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Open Camera has resolutions going all the way down to 0.1 megapixels. It's open source, doesn't cost a cent, has no ads, a tiny install size and is simple to use.
OpenCamera for Android is really good for this, since they took away the colour correction and exposure settings in the default Android camera - it has options for daylight, overcast, fluorescent and incandescent lighting (and surprisingly good auto-correction) as well as ISO settings (which I haven't had to play with so far). It also has a macro focus option, 'torch' flash option (if you want a better way to check that you've got everything positioned just right) and a timer. I'm also pretty sure it has a 'save as RAW' option, but I wouldn't touch that unless your phone supports microSD cards - RAW files are HUGE so you'll run out of space quickly if you're doing a lot of swatch photos or something.
Still not as good as a proper camera, but for those without the money to spend on a separate camera (or if you just don't have it on you when you want to take a photo) it's an option.
For my photos, I usually have it on 'daylight' or 'overcast' correction - the incandescent correction is pretty much defeated by my ridiculous bathroom lights (I have those 'heater-light' things, they make everyone look jaundiced as hell) and I've had no reason to use fluorescent correction yet. I use macro focus for swatch and product photos, and I use the 'torch' flash when I'm trying to show sparkle or pick up shifts in products. (Or when it's too overcast to take sunlight photos.)
(I'm not sure if there's a better camera app for Apple and Windows, but I'm sure there must be by now.)
This is weird to me... That little button on your screen is not "the camera" It is shortcut to launch an application. When you tap it it opens a program. On android phone you can remove it and replace it with anything other icon, even flappy bird if you want. But since you seem so concerned with camera functionality, why not just use Open Camera
Gcam doesn't give full sized RAW. Use Opencamera.
I was also using Gcam but Opencamera gives better results with minimal loss.
Gcam RAW - 13MB
Gcam JPEG - 6~8 MB
Opencamera RAW - 24 MB
Opencamera PNG - 16~24 MB
Opencamera JPEG - 9~11 MB
I have a G5 Plus, & use Open Camera, which you can download from the Google Play Store, here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
I used to use Google Camera, on my previous phones, but when I was unable to get it on this one, I gave Open Camera a go. I've been pretty happy with it, so perhaps you should give it a go. It's way better than the stock camera app, & it's free & has no ads.
Oreo ROM: [link]
Stock (Nougat ROM): [link]
You can record upto 120fps by using open camera app available in playstore, but size will be restricted to 720p the moment you choose the higher fps than 30.
Playstore link: Open Camera
If you are on Android this app allows timestamps, and you can set the size of the saved images. I'm just looking it over now but might do what you want. [link]
Taken with Open Camera in HDR mode using the Camera2 API. Noise reduction and edge enhancements completely disabled. And of course, for comparison, here's the same using all auto settings and the Sony camera. Sorry about the reflections, I'm supposed to be working :D
EDIT: Yup, no EXIF. That's because the original was saved as PNG (which, yes, you can do that), I was playing with "external" noise reduction on some other pictures but there's none of it applied here.
Open Camera does that, and is a free, open source app as well. Tap on the popup menu (3 dots), then tap on the m icon for manual focus, then you should see a slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust it. You can read more in the manual.
Tell her to use Open Camera. Is an Open Source app that works way better than the default camera app. Works wonders! Send her the link [link]
Have you played around with non-default camera apps? I've been installing Open Camera on my phones and have been pretty happy with the finer control that doesn't seem to be available in most default apps.
I use OpenCamera. I have it set to record the audio from just the microphone. If it's set to just camcorder, it has the same muffled sound. It's worth looking into.
I've not actually used the feature myself, but digging through the settings in Open Camera it seems to have exactly what you're after. Hope that helps :-)
Not sure what you mean by "serious" mobile photographers (I mostly just fuck around with my Huawei P20). But for Android, I use Open Camera. Basically gives me more manual controls than my Huawei has.
It's got some interesting features for video like picking codecs, control over bitrate, FPS, and a few "log" profiles (which I think is simply a filter because anything I shoot using this setting ends up noisy).
As for photos, it works just like your run-of-the-mill camera app, but with control over shutter speed, ISO and focus distance.
Android users wanting to use their phone's camera would do well to check out something like Open Camera, which is open-source and offers a LOT of manual controls. (I'm not the dev, just been using it for years across three phones now.)
I personally use Open Camera. I like the stock camera app, but the night mode issue is by far the only thing keeping me from using it. I would just toy around with a few apps and see what you like.
Pretty much my experience, too.
I just switched back from using Ginger Keyboard to the stock ASUS keyboard because it seems to respond better.
I found that Open Camera [link] helps a bit with taking pictures, so give it a try.
Stock app will be the best for just cases because it has built-in photo processing, but when I want more fine-grained control (exposure and white-balance locking, manual focus) I'll sometimes use Open Camera. Make sure to enable the Camera2 API in the settings.
>u/evolution800 - Camera always in landscape mode ...LineageOS 17.1 on Moto X Play...
What does it say in > Settings > About phone > Android version > LineageOS version?
Is that with the stock LineageOS Camera app?
Did you try with a third-party app like Open Camera (F-Droid) or in Play Store?
If you have an android phone, an alternative to using a bluetooth clicker I used was Opencamera. It has a pretty nice timer, burst and white balance features that are better/more granular than the stock app that came with my phone. Typically I set the burst to back-to-back 50, timer to 10 seconds and adjusted my pose each shot to create a variety of shots. Each outing I probably took 800-1000 pictures which equated to 5 - 8 good enough to consider using for a profile. It was work but I got to take my time and I didn't have to burden my friends with the ol', "hey can we can get a few shots while we are out"🤷♂️
na gcam tem a astrofotografia? se tiver, tenta usar com tripé ou com ele parado num livto, pedra e afins.
se não, nesse app tem a opção de até 5 minutos naqueles três pontinhos lá em cima, é só descer um pouco ;)
I've used Open Camera which lets you set a custom folder to save pics to with Syncthing and it worked pretty good for me.
The camera is what it is, but you could experiment a bit with an app like Open Camera.
I'm playing it at 4K, but especially the scene with the water at the beginning, you can see the compression. It settles when there's less movement which is a tale-tale sign of a low video-bitrate. Unfortunately I have only ever worked with Premiere for video editing, so can't speak for other software.
Try downloading https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en and setting the video bitrate to something higher...
When you photograph near a modern CFL or led lamp, you get lines because the lamps are not constant light source but are sort of blinking in high speed, that is to do with how they work. Usually you avoid that by slowing down the shutter speed, but what mobile phones do when you add light is usually make shutter speed faster. Unless your phone has a shutterspeed controls, I'm not sure you can do much about it. You might need a tripod or a stand to take pictures with slower shutter.
If your camera app doesn't allow to adjust the shutter speed, you could try some other app from the store such as Open Camera by Mark Harman.. Open Camera even has a anti-banding mode in the settings.
OpenCamera app will save raws in any situation, as long as your phone supports raw. I use it for basic shooting, and switch back to the bundled camera app for things like panos. This is on a Motorola.
OpenCamera - free!
Open Camera is on the Play Store
From Quora [link]
> Anyway, it turns out that a camera app that I had already installed a long time ago had this feature… but I didn’t know it! It’s called Open Camera. (A Google search will direct you on where to get it.)
> Let’s say you want to take several photos of you and your cat.
> First click TIMER. This will set the initial PAUSE from the time you click the shutter to that of the first shot. (In our example above, select something like 10 seconds, which should give you plenty of time to grab your cat and get in front of the camera.)
> The second item you need to select is BURST. Here, you choose how many total shots you want to take. Let’s say you choose 10. (Valid options are 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, or unlimited.)
> And then finally you select BURST MODE INTERVAL. This is the item I missed earlier. This is the DELAY between each of the ten (in this case) shots. Let’s say you choose 3 seconds. (Valid options are no delay, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 seconds, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 minutes, and 1 and 2 hours.
The camera that ships with the image is still overexposed, oversaturated, and defocused.
However this can be remedied fairly easily by using a third party camera application.
I use the build of GCam Mod linked here on my hero2lte and the quality is extremely good. Portrait mode and HDR+/HDR Advanced work perfectly well and none of the aforementioned issues are present.
If you dislike the idea of using a modified proprietary camera application, you could make use of Open Camera which also has very good image quality (but a pretty terrible user interface).
An app like what /u/sid32 mentioned or one like Open Camera will allow you to choose what folder to save your work photos in. You'll want to place that folder outside of the DCIM directory so those photos won't get backed up with your Google Photos app.
Simple Gallery can handle viewing of your work photos only folder while also hiding it from Google Photos. Once you've created the work folder and taken a couple of pics so that it will show up in the gallery, long press on the folder to select it, then click on the three dot menu at the top right and click on "Hide Folder". This will place a .nomedia file within that folder so that other gallery apps like Photos will no longer see it.
Next, deselect that folder and click on the three white dot menu again and select the Settings menu. From there click on "Manage Included Folders", click on the plus sign at the top right and scroll down the list until you find your work photos folder and then click on that. Now go back out to the main gallery viewer page and pull down from the top to refresh the gallery. You should now see your work photos folder with (hidden) underneath.
The last thing to do, if you don't want any other folders but your work folder showing in Simple Gallery, long press and select all of those other folders. Click on the three dot menu and click "Exclude" and that will exclude those photos from being shown in just the Simple Gallery app. Do not click "Hide" or else the app will place a .nomedia file in all of those folders.
Sorry this is long-winded, and maybe there's a better way, but hopefully it accomplishes what you are wanting to do for now.
I was initially disappointed with image quality using the Motorola and Google camera apps on my G5+, but have had better results using OpenCamera.
Is this the article you're talking about? They used an in-house camera app that they didn't publish. Post processing was done in Photoshop.
If you want manual controls, I suggest using Open Camera.
