New Nokia Camera Beta released

Nokia has released an updated beta version of their Nokia Camera software for Lumia Windows Phones. The update, which is the app's first in nearly a month, fixes a number of issues that have cropped up during testing.

Nokia Camera Beta 4.7.1.9 Official Changelog

  • Fix for Camera Roll Delays
  • Fix for crash caused when reframing pictures captured with front facing camera
  • Fix for Corrupt Videos when recording over 4 GB limit
  • Other Bug fixes and Improvements

As Lumia Windows Phone devices are some of the best camera phones out there right now, the improvements shown above will be good news for their customers. Especially now that “Camera Roll Delays” have been fixed which was one of the major niggles for Lumia users. Any improvements to the app will be welcomed, with many users complaining that the app has been a little slow to use in the past.

Nokia’s Camera software replaced the companies’ previous Pro Cam and Smart Cam apps into one combined application to try and make the best of the Nokia Lumia cameras. It adds features such as a faster autofocus, night and sport modes and the option to edit your photos as often as you want to while leaving the original master intact.

You can get the update by clicking the source link below.

Source: Windows Phone Store via: WPC | Image via Nokia

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I thought you had to use certain tricks to consistently write away files bigger then 4gb on 32bit. At least from streams and such. Not the first time I see the 4GB limit come up when it comes to media.

Scabrat said,
Is WP8 formatted in fat32 or NTFS format?
Do people actually use their main phone storage to record videos??

It's the microSD card that's relevant here.

Pluto is a Planet said,
Do people actually use their main phone storage to record videos??

It's the microSD card that's relevant here.

Unfortunately many WP don't have SD slots. Even the camera flagship the Lumia 1020 has no SD slot. Really stupid. Nokia finally wised up and started including SD slots on almost all their devices at the end (but not the 930/Icon!). Hopefully Microsoft makes it standard now. I wish they'd require it in the spec. There's no reason not to have an SD slot. If you can fit a SIM in you can fit a microSD.

Crimson Rain said,

It is not NTFS afaik.

The internal filesystem is NTFS. SD cards are formatted exFAT which also supports files greater than 4GB.

mrp04 said,

The internal filesystem is NTFS. SD cards are formatted exFAT which also supports files greater than 4GB.


Yes, internal is obviously NTFS. I was referring to microSD

You guys are confused, you're refering to the limitations of the FAT32 file system, which is still very popular. NTFS and exFAT don't have the 4GB limitation.

As much as I love the Nokia Camera app and the new WP 8.1 built in app, I kind of just wish that there was just one choice now.

I like having choices. Honestly, I found the original WP8 camera app to be the best. I find the 8.1 replacement confusing with all of the unlabeled icons scattered about the screen, and the Nokia Camera even more cumbersome. I just want a simple camera app that follows Metro UX guidelines.

wv@gt said,
As much as I love the Nokia Camera app and the new WP 8.1 built in app, I kind of just wish that there was just one choice now.

They'll probably merge them over time.

If it was a file system limitation then you wouldn't be able to write files bigger then 4gig at all. this fixes corruption of files bigger then 4gig. So I would think on internal memory the phone uses ntfs.

does anyone know if that is a current screenshot?
i see on that picture the shutter speed shows a 4 second option
this was removed on a past update and i have not updated my camera app since i didnt want to lose the 4 second option
does the current updated camera app put the 4 second option back?

I've just installed the beta app on my 925 and the 4 second option is there. You can have the beta installed at the same time as the non-beta version.

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