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Microsoft plans to make its Windows Phone camera the best you’ll ever own

Monday, October 17, 2011 // by Saurabh Sharma // Labels: , , , , //



Microsoft is aiming to improve its Windows Phone camera support to make devices the best cameras consumers will ever own.


The software giant made its bold claims in a job posting recently. The company is looking for a Windows Phone engineer that will help Microsoft push its camera support forwards. Microsoft reveals that it is “investing heavily” in the overall camera experience in Windows Phone and intends to make Windows Phone the best camera “you will ever own.” WMPoweruser spotted the job posting that includes the following description:


“One of the areas that we are investing heavily is the camera experience where we intend to make the“Window Phone the best camera you will ever own”. The Windows Phone division is creating a phone experience that is personal, relevant, connected and FUN! Do you care about the quality of the memories that you are capturing with your phone? We are looking for a VERY strong SDET to join our team and help bring our big vision to life. The focus area of this team is our full end-to-end photo and camera experience from the hardware through software level. Your job is to ensure that experience is reliable, compelling both for customers and developers, performs well, and is super high-quality. In this position you will play a critical role in helping us take our current test arsenal and architect a solution that will let us run that arsenal across test environments, across locales, across identities, and across service boundaries.š We intend to dominate that market with the best capture and sharing experiences that delight the casual user to the digital enthusiast.”
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 camera support is greatly improved. The company supports forward facing cameras on devices, allowing Windows Phone 7.5 users to video conference using third-party software. Microsoft’s phone manufacturers can also include improved sensors and higher megapixel cameras in their Windows Phone 7.5 handsets. The recently released HTC TITAN includes an 8MP camera with face tracking technology (see photo above). The technology allows Windows Phone to detect whether you’re taking a portrait or a group shot. The camera focuses on the most prominent face in the frame and balances exposure on other faces in the shot.


Microsoft’s main device partner, Nokia, is well known for its use of Carl Zeiss lenses across its devices. Nokia is expected to deliver devices with powerful cameras inside at their Nokia World launch later this month.


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About Saurabh Sharma
I am a 22yr Techno Freak, A Computer Science Student, An App. Developer, A Web Developer, and A Painting Artist

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