If you ever played with a Nokia Lumia device back in the day then you will be well aware that they had impressive cameras aided by Carl Zeiss optics. Not only that, the handsets came with one of the best camera apps for Android smartphones, known as Nokia Pro Camera, Lumia Camera, and as Nokia Camera. The app changed names many times but it offered features like manual focus and the ability to adjust the shutter speed as far back as 2013. Nokia is no longer the same company anymore but fans of its devices will surely appreciate the return of Camera Pro in a new way.
Many Android smartphones now offer full-fledged pro camera modes which enable users to tweak advanced settings in order to take the perfect shot. However, the much-loved Camera Pro app was missing when HMD Global rolling out the first batch of Nokia-branded devices last year.
Even though its devices like the Nokia 8 had good cameras with Carl Zeiss optics, the camera interface left a lot to be desired, and the company has finally made amends. At MWC 2018, HMD Global has confirmed the return of Camera Pro.
The company’s devices will now feature a Pro Camera mode which looks quite similar to its namesake on Lumia handsets. The mode lets users adjust the white balance, ISO, focus, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and more. All this can be adjusted live even before the shot is clicked.
HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas has confirmed that all Nokia Android smartphones that feature Zeiss optics will receive the Pro Camera mode which means that the list includes the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the new Nokia 7 Plus as well as the Nokia 8 from last year.