How to shoot DNG (lossless raw) photographs along with JPEG on Android 5.0 Lollipop
posted by Victor H. / Oct 20, 2014, 8:55 AM
Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a big overhaul to the look and feel of Google’s operating system on the outside, but there are some major changes under the hood. Camera in particular benefits most from the changes as Google has upgraded the API from a fairly limited version 1.0 to a more versatile Camera v2 API.
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
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I don't understand any of these.But that 1st Raw pic looks epic.
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 9:00 AM 0
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There is no denying it , Android 5.0 King of mobile Operating Systems. Just immagine next android flagship generation from samsung/sony.....
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 10:58 AM 1
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I'm sorry to ask but where can I get the apk ?
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 9:08 AM 0
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Panasonic FTW !!! No need to wp, adios wp !http://pureviewclub.com/2014/2
5032 , with RAW mode , take a look ...https://www.flickr.com/photos/ lumix-deutschland/15057828370/sizes/ the new camera KING ! k/
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 9:22 AM 1
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The problem is, people will think that you're talking to a camera, NOT a phone.....btw you know that Microsoft signed a deal with Canon so they can use their camera algorithms on smartphones, right ?
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 9:47 AM 3
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MANUAL EXPOSURE TIME !!! FINALLY GOOGLE !!! low ISO + long exposure = beatyfull night shots.
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 10:16 AM 5
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lumia feature for long time already
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 11:22 AM 0
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not anyone. this is OS feature not and independent app. so me with specs like nexus 4 and even better camera can't use it. i need new OS but my manufacturer won't give me any updates anymore so what should i do? any lumia which has beg enough resolution sensor can give you both DNG and JPEG
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 3:09 PM 0
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This is good. Hopefully in future updates they will increase the Shutter speed to 4 seconds as well.
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 11:38 AM 0
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Damo579 when they do that I will be a happy man. I can work with half a second for now though. The Camera FV5 app has the ability to go even beyond 4 seconds shutter speed but it is with the sacrifice of the output being reduced to 2mp or less. I've been looking though.
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 12:06 PM 0
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Why limit the camera to a 1/2 second shutter? The Galaxy K Zoom allows for up to 16 seconds open shutter and I can get AMAZING night shots combining that with the iso turned all the way down. Longer shutter times like that allow you to take a pitch black night scene and basically make it look like it was shot during the day with a surprisingly little amount of noise. So why limit it?
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 1:18 AM 0
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