Please improve Nokia 8 camera app

I really like Nokia 8 but the camera app. The big issue of  the camera app is auto-focusing. When I take a photo and touch the screen to focus a object.

Please improve Nokia 8 camera app

user1508130111737 user1508130111737
 /  edited June 2018

I really like Nokia 8 but the camera app. The big issue of  the camera app is auto-focusing. When I take a photo and touch the screen to focus a object. When I am waiting the right moment, the camera app will re-focus on center of screen. It dose not make sense. About recording a video. Please see the follow video https://youtu.be/3cJw8q1gx1s?t=5m10s .  You can easily notice auto-focusing problem while taking videos is jumping around too much. And OZO recording, there is no recording app for recording sound, only can apply in recording a video. What a pity
. Please tell me you guys already try to solve this kind of problem. And I will wait the new firmware coming. And sorry for my pool English.


Comments

  • user1508931083168 user1508931083168
     /  edited June 2018

    Another feature missing is the possibility to pause a video recording. Please add this as well.

  • Nazmi Lao Nazmi Lao
     /  edited June 2018

    I agree with the original post. While the quality of the images that are created surpasses most other cameras, the camera app itself is surprisingly poorly designed, especially coming from Nokia with the cooperation of Zeiss Optics. Here are some things that I have found to be troublesome with the Camera app:


    - focusing is slow and tends to move around despite manually moved by the user (i.e. me)

    - I'm still confused as to what the black spot on the camera module is - is it a laser or IR module?

    - the option to switch from main to front camera is too fiddly; Google's implementation on its own Camera app where it puts it close to where the thumb usually is, is better in my opinion.

    - taking a picture is unacceptably slow in the current smartphone imaging field; I find that it's OK to take images of landscape views but I fear when having to take pics with people or moving objects as it tends to be slow and produce blurred images.

    - Switching between colour/mono cameras is also cumbersome and takes a split second longer.


    Despite having upgraded to Android Oreo, the camera app isn't faring any better. Despite using SD835 which is a very capable top-end processor, the camera app is unacceptably slow. I hope there are camera app improvements on the way to improve this stellar smartphone by Nokia.

  • Unknown
     /  edited May 2018
    good camera hardware
    very pool camera app

    nokia please tell me...
    why you not deploy new camera app with oreo?
  • Vicky max Vicky max
    ✭✭✭  /  edited March 2018
    In Twitter @juho sarvikas said their will develop camera app...I think after release stable Oreo to other models their start working on camera develop or next security update their will surprise us
  • Just adding to the list. I am having major issues with the camera app. I like using the double press of the power button to launch the camera, but this is taking up to 10 seconds to get the camera to load. I am suffering with lots of freeze frame / lag when I move the camera around. Even changing from front to rear camera there is a delay of a few seconds. Please please put an update out!

  • Unknown
     /  edited June 2018

    Carl Zessis lens , i thought Nokia will have a good camera, it is disappointing especially with HDR mode , focus and most often result in unstable shot. 

  • user1513363977753 user1513363977753
     /  edited March 2018

     It is shocking how much better photos taken on this phone with the Google Camera app are. It really shows how bad the Nokia Camera app is. Even on Oreo, they apparently didn't improve the Nokia Camera app. Please update it.  Taking photos with Google Camera app really shows how much more the camera hardware is capable of.

  • Tham Tham
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    same problem with my Nokia 5 android oreo, the camera re focus in center area.

    and second problem is touch sensitive in camera app too, is not well especially when I do double tap to enlarge photo.

    I came from lumia phone(lumia 640xl), I like the lumia camera app so so much!


    come on Nokia don't let us down!.

  • Ale Ale
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    And there isn't any panorama/photosphere/360 capability. :(

  • red panda red panda
    ✭✭  /  edited March 2018

    In Nokia 8, Received March update without camera update.

    There is no other option other than waiting for camera update for Nokia 8.

    HMD/Nokia only can wish to provide it or work for new phones and leave away camera update for Nokia 8 2017 model.

