HTC One M9's camera now has support for RAW files

HTC One M9's camera now has support for RAW files
Earlier in April, HTC rolled out a software update for the One M9, specifically for its rear camera. The update enhanced the camera's capabilities, allowing it to take better photos in various scenarios, including outdoor and indoor. Today, HTC released another update, this time for the HTC Camera app, bringing support for RAW files.

While the Camera app is available on multiple HTC handsets, only the One M9 is getting RAW support. This should allow users (at least those who want more than just point-and-shoot photos from their M9) to get better images from the handset's rear camera.

As you may know, the One M9 features a 20 MP main camera, unlike last year's One M8, which comes with a 4 MP UltraPixel Duo snapper. As our One M9 review and several other tests (see here and here) are showing, the 20 MP rear camera of HTC's latest flagship isn't quite on par with the cameras of other comparable smartphones. But it's nice to see that HTC is trying to make things better in this regard.

The update to the HTC Camera app (which, by the way, can be downloaded from Google Play via the source link below) also brings minor enhancements for other HTC smartphones.

source: Google Play via Android Police

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Well I'll be damn! :D Sony and Sammy? Microsoft, LG and Panasonic are waiting for you guys :D

9. Gtranushka

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

LG already has RAW with the latest G4. Lumia 1020 has RAW for years :D I don't know about panasonic.

11. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I know, that's why I wrote that Microsoft (Nokia), LG and Panasonic (Their cameraphone Lumix CM1) are waiting for Samsung and Sony to join the "RAW-CLUB" :D

16. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Sony said if the demand is high, they will add it

21. Gtranushka

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

lol. my bad. now i know why i always get bad scores for english exams. lololol

19. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I'm pretty sure the g4 isn't available to buy just yet and lumia runs on windows phone which lags behind android on most fronts soo......

2. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Terrible pictures now in raw format!

3. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah.. hahaha. (Y)

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It'll make them slightly less terrible at least.

4. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Guys please tell me. I think Samsung could bring shutter speed and RAW format function in S6 and S6 edge right guys ? Don't u think then S6 will be more powerful then ever. ;) Because I love Samsung's camera. No doubt LG is also better. :)

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

No they won't. They have never done that i.e. changed the camera app on a specific phone. My S4 still runs the slow 2 year old Canberra app. However, you can download manual camera app from play store to enable shutter speed control

6. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That's very bad. I just read here on phonearena that HTC M9 is receiving RAW format support and then why can't samsung ?

10. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

RAW is a feature of Lollipop. If you have Lollipop it is my understanding you should have RAW, but you may need a 3rd party app such as "a better camera" to take advantage of it if your phone manufacturers camera app doesn't support it.

12. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I think Samsung will make a move as a market leader : they can't be seen with "missing features" on their brand newly released flagships that many competitors start to get. But when is the real question.

20. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I'm counting on it :) But .. LG G4's camera is damn goood. Don't u agree ? Look at the OIS level 2 and Color Spectrum sensor ..

7. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013


13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

A real photographer wouldn't use a phone for his pictures anyways so what's your point

17. Z3R091 unregistered

A real photographer can use anything that can capture image. Seriously you haven't seen article about professional photographer with smartphones!

18. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yes I've seen them but you missed the point..

22. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You took words......+1

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks like the M9 camera needs to cook a little longer since performance still seems a little raw. *badumtiss*

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Regardless, the camera is still garbage. Raw or no you won't be taking low-light pics with this one.

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