Lumia Camera now works on non-Lumia Windows phones, but some features are missing

Lumia Camera is an excellent app for Windows Phone for photography enthusiasts, but it used to be exclusive to Lumia devices. However, it seems Microsoft decided to change their mind as they have released a version which works on most non-Lumia Windows Phone handsets running Windows Phone 8.1 (via WindowsCentral).

Unfortunately, Microsoft has released an older version of the app which doesn’t offer as many new features including Rich Capture, which gives users access to features including HDR (High Dynamic Range), Dynamic Flash, and Dynamic Exposure. These settings give users a wide range of customization which can yield more dynamic photos. It’s important to note that not every Lumia can use all of these features either. Rich capture is currently exclusive to the Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930.

Nonetheless, it’s still an excellent camera application and offers users tons of features to play with such as the ability to control the shutter speed, ISO settings, smart sequence and lots more.

It’s a positive sign to see apps like Lumia Camera running on non Lumia devices. Microsoft is hoping that more OEMs will adopt Windows 10 Mobile which makes apps like this running across devices more important.

Lumia Camera
Lumia Camera
Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free
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Did you try installing Lumia Camera on your Windows Phone handset?