Nokia’s Camera Extras app is now available for the Lumia 610, 710, 800 and 900 in the US and China, adding four new camera functions to Lumia owners in the US and China (it’s due out in other markets next month). While it looks like any other app that you can download from the Windows Phone Marketplace, the Camera Extra ‘app’ acts like a patch that updates the built-in camera app with Smart Group Shot, Action Shot, Self-Timer, and Panorama features.
Smart Group Shot looks to be the most unique of the four. Designed to make sure that everyone in the photo looks ‘good’, Smart Group Shot takes five quick images then uses ‘advanced algorithms’ to detect and select the ‘best’ faces in the photo. The feature then uses the best faces and puts them together to make sure that everyone’s eyes are open (for example) and smiling.
Action Shot is basically a burst mode for taking action shots. The feature also comes with an easy touch/slide interface that’ll let you scroll through the individual frames and choose the particular shots you’re looking for.
The two others are pretty common to both camera phones and point-and-shoot cams; Self-timer adds a countdown timer, while the Panorama mode features a sweep interface and smooth stitching on the final product.
Check out Nokia’s preview video below.