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There is a free app, Manual Camera Compatibility, that can test how much of the newer camera2 api is supported by your phone.
Droid Turbo rooted with Resurrection Remix = 0 support :(
Just used this app to see, and I'm afraid it isn't, none of the options are supported with the build I'm using (though it may be different with US builds, as I know there are some differences between the US and European builds).
Download "manual camera" compatibility test from the play store and it will give you a check list if it fits the requirements
Only devices that use the new camera2api will pass. Thank you so much in advance from all of us non-brazilian pure members.
I have no idea. But people here with the G4 can use this compatibility test app to check the extent to which it can support manual settings.
Edit: The app actually checks for api support. Your phone may have hardware support for manual settings and most flagships do provide with these settings on their default camera app.
However if your phone fails in this test,then you can't use any 3rd party apps that makes use of the api support.
If the OPX is having the latest Oxygen 2.1.1, then the raw/dng format is supported from third party camera apps capable of shooting raw. If you have a OPX with you, install this app to confirm.
Edit: Just saw an OPX review, and the oneplus camera app didn't have a manual mode as available on my OPT. Please run the test results from the above app to confirm. Do pass on the knowledge. :)
First check if cam2api is enabled with app from play market [link]
If everything is green you can download camera app and install it (you need to allow installation from untrusted sources) [link]
Else you have done something wrong and will need to enable cam2api first
That's been there since the 1st Kitkat Update. I meant full control in setting the ISO, Shutter Speed, Focus, and maybe FStop. If you're willing to try it out you can use this APP to test if the current build has the new Camera API.
Cheers for the info
The screen shot has shutter time on the third slider (starting from the left).
The sliders are (left to right): Focus, White balance, shutter time, ISO and Exposure Compensation.
Thanks for the copy of the camera info from that camera2 api probe. Ubfortunately, I'm not 100% sure either way from the results.
It does say Support Level = Legacy which would indicate no to Camera 2 api.
If you are still willing, this app tests if the camera app I'd love to use would work.
My current thoughts are that Camera2 api support is device dependant, not camera dependant. And that the True Zoom is saving RAW files some other way to the camera2 api method.
Speaking of the camera, can anybody tests if it's compatible with the new Camera 2API? This app will let you know if the idol 3 is compatible:
Shows as compatible with mine.
Ninja edit: Did you notice they have a compatibility test app?
I think it's only OP2, One Plus will have to develop drivers for OPO et OPX for us to have full API Camera2 compatibility.
Check for yourself with this app : [link]
It basically would provide other apps the API to manually control the camera, and also yield RAW images for post-processing. While the ZTE Camera app does have manual control over the hardware, it does not provide the system with the same functionality as you can test for yourself using this app.
Hmmm this is a little irritating. Can anyone with a Pixel 2 try out on of the Camera2 api apps that should allow RAW files to be taken?
I've grown used to the flexibility of RAW and manual controls so though it's a shame not to have it in the stock app hopefully it's not locked down entirely.
That note about the visual core is also concerning, surely dedicated hardware will speed up Google's own algorithms. It's nice to know that it will be able to be accessed by third parties, I wonder if it will be able to process more than just images, Tensorflow support would be ideal.
My gf has a Mi5s and i installed gcam mod app with no problem.
He probably installs wrong versions.
Anyway he can check if camera2api is enabled by installing this app.
Please ask for full Camera2 API support when you submit feedback :)
While you're at it, would you mind running this app and posting the results?
Could you please run this free app and check if raw stays red as before or is green now?
On the Samsung dev site it sounds like 5.1 adds raw support. I'm just not sure if it's through the Google camera api 2 or their own camera sdk.
Can you run the manual camera compatibility app to see if manual camera control is allowed?
This is one of the reasons I would pick the LG G5 if it isn't.
Thanks for the video, very thorough!And thanks for the camera samples. It does look like they might be interpolated to about 15mp, so potentially the images might look better if you pick 13mp in settings.
Could you run the Manual Camera Compatibility test on it and share the results, please?
