Nokia Refocus – Focus Later – Coming Soon to a Lumia Phone Near You

How many times have you had taken snaps where your subject was out of focus? Well even the best of us have done that at some point or the other. Now how about having your phone take a picture which you can review later and then change the focus? Pictures speak louder than words, so try this out. Click on the wall on the left to focus there, or the street to focus on that.


This was taken using the Nokia Refocus app. Nokia Refocus essentially does some *magic* maths and creates a depth map on the scene you are trying to photograph. When you click the photo, the app then goes and takes multiple photos at varying levels of focus and saves a composite image which you can later open up and adjust the focus on. The app works well when you’re trying to capture a near by object along with objects further out. Awesome work from the Nokia team, who excel in mobile camera phone technology.

Can’t wait to get it?

According to the Nokia Connects team, the app should hit the Windows Phone store in the coming weeks. So keep an eye out on the Nokia Collections section of the Store.

The bad new? Not all Lumias get this.

Only the following phones are capable of running this app as of now:

  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1520

Check out more Nokia Refocus Sample Snaps

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Vinu Thomas

Vinu is a Technical Architect working on Web technologies and a mobile enthusiast, who likes trying out new gadgets and apps. You can follow him on Twitter @vinuthomas

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