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Is continuous focus a 4.0-only feature?

The http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/ page details that Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" introduced two interesting features for Camera: “continuous focus” and “zero ...
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Can the Android Jelly Bean camera app be set to take pictures as they appear on screen?

After my most recent Android update, the camera app has changed the way pictures are framed. While they used to be taken as they appear on the screen, they are now stored with "extra space", i.e., as ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I control the media volume while using the camera?

I just upgraded to a Nexus 4 and have discovered the behaviour of the volume controls has been overridden within the camera app. The volume up button has been remapped to snap the camera shutter. As ...
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Why the music player stop playing music when taking photo?

May I know what is the reason why Android phone's music player will stop playing music when I switch to camera mode? I find it logical if the music player stop playing music when taking a movie but ...
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Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding

I am having a strange issue with my Camera app. When I open the application, I received the following message: Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding after about 5 seconds. ...
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need s.phone to capture image upon external trigger (wire contact)

Ideal end result: automatic captures in my dropbox after phones external contact is made, such as the earphone cable button being pressed, or another wire contact maybe via the smartphones micro usb ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5)

Sometimes I've noticed that the Smart Lock - Trusted Face feature doesn't work, no matter what the lighting or the position of my face relative to the phone. I thought that an "Improve face ...
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How can I take a photograph via voice control with Google Camera or CyangoenMod default camera?

I know that I can use Google Search and say "OK Google, Take a picture" to open the chosen camera app. How can I then take a photo? I tried the obvious "snapshot", "take picture" both with 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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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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Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S3

Getting error message on Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. Have tried rebooting, clearing Data, Cache and Force Stop with no success. Thanks for any help!
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII camera blank

The camera in a Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 shows a black screen. Photos cannot be taken either. However, pressing the shutter does seem to activate the flash sometimes. Even the front cam fails! ...
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USB storage alert whenever camera used

I use Samsung GT P1000. It displays "turn off USB storage before using camera" each time I try to use the camera. It also doesn't see the memory card. I have a done factory reset several times. What I ...
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Photos directly to dropbox, discarding local copies automatically

Is there a possibility to take photos directly to dropbox? Currently Dropbox offers the Camera-Upload option, but it doesn't move, but copies files to Dropbox. This still leaves me to delete the ...
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Galaxy S4 Video Recording: File Size Limit & Frequent Blurring

I'm trying to use Galaxy S4 as a video camera for recording offline usergroups. Apart from whether it's a good idea, it's generally succeeding, but there are some critical problems: Android file ...
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Taking pictures while recording a video

How can I take pictures while recording a video, similar to the feature introduced in the Galaxy S3 or is that a hardware feature? If the feature is available (e.g., via an app), which handsets and ...
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How to use Sony Xperia Z's burst mode programatically?

I'm trying to trigger the Xperia Z camera in burst mode based on an event and I'm not sure what the best approach is. So far I've tried this: Installed Tasker and setup a Take Photo Action but ...
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Video recording bug fix for CM9 ICS?

I have a Galaxy Mini(GT-S 5570). I recently upgraded it from Gingerbread 2.3.6 to ICS(CM9). Now everything is working fine except for the video recording. The camera takes pictures without any issues ...
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Camera starts on boot after L upgrade - Nexus 10

I upgraded my wife's nexus 10 to L. Since then the camera app runs in foreground after every boot. (It was fine in kitkat). Why would this be? How do I fix it?
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Disable Shutter-Button-Switch-On (on Z3 compact)?

Like some phones, the Z3 from Sony has a dedicated shutter button for the camera - a feature I very much like. And like some (many, most ?) Such phones it has the brain dead "feature" that pressing ...
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How to use my webcam (connect with usb) instead of my device camera?

Recently I got an old logitech webcam, model quickcam pro 5000 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Pro-5000-WebCam/dp/B000BDH2XY Since the photo quality of front camera is bad, I think of using ...
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Samsung galaxy s4 camera issue

My camera is failing to operate. I determined that my camera is on "burst mode". My question is how do I turn off the burst mode if I can not access my camera
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How can I save Android photos in the WebP format?

WebP images are at least 20% smaller. Windows can open WebP images after installing the WebP codec.
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Does android Support RAW image capturing?

I'd like to capture RAW images from my Droid Camera rather than those compressed jpg's, is there anyway to achieve this? EDIT: I saw that it's not possible due to kernel limitation, but, what kind of ...
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ghost overlay when filming video with stock camera

When playing back a video taken with the stock camera app of Ganbarou 4.4 (built on CM) on a galaxy tab 10.1 (v1), it somehow shows the scene which should not have been filmed just below the video ...
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Rotate the camera view of another app

I'm using the video streaming app of Bambuser. But they only allow you to record in landscape mode, while I want to film in portrait mode. Forcing the app to rotate does not rotate what the camera ...
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Issue module camera Galaxy S5?

**I get this issue after doing the latest update ** I get this bug front camera by *#0*#
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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 ...
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Main camera gives: Unknown error by ErrorCallback

When I start the camera app I get: Unknown error by ErrorCallback I have tried this on a stock image (freshly imaged with no user data) and on cyanogenmod (freshly imaged with no user data). The ...
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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?