Get Google Pixel-like zero shutter lag on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X with this modified camera app

Get Google Pixel-like zero shutter lag on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X with this modified camera app
When compared against the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, the new Google Pixels come with improved camera performance. Since this performance stems from both speedier hardware and optimized software, no software hack can fully duplicate the Google Pixel camera performance on your older Nexus handset. However, a software-only improvement is better than none at all, and if you're willing to sideload an app on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X, then you can dramatically boost the camera performance of your handset.

A modified Google Camera app created by Charles Chow allows Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners to shoot photos with zero shutter lag. The tweaked app is called the Camera NX V4 and is created by the same developer who ported the Google Pixel home button animation to the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Here, just check out the demo video for an exemplification of just how fast Camera NX V4 is compared to the stock Google Camera app:

Commenting on the video demonstration above, Chow states:

The Camera NX V4 app is not available in the Play Store, as this is an unofficial hack. However, if you're brave enough to sideload the app to your handset, you're just a few steps away from enjoying zero-lag shutter speeds on your Nexus 5X or 6P. 

In the past few weeks, a great number of Pixel-exclusive software features became available for non-Pixel devices. Here are some links if you want to dive deeper:

source: Chromloop



2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Definitely, Big G needs to officialy improve the speed of the 5X and 6P's camera. Anyways, one of the biggest strength of Android is it's community of developers!

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Google is just like other asshole manufacturers now, restricting features to older models to make this model sell more, despite the astronomical price tag.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 6P/5X didn't have astronomical price tag The 6P was $500 The 5X was $380 That being said, Google's poor support of the 6P/5X is still very concerning Google didn't port the new HDR+ Auto/On modes, Assistant, fingerprint gestures, Night Light/older Night Mode, or the Pixel Launcher I hope this doesn't happen with the new software features from the Pixel Google has no excuse now that the Pixel is priced as the iPhone and S/Note series

6. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I was talking about the pixel with the price tag. I kinda get them. The only USP the pixel has is the software. Phones like the S7 edge beat the pixel from a hardware perspective easily. If Google ports those features or makes them open to OEMs, there would be no reason to buy a pixel phone anymore, except updates.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is Google's first time design a phone, so it's not too surprising that it's hardware is sort of underwhelming Hopefully that changes with future Pixels That being said, I doubt they'll ever release HDR+ to other OEMs

12. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I'm not talking about the design, I'm talking about the lack of expandable storage/dual sim, lack of waterproofing, average screen, average speakers and the huge bezels. I'm okay if the phone looks ugly. But lacking critical features other OEMs offer is a serious no. Not to mention that the 820/821 gets roflstomped by Exynos, kirin and the A series and the RAM management sucks.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lack of expandable storage/dual sim Isn't really important to many. But would be great additions Lack of waterproofing Yep, Google should have added that Screen Its screen is top notch. Google didn't calibrate it extremely accurately, but not many care about that. It also lack a high brightness mode, but you can get a mode for that. Speakers? The speakers are actually pretty good. They sound better than the 6P's and S7's. But they aren't stereo and not as loud as the 6P or iP7 Huge bezels Yep, they big 821 vs 8890/960 The Pixel is still widely regarded as the smooth Android yet despite lower benchmark scores Battery life is mixed, some report its on par with the S7e, some report its worse RAM management Yep, that's disappointing. Although I doubt its bad enough for people to notice in actual usage. Still, hopefully Google fixes that officially, in the mean time, I'm pretty people on xda already fixed it.

14. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

rumors say that they will port them to 6p/5x in December or January in an update.

8. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Logically, they arent obliged to bring the features to older phones. They are not a charitable organisation. You paid for the phone with the features it came with, not features that came with the next phone. The manufacturer isn't the asshole, the consumers are the ones that are greedy, demanding cheap, yet featureful phones that should get features that come in the next phone.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

All these half ass replica's! The pixels is probably killing it at this point

7. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Just tried it on my Nexus 5x, just pure awsomeness!!!

9. Derek010

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2016

The lag sucks but when are they going to fix the autofocus problem? My camera sucks so bad i don't wanna sell it on eBay because I'll get bad feedback. Google isn't offering a trade in program so looks like I'm gonna look at trading carriers.

15. geolemon

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

I think Google Nexus 5x and 6p owners will confuse "shutter speed" with the huge lag and delay caused by "HDR processing", which is on by default (if it can even be turned off), that frequently prevents taking several shots in a row - the shutter button is totally greyed out, you can't even take another photo for several seconds until "HDR processing"is completed. Terrible, fundamentally flawed resource prioritization. ... And my point is - that problem is NOT "shutter lag".

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