For the camera, improvements were made to the auto focus speed, and consistency, especially in low light. Furthermore when recording video, especially in 4K, will have better accuracy and reliability while in situations with lots of motion.
If you need some better video controls, I recommend grabbing open camera for video recording for situations where you need to lock the exposure, and use back button focus.
Low light has improved in terms of detail, though in manual mode, there is currently a bug with the latest update they they know about, which i where once in a while, you may need to turn but focus on and off due to the auto focusing behaving strangely in manual mode.
I mainly use Open Camera now and it's quite good and quite free.
I also like the one-touch widget for taking a photo quickly.
Try OpenCamera. This is both video/photo camera, but to get the best picture quality, you should go to the Settings and configure it.
Also OpenCamera can lock exposition that can be very helpful for those who wants to shoot a little bit pro) :D
I've had great experience with Open Camera as well as the modified LG G2 camera that works on AOSP.
Try those out.
I like OpenCamera - with Camera v2 API enabled, I get manual focus which is excellent for macro shots!
>u/oditabx - ...lineageOS 18.1, my Redmi Note 7 camera fails to open...
Did you try turning off the device, waiting a few seconds then turning it back on?
> Sorry I wasn't able to get a clearer picture than that with my phone.
OpenCamera (Android) has a manual focus mode that's good for macro shots - example (with Xiaomi Mix2 rear camera)
I've always used opencamera, but you do have to fiddle with it (use the API v2 in the settings) and there is no clear way to select each lens separately, the lenses get selected automatically based on your zoom level.
But it takes wonderful panorama shots.
That coil you made looks really good. If you have an android phone there an app called Open camera that takes great zoom shots.
My photography pro tip: Drop the exposure 1/4 to 1/3 of a stop, and pop the contrast up a little bit. Helps you consistently get this sort of depth and vibrant colour.
That's trivial with a real digital camera if you spend a few minutes poking around the manual. The default camera apps on Android and iPhone let you adjust brightness (which should directly map to exposure) with a slider, but don't let you tweak too much. On Android I quite like Open Camera for advanced fiddling with settings.
Opencamera is great for manual settings on an android device.
If you want to shoot raw, then Lightroom is decent (but users are unhappy with Adobe creative suite as the larger suite i.e. Photoshop is now subscription only and not own able outright)
If you have never done low light or long exposure and want some troubleshooting with settings etc, feel free to pm me.
I am not sure if it will meet all your needs.But openCamera is the best camera app apart from the stock camera app you get.It is open source. supports any and almost every feature possible that the hardware supports.
This is based off Open Camera and offers a little better UI - HedgeCamera 2
If you had $140, I'd suggest the Canon EOS M (from eBay). It's the most powerful camera for the money (able to even do RAW video, which is higher quality than standard h.264 encoding). With a 7Artisans 25mm lens (also from eBay), and a fast class-10 SD card, it will run you at around $230 overall. That's the cheapest way of having a "proper" HD camera that is actually powerful, it supports full manual controls, 24p recording (that's the frame rate that movies are recorded on), it has an audio input jack, support for cinematic picture profiles, etc.
The absolute cheapest way though is to actually get a new phone. With $75 you can get a refurbished low range -- but modern -- phone that has much better video quality than older low range phones used to have. Make sure you get a model that has a microSD card slot, so you can save the videos there. Download the free app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera set it to 24 fps. Only things you might need to buy in addition to the microSD card ($12), is a small hand holder mini-tripod for the phone (so it keeps it more steady, $12), and a variable ND clip-on filter to use outdoors ($18, but these only work if the camera is close to the top of the phone, and not somewhere in the lower-middle).
Now, of course you might be able to get a used camcorder for that price, which might or might not be what you want. While the camcorder will have zoom and other niceties compared to the phone, it might be AVCHD, which is interlaced video, and it's a pain to deal with. Plus, you wouldn't have a new phone that way. ;-)
Like Henry says it is important to limit your expectations. You do not write which phone you have, if it is an Android i recommend you install Open camera, it lets you adjust pretty much every camera setting on your phone so you can get the exposure right: [link]
For those who are still curious, I've downloaded an app called Open Camera. It allows you to set frame rate, bit rate, and resolution among many other things. My 1080p & 4k 30 fps tests are much better than the 30 fps modes in the stock camera app. I'm not sure that AF is the same as in the stock app. It's worth a try.
Try out Open Camera, from some quick research it appears to be utilizing the Visual Core and has all kinds of manual controls. Here's a link it is free as well as ad-free so I guarantee it works or your money back!
Because PCs, hi-fi equipment, assistive input devices, and other consumer electronics still exist that are better suited for a fixed cable in their stationary environments. They also don't have as good of an upselling opportunity for their own brand of in-ear wireless headphones.
Think about it this way. All of the budget phones still have a headphone jack. All of the high-end $800+ flagship phones don't, because if you can afford a flagship phone, it's presumed you can afford to buy the shiny $50-100 headphones too.
Me? I buy Pixel for the monthly security updates, zero bloat, and great camera quality. If I need more control over the camera for manual focus and exposure controls, I use the free Open Camera app that exposes all the settings. If I need wireless, I go for the ridiculously cheap $25 MPOW bluetooth headphones from Amazon that sound amazing for the price.
Battery has been fine. Keep your brightness at 50% with automatic adjustments.
I think the default OnePlus camera app doesn't support external microphones, at least I couldn't make it work.
I downloaded an open-source camera app, called OpenCamera and in its settings I could declare that I want to use my external mic. It worked perfectly ;)
Honestly, I still think you have no idea what you are talking about. Pictures are done by the app built in. You probably just preferred the stock app that wasn't available on LOS. This has nothing to do with scripts.Do you know what scripts are? Everyone knows that you shouldn't use the stock LOS app as its garbage. My phone has the same results using gcam on either stock or lineage. What you are stating makes absolutely no sense as all the camera functionality is done in the camera app. Here is a quick run down of all camera related changes in lineage [link]
If you want to do a comparison you need to make sure you are using the same app on both OSes. Here is a good free one you can test out using the same settings on both operating systems: [link]
You can contact Google support, if needed they will send a replacement model. As for long exposure you can go as far as 4s using open camera app:
We used to be able, but it seems something about Android 8.1 prevents manufacturers from adding the option.
Not even GCam by Google has the option on Android 8.1. So I believe it is not Razer's fault; since their camera app is based on Gcam's code. Unless they try to make their own source coded app later.
Open Camera has the option.
It takes good pictures, though it will show flickering on screen since it doesn't expect the fast screen refresh rate. That does not influence how the picture comes out in the end anyways.
Google's Gcam is good for videos since it has video stabilization it does via software.
I just gave this a shot and was able to lower the resolution enough to take a photo at 45kb. It's a shitty photo, but if you want small file size from the get-go you'll have to deal with it. The app has many resolution choices, so you can play around with it. I might leave this on my phone for a while to mess with. Good luck!
I use this.
It doesn't make the camera iPhone level good but it gets from crappy to decent imo.
Lowering the resolution helps with the delay when taking a picture too. The memory speed isn't the best and it shows when snapping pictures. 3840x2160 works well for me and takes good enough pictures for everyday use and I can still crank it up if I need more.
I use Open Camera - [link]
It's free, Open Source, shoots RAW, and has loads options to play with.
It won't do the 5T's portrait mode. It also doesn't have "beauty" mode. But I don't think that's a great loss.
Open Camera will give you manual shutter speed from 1/17758" to 4.1". Granted it also says "serious camera error" after taking a 4.1" picture, but it still takes the picture.
The developer says here that you can use Open Camera to access the wide lens. Did you try that?
My stock camera and all of the Google cameras pause my music, but Open Camera does not. I just tested it with Spotify and Bluetooth headphones. I don't have any music on my device to test local music and music players with the stock camera.
Don't Pause! runs in the background and silences notifications when playing music. I just tested it and it worked with Spotify, Open Camera, Bluetooth headphones. You could also accomplish this with an automation app.
I think maybe Open Camera and Camera FV-5 might do what you want. Just from memory so you will need to check them out yourself.
No I just used this [link]
I am not a photographer or DSLR nerd, so I can't make any claims about the app's quality, but I can tell you it hasn't hard locked my phone any :D
After they update it, I'll try the Essential camera app again. I liked their minimal UI.
Open Camera has options to choose audio source while recording videos. Useful if you want to use external source for recording audio.
Install the app. Open it. Go to it's settings menu. Click on video settings. You will see options for video quality , scroll down & you will see Audio Source Options. You can also record mono or stereo audio, if it is supported.
Just connect your external mic to the phone. Open this app. Change settings related to audio source & select 'Use external mic if it's present'. Now record the videos. It will use external source for audio & It will record video from your phone camera. Completed video will have audio from external audio source. So, that you won't have to edit & sync them after recording video.
Download open camera app and that's the quality you will get.
An issue with the camera in lineage is that you will sometimes get "camera cannot connect" message and you will have to reboot your phone to fix it.
Try installing Open Camera? I had it installed before I updated to Nougat on a Swift at the weekend. It's still working fine throughout.
I'll check the default camera app tho'.
EDIT: default is opening and taking photos for me. Maybe try another app, set it default then set the original back as default if it then opens correctly? IMHO Open Camera beats the default but just an opinion.
If the camera isn't a concern, I'd say go for it. You can probably get decent pics with manual controls. I don't bother with the default camera app, though. I personally use Open Camera. Other than that, it's a solid device. Battery is fantastic. I usually charge every night because I do a lot of Bluetooth streaming and my job has terrible reception. Even then, I can go 2 days between a charge if I wanted to.
Maybe check out Open Camera. You can record up to 3264x1840. Seems like locking focus and exposure in this app produces some decent footage. Still messing around with it myself. You are right about the stock app dropping the ball on video though.
You need to set the exposure higher. The non-cast-iron in the photo will be too bright, but you'll get good detail in the CI. If you're using a camera with a touch screen (such as a phone), usually you can touch the iron to have the camera focus on it and base its exposure on that spot. Alternately, many cameras have exposure controls. I use Open Camera on Android ([link]), which has lots of controls to get things just right.
