The new minor update to Kit Kat is apparently all about improvements to the camera on the Nexus 5. The official Nexus G+ page says:

It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors, the ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.

Will I see these improvements when I use a third-party camera app, or do they only affect the official camera app that Google ships with the OS?

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Updates of this kind are usually for the camera as a whole and not just app centered. For a detailed analysis I suggest you read this. The update as a whole brought changes to the API the way the auto focus, White balance, etc in pictures taken as a whole. You will notice changes(for the better) in pictures taken from a 3rd party app too.

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