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Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1020 get Camera app updates for RAW image shooting

November 27, 2013 at 1:35 am | News Desk


Washington: Windows Phone giant Nokia have launch the update to upgrade its camera app to shoot RAW images natively.

Nokia is also known to be one of the best for high end camera smartphone, and also known to produce 41 megapixel smartphone Nokia Lumia 1020.

Nokia updated its Camera app for its Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 running the Lumia Black software update. The new camera app update lends Purview shooters the added bonus of shooting pictures in lossless the RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG).

The Camera app update is free and available to Lumia 1520 and 1020 owners right now. At the moment, it only works on two Lumia devices, but we expect that this functionality will be extended to PureView snappers in the near future.

RAW images are uncompressed digital pictures with a minimal amount of post processing. The files are quite a bit larger than your garden variety JPEGs, but they have the added bonuses of carrying more data for finer details.

It’s not just a matter of having a higher megapixel count either. Nokia’s DNG images can be photoshopped with more natural-looking white balance adjustments and can be modified with a few stops of exposure compensation, which mean a world of difference when saving an overblown or underexposed image.

This is the second time we heard that RAW image capabilities were being added onto smartphone cameras. Last week, RAW image support was uncovered in some public Android source code.

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