Alternately, you can put your pan on a dark background and the camera should automatically set a higher exposure.
I've had my N6 since launch and have had above average battery life, but I have been running custom ROMs/kernels pretty much the whole time. My phone has never had the extreme throttling that I've read about on here and I think the camera is better than most people give it credit (I use Open Camera)
Wife just got a G4+ to replace an aging S5 and has not mentioned poor battery life in the couple weeks she's had it. I was pleasantly surprised at everything about the phone (size, feel, screen, sound) for the price when I was setting it up for her.
Sister had a S6 up until a month ago and never complained about battery life and she was glued to it 24/7.
Open camera is pretty good. Not perfect but it does the job very well. And it takes much better pictures that the stock google camera.
Check out Open Camera. I've been using it for a few days. The interface isn't breathtaking and it does hiccup occasionally, but it's free. I still use Google's Camera app for quick shots, but Open Camera is great for when I want to dial something in.
After trying about 6-7 looking for a mostly-intuitive interface and manual focus (since my 6P focus hunts a LOT at the short/macro end), I settled on Open Camera, which is working quite nicely for my needs.
EDIT: Clarified that my 6P hunts
I thought you were going to mention the lens flair...
Edit: Actually it's the flash that sucks on this camera. I just keep it off all the time now because it ruins night shots by turning up the grain factor. Good thing it's completely unnecessary, because with HDR on, night shots always come out great.
I installed Open Camera recently and am looking forward to seeing what kind of night shots I could get now with manual controls. I tried it a bit last night and was amazed with how much more light this phone's camera can get into pictures by turning up the exposer. Going to revisit some scenic shots I've previously taken and had ruined by the flash going off.
I think they really should return exposure control to the stock camera app in an update, because the app by itself only turns up the ISO for dark shots, resulting in graininess.
To answer the hardware/software question, you can download a camera app with manual focus, such as Open Camera  and run the focus to the macro extreme. I had a hard time focusing on objects closer than a few inches in manual mode. You may need to get a stick-on macro lens for your N5X if you want to be closer.
> Only thing I miss from LP is saving photos to SD.
Check out Open Camera. Works much better than the ASOP or Moto apps, packed with tons of features, and even has an option to choose where your pictures get saved.
I can't say I've ever had this issue, but I see it on the tracker. Have you tried using a third part camera app? I personally use Open Camera mainly because I can record without that terrible noise the 5 suffers from on the stock camera app. It might be worth a shot.
Give OpenCamera a try. It correctly detects the reverse-landscape orientation of the sensor so everything looks proper. It also has experimental EIS for video recording, and it works pretty not bad, as long as you're not using high-res (4k).
Open Camera seems to have pretty good video quality and resolution settings.
On their website, they have links to where you can download the APK.
And here's the Google Play link for referance.
• Yes, WiFi tethering works
• Yes, I keep my Misfit and Android Wear connected constantly
• Open Camera for use of camera
One thing is, the ROM creator has disabled NFC because it was draining absurd amounts of battery, he is working on a fix.
Other than that, it works exactly like CM on any other device!
This one allows you to tweak all the settings such as resolution, ISO, exposure, etc. Plus there's no bloatware or ads.
Play Store link
Edit: Play Store version is 1.23 and F-Droid is 1.24
Edit2: v1.24 has camera2 api but the focus is pretty bad...
I know it's not the Snap Camera app, but Open Camera 'seems' to be working on my Nexus 5 running 5.0.0 at a resolution of 3840x2160.
From what I understand, it's free too!
There are some listed here, I tried Open Camera and it worked well for me (you can change saved image quality) but I think it might be slower than the native app.
Frequent crashes for me.
I use Lenovo Super Camera. No idea about low light performance. Have heard good things about Open Camera.
You can use some thing like a separate camera app :
That saves to
Internal storage/DCIM/Open camera/
Then use the one drive app to sync to the folder
or use any thing like macrodroid [link]
Or Tasker to move/copy files
Social media apps use ancient APIs which are not recommended since Android 5 for camera, and they won't update their shit. You need to use a dedicated camera app to take photo and use the taken photo.
You need an app that supports multiple cameras to access wide cameras. You can try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en&gl=US
I don't have telephone permission enabled for this app. At the same time, I use open camera (fdroid) (google play) as it is open source (Who would've figured?) and that it has more features besides some stock camera apps. It doesn't have network access by default, so you won't be tracked likely. The main permissions for open camera are to obviously use the camera and microphone, and location. Nothing else, though you can look at all permissions of the app if you have to. But I don't understand why Samsung's camera app would have telephone permissions and why you can't disable that permission on yours. I'm able to disable it on my tablet.
All Android cameras (as far as I've seen) have the RAW option. Usually outputting unprocessed DNG files.
The Open Camera App (Android) is a good way to get access to more features, but as the person above pointed out, RAW on a phone is kinda' gimmicky.
Third-party camera apps may be your only solution.
Open Camera is open-source and ad-free (the "Contains Ads" notice in the listing may be caused by the inclusion of external links). It supports every resolution your device exposes to third-party apps, and also allows you to set a custom bitrate.
That is just one example. There may be other apps supporting what you need either for free or for a fee, with or without ads.
By the way, what is the make and model of your old camera/phone?
Got an Android smartphone? Great, you already have a camera that can do this.
Mount it to a tripod (there are cheap phone holders for this) or just prop it against something, plug in a power cable so it doesn't run out of juice, make sure there is enough free storage (insert a microSD card if necessary/possible). If you don't know how much storage is necessary for a full night of sleep, record a few minutes under similar conditions and do some math to find out how space much several hours would take up.
As for illumination, a small lamp or some outside light should be sufficient. The video will be grainy even with a high-end device, but as long as you can be made out (perhaps wear a bright shirt so you're easier to see in the dark), it'll be fine.
Use the app Open Camera. It can record arbitrarily long videos, provided there is enough free storage. Make sure that "restart on maximum file size" is enabled (should be by default) in order to get around the 4 GB file size limit that Android versions before 11 have. This will result in a new second video file after the limit has been reached, with little to no interruption. Choose a low video resolution in order to keep file sizes in check and limit the load on your device - not every phone can manage the heat of recording 4K video for hours. 720p at most should suffice - you can probably get away with even less for sleep recording.
yes the stock camera is unstable on los. I use open camera which is 100% stable instead [link] or on fdroid.
On exynos the stock camera app is stable ?
I'm sorry you have to put up with this and I hope you find a solution.
My guess would be that the Camera app is trying to remove "shadows" from the image and is lightening your skin tone as a result. I'm sure it's hard to do that for both very dark and very light skin tones, but that's not really a good excuse. They either need to get the algorithm right in all cases or they need to provide a way to disable or modify it.
Until then... I know you said that it happens on other camera apps, but have you looked for camera apps that give you more manual control over things like white balance? Maybe an app like Open Camera would give you some control that helps fix the issue.
I'd be curious to know the actual, physical shutter length of the 4a/4/4XL. Had to use OpenCamera to find out as GCam doesn't let you go full manual. GCam does several exposures using HDR type techniques to build detailed night shots I've seen.
Have tried doing astrophotography going full manual, using OC to do several exposures, ISO's, shutter lengths and bracketing. GCam does all of this fast, so they come out epic. Have got some good manual shots, but not quite as.
Use OpenCamera. Before jumping right in, go through it's menus to enable Camera2API ability.
Surprised GCam doesn't offer manual modes, was something I was somewhat disappointed with (even on my Pixel 5). OpenCamera will let you manually adjust all elements; Exposure, Focus, Shutter, ISO etc.
wenn du ein Android Smartphone hast, kann ich dir Open Camera empfehlen.
Hat mehrere Timelapse Modi.
Bei mir liegt leider kein Schnee =)
I'm sure you could try, but the resolution may not be amazing - my DSLR takes pictures at a resolution of 6000x4000, while my phone's max is 4032x3024.
Regardless, I would definitely try to use the Open Camera app, if you're using android, so that you can lock in exposure & white balance. I've no clue if IOS has an equivalent
I took a very fast stab at searching for focus stacking for Android and learned Open Camera supports it and calls it "focus bracketing" [link]
I need to test it out still, but it's a starting point.
Já jsem se po před pár lety ustálil u aplikace zvané "Open Camera" a od té doby na ní nedám dopustit. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
Just downloaded open camera
Oh wow, it supports 200Mbps bit rate, that's double Filmic Pro's 100Mbps
An actual link to the store rather than some random feature request on Sourceforge
Open Camera, a feature-rich FOSS camera;
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Right off that bat, Samsung doesn't have full api 2 support on any of their devices which is about 50% of android sales at the moment. Specifically they have yet to comply with the autofocus and continuous focus mechanisms in api v2 despite the devices reporting compliance. There are problems with other manufactures implementations as well, this is why you have tons of libraries trying to fill in these edge cases and switch back and forth between api 1 and 2 depending on the model (and not just the android version):
You can test this on your s7 Edge yourself by making a build of googles own simple api 2 example:
Or download open camera and switch it to api 2.
Have you tried Open Camera?
Open Camera works great on mine with 14.1.
Open Camera has a ghost image option that lets you put another photo over the live view.
Open camera is pretty good...
This is my experience after about two weeks with the distro (my first AOSP experience).
Best camera app: <strong>Open Camera</strong> (Play Store link)
The stock Samsung camera app was nothing to write home about but it did decent (fast) HDR. I was worried about losing functionality when switching to Lineage OS but that's not proved to be an issue. The free and open source Open Camera does a great job. I've already donated to his project and encourage everyone who uses his app to do the same!
