Nokia Camera improves 1020’s Xenon FreezeRay + Nokia Black imaging improvements (less noise)

| October 24, 2013 | 21 Replies

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Steve Litchfield has been delving into the Nokia Camera improvements for the Nokia Lumia 1020 specifically where the Xenon Flash in concerned.

Now it’s more intelligent. Instead of maintaining at a steady shutter speed for all situations, it now adapts so you can either let more ambient light in with some situations or less (and getting a xenon frozen shot).

Previously all shots from the 1020 were apparently at 1/30 of a second. Now they vary from 1/30/ to 1/75.  Steve notes they did not go as far as 1/125 (perhaps a brighter flash would have been needed?)

I did notice myself that colours looked a lot better and Steve agrees (and it appears it’s because of the xenon flash fix and whatever improved algorithms are in Nokia Camera).

Furthermore, Nokia Black update is said to make the camera even further as the software becomes more in tune with the 1020 hardware, leading to possibly less noise (less sharpening) and ‘more natural’ colours.

Fortunately Nokia Camera is available now so not a super long wait like Nokia Black.

(btw, since ProCam on Nokia Camera allows you to change shutter speed you modify that for really quick freezing)

Cheers Alvester for the tip!


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