For questions related to rear camera (backside camera) on Android devices. Questions regarding front camera should be tagged with [front-camera]

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
1k views

Android camera error

I used to have TouchWiz 4.1.2 on my Samsung Galaxy Express, and now I have CyanogenMod 10.1. The stock CM camera has this weird behaviour of - for lack of a better explanation - not letting go of ...
10
votes
3answers
14k views

Why are Photo Sphere and Panorama options not available in Google Camera app in Moto G?

Recently Google launched a new camera app named Google Camera. Looking it's features, I found it has Photo Sphere and Panorama options. But when I installed it on my Moto G device it doesn't have both ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

LG Optimus G Pro E985 - How to make pictures more colorful

I have this phone and it takes good pictures, but they are too bland - there is no life in colors, and they are low contrast and too white-ish. How do I increase the colors presence? Here is one of ...
1
vote
0answers
319 views

Distorted photos on LG G2

I've recently bought two LG G2's, and I'm having a hard time trying to get decent photos out of either of them. The photos are distorted in a scary way. Obvious jokes aside, look at my face in this ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Is the back Chassis for the Canadian Rogers I747M the same as I747 T999?

The camera protection lens on my Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M broke some time ago. The camera itself stopped focusing correctly some time ago as well due to that. At some point, I had to have the camera ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Nexus 5 front camera not working

Yesterday my front camera on Nexus 5 stopped working. It doesn't show up in any app (& there's a bug in the new Google camera app - I can switch camera only if the HDR+ is on, but then it's stuck ...
-1
votes
1answer
71 views

Recycling old android devices for home security

Has anyone seens any efforts in recycling used devices for home security? I tried (re)searching, but most the top results are apps and or professional security devices. I was browsing a thrift shop ...
2
votes
0answers
107 views

Change device name on EXIF file

Recently I've been flashing some ROM s on my Moto X, and I noticed that the EXIF data from photos show my device name as: Phone. How can I change this information on the system so it saves correctly ...
0
votes
1answer
34k views

Why does heat problems cause purple tint / pink spots on my camera (HTC One)?

A while ago, I got a new HTC One m7, It is the best phone I've had, but it has one BIG issue, its camera sucks on low light. I've investigated the issue, and I was told it could be alleviated with a ...
0
votes
0answers
176 views

How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
2
votes
0answers
120 views

Prevent Samsung Galaxy S2 camera to change resolution without prompting

I got a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) with Android 4.1.2 and the built in camera app keeps changing the resolution from 8MP to the lowest, 640 x 480. Why does this happen and is there any way to prevent ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

What the heck is wrong with my photos?

So ... I got this puppy. And he's cute so I want to post pictures of him on the internet. I realize we could have a very long conversation about whether or not anyone wants to look at photos of my ...
1
vote
1answer
332 views

How to identify camera app?

Is there a way to identify the stock camera app on an android device? Browsing the installed packages using Titanium Backup didn't show any package with "camera" in its name. With the app identified, ...
1
vote
2answers
93 views

Show which program / task uses the camera (in background)

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 with CM11, I always hear a very subtle click of the autofocus whenever the camera app is loaded. Since some weeks, I heard that sound randomly, especially after every ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

mm-qcamera-daemon wakelock when idle

My phone will randomly get the mm-qcamera-daemon wakelock. I know how to fix it, a simple reboot and all that, but it pops up when my phone is idle in my pocket. The phone starts to run hot and I ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

How Can I Get Access to Photos Taken on My Droid II with “camera” program - from a Linux System?

I used to use a program called "camera" to take pictures. I was able to see what had been taken, and save (or not) as I took them. And when I attached the phone to the USB port of my (linux) computer, ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
0
votes
0answers
456 views

A13 Allwinner Camera and Gravity Sensor

I have an A13 Allwinner tablet. Its own ROM was laggy. I found a similar ROM from another tablet comapny and flash it with. It was fine and everything worked perfectly. Now there is a newer version ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

Can I change my ICS phone camera trigger?

I am using Sony Xperia LT18I. It's ICS 4.0.4 and I was wondering about changing the trigger of my phone's camera with the headset key press. If I connect my headset it should find and change it's ...
1
vote
0answers
269 views

What is mm-qcamera-daemon? [duplicate]

After my camera app crashed this process is running and consuming 42% of battery but today morning it disappeared but still my battery is draining out too quickly! Even restart doesn't help. ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How can I turn off camera shutter sound on Huawei Ascend G700? [duplicate]

I've got a Huawei Ascend G700 and I can't disable the camera shutter sound. Is it possible to turn off the shutter sound? Can anyone help me?
1
vote
1answer
265 views

Need someone to tell me the camera preview and picture resolutions in Samsung Galaxy S4

I need to know the camera preview and picture resolutions that the Samsung Galaxy S4/S4 Zoom (SM-C101) supports for it's rear camera. I'm building an application that does real time image processing ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

Transferring videos from Android to iOS Camera Roll

Trying to find the easiest method of getting home videos (up to 3 minutes long) taken on my Nexus 5 (Android) phone and sending it over the internet to the family to save to their iOS (iPhone/iPad) ...
0
votes
0answers
935 views

Very dark using CAMERA APPS(DOWNLOADED)

When I video call with Skype it is very dark but when I open Camera app it is very bright. Even if I download app from Play Store like mirror or camera app it is very dark. So the problem is not with ...
2
votes
4answers
216 views

keep recording audio even if camera takes photo

How can I take a photo without having to restart recording audio? I have a lecturer who's handwriting on the board must be deciphered after class, but I don't want to bring two devices to class, one ...
2
votes
0answers
133 views

modifying environment variable DIRECTORY_DCIM system-wide

Problem: My Meizu MX3 (runs Flyme os 3 based on android 4.2.2) has preset "Camera" in the DIRECTORY_DCIM environment variable. Most of the camera apps respect this setting and they are saving photos ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

What is the technology used in the phones which reduces blur in the photos even if they are zoomed?

