Version 5 of the Lumia Camera app caught in action

We do not argue that Microsoft (formerly Nokia) has one of the best camera modules on its smartphones in the industry. However, there’s a lot to be done on the software front, since a lot of features enjoyed by users on Android and iOS are missing from the camera experience on Windows Phone.

Microsoft plans to address these shortcomings with the upcoming Denim update, which will bring a new Camera app to the platform. Now, a new video from Malaysia shows version 5 of the Lumia Camera app running on the Lumia 830. The video shows two new features on the app – a new HDR mode and a faster boot time for the rear camera.

Along with these changes, the new Lumia Camera app is set to bring 4K recording (to select models), new burst mode, ability to extract 8MP stills from 4K video and improved algorithms. The update will also bring improvements to the Glance Screen, Cortana and more.

Denim update is expected to hit Windows Phone devices in the coming weeks.