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Nokia Camera app comes to non-PureView Windows Phone 8 Lumias in beta

The Nokia Camera app is now available to download on all Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones, bringing more photography firepower to the masses. 

A standard feature of PureView-branded phones like the Lumia 1020, Nokia Camera lets you easily fine tune things like white balance, ISO and exposure from the main screen without getting bogged down in labyrinthine menus. 

Now the likes of the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720 can get in on the action too, by installing an early trial version of the app from Nokia Beta Labs. 

Nokia Camera app comes to non-PureView Windows Phone 8 Lumias in beta
Let there be more light: Nokia is intent on bringing its Camera app to the masses

Nokia isn’t elaborating about what these new features might be, but it says that once the Lumia Black update arrives, you’ll be able to take pictures from the lock screen. 

Something you’ve been able to do for ages on most Android phones and on iOS since 5.1 but we digress…

Nokia Camera beta won’t replace your current Nokia Camera app, so it’ll sit alongside it on your homescreen. You can set it as your default camera, so you’ll be able to launch it from the hardware key on your phone. 

The phones which can install Nokia Camera beta are:

  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 521
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 810
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 822

If you’ve got one of these phones and you don’t know what all the fuss is about, watch our demo of the Lumia 1020 below. 

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