Google Camera to soon get manual exposure control (again)

Google Camera to soon get manual exposure control (again)
Google has a strange habit of pushing cool new features only to pull them back for a little while and ultimately push them out again. Obviously, this habit is bourne from Google's love of beta apps and when you're testing out things, you can play around a bit more. The latest cool option to go through this rollercoaster is manual exposure control in the Google Camera app.

Google tested out a manual exposure control slider in its Camera app once before during the saga of the Android N Developer Preview images, but the original incarnation was slightly different. Originally, the feature needed to be toggled on. This time around, the manual exposure control is a standard feature, but a hidden feature. You wouldn't know it's there but if you were to slide your finger, you'd be able to change the exposure between -2 and 2 steps. 

The manual exposure control feature can be found in the version of the Google Camera built into the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview, which would give it a higher likelihood of being part of the full release, but we can't say for sure. Of course, if the latest rumor is right and we're going to see the full Android N release within one month, we don't have to wait long to find out. 


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7 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

*tears of happiness*

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"Google has a strange habit of pushing cool new features only to pull them back for a little while and ultimately push them out again." whats strange about that? they just release it as beta to see people reaction, and get tons of feedback from them, and pull it back to garage to improve it based on all feedback they get, and release it as final product

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

lmao. That's all I can say.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its completely wrong too Google never removed manual exposure There's a bug in the 6P/5X's Marshmallow API, which breaks manual exposure The Nexus 5 still has manual exposure, since it doesn't have the bug (not sure about the Nexus 6) But on the Nexus 5 its only in increments of 1 So the slider is an improvement

5. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Full manual controls and raw capture please

7. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Yeeeessss

6. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I can't even find that in the Play Store

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