HTC has a new camera feature in the HTC One M8, which features dual cameras, one just for measuring depth.
This allows the phone to use all kinds of re-focussing photo manipulation effects, much like the original Lytro camera and also of course Nokia’s Refocus app, currently available to all Lumia handsets.
Pocketnow posted the above video comparing the two features, using the Nokia Lumia 925 for the Nokia version.
They found that while HTC’s version has some advantages, being available for all photos taken while the Nokia version only being available for photos taken specifically using the Refocus app, and the HTC version having more photo manipulation features, including changing the angle a photo was taken for example, the Windows Phone version produced better quality pictures, and also allowed people to share refocusable pictures, and was better overall.
With a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 being rumoured, and Nokia’s custom apps presumably soon being available for all, maybe future Windows Phone users will have access to the best of all worlds soon.