One of the best things about the Lumia smartphones was its exclusive “Nokia Camera” app. Nokia developed it alongside other camera focus apps to improve the camera usability of its Lumia smartphones. What makes it special is the implementation of “pro mode” which lets you adjust the exposure value, shutter speed, sensitivity (ISO), focus and white balance with real-time visual feedback.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile division, it starts rebranding all of Nokia’s products. This includes the Nokia Camera app, which became “Lumia Camera”, only to be rebranded the third time as “Windows Camera”. Unfortunately, years later, Microsoft shut down its mobile division. Leaving the fate of the “Windows Camera” app in the hands of declining Windows Phone users.
Fast-forward to MWC 2018 in Barcelona, HMD Global, the Nokia brand licensee, made headlines for reviving the Lumia Camera app (which now they own the patent). Like the previous Windows Phone version, the revised version is only available for Nokia devices. That is if it has a Zeiss-branded optics, which doesn’t really mean anything by the way.
But folks from XDA developers have found a way to port it other Android devices that support Level 3 Camera2 API. Note that not all new devices support the Camera2 API, so you first need to check your device using the Camera2 API Probe app. The app will let you know if your smartphone supports the Camera2 API and at which level.
Like some other ports though, the port version of the Nokia Camera sometimes won’t work 100% as intended. And the developer is well aware of the issue. It would sometimes crash on OnePlus devices, and visual feedback for the shutter speed is not working. Regardless, it will always work and produce the desired effect.
You can get the Nokia Camera (ver. 8.0260.50) here.
Source: XDA Developers