Nokia N8 gets a camera update

Fortunately Nokia still keeps supporting their Symbian devices. Today they released a beta (test) version of a camera update for Nokia N8. According to Nokia, it contains several improvements both to still and video capturing. These include red-eye reduction in the automatic shooting mode,  a smoother digital (that is, software) zoom), exposure control in video and faster access to scene settings, especially the close-up mode (macro shooting). There are more details on Nokia Conversations blog. Please this update is still beta, so if you don’t wamt to accept any risk of bugs, wait for the final release.

The update requires Symbian Anna, so you need to install that first, if you haven’t done so yet.

I already installed this on my Nokia N8, but I didn’t immediately notice any changes.

Updated 24-08-2011 @ 06:32: Nokia released a quick fix to activate the promised 30 fps video recording.