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Consumer Reports: snappy new camera features on smart phones

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(WMC TV) - Many smart phones are coming with incredibly innovative camera features.

Consumer Reports said the new technology can help you solve some age-old photo challenges. 

For example, it can be really tough to get a good group photo. If just one person is
blinking or has a bad expression, it can make or break a photograph. What if you
could get the best take of each person and combine those into one photo? You
can actually do that with some smart-phone cameras.

Here's how:  after snapping a photo, you choose a person and thumb through her
poses in the photos you've taken. Pick the one you like best and combine it with the
best takes of the other people in the photo.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, LG Optimus G, and the Nokia Lumia 920 offer that feature.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also takes care of another problem. If someone ruins your shot by
walking in it, you can remove them. Just tap on what you don't want in the photo. The camera takes it away.

You can set some smart phones to recognize spoken words, like "cheese." Say the word, and the camera automatically takes the picture. That feature is on the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus G.

Ever miss a shot because you didn't take it fast enough? The LG Optimus G senses when your finger is about to snap a photo and takes multiple shots so that you don't miss the moment.

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