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Galaxy S2 rear camera replacement

Just received a spare rear camera to replace in my SGS2. It came with some 'tape' covering up the gold circuit board which I peeled off (as it was really poorly set) I thought it was just protecting ...
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How to make the best out of the Samsung Galaxy SIII camera application

Where can I find some good documentation concerning how to use the features of the camera application installed on the Samsung Galaxy SIII and how these features work under-the-hood? I would like to ...
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Is there any camera application that can save photos on internal storage?

So my SD card reader is broke, and my only possibility of ever taking photos again is to use the internal memory. The default camera option, says that no SD card was detected and if you press ...
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Camera focus problem

I have a xolo q1000s. The manual focus as well as autofocus in the back camera isnt working. Pls advise whether its a hardware or software problem. And, yes I have tried resetting the camera but didnt ...
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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 ...
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Saving pix from Google camera to SD card

I have tried all the suggestions in the forum, but to no avail... What I have: Galaxy S4, 8GB internal, 64GB SD card, Omega ROM with Android 4.3 (TouchWiz); has Samsung camera AND Google camera (with ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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Does camera clarity vary with to the app?

I own an old HTC Wildfire A333. I recently switched it back to the HTC Sense ROM and I saw that the quality of pictures taken with the default HTC camera app seem better. Not slightly. Quite a ...
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how to get sony hdr-az1 to automatically overwrite sd card?

I have a sony HDR-AZ1 action cam and use it as a dashcam. I want it to automatically overwrite the oldest recorded video when the SD card is full, but cannot figure out how to do this. Currently the ...
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Multiple Camera Folders in the Gallery

Ever since I changed the settings in my camera to store the images on my external SD, there have been two folders in my gallery called "camera." One of these is where all of my photos that I take ...
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Android camera app with headset button working as a shutter [duplicate]

Are there any Android KitKat-compatible camera apps that recognize headset button as a trigger? What I ultimately need is just a normal camera app where you can take pics pressing the button on the ...
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Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, wired headset button as camera shutter

I am using Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 with vanilla Android 4.4.4 OS. I have a single-button wired headset and I want that its button works as a camera shutter. By default when this headset is plugged in: ...
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Cannot take pictures without SD card inserted. Any solutions?

I have no SD card in my Android phone's SD card slot. Therefore I cannot take any photos or upload any. I have tried installing other camera apps to see if one of them might have its own storage but ...
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Camera app crashing on Nexus i9250 Android 4.2.1

I just bought a i9250 Nexus, and the system proposed to upgrade to newer version 4.2.1 (it is not a rooted phone. It is an unblocked UK phone) I played with the new phone and after a couple of days I ...
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Restart camera service

I have a smartphone which the camera doesn't work very well with CyanogenMod. Sometimes (and very often), after taking some picture the camera stops working until I restart the phone. When I try ...
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Using google cam to make horizontal 180-degree fisheye pics

On my Nexus 5, I'd like to use the google camera in panorama mode to make a 180-degree fisheye photo. I want to do this holding my phone in such a way that the lens is looking UPWARDS (towards the ...
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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 ...
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Use Android camera to monitor LED [closed]

I want to use an old Android device camera to monitor a red LED lamp on a machine and send email when the lamp turns on. In other words I seek a way to do these two things: keep the camera on and ...
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Orange colored screen when taking a picture

I used to be able to take selfie pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S3 without any issues. I tried doing so today several times and each time, I just get an orange colored screen. I haven't tried ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Camera doesn't work on Nexus 5 running Android L

The camera on the Nexus 5 has stopped working. Coming from a reboot, I can open the camera app, see the camera is working, but as soon as I click to take a picture (or video), the app crashes (tried ...
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Camera apps with infinite focus

Are there any Android apps that support focus at infinity? In practical terms, having Google Nexus 5, roughly 25% of the pictures I take are out of focus (usually caused by having macro-focus instead ...
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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 ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures, with windows 7

Importing files with windows7 will detect all phone photo files and not just those under camera/DCIM directory , want to use windows so can change files names same way as when importing from camera, I ...
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Connect camera to the Android phone via cable

When travelling I usually bring my camera for pictures and my Android phone for communication. Camera is better than the phone for pictures, since it works faster and has better quality sensor. But ...
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How to use android phone's camera as a webcam [duplicate]

I want to use my phone's camera for webcam purpose in a project. My phone is Q Mobile A700 Noir which is basically an android phone. I downloaded its PC suite which Q Mobile provides. Now when I try ...
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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 ...
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Video data location from external camera?

