drag where you want something to move.



Category: Applications, Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Janne

    This got applause from the audience and rightly so, that is just fricking crazy stuff too. Combined with the new PureView, this thing is looking to become the best everyday-with-you camera ever.

    • viktor von d.

      imagine the next generation that succeeds the 808 next year. pure win

      • noki

        808 as no sucessor

        • Bassman

          What a pathetic comment, are you seriously trying to suggest that technological advancement is going to cease just to pay homage to Symbian?! Your bitterness is quite staggering.

  • viktor von d.

    those features were really nice. is this from the scalado aquisition?
    i’m thinking the only thing they need now is the apps number to grow,some up to date games and other devices to fill the price points.good job nokia. true innovation right here

    • Janne

      Yes it is.

      Nice thing is Nokia promised this stuff for existing Lumias as well.


    great camera, i love this phone and want to buy one now, but unfortunately it looks like it will be months before its available, and in what volume and which countries remains to be seen 🙁

  • kornofilo

    really cool stuf here

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  • Thanx to Scalado, u should see their 3D Images, insane as any other Scalado projects.