FYI nearly every DSL app that's in the Google Play Store has taken Open Camera and repackaged it with a different icon and advertising so don't even bother trying most of them. Once I even found one that had taken Open Camera and even removed the copyright notice stating that it's Open Camera (which they're not allowed to do under the license that it's been open sourced under). Sadly Open Camera doesn't even have as high a rating as the knock-offs (which are the exact same app) despite being the most up-to-date and bug free version of all the DSL apps. Fortunately it does have many, many more downloads than the knock-offs.
The stock AOSP/Lineage camera app does not take particularly good pictures, though, it is simple.
Open Camera does a good job of balancing power with usability. Spend some time learning how to use Open Camera. It's well worth it! The focusing is superb, certainly as good as, if not better than Samsung's own camera app. But, you do need to learn how the focusing works to fully appreciate its versatility.
Open Camera's HDR is a true HDR for those of us who are used to doing exposure bracketing and then post-processing. The HDR processing that's built in is subtle, perhaps even 'practical' rather than artistic.
FWIW Open Camera also has exposure-bracketing, i.e. it'll take 3 photos in rapid succession each with different exposure levels. Later you use a separate application to process those images into an HDR image using your own algorithms (haven't tried it).
It does work! You've got to "read between the lines" when it comes to the instructions. First, touch the home button for a few seconds. You won't feel a vibration. Then you'll need to swipe down and repeat the swipes until you've finished recording the fingerprint. You may want to disable the back and menu buttons with an app like All in One Gestures while you're recording your finger prints. It'll be a lot less painful.
You've got to download Samsung Health from the Play Store and then download an apk from XDA (2nd link). The only thing I never did get working was to authorize the phone with Samsung Health so I could use some of the communal features. When I get the SMS or the voice call for the PIN the authorization fails with an error :(.
I've noticed no problems with battery life. Seems fine to me. I get upwards of a day with moderate use and fair number of photos (>10/day) out of a single charge. Then again, I only used it as a Samsung Android phone for a week before I replaced Samsung stock Android with Lineage OS so I can't really comment on relative battery life.
Seems stable enough. Once in two weeks I did have lock screen weirdness where I had to reset the phone but otherwise I've only run into typical Google instability.
If you're an iOS user transitioning to Android, an AOSP Android distro like Lineage OS 14.1 is probably the closest thing you're going to get to the iOS experience. It's clean. It's simple. It's customizable. It's bloat-free.
If you're coming from iOS this is perhaps your safest bet for a low-frustration transition. Well, I suppose if you were to go with a Google Nexus or another device that uses nearly unmodified Android Nougat or Oreo you'll have an even lower-frustration experience since the phone will officially come with unmodified Nougat or Oreo.
weems to work. No problems so far.
I use Keepass, an open source password tracker and generator to track my passwords (Windows & Linux) and found an app today that offers in-built Dropbox integration: Keepass2Android. Seemed to work the one time I tried it. It was even easy to synch a changed password database with it.
Probably OpenCamera, which has been the de facto FOSS camera app.
Note: Turn on Camera2 API in the app's settings
Though depending on the phone, it might not have 100% access to everything of the camera due to proprietary blobs.
P.S. If you go for it, use this instead of the stock Lineage camera app. [link]
Using Open Camera here with a Nexus 5 on Lineage. It has HDR. Nice app. [link]
I like Open Camera.
I like open camera.
Possibly the best the camera software there is. The weakness is the n7 camera itself.
Open Camera is the best alternative to the stock camera outside of Google camera ports, and it can be muted.
It's open source, no ads, and the dev updates it pretty regularly.
I really like open camera, I have been using it on cm and its great!
Open Camera allows you to do this. [link]
This? It's not just on fdroid
I recommend open camera [link]
It's a waaaaay more efficient compression that V50 doesn't have, stops your 4K videos being like 10gb after 5mins
I'll copy-paste one of my older replies to this question since my capture and process has stayed about the same.
"Sure thing! It was just a lot of YouTube videos and trial and error if I'm being honest.
For capturing my video I like to use OpenCamera. I manually mess with the ISO and exposure until I get a good enough visual then record. As for iOS I have no experience there, unfortunately.
For PIPP I used this as a reference. Once you get a feeling for what each setting does feel free to adjust to see if you can extract a bit more quality but the settings used there are pretty consistent with what I use.
As for Autostakkert and Registax I watched YouTube videos by wwgeb on image processing. He has a good one walking you through Autostakkert, and then through the right and left left tabs of Registax. I definitely recommend getting familiar with other astrophotography terms and he has great videos walking you through some of those.
Those will get you the information you need to get going in terms of processing your videos. The general outline is first PIPP to get your cropped video, Autostakkert to get the best frames stack and then Registax to sharpen and tweak. I also take the final product from Registax and mess with the curves on Photoshop to see if I can get an extra bit of contrast in there but I believe you can do it through Registax as well. The thing I will say is that this is a process! The first few times it might not come out the way you want to but you'll get better. Fiddling with the phone adapter is like half the battle but once you get it on properly and aimed correctly you'll be holding your breath trying not to mess it up. Here are a few images leading up to this post. Sometimes you get lucky and get a few minutes where the whole world (atmosphere included) seems to quiet down in order for you to get a shot. Other times not so much. What makes this so addicting is chasing that one perfect capture."
Sure thing! It was just a lot of YouTube videos and trial and error if I'm being honest.
Those will get you the information you need to get going in terms of processing your videos. The general outline is first PIPP to get your cropped video, Autostakkert to get the best frames stack and then Registax to sharpen and tweak. I also take the final product from Registax and mess with the curves on Photoshop to see if I can get an extra bit of contrast in there but I believe you can do it through Registax as well. The thing I will say is that this is a process! The first few times it might not come out the way you want to but you'll get better. Fiddling with the phone adapter is like half the battle but once you get it on properly and aimed correctly you'll be holding your breath trying not to mess it up. Here are a few images leading up to this post. Sometimes you get lucky and get a few minutes where the whole world (atmosphere included) seems to quiet down in order for you to get a shot. Other times not so much. What makes this so addicting is chasing that one perfect capture.
Use OpenCamera in Camera2API mode. Will take shots natively without any filters.
You could use open camera instead if you don't like the spam.
Opencamera over Gcam port anytime for photos.
However if you are going to take pictures only, buy a dedicated camera.
Open Camera has an option that shows if the pic is level. You can turn it on in settings.
Here's the Google Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
I love and use open camera, it supports HDR and many other things:
Open Camera can do this.
You can try:
Open Camera [link]
Open Camera can do this. Here's the burst settings.
The pre-installed camera is fine, but Open Camera is worth trying too. [link]
Have your tried OpenCamera?
No using it on a motog 5. No doubt it will work on a Samsung. [link]
This is the one.
Open Camera by Mark Harman
Not gonna lie, portrait mode sucks. I really don't like all the artifacts it leaves behind. It blurs what it shouldn't and leaves sharp halos around objects. The subject in your photo is like a torture test for it, and the results just aren't good.
If you want similar results, use manual focus and focus as close as possible on something. I recommend Open Camera in the app store for good focus control.
Or buy a cheap DSLR camera and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. That will give you much better results.
Open Camera: [link]
I just tried it on a subject that I thought would be pretty clear, but it messed it up good. [link]. It blurred the base of the lilac, and some of the leaves, and you can see sharp clouds through the leaves.
The normal picture is much better. [link]
I forgot you can edit the blur after the fact, and even chose a new focus point. So I moved the focus point down towards the base of the lilac, and dragged the background blur slider down much lower. The result is much better I think, but still nowhere near as good as a real camera would be. For instance the grass focus is odd. If I chose any more blur the grass looked even stranger. [link]
While that last picture really isn't so bad, I guess I'm prejudiced against portrait mode photos. Whenever I see one, I notice the flaws right away, and I instantly don't like the picture, no matter how well composed it was, or how beautiful the scenery. It's like a gimmick that just makes the picture worse in my opinion.
I would much rather play to the strengths of the camera than to try to cover up its weaknesses. Here's a picture I just took as an example. I put the camera down in the grass and focused on these 6" tall flowers with the camera maybe 12" away, and the background of trees is naturally blurry, even if it's not as much as portrait mode would do. [link]
Here's another one taken at minimum focus distance as an example. [link]. Plenty of background blur. The limitation is the subject has to be small. Because the background blur is a function of how far away from the subject you are.
Turn off white balance?
On this app?
It's an app! :)
Tried OpenCamera ?
Open Camera has it. Best of all, it's open source. [link]
turn off noise reduction under processing and apply logarithmic profile. result should be something like this
> I've restarted, turned off and on again, cleared camera cache and checked I'm all up to date.
So you have tested with the stock camera app.
Have you also tried GCam or OpenCamera?
If the same problem occurs there, it could be a loose connector
Open Camera has an option to disable audio when recording video.
try this one. I dont use any stock cameras since i found that superiour one.
Camera processing... It stays for ever. Also, it stop working when you are trying to use another camera App.
Today, October 18. 2018 I have a good solution.
What I did and it seems that works nicely:
Go to System Settings > Apps > Camera. Force To Stop and disable it. It doesn't matter if you delete or keep the Camera Data, just keep it DISABLED.
Install OpenCamera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera This Camera doesn't have Ads, it is Open Source https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/code/ci/master/tree/ Great App, definetely recommended.
I hope this could solve the issue. Have a nice day.
If you use an app like Open Camera you can turn geo tagging off. OpenCamera is open source and ad free.
Try Open Camera.
Go with Open Camera instead, directly from the Play Store.
I don't have that issue, but I would recommend trying Open Camera [link]
You could also try Open Camera. [link]
Simple Camera: [link]
Works fine for me, will write images to SD Card.
Open Camera can do this.
Open Camera Allows you to use Macro Mode as well.
Maybe check out opencamera? It's an open source app and it works well enough for me.
Open Camera - [link]
Pick up Open Camera.
See if your camera situation improves any before heading back to touchwiz.
Have you looked at open camera?
Open Camera is supposed to be excellent, but I find it difficult to use.
