Samsung is bringing HDR to its camera app for Windows Phone 8.1


Do you love the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system over the other two mainstream players, namely Android and iOS? If so, you would most probably be rocking to a Nokia Lumia handset, or you could be one of the rare few who are carrying a Samsung ATIV device that runs on the Windows Phone platform. Having said that, you would be pleased as punch to hear that Samsung has updated their ATIV Camera app for its Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, where it has already appeared on the Windows Phone Store as a test submission. Do expect a fair number of new features that will arrive on the rear camera with this particular app update, where they will include Auto, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Rich Tone (HDR), Eraser, and Night Shot. The video features will also allow one to grab a still shot from video so that you have an alternative to capture a shot from a different angle, Smooth motion and Slow motion.

Windows Phone 8.1 is around the corner for general release and with it, Samsung is bringing a new camera app. It’s not secret that Windows Phone 8.1 unlocks a few advanced features in the camera, including slow motion recording and video editing. Samsung evidently is not letting Nokia get all the glory as their new Camera app is sitting on the Store, ready to be downloaded. The ATIV Camera app from Samsung looks to be full featured, including such options as Auto, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Rich Tone (HDR), Eraser, and Night Shot. For video recording there are Smooth motion, Slow motion and capturing still images from recorded video. Perhaps the one downside for ATIV owners who will certainly want this app is the inability to use it at this time. The app is Windows Phone 8.1 only, and it will leverage forthcoming firmware that Samsung is expected to push out in the coming weeks. So for now, you’ll just have to sit on the sides and wait for the Windows Phone 8.1 update and new firmware, but at least you can take solace in knowing Samsung still has a few tricks left. The Samsung ATIV S, ATIV SE, ATIV S Neo are expected to receive Windows Phone 8.1 officially, though Samsung has been quiet on their plans thus far. We reported earlier that ATIVE SE owners may want to hold off on using the Preview for Developers due to some ongoing stability issues in not having new firmware.

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