Nokia Smart Camera can be launched by camera button as default

| May 14, 2013 | 13 Replies

Along with the Lumia 925, Nokia unveiled their Smart Camera lenses app, which has a lot of cool new features. We’ve done several posts on it today, so I won’t bore you.


Over at Unleash The Phones, they have an image taken of the Nokia Lumia 925’s settings, which allows the user to launch the Smart Camera app by default, when he (or she) presses the physical camera key. This is exactly what I’ve been wanting, as it has been a pain having to go into camera, then into lenses etc. It is actually something that BB10 and the HTC One have had going in their favour.


Category: Applications, Lumia, Microsoft, Nokia, PureView, Windows Phone

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  • Ronny

    I don’t think so… Tom Warren said it will be “enabled” for the GDR2 (AKA Lumia Amber)…

  • Pawlee

    I was wondering whether this would be possible, given Nokias working with the OS I didn’t see no reason why not to… and this would make a whole lot of sense as the only gripe I have with all these lenses is they take too long to get to in some situations, where you can line the shot up that’s fine, but when time isn’t on your side it’s annoying.

    Really looking forward to this software update… just wish I was bothered about the hardware… patiently waiting for the EOS I suppose.

  • arts

    Rather disappointed with what was launched today. but at least some things do sound interesting.

  • Patata

    But will Nokia Camera allow to launch other “lenses” just like the default cam app does? If not it wouldn’t be the ideal solution

  • Ruben

    expected more…so much more.. and it seems that this is still not my future device.

  • Viipottaja

    This is GREAT news! I always found lenses nice to have but a bit cumbersome. Ability to launch directly to Smart Cam is very welcome news.

  • johan

    I’m fearing for Nokia after today’s launch. 2011 specs for the price af today’s Android flagships, with half the RAM and processing power of the competitors. The 1/3″ camera sensor is the same size as every other smartphone. How exactly will they justify this to attract better customers? Through slightly better IOS than HTC one? 🙁

    • Viipottaja
      • Patata

        But the German Retail price for the Lumia 925 incl taxes won’t be that far away (599€)

        • Patata

          Ans the Galaxy S4 is currently available for about 588€ from various online stores here in Germany 😉

        • Viipottaja

          Did they announce the 925 German retail price already?

          • Patata

            Yes, since most german newspages already seem to know the german retail price. Just like they knew that the 720 will cost 379€ while Nokia was talking about 249$ without taxes 😉

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