Can anyone tell me the file, directory or path in an Android device that camera data would be sent to from an external video camera that is connected via WiFi or Bluetooth (like a WiFi enabled GoPro ...
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How can I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...
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4K Video Recording with the Camera2 API

In the Android L Preview, Google released the Camera2 API. Does this mean in L, any phone with a 5MP camera would be able to shoot 2K video and any 13MP camera would be able to shoot 4K video, and is ...
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How to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

I am experiencing the problem with the mm-qcamera-daemon on a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4, as described in this question. I would like to know if there is a way to see which apps have a permission to access ...
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Why do the photos taken on my HTC One X not have a date/time displayed on them?

When I take a photo on my HTC One X, the date and time that the picture was taken do not appear appear (printed) on the photo. I can't set the date or time in the settings, either. If I use a third ...
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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Displaying photos in “years, collections, moments” structure?

Since iOS7 the photos has been organized by time and location and I find it quite handy to find photos, however when I switch to Android it's quite a painful experience to find photos. Is there any ...
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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a ...
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Can I disable the gallery preview icon in the Galaxy S4's camera app?

The camera on my Galaxy S4 has a box in the top left corner of the screen which shows photos from the Gallery. How do I turn that off? I only want to be looking at the camera screen.
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Photo counter reset

I have Android 4.0.4 on my Sony Xperia Ion (LT28at). It never saves photo counter - everytime I empty DCIM/100ANDRO folder, it begins creating photos from DSC_0001.jpg. Is there a way to set this ...
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Is there a way to retrieve information from the camera on an android device?

What I'm wondering is if I snap a picture of an analog gauge is there a way I can get the camera to pull information about the position of the needles on the gauge? Take an analog alarm clock for ...
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Help Needed. Cam/PC link

Hello fellow enthusiasts, I am in need of help and would be very thankful to anyone who can take a few minutes and help me solve this issue. Here is my problem. I would like to open a Youtube channel ...
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How do I get HDR+ working on Cyanogenmod for Nexus 5?

HDR+ does not work on Cyanogenmod for Nexus 5. The Google Camera app simply crashes when selecting HDR+. How do I get it working?
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Where is the camera button in the Google Image Search webpage on my Android?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 OS: 4.1.1 I want to do a reverse image search on my S3 phone. When I open up the Google Image Search homepage, the "camera" button is nowhere to be found. So, I cannot ...
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Retrica not working

I installed Retrica on my samsung galaxy s i9003, but when I opened it I could just see blue pixels instead of the image captured by my camera. I tried to change the parameters of the app, reboot my ...
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Is there any way to re-render a photosphere?

I took a photosphere earlier today, and went to the gallery to wait for it to render. While it was rendering, I switched from landscape to portrait and the gallery app crashed. I'm now left with the ...
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Camera stopped working, how to check if it's hardware problem?

I'm quite sure this is hardware problem. I tried the following: cleared application cache and restarted phone tried alternative camera applications reset phone to factory settings (still doesn't ...
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Do 3rd party camera apps really improve picture quality? [duplicate]

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo (Jelly Bean). It has a 5 mp camera but I'm not satisfied with the picture quality. Will it help if I use another app like Camera Zoom FX or anything? If yes, then ...
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How to watch a periodically shot image on other PC/Smartphone via Internet (no local WIFI)?

There are a lot of webcam apps for Android. Unfortunately most work only in a local WIFI network, real streaming of the android cam over internet seems rather tricky, but not impossible. I'm just ...
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Advanced camera settings on Nexus 5

I have a nexus 5, with android 4.4.4. How can i change advanced camera settings? (iso, shutter speed etc...)
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Is it possible to make my phone as a remote shutter?

Is it possible to set a android phone to act as a remote shutter that can connect multiple devices (phones and/or camera) via bluetooth to take photos?
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Samsung Note 3 Phone - Clicking camera button fails to take picture

Frequently, I see x1.0 in the middle of my camera preview screen, to the left of a small white box. I'd like to know what exactly that means, but it seems like when it is there, I cannot take a ...