Try Open Camera. It works great.
I'll go look and see if i can find it for everyone.
Open Camera is my favorite. Open source, no ads/tracking :)
you could check out Open Camera. It's been pretty nice on the 6P.
Open camera. I really hate the UI but I think it's a good camera app. Let's you change exposure etc for AOSP roms like cm12.1
Open Camera very nice. You have a lot of manual config settings.
Or Open Camera.
OpenCamera is really good. The nerves will wear off eventually just keep at it.
Its just called Open Camera [link]
I missed your update on the post over at the MotoE sub (because it was an update, not a new reply). I think I know what the problem is:
While your phone has a 64-bit processor, Motorola is using a 32-bit operating system (they sometimes do this on their cheap phones). Since GCam is 64-bit only for years now, the installation fails (you can install 32 bit on 64 bit OS, but not the other way around).
There are some 32-bit GCam, but they're based on very old GCam versions. Even if it works, quality won't be anywhere close to a modern port. In any case, check this version:
You may also have some luck with versions from this guy:
Other than this, the only other suggestion I can make is... Open Camera:
It has some interesting features (even HDR on some phones). It's not as good as GCam, but it may be better than the stock camera app.
Open Camera. [link]
Open Camera. Encode at a more reasonable bitrate.
Check this app, has ~more features if you wanna shoot manually.
Also consider Open Camera or cstark gcam (more stable on stock ROM, ymmv).
The camera2 api is not available on the A50 or A51 (Samsung disables it on their cheaper phones). Without camera2 api, the features that make GCam good (HDR, for example) can't work.
There is a version of GCam here, but as mentioned by multiple users there, things like HDR are not working, so the quality isn't as good as normal GCam on a supported phone.
You can also try different things. There's GCam Go (example). It's not as good as regular GCam, but it might be better than the stock camera app. You can also try Open Camera.
Again, none of these options create pictures as good as the GCam port on a phone that supports it, but it might be better than the Samsung camera. Test and then use what's better for you.
Take a look at [link]
From what I read you can set it up and then use through widget / intents.
Open Camera | 4.1 rating | Free | 50,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> Open Camera is a completely free Camera app. Features:
* Option to auto-level so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what.
* Expose your camera's functionality: support for scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure ...
Yes Open Camera is an app.
Camera2 API is something provides certain functions required by camera applications.
I use opencamera or google camera when I need specialized functionality.
Open Camera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en_US&gl=US
Google Camera: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-port-hub/
Well made and open source
I use Open Camera [link]
Is this it?
Open Camera but can't set manually.
I had the same issue on my OP6. I use OpenCamera and my pictures come out much better with that.
My default camera app doesn't work properly either, but I've found the "Open Camera" app works great for me, on my Razer phone 2.
Only downside is that it doesn't do panorama shots.
On Android: Open Camera
Stock camera is usually enough, but Google Camera mods can get way better pictures because of better image processing and AI.
Open Camera is great if you want to manually tinker various settings.
I just discovered Open Camera on the Play Store. It's pretty amazing. Tons of options, and clean controls. You have to switch the API in settings to the "Camera2 API" so it can shoot raw files. It's right in the first page of settings, not under Photo Settings or anything, but after changing that you have to enable raw saving in Photo Settings. Took me forever to figure out how to set that up. I knew it had to be possible.
I found that the "macro" focus mode is still just autofocus, so manual focus is best to force the minimum focus distance.
Here's an example in action with a very close crop to see the detail. There's no way I could have focused this tiny jumping spider correctly without zooming in, not even with my 6" screen, but now I have a full raw file to work with and in perfect focus. I guess a better example would be a larger subject that overflows the frame when zoomed in, yet the raw file would contain the whole thing, but you get the idea.
Take a look at Open Camera. I know you can set it to repeat shots, I'm not sure about the exposure though: [link]
I'm pretty happy with the Open Camera App on my POCO F1 (Custom ROM).
Try out Open Camera.
The stock app on US models has a setting to disable it, which I don't remember having on other models.
Also apps like opencamera usually have this option. Is this app blocked in your country? [link]
However with Android 10 there are built-in per app media and notification settings.
This leads me to question how carriers in Japan have bypassed these settings to enforce the shutter sound.
Next you have the issue of whether or not this is punishable by law and if its worth the risk.
Open Camera should help, it's an open source app with good reputation. Downloaded it to check, and it lets you set ridiculously low resolutions and bitrate. Experiment a little with those two settings and you'll have meh quality recordings but at smaler file sizes.
And no, only mods can edit titles
I use Open Camera on my Pixel 3. It gives you control over many of the features mentioned here, such as WB, exposure compensation, manual focus (limited), ISO sensitivity, etc. I am by no means a pro photographer, but am an SLR using enthusiastic (when I can be bothered) amateur. I find the app more than capable for almost all of my phone photography needs, especially close focusing, which seems to be especially crap on phones these days.
Open Camera ?
Can't offer you a solution, but: What camera app do you use? And if it is the preinstalled one (snap) did or could you try what happens if you install another camera app, e.g. Open Camera? If an alternative camera app works you could switch until this issue is fixed. Just thinking aloud though.
Open Camera (Camera App) - [link]
its free and it can use api2 just in case
Open Camera will let you record at 4:3 ratio and you get the full sensor, but I am not sure how the quality might be in S20 ultra, some stabilization or zoom feature might not work, and the picture quality might be worse due to the lack of additional software processing that the Samsung camera app is doing.
Sadly camera API is a mess in any Android phone, most of the time only the stock camera app gives you best result and I am not sure recording at 4:3 would give you a better picture, but if you insist to record to 4:3 then Open Camera can do it for you.
Happened to passby there , took it for its 'a-bright-tomorrow' vibes.
Shot from SamsungA5 phone , on OpenCamera in exposure bracketing mode and postprocessed by VibranceHDR apps.
The App, Open Camera , has a repeat mode with numerous intervals and number of times to activate.
Seems ideal for what you describe.
I know it's 2 months old, but hope this helps...
The Google Camera is only installable from the Play Store on Pixels, so instead of using that (which may have issues if you find an apk), rather than that I'd suggest using the Open Camera, it's basically the simplest of the cameras from the Google source code... BUT it doesn't have things like the Pixel's blur, but it does everything that the basic Google Camera does, and works well on my Swift 2
I know it's a month ago, but what happens when you try a screen shot? (power button and volume down held at the same time for 1+ seconds)
If it's not taking photos, I'd suggest trying a different camera app, Open Camera is very simple and shows basic options
Try with that one, it should show you if there's a problem
I've tried the app on my Swift 2 and it works well, so hopefully it'll help you find your issue
There are some apps on the play store that may have some slight tweaks and features like.. Open Camera Camera MX Filimic Pro
But if you want to take it to next level try some lens for your camera, 'Moment' lens are some the great for samsung..
Galaxy S10 Cinematic Vedio
You back up the data first, of course! It looks like someone even got LineageOS 17.1 working, so if you're adventurous, you might want to give it a try (see here about the latest official update, a link to the entire official ROM with the April 2020 update, and a link to the 17.1 ROM I mentioned - https://www.notebookcheck.net/There-s-a-new-Android-system-update-available-for-the-Xiaomi-Mi-A1.463118.0.html). Speaking for myself, I would have messed with GCam as well, but I think it's too much of a headache to root it, so I can give you a quick tip about obtaining pretty good images - official camera app and/OR Open Camera (amazing results when shooting videos, but good for still photography as well - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera) OR Camera FV-5 (paid version is better, of course, but even the free one is pretty good - these are all the apps made by the company behind it - https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=FGAE&hl=en) + Snapseed (free, made by Google - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed) for afterwork, nothing more.
If you don't want every video you record to be uploaded, you could download a camera app like Open Camera and set the storage folder to something unique, then have Dropbox or Google Photos automatically upload files in that folder to the cloud over cellular networks.
Opencamera is good you can try it.
Try a third-party camera app and see if it's the camera app. If no...uh...
Open Camera allows you to adjust the video resolution. It goes as low as 176x144 on my S9
I like opencamera app
Default one. Every other all on the play store is just shit.
But you can try Open Camera with no ads (idk why the play store saying this, but it doesn't have any apps, and it's open source.
And you can try gcam (Google camera). You should find a port for your phone on xda.
I tired two both worked but I liked open camera the best. Has lot of features but most importantly it is a camera app first. The other one I tried, don't remember it name, was more of a fliters app that just happened to take photos. Lol [link]
Okay, you definitely might be into something here. I installed a cleaner and lighter camera app called Open Camera, which uses around 10% of the RAM that gcam uses, and there are no disconnections from the VPN whatsoever. I then tried using the WhatsApp camera, and after about 3 second it immediately disconnects the VPN.
I don't have a phone with more RAM right now, so I couldn't test this in another device with more memory resources, but at the moment I'd say the problem is memory related as the g5 plus only has 2gb of RAM in total, and according to the memory resources on the Developer Options menu, with only about 300mb to spare.
Have you tried any third-party camera apps (like Open Camera) to see if those work?
Open Camera has a widget you can add to your launcher. It starts the app and instantly takes a pic. Moreover, the app is open-source and has lots of features.
Using Open Camera with png usually creates images over 8MiB, meaning I can't paste them directly into Discord.
And resizing images on mobile is really irritating
In Open Camera (app) it's Settings > Camera Preview > Show a Grid (several grid types to choose from).
You might also want to enable Show Angle Line, which displays a horizontal level line. There's a bunch of other options as well.
This is the correct answer
I wanted to get a good time lapse of a long print, but I'm lazy, so I didn't want to have to bother with moving the print head out of the way for every layer. The lazy way:
OK, that makes sense.
