Last week, Finnish handset vendor Nokia started to deliver a new software update for its Symbian^3 users, bringing their devices up to the latest flavor of their mobile platform, Symbian Anna.
While the software update did bring a wide range of enhancements to devices, there still were some enhancements that could not be included with it, and some of them are related to the 12-megapixel camera Nokia N8 came to the market with.
The 12MP behemoth was already capable of offering great camera capabilities, but some aspects needed improvements, and it seems that things are about to be straightened up a little more.
“Whether you're a serious shutterbug or an occasional snapper, we have a little something for you. We just released in Nokia Beta Labs some of the camera improvements we didn't manage to squeeze into the Symbian Anna release
,” a post on Nokia Beta Labs reads.
There are a wide range of enhancements included in the new update for the Nokia N8's camera, some related to the phone's ability to take photos, while others are aimed at its ability to shoot videos.
The team at Beta Labs notes
- We tweaked the UI, to provide camera aficionados faster access to essential camera controls
- We improved the quality of recorded videos, by cranking up the video recording speed to 30 FPS and adding the heavily requested continuous auto-focus.
Following the update to Anna, users will be able to access the camera settings straight from the main toolbar, a recent post
on Nokia Conversations explains.
Some of the other enhancements the update brings would include: scene modes, red-eye removal algorithm in auto flash mode, smoother zoom, faster flash, and more.
The new camera update for the Nokia N8
, which can be installed only after Symbian Anna, will bring a new set for enhancements into the mix as well, starting with the aforementioned ones.
The update will enable smoother video on Nokia N8, along with the ability to shoot video close-ups, while adding a new viewfinder grid into the mix, and other improvements as well.
As stated above, the software update was meant only for Nokia N8 devices that were already upgraded to the new Symbian Anna operating system, and is only a beta flavor at the moment.