Nokia 8 Camera Update

Wasn't the Nokia 8 set to receive a camera update after Android Pie?

Nokia 8 Camera Update

Dawood Kamran Dawood Kamran
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Wasn't the Nokia 8 set to receive a camera update after Android Pie? This phone has amazing camera hardware that can easily outperform other devices at the same price point but it has been undermined by not-so-good software (try using the Google Camera app for a few days and you'll get my point)
This thing is a flagship, and HMD should treat it like one, even the Nokia 5 got a camera update after Android Pie, which is even more staggering. 
Hope to soon receive a proper update.
A loyal Nokia fan.

Comments

  • wilson shrestha wilson shrestha
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    We really don't know what kind of work goes in building good camera software for a particular camera hardware. But, we sure know that Nokia is taking too much time to provide a good camera update to their previous flagship devices like Nokia 8 and the Sirocco. As of now, Nokia is really only focusing on newer phone models and its camera software. There is no other way but to rely on Google Camera for now.
  • BLOOT BLOOT
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    دوربین جلویی از وقتی آپدیت شده اندروید ۹خیلی افتضاح شده تار عکس برداری میکنه
  • potemkin potemkin
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    gavias said:
    Wake up and pressure the developer team or get another team.
    I guess they have current camera developer team because they were unwilling to pay higher salaries that real experts demand.
  • Jonne Rautio Jonne Rautio
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    I just had an intersting camera comparison yesterday evening. We were watching my friends band performing inside, low light conditions. My friend had a Google Pixel 2 and I took pictures with that device and my own Nokia 8. Result;  Nokia 8 pictures were awful comparing Google pixel 2 pictures. This camera software just couldn't capture sharp pictures. My previous phone was Lumia 950 and you can imagine how disappointed I am with this phones camera software! This is a great phone and I hope that someone will react all these camera issues!!!
  • jdan jdan
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    To make the best of the camera in low light conditions - see my tips.
    https://mijnnokia.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/taking-pictures-with-your-smartphone/
    Or download and use Gcam.

  • Hugh Matthews Hugh Matthews
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    @Jonne Rautio But did you try filming the band? The Nokia 8 records amazing sound!
  • Jonne Rautio Jonne Rautio
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    Hi
    Thank's for you tips! I' m sure that adjusting the settings will give better results. Problem is that I' m too lazy😁 to use them and used to just bush the button and let the machine do the magic(again, Lumia 950...)I foud one Gcam app, but It jammed my camera. Well anyway, camera works well in the dayligh, IF sun is shining😂...
  • jdan jdan
    ✭✭✭  /  edited February 17
    Impressed by the crowd in my own town yesterday afternoon.
    5 photos taken with quite difficult light circumstances - a low sun and lots of shadow.
    Taken with my standard settings: 
    Twin - HDR On - Focus (tap on screen) 
    Zoom and examine how sharp the photos really are. 
    (Nice to edit and zoom in to make better compositions afterwards.)
  • Akhilesh N Akhilesh N
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    Any update if there will be new camera update ?
  • potemkin potemkin
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    Any update if there will be new camera update ?
    Nope. They are still burning the midnight oil.
  • marsic marsic
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    You mispelled "snake oil'...
  • petrus petrus
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    The midnight oil has already burned. We have a new version by number. HMD does not mind or does not know that the application still has a lot of bugs.
  • potemkin potemkin
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    @marsic I'm pretty sure it's a shortage of developers which is caused by both incompetence and  don't-give-a-frack-ery of C-level management.
  • Ammar ahmadh Ammar ahmadh
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    <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6031042/uploads/editor/5p/8ema93jxri74.png" alt="">if for switched to camera my phone automatically switched off
  • Akhilesh N Akhilesh N
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    Hi.. any update on camera app? I thought we would get one for Nokia 8 flagship with exiting features after pie update
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  • user1508928527225 user1508928527225
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    Hi.. any update on camera app? I thought we would get one for Nokia 8 flagship with exiting features after pie update

    Considering 8 was released about two years ago, that there will be no Android Q update and HMD is moving into quarterly security updates for it and despite promises the camera application received fairly minor updates so far, it's extremely unlikely that HMD will release an updated camera application with additional features at this point.
  • user1508938037450 user1508938037450
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    I'm fully agree with your comments. My Nokia 8 is/ was my last "Nokia".
    Many words, no facts. Especially for the camera- firmware.

    It is "history" for me since 2 weeks.
    Now I use a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and I can say, I' m happy.

    Bye, Bye "Nokia" and the best wishes for all the users here in this community. 
  • Mick1965 Mick1965
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    I'm fully agree with your comments. My Nokia 8 is/ was my last "Nokia".
    Many words, no facts. Especially for the camera- firmware.

    It is "history" for me since 2 weeks.
    Now I use a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and I can say, I' m happy.

    Bye, Bye "Nokia" and the best wishes for all the users here in this community. 
    I'm glad you are happy, but at 2-3 times the cost you should be.

    As the saying goes pay peanuts expect monkeys.
    Pay in gold coins and you will get service....... just ask John Wick 😜
  • user1508938037450 user1508938037450
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    @Mick 1965 I bought my Galaxy S10 Plus together with a contract extension with my Provider for 50,00 Euros. With the same contract it would be possible to buy a Nokia 9 Pure View for 1,00 Euro. Yes, I had to pay 49,00 Euro more. But for the better quality/ the better Smartphone I can live with this difference. 
  • jdan jdan
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    If you want to get the most out the disappointing camera app before you throw away your worthless phone you should look in:
    1 - https://mijnnokia.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/taking-pictures-with-your-smartphone/
    A manual for the standard camera app based on comments in this and other forums.
    2 - https://mijnnokia.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/using-a-gcam-on-nokia-8/
    Download an excellent gcam and use it side by side with the standard camera.
  • Mick1965 Mick1965
    ✭✭✭  /  edited September 7
    @Mick 1965 I bought my Galaxy S10 Plus together with a contract extension with my Provider for 50,00 Euros. With the same contract it would be possible to buy a Nokia 9 Pure View for 1,00 Euro. Yes, I had to pay 49,00 Euro more. But for the better quality/ the better Smartphone I can live with this difference. 

    Personally I'm not keen on the over sharpened and over saturated look from the Samsungs. Well alot of the newer crop of mobiles seem to have adopted this "popified" look.
      As long as in your opinion it's better quality and you are happy with it, then that is all that matters.
    Enjoy your new device.👍
  • Mick1965 Mick1965
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    jdan said:
    If you want to get the most out the disappointing camera app before you throw away your worthless phone you should look in:
    1 - https://mijnnokia.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/taking-pictures-with-your-smartphone/
    A manual for the standard camera app based on comments in this and other forums.
    2 - https://mijnnokia.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/using-a-gcam-on-nokia-8/
    Download an excellent gcam and use it side by side with the standard camera.
    As a matter of interest in your article, why do you suggest leaving raw turned off with out reason, I initially thought it was because the 8 didn't support raw files.
    But with the raw option turned on in the settings you can then turn raw on and off from with in the app.
    It produces a perfectly usable raw file that loads into lightroom for lossless editing.
  • I had this phone one and a half year and still no good camera update, I don't like the groped video with electronic video stabilisation and no way to turn it off. And irritating focus jumping with no way put to manual focus in video.

    Alternative camera app have better manual controlls and no cropped video, but in cost of bad audio.

    So in my opinion I need shoose between good video or audio.

    And in picture mode you can not lock focus and exposure for more then 5 seconds before go to default.

    Come on how hard can it be to get a good camera app for a so called flagship phone.

    Otherwise I like the phone.

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