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You'll need root to delete the sound file, but this should be it: Delete /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg Repercussions? It won't play the sound anymore? :) Alternatively, you could download another camera app that does not produce a camera sound.


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The only thing you mention is the resolution. Stating that the cameras have the same specs only because they have the same resolution, is a fallacy at best. It's like saying that two cars should perform the same because they both have 4 wheels. When using apps like Snapchat or just Camera, I noticed that the A7000's picture quality is lesser (blurry) ...


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The built-in Camera app on the Galaxy S can use the front facing camera. It's called "Self Shot Mode" and I've used it on mine once or twice, easiest way to grab a quick picture of you and a friend when there's no one else around to take the shot. Open the camera app, press the square symbol at the top-left (the mode button), press Self-Shot, smile at the ...


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I couldn't find a way to do it or an app that would do it. There were a couple out there that claimed to have manual focus but basically just did what you described as "assisted auto focus." I found this thread at XDA where some people have been looking through the code to find a way to add the manual focus. From what they found it appears that it is ...


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More often than not, Digital. Consider: How in the world would the motor for moving a lens fit in a phone case? For that matter, where would the find the room to have variable focal length? Would the manufacturers really put such a battery-drainer in the unit? How much more expensive would it be, too? Should somebody actually come up with a phone with ...


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I've had a little look at this now that Android 4.2 source is out. It turns out that HDR isn't done by the camera app itself, it's a scene mode that needs to be supported by the operating system implementation and/or drivers. The camera app will remove the HDR button if: You're not on API level 17 (Android 4.2) or above, or; Camera.Parameters....


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As long as you have GPS switched on on your phone (on a Galaxy S the easiest way to do this is from the buttons that appear when you pull the notification bar down from the top of the screen) and have GPS switched on in the camera, you should see the "satellite receiver" GPS icon appear and start flashing when you open the camera app. As long as you see this ...


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When you're in the camera, just use the normal volume to turn sound all the way down. This worked for me on stock Nexus One running Froyo.


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If you have "Tasker" installed, then Create an application context for the camera app Create a task to set system volume down to zero. When you exit the camera app, the system volume is restored to its original state.


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Al Everett has suggested that "no Android camera has [optical zoom]", but the 14-Megapixel Altek Leo Android seems to have 3x optical zoom "(not digital like other cellphones)." The Altek Leo won't be available until at least 2011, though.


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It can if you turn the function on in the settings. In the settings menu there's an option for "GPS", that when checked turns on geotagging: via GSM Arena & CareAce


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I found the setting, and something interesting as well: Settings > Accessibility > Flash notification When I came into the settings it was already unchecked, yet my phone was exhibiting behavior as if it was. I had to check the setting and exit the menus. Then I went back in to uncheck the setting and exited the menus again. This time the setting ...


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Because resolution is probably the least important from all the characteristics of a camera (and it can even go against quality, a larger resolution without an accordingly better sensor might just as well give a worse overall quality). In the usual circumstances of phones, probably the most important factor is the sensor size and quality, and neither will ...


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IP Webcam (Turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options.) (alternate direct link) EDIT: fixed link


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The best way to tell if it is digital or optical: Do the pixels look blown up (and therefore blurry)?


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Try downloading and using a third-camera app from the market. The restriction is apparently on the stock camera app, not on the hardware (the camera itself). I downloaded Retro Camera, and it is able to take a picture when my Galaxy S is on low battery. That might not be the app you want, so do a search on the market with the keyword "Camera".


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Best option is to request the desktop website on your google chrome browser. (make sure you have the check box checked on your browser setting. just tap the menu button to the left of your home button on your phone). now go to google.com/imghp and you have the look and feel of the website like you'd expect it on your computer.


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Follow these steps, if the icon in (3) has a line through it then it will not store your location in your images. Open the menu Choose settings Tap the location icon


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The manufacturer is trying to help you. Walking around taking photos with a tablet makes you look like a twerp, so they try to discourage you by not putting a good quality camera in there. That might be a slightly silly answer, but it's not entirely untrue. Taking photos with your phone is really popular these days, because you always have your phone with ...


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droidVNC Server allows you to view your Android device's screen live on the computer through USB with ADB or over Wifi. You will also need a VNC client on your PC. You can see a video of this in action on the developer's website. This is for rooted devices only. It's my understanding that you need to have a rooted device to get this type of interaction ...


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Open the camera app and press the button that looks like a camera with a circular arrow under it. (original picture from this article about ICS on thetechlabs.com)


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The HTC One's camera has bigger pixels than the regular phone cameras ("Ultrapixels"). When you use your camera in low light, it tries to draw more light from the sensor, so the image looks brighter. The "purple" issue is caused by bad heat insulation of the camera sensor from the rest of the phone, so when you try to take a photo the heat can cause ...


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Unfortunately the Google Camera app does not natively support saving pictures/videos/panoramas to SD Card. I am guessing that this goes with Google's general stance against SD cards in general. If your device is not rooted, you are stuck with having to manually move the images/videos. For rooted devices, there is a work-around to this limitation. Xposed ...


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This is not related to AM/PM as the screenshot shows. This issue appears to happen due to Google Hangouts. I have heard from a few Moto G owners that this happens a lot on that device, and can cause issues moving to SD card, however, it really seems to be down to Google Hangouts. Here is a mention on Reddit, and on an unrelated thread the same issue crops ...


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Well, at least I've been using the front facing camera for video phone calls. Seems to work well enough between Samsung Galaxy S phones, haven't tested with other phones yet.


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The focus function is achieved by moving the lens back or forth so it is actually a mechanical thing. You can try it yourself. Download ZXings Barcode Scanner and fire it up. You'll hear a click every time it tries to refocus you can also see the lens moving back and forth.


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This is, unfortunately, not adjustable in the stock version of Android. If you root there are 3rd party versions that modify this low battery level.


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Try the Android Screencast app. See the XDA thread for more details.


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I have the same problem here in Brazil. Last year, I bought a Galaxy S, and the photos had that red color in the center. I went to the store and exchanged it for another one, which had the same problem. I went to the store and returned it. I decided for an iPhone 4. Now, I got bored with iPhone 4 and this week I bought another Galaxy S, it has the same ...


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That is not currently possible on the stock camera application, however there is an open ticket with the Android project team to make such an option exposed. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=10561 Meanwhile you can try some custom camera applications like "Camera Folders" which allows custom file name conventions in addition to folder ...



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