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Camera Pro Update - Your experience


Heya everyone out there,


As you know we have started rolling-out the camera update for Nokia 8. I saw some of you have received it already, for some of you it might still take a bit (depending on region and so on) but be assured you’ll receive it. 

We are very interested in how you like the new update, so please feel free to share your experience here, what you like and what you don’t like and so on. 

Happy exploring and best regards,


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I am happy that HMD finally released the new camera app. There are bugs and missing features. One of the funniest bug is the camera app recorded its own shutter sound at the beginning, loud and clear. This doesn't happen on my budget ZenFone Go.

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So far so good, I have only tested a little bit, but one thing I found is that it is impossible to use "pro" on monochrome only in colour :-) it would be nice to have the possibility to use it in BW/monochrome also.

For quality on photos I have to test more. Anyway I like the new app ;-)

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To be honest my initial impression is slightly underwhelming. Sure, the additional pro mode controls are a welcome addition and I like the new UI more than the old one in general. However, some things are still in need of improvement:

- The shutter speed selection has surprising limitations; 1/2 is not a particularly long exposure for night shots. Likewise, 1/500s is not a that short exposure time. Even my first digital compact camera back in 2002 offered a range of 1/2000s - 30s, so I think there'd be some room for improvement here for a modern device ;)

- The image quality falls still significantly behind the photos taken with the modified Google camera application and doesn't actually seem to have changed much in the first place.

- When changing the shutter speed, there's no visible change in the live camera preview. For example Open Camera application will show the exposure change in preview while adjusting shutter speed.

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Hey Laura,

I am very happy with the update. The interface is a lot better and very intuitive. Also like the PIP mode. Unfortunately there seems to be a bug there. It is not possible to save PIP pictures. I get a camera error. 

Thanks Ben

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@laura dear, camera application is good very user friendly but talking about quality improved when compare to old application .....whereas in front camera sometimes pics are like mirror need to work on it....I know front camera has no optical image stabilization... That is why when i taking pics I holding the camera steadily but sometimes pics are mirror (blur type) especially when we zoom the video recorder please provide us pause feature... After 9 months we get camera firmware update usually very high expectations...... finally please increase the quality of image of front camera too especially

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Hello all, 

Thanks for your feedback (keep it going). We will consider your wishes and try to improve so you all get the camera experience you want :) 

Have a nice day, 


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The new app is smoother than the old one and also has  better interface but still there are some bugs and lots of missing features :                                                                                                                                                      

1) sliding action to activate/deactivate pro mode does not work in landscape orientation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2) The pro mode is not available in monochrome sensor also there is no monochrome video recording  which was previously available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3) Shutter speed range is very limited as mentioned already.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

4) No 60 fps video recording as well as the slow motion video is only 120 fps although snapdragon 835 is capable of going much much higher fps count.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5) The Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)  is just bad because a) it crops the available view b) gets    blurry in low light situation c) OIS was much better. There should be a toggle to turn on or off the EIS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6) Pro mode should also be available in video recording as well

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Don't really have anything to add to what's been said already. Thanks for being so pro-active with this Laura!

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Remove shutter speed limit please, at least it should be 1/4000 to 30 sec for best photography, for God's sake, don't disappoint Nokia fans

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Shutter speed limit should be more than 1/2 sec for better night shoot. Is it related to the camera hardware? because nokia 7 Plus has 4s shutter speed, and I do not think that No7+ camera hardware is better than No8.

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I found some bug and error of N8 on Nokia pro camera. 1. Error jump out when swaping to between the others apps. And swap between front/real camera. 2. Live Bokeh focus. It's not clear when back to edit a photo in Bokeh editor. Focus blur on the object. 3. Cannot edit Bokeh photo from last version. 4. Last version have more functional than new. 5. Front camera is good for bokeh but cannot edit focus later. I think this version adopt for N7+ (normal/tele lens) not for N8 (colors/bw lens)

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problems as mentioned above , i find the auto mode, not pro is nowhere near the old auto mode (old one better). Also its always twin mode on launch

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Did anyone get camera update in India
Dear Laura, I won't say camera is bad but it improves some good when compared to last be frankly focus is still not best(best) whereas front camera has no OIS hence due to improve focus the images are not sharp always especially artificial lighting conditions... please provide us EIS for both rear and front camera which helps us free from video shaking

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