Microsoft updates Windows 10 Camera app, Rich Capture becomes Rich HDR

As Microsoft continues to massage the rough edges of Windows 10 Mobile, the camera app until recently seemed to be immune to the update blessings from the Windows team. Perhaps due to Nokia’s utmost attention to detail with the camera module, the Windows team may have felt no real updates needed to be built into their update schedule.

Aside from the addition of slow-motion video and turning high-dynamic-range imaging into the default capture mode for mobile devices, the camera on the Windows 10 Mobile has been left relatively untouched as far as a user interface or additional features are concerned.

However, it looks like the Windows team has managed to sneak in a minor update to the Windows 10 Mobile camera that brings two new additions. Today, Windows 10 Mobile camera users can now use a forced HDR option to capture images as well as pause video capture mid-recording.

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New Forced HRD mode

While the video pause feature was something that came to Windows 10 PC devices earlier this year, the Force Rich HDR option is a new option for Windows 10 Mobile devices only, for now. Microsoft is also clearing up the arguably confusing naming convention for new users to Windows 10 Mobile. Long time users of Lumia’s have grown to know HDR settings as “Rich Capture” on devices, and now Microsoft is labeling the feature as “Rich HDR” as it is more commonly known on other mobile operating systems.

The update is rolling out now, and should be hitting devices throughout the day. Let us know if there are any other items, fixes, or features we missed in our reporting of the update, in the comments below.

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Do you think the camera app could use a sprucing update? What would you fix?