Open Camera has a "Lock screen when recording video" option. It worked for me during a video+flashlight recording test.
yes, I used AOSP by myself on the H3123 and i was able to shoot in RAW with Open Camera app.
i used a gcam port that has the night sight function, but when i tried to use it with the rear camera it crashes, front camera works with night sight tho, but i don't see a big difference other than a lot of noise. i hope there is a version that works better
Just me, but I'd say maybe hold a little bit, and practice a bit more with your phone. Maybe explore other camera apps like Open Camera or A Better Camera.
If you don't know how to focus/meter (tap on the screen), lock focus, or how to adjust exposure (after you've tapped, drag up/down), learn. :)
And look at ways to shoot RAW and post-process (with more control than just filters/presets), as well as basic composition-think (I like Bryan Peterson's book, Learning to See Creatively, but ymmv. His Understanding Exposure is also good for learning exposure basics). And maybe ways to stabilize the camera (different holds, using a tripod (I use a Glif and a 30-year old Ultrapod with my iPhone), etc.)
All of this knowledge will also translate to any camera you get, if you eventually go there.
But a phone camera is still the most convenient camera you'll always have with you, so learning to get the most out of it before you go camera shopping is probably worth while.
Try using OpenCamera until the guys at XDA come up with a fix for GCam.
It's not perfect, and there's no night site at all, but I like it.
Try "Open Camera"
The stock camera won't however Open Camera is the only one that I know of that will allow you to. I usually use Smart View to Cast/Mirror my phone to my tv and it always tells me it won't let me when I use the stock camera. Here is the Google Play Store link to Open Camera. It allows both portrait and landscape on your TV when you cast/mirror. Let me know how it works for you. It has been very fun on many occasions for me.
By the way Open Camera is amazing when it comes to customizations. You can even change the bit rate of the video when it comes to recording.
Yes, back when I had a pixel 2XL I used an application called Open Camera.
Open Camera has a setting (auto enabled) that restarts recording after max filesize was reached.
Bonus: Its completely free and has zero ads.
Try Open Camera. In the settings enable Camera2 API, this will give it acces to all the same functions as the Sony stock camera. Check how front cmaera pictures look on that. It may be that there is some dust or condensation on the lens, using another camera application will help you work it out.
While I haven't gotten into taking manual photos yet, the only fully featured free camera app with manual controls that I'm aware of is Open Camera.
As for IR remote apps, I haven't done much with them in the past, but I did use SURE on my old Samsung Galaxy S5 on a LineageOS-based ROM and had no problems with it. Another popular IR remote app is AnyMote. Note that the free versions of these apps contain ads.
This happened to me a lot too. I fixed it by downloading the Open Camera app on Google Play and setting it as the default camera app so that PoGo will use it. It gives you a lot of options for picture resolutions etc, and also takes very good pictures overall. I use 4000x3000 pixels for the main photo and 1920x1080 for the supporting photo.
If you're on an iPhone I'm sure there's something similar on the apple store.
Open Camera works pretty well
You may wish to use Open Camera ([link]) for astronomy. I've found that the Huawei software loves to over sharpen images.
Love your picture!
Woah, thanks for such a thorough response!
Rather than coding everything from scratch, would there be any way for a novice to string together these open-source softwares:
(1) Open source camera to take photo:
(2) Have the photo automatically upload to desktop/laptop [uploading to remote server + remote server application + client application]
(3) Have the photo go through an open-source OCR application like tesseract (Stackoverflow says it has some success with handwriting):
Which produces text.
(4) There's inevitably going to be errors/mistranslations in the resulting text file (and perhaps lack of formatting), so the user then manually fixes these errors themselves.
(5) And then automatically export that text file to a note-taking app like Notion, or have a select-all copy-paste function so the user can manually paste it into the note-taking app?
Steps (4) and (5) are interchangeable.
How possible would it be to create a very quick proof-of-concept prototype for my own personal use? Is it possible to accomplish this by writing plug-ins to the open source softwares? (Sorry if that's a dumb question.)
My ideal situation would be an OCR feature in Notion so that I could automatically convert my handwritten lecture notes to a Notion doc.
I used 'Open Camera' for this.
What about this application?
it only works if your camera-app uses a "open in gallery command" that your gallery app understands.
On my android-7.1 open-camera on f-droid on g-play works with simple-gallery and
A Photo Manager (where i am the author of)
[link] try Open Camera maybe? not 100% sure but its free
Try Open Camera (Play Store). The settings have an option for turning off or on mirroring the front camera, and it's also a pretty rad camera app. And it's free.
[link] try this app
> Also, if it can take pictures through voice activation...
All Open Camera variants support a "[say] cheese" voice activation feature for the shutter. Unfortunately I've never gotten that feature to work.
If i remember correctly this app should allow you to do it.
Go get open camera. It actually gets you pro photo options beyond Samsungs screw-up of software. You need to tweak some settings in open cam to get it to work in different modes. Using the wide camera wont save raw or dng but the regular does. Open cam is able to axs the wide and regular lens, and camera, sadly samsung wont allow third parties to use the tele cam. Hit the front cam switch twice in open cam and you get to the wide cam. Its not the prettiest ux but it works if you need more advanced functions that really Samsung should had made available in that so called pro mode. Bonus ! Open cam lets you do manual zoom without that "wtf not again camera accidental switch moment mode" that samsung force us to use..... . . . . Open cams noise reduction bracket mode actually fix the so called amazing grainy upcoming night mode. I got to pissed on the camera software so i had to go with open cam for actual photos and then using filmic pro to shoot videos. Only use samsungs "fenomenal" software when i need to use the tele lens : /
I got a remote system for my dSLR to use as a remote shutter.
While it was useful for composing shots from further away without guesswork, I ended up just using the one a second option as it was easier than staying in a specific pose and pressing the button on my phone/tablet, then repeating.
Following other picture suggestions, when I did a profile critque in another sub someone described them as 'pro photoshoot pictures' or something, was was nice as they were literal 'selfies'.
If you've got an android phone, you can use an app like open camera [link] to take a a picture every second I believe.
I'm not a woman, but if you're studying towards a job I'm sure that's a great start.
What app are you using? Default Google and essential camera do not support external mic as far as I know. Open camera does: settings>video settings>audio source. [link]
I switched to Open Camera on mine and it work much better than the stock app. I also love that you can disable the damn shutter sound which is getting exceedingly rare because of various state laws.
Edit: added link
You need a 3rd party app for eg : Opencamera, Adobe Lightroom CC , Gcam port or lots of other options in play store to take Raw photos.
Raw capture is supported only for Nokia 9 at the moment in the stock camera app.
However, they might (positive vibes here) bring it to other Zeiss lens devices as well.
The only app i can suggest that adds text when taking a photo is Open Camera
To add text before the photo is taken. Settings > Photo Settings > Custom text
Just add the words or numbers you want stamped onto the photo. You will have to change the text each time before you take a photo but at least you can stamp them for reference later.
I'm not really sure if you can download it, but the stock Moto Camera has that function. (I have a Moto G4+).
I'm surprised it's not a common feature. I'm not into cameras/pics too much, but I was sure this was common among apps.
You can try Open Camera which says in its features that includes zoom via single-touch (possibly a tap, I'm not sure).
Have fun playing with Open Camera
Use an app like opencamera https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
See the settings. Enable camera2api if your phone supports it.
deleting camera's app data should not influence picture files. but first and foremost just move all your photos to a computer or sd card to be sure no harm comes to the pics.
then proceed to delete app data in the app details menu and see if that helps.
better yet, I've heard it is recommended to do a factory reset after a large system update such as moving to Oreo. If you have saved everything important, just reset it
and also try a different camera https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&
Just remembered that "Open Camera" has that future. [link]
Yeah, it's a shame that this seems to be sort of a Pixel worshiping community rather than a Pixel discussion community. I've gone all-in on Pixel, even subscribing to Project Fi, since day one, but I've had some very real problems -- this being a major one.
If you're still struggling, the app that finally solved my video-recording problem is Open Camera. Unlike some of the other apps I tried, it's free, it completely supports external mics, and it, uh, actually works without crashing.
Honestly, had I known about Open Camera, I'd have never upgraded to the Pixel 2 simply because I had no other reason to upgrade. I kinda feel like Google just ran away with my $700 in this case, but hopefully my experience can help you out a bit.
Maybe the problem is the external mic.
There are different standards for mics such CTIA and OMTP.
I could only record from an external mic with my "Nokia WH-208" with Open Camera (Video settings -> Audio source -> external mic) and Voice Recorder (settings -> audio source -> main mic).
I also tried, but without success, with a Nokia WH-102 and an external mic for PC.
All of them connected in the audio jack.
-- edit --
I also found out that there are such things as TRRS, TRSR, and TRS configurations. It seems that the Nokia WH-208 has a TRRS configuration. There are also expensive adapters.
Install Open Camera, activate Camera2 API, now you can dump to JPG+DNG. Yer welcome.
Open Camera (f-droid) has this feature.
Have you tried enabling RAW/DNG saving as described here? Might get you close to what you want. You might also want to try other camera options in the Store such as Open Camera, which I've found to be very good at NOT smoothing anything.
>something that looks natural without editing
You mean you just don't want face smoothing? Hate to get into semantics here but there's a vast difference between "natural" and "aesthetically pleasing." Most camera( app)s bump up image saturation,etc. considerably to achieve the latter. i.e. it's possible to have a natural pic that looks ugly and a pretty pic that is quite unnatural and looks nothing like reality.
Yea i'm on 15.1 Gemini. I dont have this issue, i also use OpenCamera
Open Camera hands down is the best camera replacement appp for the Moto Z series! Especially with the Camera Mod Photos are awesome!
Does your phone get OTA updates and all? Just want to make sure you're not on some vendor ROM or anything...
Also, maybe the camera app is bugged on your phone? Can you try seeing if the rear camera works properly with a different app like, say, OpenCamera (link: [link] )?
