1. jkimrey's Avatar
    How long should it take for the Nokia Camera app to take a picture? Right now it is taking about 10 seconds from when I push the camera button to take the picture until it actually does... Using a 1520 on 8.1 beta.

    07-05-2014 11:34 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    it is a bit slow
    I've found the beta to be faster, but that's just my experience
    07-05-2014 02:48 PM
  3. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Mine takes about 1 second to take a picture. Hong Kong model RM-937. I don't know why that would be?
    07-05-2014 05:31 PM
  4. switch side method's Avatar
    About a second too. Do you touch the screen or use the button to take the pic? Reset the camera and see if that helps. If not....could be looking at a hard reset
    07-05-2014 05:51 PM
  5. jkimrey's Avatar
    I've tried both - touching the screen and pushing the button both take the same amount of time. Tried a camera reset with no luck. Unfortunately this is a replacement for one I sent in where the camera stopped working completely (black screen). The Microsoft app seems to work okay so hopefully this one isn't a hardware issue also....
    07-06-2014 07:45 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    10 seconds? In all conditions?

    Try to focus first by tapping on the screen(or using manual focus) and then snap a photo, it should be much faster that way.
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    07-06-2014 08:24 AM
  7. Ashwin Divakaran's Avatar
    10 seconds on a L1520? It took just 5-6 secs on my Lumia 520 to snap a pic.
    I'm using the beta so it seems faster
    07-06-2014 09:10 AM
  8. Fred P's Avatar
    i feel your pain. from black screen (inactive) to snapping the photo its taking 9 seconds on my 520. it was considerably faster with the bare bones nokia camera app (not the beta with the burst mode) . this lag appeared after updating to 8.1 & i would imagine is related to all the extra features in the new camera app

    the problem is , the bare bones nokia app is no longer available. i have lost countless shots due to this lag.
    my lumia used to be so good & quick as a camera i stopped using my sony compact.

    MS / Nokia please address this
    09-02-2014 01:30 PM
  9. CnastyU's Avatar
    This is the one thing I am not a fan of so far on the phone.

    It takes a while for the camera to come up and then even longer to snap. That is one thing I do miss about the iPhone is how insanely fast it snapped a picture. I have a 2 year old and he doesnt stay in one spot too long :)
    09-02-2014 01:51 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    The default camera app is much faster
    09-02-2014 02:02 PM
  11. Devhammer's Avatar
    The ProShot app seems pretty fast to me, and has lots of customization options. I was fortunate enough to pick it up when it was free due to an app promotion, but given what it provides, I'd probably find it worth paying for.

    The one downside is that you can't set it to start with the camera button, but I just pinned it to the start screen for easier access.
    09-02-2014 02:08 PM
  12. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I use the pro shot camera app as my primary camera app too because of speed
    09-03-2014 12:06 AM

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