Lumia Camera Will Be The Default App Across All Windows 10 Devices
Microsoft has been busy sharing tons of details about its upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The company also shared information regarding their universal apps, that will run across all Windows 10 devices – tablets, smartphones, desktops etc.
However, there was a piece of information which Microsoft never mentioned during their Windows 10 presentation. The information was related to the Lumia Camera app and was revealed later on.
We knew that the improved Lumia Camera is part of the Denim update but what we didn’t know, is that this app will now be the default camera app for all Windows 10 devices. This means that the app is no longer exclusive to Lumia devices; if you purchase a Windows 10 device made by HTC or Samsung, the app will come with it.
Software along with image editing will be the same but it remains to be seen if image quality will be identical across all platforms or not.
Using this app, users can take a picture with or without the flash. When you’re editing this image, brightness can be adjusted to be somewhere in the middle, if you feel neither versions are according to your liking.
Depending on the device, you can shoot videos in 4K at 24 frames per second. During the shoot, you can get still frames and use them as pictures.
Compared to the previous versions, the app comes with some major improvements. The app will load quicker and shot-to-shot time has been improved. Rich Capture will let users snap a number of quick images of the subject and works with HDR, in addition to flash and normal exposure.
It is said that Lumia 1020 won’t be getting this upgrade, which is apparently due to hardware limitations. However, the news isn’t yet confirmed and I wish it never is. That’s because Lumia 1020 features a 41MP camera and if it gets the above mentioned improvements with Lumia Camera app, for me it’ll become the ultimate camera phone.
Additionally, Microsoft’s spokesperson stated that “auto enhance” feature will probably come to OneDrive as well, in addition to Win 10 photo apps.
If that happens, images uploaded to OneDrive using Android or iOS devices will be made better by the auto enhance feature, automatically. Of course, you will be able to turn off this feature if you wish.