Also, does the matte back feel like it could get scratched easily?
Hi there, thanks for your input :)
I'd have a few questions if you allow :) especially regarding the camera. Does the stock-app has some sort of HDR mode, and RAW capabilities? If not, can other apps do it? an app like this can check it out, if you'd be kind enough to check: [link]
Hows the display in terms of contrast? That's where Samsung really shines (pun intended), the AMOLED are simply great. Is LeEco too?
I know the Le2 and LeMax2 will differ in some regards but surely might be similar in others :)
Regarding the headphone jack, I do understand the wish for better connections but at least I'd like to have the choice :( I didn't know about the adapter that surely helps, I'd still prefer a normal jack (also because I like angled jacks on the phone). I might get a Bluetooth adapter then eventually, that could work out! :)
I'd definately aim for the bigger versions which get more expensive, but 64GB is a must if no microSD fits. But the price is still fine and dual-SIM is pretty neat (I plan to cancel my contract and get two prepaid models, a cheap internet one and another for phone)
Which apps do you mean actually? Some of them still uses legacy camera api if camera2 is not available.
You can determine if camera2 api is available with this app: [link] just run it and see generated report
> Camera2 probe
Strange, I'm also now on newest MIUI9 7.8.24 and seems that camera api 2 is not enabled on my phone (xiaomi redmi note 4 global edition (qualcom)) Probably just only selected phone :(
I ran same app and it say to me by hardware level support is legacy. And another app which is common used to check is [link] show all red. You got luck :)
To check if camera2 api is enabled, download this: [link]
As for the comparison, the Mi 5s is an whole other phone. afaik it costs more, has a better SoC, bigger display, bigger battery and came out some time ago.
As for Mi 5x vs Mi A1, they are the same phone, just one with android one, and the other with MIUI 9. Choose the one you prefer, the hardware is exactly the same (so much so that they have ported the Mi A1 ROM to the Mi 5x in a matter of hours).
I still think you might have to root the phone though, as i'm not sure neither of these phones comes with camera2 API enabled. Also know that Xiaomi phones aren't exactly known for the best photography in the world and that, while the Google Camera improves significantly the photo quality, is not a surefire. The port is also quite slow when doing HDR+, as the CPU is not on the same level as the 835, and some things don't work (reason why I use it as a second camera for rear shooting photos only). The videos, panorama and portrait don't work, and the front facing camera keeps switching from colored to almost greyscale.
In the end, as budget options these are really good all around packages, but still, you need to conscious of the fact that fiddling around will be required to get the most out of the them. If you enjoy it, then great. If you want an iPhone/Pixel experience where you click ok and boom, the phone is ready and great, then it's probably not for you.
Would you mind doing me a favor and checking compatibility with Manual Camera? It's a paid app, but there's a free compatibility check app.
I googled it, but only found people complaining that the stock camera app doesn't have true manual settings.
Did you enable Camera 2 Api to use the manual features of Open Camera.
Here is an app, you can test your device with to see what is supported.
How's the camera? It would be awesome if you could post some samples - from both the moto camera and Google camera app.
Are none of the camera 2 APIs implemented? Would love to see the output from this app too -
First check if cam2api is enabled. You can do it with this app [link]
Next try to clear cache and data if you had another working Gcam previously (afaik you should do this every time you change Gcam for another build).
Are the camera API2 functions avaliable now for apps to take raw photos with full ISO and shutter speed control?
This can tell you if they are.
There are apps on Android like OpenCamera or Manual Camera that can take lossless if your device supports it.
Here's a compability test app:
Does it have manual camera controls? Could you run a manual camera tester and see for me if it support all the settings? Thanks.
> HTC one m7
Try this app : [link]
to see if the RAW capture capability is enabled on your phone. If it is, you can get a camera app that supports RAW and edit in another app (snapseed supports RAW) to get better quality images. I sometimes shoot RAW with my Nexus 6 and it gets good results. Nowhere near my $3k camera setup, but better than the stock app.