Default camera (of my old Nexus 5) didn't work because the flash wore broken, this app allowed to use at least the front camera (plus it's opensource)
UI is old, but works fine. [link]
Open Camera, maybe? From my experience, open source software have a tendency to incorporate advanced tech. But I haven't tried Open Camera so I'm not 100% sure.
nice pics. I counted 13 eggs in the top pictures.
note about macro photography. to change the focus you'll need to move A BIT closer or farther away. if you're using android and the camera keeps changing your focus and driving you nuts look for an app called "Open Camera", it's a free up that in macro mode locks the focus and allows you to turn on the led light as a torch/lamp.
You wanna take a look at the open source camera app ’OpenCamera'. It's a great camera app and it has that option.
Open Camera has a widget that does that.
I think you mean HDR. Open Camera can do this:
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
How is Open Camera working for you? It supports RAW if you enable "Use Camera2 API" in its settings.
I'm not much of a photographer, but Open Camera seems to have better results in lower light. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera It's not going to give you Pixel or GS9 quality images, but worth checking out.
Your not alone, someone else had the same problem on another forum.
Try an alternative camera app (Open Camera) and see if you still have the same problem.
Old Video but suggest's clearing app data of the gallery app.
Also you can do one trick. Go to...
Settings ---> About phone ---> click few times on "Kernel version" and you will enter CIT mode.
You can test all your phone components. Including front and back camera.
i know that this is old but an app called open camera should work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en_US
You could try Open Camera.
Try downloading another camera app that allows 1080 6ofps. Then you'll know if it's a hardware or software issue.
Pretty sure this one does it and it's free:
That looks a lot like the dust spots, that you sometimes see on DSLR camera sensors. I'd be tempted to try another camera app, just to see if the results are the same. Open Camera is a good app to try.
I don't have an S8, but I regularly do that on my phone by playing music through VLC and recording video with Open Camera. You can get it in Google Play or on F-Droid.
that is weird. have you tried the Open Camera application in the Google Play Store [link]
Its not the Google Camera, but it may be somewhat like it, id imagine. If i can find another link for a different port of the Google Camera, Ill post in my comment for ya. Here ya go, here are some other links to the apk's for the Google Camera [link]
It depends. If you have a Phone that tends to apply a strong sharpening filter to the image try Open Camera, it gives you more control over the camera settings.
But I think what's even more important are the lighting conditions. Basically try to shoot under "boring" weather conditions: No direct sunlight and no rain in the past 24 hours (-->no reflections).
If you are not confident in the resolution your phone outputs, make several images and stitch them in Microsoft ICE. That's how I make my 8k textures.
I’ve heard this is a good camera app compared to the stock Lineage/CyanogenMod apps, have you tried it?: [link]
Seems like we're in the same boat when it comes to pictures. I'm not one to take pictures in general but it feels even more of a chore when trying to get good ones for online stuff. I've gotten a lot better now, though, with practice and giving less of a shit about it. Here are the three (haven't decided which one of the two in the middle I'll pick) I have so far: [link]
My biggest issue is poor lighting. First one was touched up through photoshop to remove the platform my phone camera was on because it showed in front and it was outside which did the lighting for me pretty much. I couldn't get the lighting any better in my gym while the last one on the couch sewing was what I got from lights on inside. They're definitely not the best but I feel they show well enough.
I really suggest finding places with natural light instead of indoor lights but you can still make it work. I've been setting my phone somewhere flat (Table, my A/C for the outside shot, etc.) and propping it up properly. Then I set it to keep taking pictures until I turn it off. Just move around, pose, whatever and then go through the pictures to choose which looks best. My phone didn't have the repeat shot feature so I use Open Camera app. It also helps a lot to use the 3x3 grid system for placing yourself in the right spot for a better look.
Best of luck to the both of us. I still have one or two more to take and I'm already tired of it all.
You need to use open camera to switch the inputs [link]
Not much unless you also use an app that supports it.
i.e. Open Camera : - [link]
Or Google Camera HDR+ ports that are floating around. Check XDA for your device.
Since you just got it, I'd probably recommend exchanging it just to be sure it's not a faulty device.
Try another camera app and see if the problem persists.
Long exposure camera 2 is a pseudo long exposure app, it uses camera shutter as video recorder at lower resolution.
Please install Open Camera [link] for real slow shutter photography and share the true slowest exposure time with us. Thanks
I've noticed the same thing, especially when it comes to videos. But I installed Open Camera which is a massive improvement over the stock camera app. It's not perfect, and definitely can't compete with the Pixel, but I'm able to take halfway decent pictures and videos with it. And I was able to keep the 'twist twice to open camera' feature by making a Tasker task to kill the Moto camera app when launched and launch Open Camera (suggested on an XDA thread).
Has some great features.
This app will help a lot. [link]
I was still confused by your comment. This clears it up.
Don't use the default camera app, use one like this and compare: [link]
But even then I think the Samsungs still does processing. Another option is to take a screenshot of the Snapchat viewfinder
I do think there has been some post-processing on the photo...you can usually notice it around the finer hairs around the eyebrow - they get softened into the skin.
Thanks for answering. I actually knew about how limited the Pro Mode is but I was wondering if options are also limited in Camera FV-5 or Open Camera which are some manual camera apps. Camera FV-5 is paid but Open Camera is free. It would be great if you could check it out for me. Here is the link for Open Camera: [link]
Just ISO and Exposure Time, nothing more. I understand if you can't be bothered. Thanks.
I tried Open Camera but it would crash too
Try camera apps that support it: -
Open Camera -> [link]
AZ Camera - Manual Pro Cam -> [link]
Open Camera is the best camera app I have enocoutered. Fully featured and completely free Open Source Camera app. No ads!
Snapseed for photo editing.
Try open camera or bacon camera.
I'm on android too but that doesn't work. It must vary from phone to phone. I'm on a Moto X Pure 2015 and the default camera app doesn't really let you do this or pull down the notification tab.
I did a little bit of research and did find a solution, though.
If anyone is creeping this thread and has the same problem as me, try out Open Camera. I'm sure there's other 3rd party Camera apps that let you play music while recording as well.
You might look at Open Camera. It's free and open source, and has a lot of manual settings.
I'm coming from iOS and a 6S..
would I use this app or another?
Aside from Snapchat and Facebook, have you tried any other apps? Try Open Camera and see if the issue occurs there.
Yeah, I inferred that was the actual question. It's rather unfortunate that the team misinterpreted it. You might be right about it being a separate team handling that limit in the app.
I haven't tested it yet, but I wonder if the app Open Camera is also held back by this 4GB limit as well? Curious if it grabs a value somewhere in Android's system that says the device default is 4GB?
I found out the 4GB limit when I recorded a 2 hour lecture in 1080p, which of course split my videos among 6(?) separate files. It confused me for a bit, because I thought the internal memory was formatted with a native Linux system. I wrongly concluded that they must have formatted an $800 phone with an old FAT FS.
Maybe I should chat up the Google Support team and ask if they are aware of the issue?
Open Camera is the fastest full camera app to launch and be ready to snap a picture, in my experience.
If you wanted to try something a little different, maybe Spy Camera OS 3.
If speed was the most important, you could use an automation app to trigger a picture, burst of pictures, or video without a viewfinder.
Here are the apps I have on my phone so far. I've only played with settings but will get a chance to take some pictures over the 4th break. These are all free to use.
Has the most features so far but a poor UI. Has no panorama mode?
Has panorama and several types of stitching modes.
This has pretty cool time lapse and motion stabilization features.
This one is like camera #1 except much better UI design but less features. I may end up uninstalling this one.
I may have to just carry 3-4 cameras on my phone, since there is not one that does it all.
unless you use Open Camera
Open camera is good [link]
Aside from my "do a short swipe" alternative, there's Open Camera that responds to AutoShare Intents without need of AutoInput.
I haven't used it with S7 but it works on my S4 mini.
Try open camera for your photo needs, it seemed better than Google camera to me.
My auto focus has been wonky, and I enjoy open camera's option to focus manually as well.
Don't expect any miracles, due to lack of Camera API2, 3rd party apps have limited control over the camera. It's still sufficient to get better results.
OpenCamera is the go to answer and it does the job.
I had slightly better low light results with ProShot and I really like its features and interface but it can be buggy at times. Also, it's not free (but frequently discounted, I think).
Thanks for the tips :) I've also been trying to mess with other camera apps too. I have [link] and [link]
What do you use?
I'm not sure, sorry. However, a great 3rd party camera with superb functionality is the Open Camera on the playstore: [link]
Open Camera let's you make quick settings shortcuts, one of them is record video. I'd have to install it again to check, but it might have widgets that do the same thing.
I use open camera ([link])
I got the Note 3. If you want to experiment with 4K video install OpenCamera: [link]
Open Camera: Vol = pic/Cam [link]
> Dense as fuck... Code for living, for both platforms.
>after seeing the Android O developer preview its pretty ironic.
So wait wait wait, you're an android/ios developer, yet you don't know the word "Developer Preview"?
This is a developer preview. Here is the definition directly from google:
>alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta ...
So OF COURSE android O will be sluggish and buggy. This is the first developer preview. How the hell did you get a job as a developer?
>Talking about support, really? I wont even mention that not even 1% of android devices are able to get officially android 7
That's because of manufacturers, not android as a platform.
Not only that but most of these devices can obtain android 7 IF rooted.
My nexus 5 might not get nougat, but I already have it thanks to third party developers.
>And ssh with jailbreak goes the same as having root access to have full access to android. It works exactly the same on both!
You don't need root to ssh into servers with android.
>You re just full of shit seriously. The problem that most fanboys its that they dont know shit what they are talking about.
Nonsensical argument that provides nothing more than insults.
>Boot TWRP flashing compiled zip files makes you and expert and a super geek... lol... because its a super hard task... that if you're not an expert, you can screw everything... lol
Never said it makes you an expert and you're contradicting yourself.
You say it doesn't make you an expert in a sarcastic way yet you say that if not knowing what to do, you could potentially screw up your device.
