Windows 10 Camera updated with slow-motion video for some devices
- Windows Phone Area
- On November 6, 2015
Capture slow motion videos at 120fps / 720p
One of the most demanded features missing from Windows Phone has been the ability to capture slow-motion videos. Today, Microsoft has updated the built-in camera app in Windows 10 Mobile and the update added this cool functionality to the existing high-end smartphones.
With Windows 10 Mobile, all owners of Nokia Lumia 930, Icon and 1520, plus those users with HTC One M8 for Windows will be able to record videos at 120 fps at 720p resolution. The feature can be turned on by pressing the new ‘turtle’ icon in the Video mode screen. After you’ve captured the slo-mo video you can edit it from the Photo app by selecting ‘Edit slow-motion’. Videos can be trimmed, played at normal or super slow speed.
The newly announced Lumia 950 and 950 XL will also have the slow-motion icon in the Camera app, while most of the older phones (except Lumia 930, Icon & 1520) are not likely to pick up the feature because of hardware limitations (older chipsets).
To record slow motion videos you need to have one of the smartphones mentioned above and Windows 10 Mobile operating system. If you are not willing to install pre-release software, the official OTA update to Windows 10 will start rolling out in December. Lumia 950 and 950 XL launching in late November will run Windows 10 out of the box.