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Nokia announced that, they are coming up with a new Software Update for Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 in June – July timeframe. According to their announcement, this will be available in US and China from 22nd June and all other countries will get the update during July. You can get this update through Zune software. According to Nokia this update will be required for the new applications to work in Lumia 710 and 800.


Among the software updates, the most important update will be the Camera Extras which will include “Smart Group Shots”, “Action Shots”, “Panorama” and “Self-Timer” showcased for Windows Phone 8. Continue reading to know more about the Camera Extras.


The new camera extras will enhance the current camera application which were demanded by the users for a long time. This update will add new settings which will allow you to take pictures that you have never taken before using your existing Windows Phone 7 handsets.


Camera screenshot


The camera extras will add the following settings/capabilities to your existing Windows Phone 7 handsets i.e. Lumia 710 and Lumia 800:


Smart Group Shot

Capture great group shots in just one attempt by choosing the best faces from a burst. Five images are captured in quick succession with a single press of the camera button. Advanced algorithms then detect the faces, and the ‘best’ face for each person is automatically selected and the images combined into a single ‘best’ shot. You can also select an alternative face for each detected face.


Action Shot

Capture fast-moving action shots with just one click and significantly improved shooting speed. A new control mechanism makes it easy to find the images you’re looking for. As you slide your finger back and forth, the images are displayed one on top of one another as if you were controlling the action, so you can try out sequences and play them back.



This new control feature makes it easy to capture beautiful panorama shots by finding the image in the sequence. The new UI guides you as you move your phone, helping you to capture beautiful panoramas with precise alignment. The finished panoramas can be so smooth that you’ll wonder where the joins are.



Set up your Lumia on a stand and get yourself into more photos with Self-timer. Prop up your Nokia Lumia for photos you want to be in too, then simply press the button and then wait for the countdown to end.



Check out the following video to know more about the Camera Extras which will be available in Marketplace during June-July, but you will need the Lumia software updates first before installing it from the marketplace:



To know more about this update, check out the original post “New Nokia apps & Zynga games to make your Lumia even better”. The Camera Extras will be available in the US and China marketplace by 22nd June 2012 and will be available for other countries in July 2012. For the new apps features, the new software updates will be push by Nokia using Zune from 27th June worldwide by phase update. Before installing any of the apps check for updates for your Nokia Lumia 800 or Nokia Lumia 710.


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