More experiences with Rich Capture, Dynamic Flash and Moment Capture

Since I'm lucky enough to be able to borrow a Lumia 930, I can share some more of my recent experiences with Lumia Camera, especially concerning Rich Capture and Dynamic Flash. I think these are quite brilliant innovations and it will only be a matter of time before other smartphone producers will offer similar possibilities in their camera software. I still have some wishes and suggestions though. I'll write about those while sharing a few of the results I got.

Confirmed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 coming to future Lumia flagship

I just learned from that Microsoft announced it will use the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in the next Lumia flagship. From the press release they received: "Microsoft and Qualcomm's long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone," said Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft. "We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers."

Lumia Camera screenshots and settings (and one "hidden" surprise!) (updated)

In this post you'll find some screenshots from the new Lumia Camera application on the Lumia 930. I was happy enough to borrow one now that Microsoft is testing my patience for the official update on my Lumia 1520. But after seeing the settings, it's even harder to wait for Denim...

Nokia/Lumia Imaging since 2012

I've been following Nokia's imaging development like every step of the way. And it does appear that - after much work to get the 41MP oversampling technology to Windows Phone with the Nokia Lumia 1020 - the focus has been more and more on the development of applications (or "lenses"). Is Microsoft still working on better camera hardware? First let's see what it has been all about in a historical overview, from 2012 onwards.