Nokia has a uploaded a Nokia Lumia “Camera Tips” video as part of its series of Nokia Support Videos. The camera tips may be useful to Windows Phone 8 Nokia phone users i.e. owners of the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and the more recently launched Nokia Lumia 620.
The video can be viewed below, but when you consider that users of Nokia's flagship Lumia model – the Lumia 920 – will also be viewing this it just seems a shade basic to us. No mention of how to get the best from the Nokia 920’s 8.7 megapixel camera and its PureView technology etc. However, you can read more about this in our Nokia Lumia 920 review.
Back to the video below. They are basic tips yes, but a lot of people will find the video useful. It shows that by tapping the touchscreen to focus in on an area you wish to photograph and by holding the phone still until the square on screen stops blinking, the phone will then automatically take your photo. Neat, you don't have to touch the camera key.
The next tip shows how the screen brightness and contrast levels may be hampered if you inadvertently cover the light sensor with your fingers. The light sensor is found near the Nokia logo at the top of the phone. Although this is not covered in the video, Nokia’s ClearBack technology which uses a sequence of polarising layers to eliminate reflections is a big bonus when taking photos in bright sunlight etc.
Another tip featured in the short video is how to easily share a photo with a friend. As long as both of you have NFC ( either on a Nokia or other NFC compatible make of phone ), you can instantly share a photo simply by touching phones after enabling the Tap&Send feature.
Note : The Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 620 all come with NFC.
By Kevin Thomas on 15th February, 2013