1. Ralph III's Avatar
    Hello All,

    We just purchased our first smart phones (coming from flip) and I desire a good Camera App, so any advice would be appreciated. BTW, I'm an amateur photographer who does some professional work, so I don't desire anything cluttered with "editing" or "special effect" features.

    I just want a simple camera utility that would allow me to quickly change some settings (ISO, Shutter, etc). It would also be nice if it had a Video App. For some reason the default Camera App isn't working in my wife's phone so I need something for her. I don't care for the default App anyhow.

    I did download "Imagine Cam" and that App would be perfect except, 1) it doesn't have a video function, 2) the quick Settings Icons are very small and difficult for me to read.

    Thanks,
    Ralph
    11-30-2013 12:29 AM
  2. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Use proxy trick and download Nokia Camera app. Follow the instructions here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...20-device.html
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-30-2013 01:45 AM
  3. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    Nokia Camera app with the proxy trick above is amazing, I also use Pro Shot. Both are great apps I think.
    11-30-2013 08:08 PM
  4. Ralph III's Avatar
    Thanks!

    I actually came across the Nokia Camera App (Google Search) but it stated it wasn't available for my phone at the Store. Anyhow, I followed the instructions to the tee this time (thanks Alv3..) and after several re-starts of the phone/Wi-Fi, it was able to install.

    I just downloaded it onto my wife's phone as well. It's a great App and just what I was looking for, perfect!

    God Bless,
    Ralph
    12-01-2013 12:12 AM
  5. hawonjung's Avatar
    I prefer pro shot over Nokia cam


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    Guytronic likes this.
    12-01-2013 07:41 PM
  6. Ralph III's Avatar
    Pro Shot seems to be a good App but I don't see how it could have anything on Nokia Camera which is free. I can quickly change ISO, Shutter Speed, WB and Focus. It also allows for quick zooming, burst shooting and Video mode.

    The only feature Pro Shot seems to have over Nokia Camera is the ability to tweak Color Saturation. That however is something I like to do with some professional software on a large screen computer. So I have no use for that feature. I also don't see where Pro Shot offers Video?

    Anyhow, I find Nokia Camera perfect for my desires but thanks for all the input.

    God Bless,
    Ralph
    12-03-2013 01:06 AM
  7. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    In my eyes, ProShot is worth the money. You can do longer or shorter exposures, which is awesome for this phone. Since it lacks a flash and all. Worth the 1.99, I feel.

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    12-07-2013 01:41 PM
  8. illyc's Avatar
    Use proxy trick and download Nokia Camera app. Follow the instructions here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...20-device.html
    dammit i can't get this to work
    12-08-2013 04:34 PM
  9. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    There's other proxies you can try. Try 103.13.29.118 and set the port to 8888, save, and see if that works?

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    12-08-2013 09:40 PM
  10. hawonjung's Avatar
    ProShot does image processing much better. Nokia camera was cool but $1.99 was well worth it for me.


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    12-08-2013 10:20 PM
  11. illyc's Avatar
    There's other proxies you can try. Try 103.13.29.118 and set the port to 8888, save, and see if that works?

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    yea that's the one i've been trying. no dice.
    12-09-2013 11:10 AM
  12. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    117.135.139.179 Try this one yet?
    12-09-2013 12:18 PM
  13. illyc's Avatar
    just tried that one. no luck. no clue what is going on.
    12-09-2013 08:25 PM
  14. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    That's bizarre...ill see if I can get it working later after work. The proxies could be down, though...

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    12-09-2013 09:43 PM
  15. illyc's Avatar
    every time - "app is not available"

    i haven't seen the update/install button once.
    12-09-2013 11:11 PM
  16. Ralph III's Avatar
    Hey illyc,
    I had a time getting it to work on my Lumia 521 but no problem at all with my wife's 521. It will work. After changing the proxy, you may have to then reboot the phone. Then be sure the proxy is back to normal (off). You may also have to turn off and then on your Wi-Fi. Now revisit the website and you should have the "download" button. I think what's happening is the Internet "cache" has to be flushed or similar. Ralph
    illyc likes this.
    12-10-2013 12:33 PM
  17. Ralph III's Avatar
    ProShot does image processing much better. Nokia camera was cool but $1.99 was well worth it for me.


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    Scratch. I may give it a try. Ralph
    12-10-2013 12:35 PM
  18. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    The 117.135.139.179 proxy is working for me as we speak...ONce you start to download the app it'll say "attention required" and won't download. Turn off the proxy, and hit "try again." This time it should download without a hitch.
    illyc likes this.
    12-10-2013 01:10 PM
  19. illyc's Avatar
    aaaaahhh i think i got it!

    had to delete browsing history - i think Ralph was right, i kept going to a cached page!
    CrossedFaith likes this.
    12-10-2013 04:04 PM
  20. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    Glad you got it working!

    Also Ralph, definitely give ProShot a try. It's worth the $1.99. A TON of shooting options on it. The lack of a flash on this phone really doesn't bother me anymore, since I can change EV, ISO, do longer exposures, etc...

    Think I'll be hanging onto this phone for a while now.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-10-2013 06:54 PM
  21. illyc's Avatar
    you guys are awesome - thanks for all the help

    this is way better than nokia smart cam holy crap
    12-10-2013 08:06 PM

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