Windows Phone 7 Digital Photography Features (Video)

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Windows Phone 7 has some pretty unique features for the digital photography enthusiasts among us, and in this video, we run through them. Keep in mind that the hardware and software shown in this video is not final.

First, we talk about a feature that will turn on the camera even if the phone is turned off and locked. This allows you to quickly take photos without having to dig through the phone and find the camera app. The proximity sensor will keep the camera from launching accidentally if the phone is in your pocket.

Second, we dive into the Pictures hub, which pulls pictures from your device and your Facebook. You can even view photo albums from Facebook as if they were natively running from your phone, though downloading online photos is obviously slower than loading photos from the phone’s memory. Windows Phone 7 allows you to automatically synchronize photos you take with SkyDrive or Facebook (you change this through the Settings menu).

If you’re following our series on Windows Phone 7, be sure to check out the browser comparison, email client comparison, Start screen walkthrough, and start up time comparison.

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.