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Nokia Lumia 720 camera hands-on 'Before' and 'After' the Nokia Amber update

Published by Mike Browne October 11, 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 camera hands-on 'Before' and 'After' the Nokia Amber update

Published by Mike Browne October 11, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 720 has to be one of the best mid-range cameras on the market and the Nokia Amber update only makes it even more desirable. Want to know how the camera compares before and after the Nokia Amber update? Find out with our Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on.

We recently picked up the Nokia Amber update on our Nokia Lumia 720. It brings with it a host of new features, as well as access to the stunning Nokia Smart Camera for Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.

Check out our Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on post Nokia Amber update

We’ve always liked the camera on the Nokia Lumia 720. it’s a 6.7-Megapixel sensor with LED Flash and Carl Zeiss optics, making it one of the best mid-range cameras out there. What’s more with a f/1.9 aperture, the largest Nokia has ever released, it’s also pretty amazing in low-light as well as every day situations.

When it comes to photography skills on the Nokia Lumia 720, the big news about the Nokia Amber update is that it gives you access to the Nokia Smart Camera app,

Nokia Smart Camera for Nokia Lumia

Nokia Smart Camera brings a host of new features to your Nokia Lumia 720 running Windows Phone 8. Comprising of Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus options, you simply take a photo in the usual way and instead of one image being caught, it captures 7 photos, each with a 1-Megapixel resolution – perfect for sharing on social media sites. for you to choose the best one or edit as you see fit.

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a Nokia Lumia 720 that hadn’t had the update so we could test out how effective the Nokia Amber update has been. The thing we noticed the most was how much quicker the Nokia Lumia 720 ‘post’ update is – not only for getting images into focus but saving once captured.

For this test we’ve used the standard camera that comes with Windows Phone 8 and both cameras were using the default settings.

Nokia Lumia 720 photo hands-on: Automatic Settings

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Nokia Lumia 720 photo hands-on: Maximum Zoom

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Nokia Lumia 720 photo hands-on: Close-up Settings

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It wasn’t the brightest of days when we went out to check out how they handled but we’re impressed with how the Nokia Amber images have turned up the quality on the Nokia Lumia 720 camera.

Got the Nokia Amber update on your Nokia Lumia 720? Noticed anything different? Let us know in the Comments below.

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