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  1. Allow camera button to launch a Lens app

    Lenses are camera-centric apps. I think it would be a great option to allow users to choose which Lens launches when they press the camera button.

    (As the developer for ProShot, this is actually my most-requested feature!)

    Thank you!

    3,573 votes
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      247 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Native video calling is a must. Not everyone uses Tango

      Native video calling should be provided to allow users to make video calls over 3g network without being dependant on 3rd party apps.

      3,144 votes
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        224 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable PAUSE and ZOOM options while recording a video

        To call it a great camera, certain basic features are very much needed.

        I am happy with the picture quality or the video quality by Lumia 920. But I feel to take great videos zoom and pause options are a basic requirements.

        I don't want to capture junk and at the same time I don't want to miss out what I actually want to record in a sequence

        Having a 8mp camera, pure view, carl zeiss lens or what ever doesn't make any sense with out Zoom and Pause options while recording a video.

        My only reason to choose a…

        1,299 votes
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          29 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • HDR photos

          HDR capability on Camera either native or API exposure for apps.

          1,295 votes
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            12 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable volume buttons to zoom in camera

            While in the camera app, enabling the volume buttons to be used as zoom buttons would be helpful.

            889 votes
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              21 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Red eye removal to camera's flash options

              Add red eye removal to camera API. There are now very good camera applications but none of them have red eye removal on flash options. And this is because of WP limitations.

              844 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Faster frame rates in video mode!

                60 FPS in 1080p
                90 FPS in 720p
                120 FPS in 360p

                Possible to make slow motion videos!

                629 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 560 votes
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                    19 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 378 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • A way to take Screen Shots on windows phone

                      Make it easy to share funny text conversations, bloggers can share features of the phone!

                      305 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Panoramic photos

                        The ability to capture a view in a panoramic photo.

                        292 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow manual focus in Camera API

                          Allow developers using camera API to focus manually anywhere between closest possible focus range to infinity.

                          288 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • RAW DNG imaging support for LUMIA 920/925/928

                            This Feature is already available on High end lumia devices such as 1520 and 1020...
                            We need this Feature for the 920+ devices as well ...

                            207 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Additional camera options

                              Twilight mode (both landscape and portrait), ISO settings, White balance settings, Anti-shake option, Panorama picture mode, Red eye reduction. These are main camera options.

                              203 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • We want brightness option and pause/continue buttons in video settings.

                                We want brightness option and pause/continue buttons in video settings.

                                191 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Press screen to set spot meter and focus location

                                  The current screen doesn't allow you to set spot metering. Even the iPhone 3 had the ability to tap a spot on the screen and have that be your spot meter and location of focus. Makes it really easy to shoot pictures with high contrast. Point the most important object out, and then take the picture.

                                  184 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 168 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Spot metering based on focus area

                                      I think metering is a crucial feature that one should be able to control. Moreover the spot metering is far more useful if linked to the focus point (that's what you really want to be well exposed) rather than a centre-based spot!

                                      So many competitors have chosen this mode, please follow them!

                                      164 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • HD slowmotion video recording

                                        be the first to add ultra-slow motion HD video recording in cinema quality with hardware rendering.

                                        156 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Exposure based on the focus point!

                                          Simply copy the model of iOS, it's not so complicated... They linked the exposure to the focal point, and added also the AF/AE lock button...

                                          WP8 camera app is too elementary!!

                                          148 votes
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