  • Is it possible to download a better camera app from the store?
  • Ale Ale
     /  edited March 2018

    Yes, there are plenty of camera apps on Google Play. Unfortunately finding one with good panorama capabilities or supporting the dual camera setup of the Nokia 8 is extremely hard. If somebody finds it, please let us know!

  • Unknown
     /  edited May 2018

    I thought someone (the CEO?) mentioned a few months ago that every Nokia phone would get the better pro camera app. Maybe I misheard that ...

  • Unknown
     /  edited March 2018
    You heard right. However I believe it was only the 8 that would get the pro camera, no date has been given though. It may be released as an update once the 7 plus and 8 sirocco are available. That's my guess.
  • I am using Open Camera app to solve problem of re-focusing on Nokia 8 default camera app, and with more exactly focusing.
  • Wildfire Wildfire
     / 
    U don't miss hearing! Nokia and juho can only promise. Booth won't fulfill! That's a really No go! Shame on you HMD.
  • Nokia 8 camera performance in low light is really disappointing compared to One plus5t and Honor phones. With this hardware they could have done much better job
  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited March 2018
    Grab yourself the Google camera APK from XDA as a stop gap, it works really well. I'm using the cstark version and it performs a lot better in terms of focusing and low light. It's not perfect, but it is better than the stock app and likely the best we can hope for from the camera hardware.
  • Improve in camera app
  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    As this is a community forum you would all be better off directing your questions to Nokia themselves given the community isn't able to do anything whatsoever about things like the camera app.


    https://twitter.com/Nokiamobile

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    Give Camera Zoom FX a go, it has tap to shoot like on the Motorola camera app, you cant really get the focus wrong then

  • Unfortunately the Nokia 8 has gone in the drawer for now. 


    Not the drawer of shame, more the drawer of disappointed regret for a great phone blighted by mediocre camera  hardware exacerbated by a shoddy supplied camera app, from a company so keen to rapidly expand model coverage they forget about their early adopters who have pumped money into their first 'flag-ship' & thus help pay for the company ongoing expansion.


    I've tried workarounds, I really have. Open Camera, Manual Camera, Camera FX, all improved it a bit but not greatly. Best results were achieved with the side-loaded ported CStark27 app from the Pixel 2, via XDA, but switching back & forward from that for stills to the Nokia app for video was just a hassle.


    So it's in the drawer and the situation reminds me of that when I bought the HTC One M7 back in the day, another great phone that was marred by a sub-standard camera. I haven't been back to HTC since as yet. Once bitten etc...


    Meanwhile the PIXEL 2 XL sits on the table in front of me, supremely confident in its camera abilities and smugly oblivious to its exorbitant cost as it knows it does get used a lot for taking photos and seldom disappoints.


    Will the the Nokia 8 emerge from the drawer of regret and missed opportunity again? Maybe. If the Wife yet again drops her current phone down the toilet, the 8 might get an airing as she isn't bothered about the camera and could enjoy the many good features the 8 offers.


    As for me I'm going to take some more photos with the XL and try not to think too much about the 8.

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    Had i owned a Pixel 2 XL i wouldn't have even entertained a Nokia 8 to start with, what on earth was you thinking buying the Nokia 8 when you already owned such an expensive phone?

  • user1512596680488 user1512596680488
    ✭✭  /  edited March 2018

    @MrBelter - No you got it the wrong way round. I subsequently (reluctantly) coughed up for the Pixel 2 XL because I've had enough of the Nokia 8 and its camera. Wish I had taken more notice of the reviews of the Nokia 8 questioning its camera in the first place, but we live and learn...

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    Flog the Nokia 8 then while it is still worth something, it is down to 300 quid in the UK now so values are dropping.

  • Vicky max Vicky max
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    After badly dropped Nokia 8 ....my friends decided to buy it...I given my phone to them...after using 2 days they realised...why they dropped price very soon after launching and buyed pixel 2...which is valuable for money
  • red panda red panda
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    HMD/Nokia working on new phones now, no need to answer or work on camera app for Nokia 8.


    Nokia lumia 730 is having better camera app then this flagship Nokia 8.

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