There are thousands of videos showcasing how to use twrp and how to flash roms, especially for the LG G3. There are countless root-tools that install twrp automatically for you and flashing a rom is no more than 3-5 clicks.
Its not brain surgery, its pretty easy. Even twrp has an application which eases flashing for you so that you don't need to mess around in twrp.
>And no, it doest matter the app, on lg and most brands stock cameras are closed source and they are the only ones who can take advantage of the cameras quality, laser focus and all the features.
Three applications that all can utilize the LG G3's camera hardware.
>Since you are an super expert, you should join xda and teach us how to port all the lg camera framework to lineageOS
Didn't you already say its closed source? and that it cant be done?
Oh but wait, I forgot, you're the one who codes for a living, right, because knowing how to make applications for both iOS and android is such a challenging task.
>Ios advantages, really? Security, Stability, Consistency, Optimization, and the list goes on and on. Its not perfect but in all the foundations its without a doubt a much better system to the point that even google apps work better on ios than on android.
You mean the continuous security flaws that iOS is having?
like the planned obsolescence that people complain about every single year that their devices are running slow, all while my nexus 5 is still running smoothly with lineageos?
If you change damaged hardware inside your iphone, it bricks itself automatically. That does not scream consistency at ALL.
>Its not perfect but in all the foundations its without a doubt a much better system to the point that even google apps work better on ios than on android.
You do realize that you're not giving me any sources or proof, right?
>Just because you deny that it doesnt make it a fact
Actually, if I back up my claims with facts it does make them correct. Meanwhile you still haven't presented any facts.
Sorry for the delay, that was lame of me. I think it is still not fixed but I can run fine with other camera apps. I am currently running with "Open Camera": [link]
OpenCamera appears to have lots of options, and I suspect it'll probably help you.
If you have an external microphone, OpenCamera will use it when filming a video, which inexplicably the built in app won't.
[link] - it's free though you can make a donation to the developer.
I am currently using OpenCamera. This app still works. [link]
The integrated app does not focus and can't take a picture and the Motorola Camera app crash immediately with nightly 20171030.
I'm using Open Camera.
I'm using Open Camera; works really well. However, I'm hoping to try out the camera in MiFavor's Nougat and see how that goes.
Open Camera can record in 60 FPS, and makes a solid all-around alternative to the stock camera. You can also install the official MiFavor Nougat camera from a package on XDA.
Viper4ARISE is the audio solution for every need, except for the "only one channel" speaker bug. Works beautifully for headphones, and Atmos is an option in the package.
I've been using Open Camera and it's been taking awesome pics. Completely free.
I have used open camera for date time stamp with a label. You have to change the label before the shot, but it's close.
Great tips! I might try out that app next time I have some google play credits. If anyone is looking for a great camera app on Android that's totally free, check out Open Camera - Android Apps on Google Play
Rummage around in preferences|action and see if allowing some time to autofocus helps; by default it's two seconds, so you might wait in your task for an extra second.
The OpenCamera app has a rather good burst mode; plus it responds to AutoShare's Take Photo intents. You might see if the vibration happens with that.
My use case was firing off 8 shots to make sure one came out right (my hand shakes).
The Z Play does not support RAW with either of its built-in cameras, as others have stated, but the Z and Z Force do. Here's a sample from the rear camera on my Z, taken with Open Camera:
If you want a great camera app -- not necessarily the fastest, but very good at choosing the best focus and exposure -- try Open Camera
Ever tried open camera? Free, open and high rated.
I use open camera and in settings, you can enable camera2 API and then change shutter speed in the main camera screen.
My slow motion shots we're all done with the stock camera by locking the Auto Exposure/Auto Focus and dragging down the exposure to the lowest setting.
But the rest of the low light shots were done in Open Camera by focusing on the harsh exposure and locking down the Auto Exposure button.
You can't disable the heavy processing in the stock camera app for the front facing camera. If you use a third party camera app, like Open Camera, you should get most more what you're expecting.
Unless you're talking about the wide angle or focus in which case, both are fixed in hardware and cannot be changed.
I've found a app that does practically that: [link]
Open Camera and Camera FV-5 both take raw photos.
Currently I have two of them installed:
- OpenCamera ([link])
Works, supports immersive mode (double-power shortcut), opensource. And I almost like it, but it waits for ~1 sec before taking a picture. No idea why.
- AZ Camera ([link])
Pretty nice camera with useful manual controls but doesn't support immersive mode and seems to be discontinued.
Looks like I found one for myself: Footej ([link]). Has all the features I want except for nice license for sources.
Well I can't speak for iOS but for Android there are many apps that do that, but this one seems to have the best reviews.
I think Open Camera does it.
Taken with the Open Camera app: [link]
Could someone test video recording in any 3rd party app, for example in [link] ? Is the video quality in 3rd party apps comparable to the stock app?
'Open Camera' app records in stereo if you change the settings. Not amazing, but still way better than the mono default in the stock Google Camera app.
Open Camera + 4K Mod is what I'm using and the pictures are beautiful.
If you want more manual control, you might want to try Open Camera, it's pretty good.
did you try a different camera app like
or something from the play store
As a street photographer, I know what you're looking to achieve. I doubt that there's room for a calibrated helicoid/voice-coil focusing mechanism inside that tiny camera module that will achieve what you're looking for. The laser AF works by timing the lag between emitting the laser and the image sensor's detection of the "bounce" off the subject. As such it will only work for intermediate distances (up to 1m?), above which a Contrast Detect AF algo kicks in. (I don't think the module has PDAF/Focus Pixels type of tech on it.)
In short, I highly doubt the smartphone sensors are designed for hyperfocal/zone-focus type shooting.
Edit: Hmm I could be mistaken. There's an app called Open Camera that has a manual focus mode that works on my 5x. Give that a shot. link
I use Open Camera
Its a really great and versatile camera app with lots of options and features. And pictures come out pretty good. And it's completely free with no ads
Open Camera works fantastically on CM11 + FirePhone, for both photos and hi-res video.
Other apps that use video are still broken (Skype, Wechat, anything that reads a QR code), but just for taking photos and video, Open Camera is a lifesaver.
I like Open Camera ([link]) because it has all sorts of manual features and takes advantage of the new Camera2 API introduced in Lollipop. The other app I bounce over to is the camera app from the HTC M9 (since it doesn't rely on HTC's framework anymore you can install it as an APK).
Have you tried Open Camera? [link]
Camera FV-5 should work as well, i think i'll invest in that, if i really keep the 5x.
And i found L Camera, but it seems it wasn't updated for a few months ([link]).
I'm still rocking my Nexus 4, so i don't have any hands on experience with RAW photography on a smartphone. Maybe the apps have to be updated to support the new devices as well?
Opencamera is free and has a great deal of manual controls.
have you tried Open Camera?
that's for /u/Kennyjive
Also have that happen on occasion with stock camera. It's probably a bug. Use Open Camera [link] seems to go away if phone is already horizontal when switching from camera to camcorder.
Is Open Camera good? How does it compare to an app like Manual Camera or Proshot? This will be the first time I have a device with a nice camera so I've never played around with these apps before.
Open Camera lets you set the ISO manually.
Open Camera (Google Play).
Open Camera looks promising. I haven't used it mush, I normally use the default one.
> That is a drawback. It'd be tough to see the details, but I think you could see the framing decently.
I just tried this by rotating a widescreen photo I'd taken and viewing it in portrait mode. I assure you, I would not have captured the same photo if I'd held the phone in portrait mode. It comes down to the skill of the photographer, but that's kind of why smartphones are so good. They put a decent camera in everyone's pocket and make it easy (read: intuitive) to take photos and videos quickly.
> That's why I think it's the phone companies' responsibility to change the phone rather than expect people to change how they film.
Hmmm. I do see your point here. For some cases it would be great to have landscape lock in portrait mode, say when filming an intersection. But it would be preferable to film a single encounter with a police officer vertically so that their hands are always visible. It's definitely a case where I can see the clear advantage in having the option.
I guess it isn't considered a problem sufficiently large enough to merit a default option by manufacturers. After all, those who want options can find them easily on the app store like this one that allows orientation locks.
Did you try any other camera app? Are you using stock rom? Try Open Camera
That's your choice of course, but it's a mistake.
For a mere 3.07 Mbytes you could have OpenCamera:
Shutter sound can be muted, and (oh joy) AutoInput can click the Take Photo button. Thus you could have the phone say "cheese" when you take a photo suppose ...
Sorry to mention OpenCamera twice but Tasker can detect this app. When the app starts I trigger a reminder to hold the camera in landscape mode. Shutter sound can be muted in the app.
D850 with CM12.1, I use open camera. It allows me to film in UHD and takes photos at 4160x3120, with all the options (minus stuff like panorama).
Give OpenCamera a try. (if you haven't already) ;D
Try Open camera. I just installed it today and it is significantly better than CM stock.
Try using the Open Camera app [link]
I managed to achieve this, I believe if we are thinking of the same thing.
It looks like Open Camera does.
I use Open Camera
Google Play Store Link
Open Camera can do this. Open Camera link
Open Camera seems quite good
Get Open Camera and ditch (stop using) the stock camera.
Have you tried OpenCamera?
This one? [link]
Just making sure I know which one you're talking about.
Nobody tried installing Open Camera?
Please help me to test out the video recording quality on this app, Open Camera
Resolution: 1080p will do, 4k if you are willing to try out.
as I highly rely on my phone to maintain my video work. You can please then upload to YouTube for the results.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
I've used Open Camera previously on other Xperia devices. I didn't have a Z5, but you could give it a try.
But a lot of us techies can download open camera and select our frame rate. [link]
Or just hit 120fps and downsample since everyone here has really cool and free video editing programs :) It's like when we used to convert 60 to 30, and everyone complained it was sped up!
I suggest it after my experience: my photos, with the original app of my smartphone, usually came out with plain colours and i was quite disappointed so i started using this app. The results improved thanks to the optimization of settings and auto-stabilization.