As witnessed by the N8, Nokia makes some of the best (if not the best) mobile cameras around, has Microsoft stepped up it’s game to keep pace on the software side?
According to this post for a Software Development Engineer in Test – Windows Phone (771999) Job they have. In part it reads:
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”.… Do you care about the quality of the memories that you are capturing with your phone?
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.
One would hope this means that Nokia camera hardware and Microsoft camera software will be a match made in heaven. But there is always that lingering feeling that Microsoft might get too “cute” with their software, overstep their bounds and make it so simple that it is unusable by those of use who have a little tech geek in them. I for one can’t wait to see.