What is the technology used in the phones which reduces blur in the photos even if they are zoomed? In our old mobile phones, our phone camera pictures used to look blurred when the are zoomed. But ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a real solution for “can't connect to camera” issue on 4.3?

I upgraded my Galaxy Notes 2 from CyanogenMod 10.1 to 10.2 (= android 4.3). Unfortunately the camera has continous problems - I end up twice a week or so with a cannot connect to camera popup when ...
0
votes
2answers
120 views

Can an intent to open the camera specify a prefix to the names of any photo's taken?

I understand that there are apps that make renaming easy but would it be possible to specify the photo name actually before taking the photo? If so would this also work with an app that allows the ...
3
votes
1answer
108 views

Get the original photos after using PhotoSphere?

Using the new PhotoSphere camera mode to take a 360°×180° panorama, you have a stiched together image. Is it possible to get access to the original photos that were used? I really like the ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Video won't record

Sprint LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 Default camera app Video has stopped recording. When I hit record, all the settings icons disable for about 4 seconds, then it goes back to a Red highlighted ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How do I record video from both front and back facing cameras at same time?

How do I record video from both the front and back facing cameras at same time?
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What could cause this drop in photo quality?

The recent photos I've tried to take with my phone look like the one on left compared to older photos that look like the one on the right. I haven't (knowingly) changed any of the phone settings, ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

How can I take and email a picture (to the same address every time) in as few clicks as possible?

The best I can achieve so far is to use AutoShare (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dngames.autoshareg). I take the photo, share to autoshare, and it's done. It would be great to be ...
1
vote
2answers
250 views

Controlling the camera through phone keys

I am an android novice. My question is : Is there any free app to take pictures or videos using any phone key, like power or volume up/volume down, without touching the screen button? I checked the ...
8
votes
1answer
119k views

Camera light flashes when the phone rings - how do I turn this off?

With Android version 4.3 for my Samsung Galaxy S3 (or perhaps just Verizon's flavor of it) my camera flash has begun to blink very brightly when I am receiving an incoming call. How can I turn this ...
1
vote
1answer
235 views

Generally speaking why do tablets have lower quality cameras than phones?

I've done some comparisons looking at the specs on wikipedia and generally speaking tablets that have come out around the same times phones did, have cameras that are a few megapixels fewer than the ...
4
votes
1answer
166 views

Poor performance of HDR in Nexus 5

I am using Nexus 5. And image taken with HDR is very poor quality. I have updated to 4.4.2, still no improvement. So to make sure I am doing it correct, I installed another app "Best HDR" and ...
3
votes
6answers
3k views

Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

I find the idea that all of my photos, no matter in which folder should automatically be synced to G+ a bit ridiculous. Is there a way to only sync a certain folder/album? I'm mainly interested in ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

Camera on Galaxy Note 3 is sideways!

I don't know what happens but the camera is sideways. No matter the way I hold the phone, it will always show the image and the resulting photo sideways. If I point to the computer screen right now ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Does the 4.4.1 update improve 3rd-party camera apps or are the enhancements just to the stock camera app?

The new minor update to Kit Kat is apparently all about improvements to the camera on the Nexus 5. The official Nexus G+ page says: It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

SIM card removed?

Apparently I'm getting this message after using the phone camera. But not all the time. Then it restarts. What could be the problem? Nexus 4, Android 4.4
0
votes
0answers
1k views

How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Is there a way I could click photos using the volume button without opening the camera app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 on a custom ROM. (Alliance ROM - ICS) Is there a way I could capture photos using the volume button without opening the camera app when the phone is sleeping ...
1
vote
1answer
17k views

What is the difference between Ultra pixel and Mega Pixel camara? [closed]

How we can compare Ultra Pixel and Mega pixel? And what is the difference between these two camara technologies.
1
vote
0answers
354 views

stock camera app missing and front camera reported as rear camera in xolo q1000s

I bought a new xolo q 1000s recently, and I made sure to test the back camera before buying it. After four or five days, when I tried to use the camera for the first time, it shows only the front ...
3
votes
1answer
860 views

How to record More than 4GB Video on exFAT?

I have a Galaxy S4 4G (I9505) with a 32GB external micro-SD card formatted as exFAT. I use this to record some seminars that takes often 0.5-1.0 hour. The video seems to stop after 30-45 minutes based ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Photos too large

I have Galaxy Xcover and when I take a photo of 2.3 resolution and try to send it to contact in text message, it says "Photo is too large. Packing up". Is there a way to send a picture that large or ...
1
vote
1answer
714 views

Does Xperia S support HDR?

As the title says, does anyone know if Xperia S supports the HDR feature? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It usually refers to the method of capturing images having “greater dynamic range ...