How to shoot DNG (lossless raw) photographs along with JPEG on Android 5.0 Lollipop
What the new API brings is support for full-on manual camera controls, so that camera apps can have access to things like shutter speed and ISO. The bigger novelty for enthusiast camera photographers, however, is the option to save a lossless raw file (in DNG format) for post-processing rather than a compressed JPEG.
The Nexus 5 in particular is the first handset to get the feature as it is one of the first to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. A third-party app called L Camera is already available for download, and it does not require root, while allowing you to use all the new features: manual shutter speed control, and DNG images.
If you have an Android 5.0 Lollipop on your device, all it takes is a download, and you can take photographs with those new controls. Take a look at the full feature set of L Camera below:
- True manual focus (adjustable focus distance)
- Manual exposure time (1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000)
- Manual ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 10000)
- DNG output support
- 30fps full-resolution burst capture with focus stacking & exposure bracketing
- Material design
source: L Camera