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Questions tagged [camera]

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

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Rom with Camera2 API for Samsung Galaxy J500FN? [on hold]

I have a Samsung Galaxy J500FN with Android 6.0.1 but apparently it doesn't come with the Capera2 API. I installed TWRP bootloader and rooted it I tried activating the API editing the build.prop and ...
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Is it possible to control refresh rate/frequency of Android phones camera

I recorded a video of my TV screen using my android phone's camera but I was unable to stop the flickering TV screen. I tried different modes and effects in the camera app. On searching for the ...
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Camera vibrating in video mode

I've found the camera on my S7 Edge (GM-935F) running LineageOS is playing up. Whether I use the stock LineageOS Camera, Google Camera HDR+ or the Footej application whenever I switch to Video mode ...
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Google Pixel video camera keeps freezing and audio often doesn't get recorded

I have a Google Pixel running android Pie, and lately I've noticed that when I record video, the video intermittently freezes, and audio also intermittently doesn't get recorded, with an error message ...
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Query about a bug on enabling camera to api

I have an Asus Zenfone maxpro m2 and want to run Google camera.I am following the required steps to enable camera to API but I am facing an error which i am not able to understand. https://i.stack....
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Bluetooth headphones volume button as camera shutter?

In the camera of my S9+ I can use the volume buttons on the phone to take pictures. I can also use the 3.5mm headphones media buttons as a shutter for the camera. However, with my bluetooth Marshall ...
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Program camera app to take multiple exposures?

I'm trying to create some HDR images by taking photos with multiple exposures. I have the "Kenu Stance" tripod for my Samsung Galaxy S9+, but ultimately, it's hard to keep the camera 100% steady in ...
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How to take panorama of sky with Google Pixel 3?

I'm trying to take a panoramic photo of the sunset, but the only option I see to do this is called "Photo Sphere". When I select this it wants me to start at the dot, which appears to be level with ...
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Motorola Moto G5 crashes when trying to use WhatsApp’s web app and won’t reboot anymore (LineageOS/ViperOS)

First, I tried to install LineageOS on my Motorola Moto G5 which worked perfectly fine – until I installed WhatsApp and tried to open its web application. Therefore, one has to scan a QR-code. But ...
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Can video recording be auto activated when camera app is started?

In Nougat, the camera app can be started by double pressing the physical middle button on the phone. Many times I forget to press the video recording button and keep holding the phone up, thinking ...
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Why are portrait photos sometimes sideways?

When I take a portrait photo, it shows up correctly on the phone. But when I transfer it to certain software, it shows up flipped sideways. Why is this? Is it the fault of the phone or the software ...
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Any Camera-enabled app will block my Pixel 3 XL camera until reboot

I own a Pixel 3 XL phone (Pie). I am experiencing the following: When I open any camera-enabled app (including Whatsapp and Barcode scanner), the camera subsystem will stop working, the camera-...
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Use photo file instead front camera image

Instead of using the real camera, I would like to simulate the camera input as a static image file. I need to use it in one program, where I can't use 3rd party "fake camera apps" because program ...
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Is possible to open and display both front and back cameras simultaneously?

Does anyone know if it is possible to open and display both front and back cameras simultaneously? Any suggestions or references will be appreciated
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Galaxy Note 9 stutters on QHD resolution

I notice that when I have my Note 9's camera resolution set to QHD, 60 fps (the highest), when the camera app comes up and I see the video on the screen, ready to record, there's about a 3 second ...
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Camera app can't access sd card anymore after formating it as internal

I recently formatted the sd-card as internal on my Android 7.1.2 (LineageOS 14.1). Now the camera app is showing an error message that it can't access the sd-card anymore. I can't find the setting to ...
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How to use CyanogenMod Camera

I have been using CyanogenMod Camera for a while. But my latest automatic update installed a new version of it. That wouldn't be a problem, except that I can't find any instructions on how to use it. ...
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Does Zero Camera Mod work on AOSP roms like LineageOS and Resurrection OS?

There is a mod/app/firmware (I'm really confused because no one talks about this stuff in concrete terms), called Zero Camera Mod. Zero Camera Mod (flashable zip) Playstore download (requires root) ...
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

This post by cgirerd, on XDA says, All the custom ROMs out there that are not Touchwiz-based don't use the stock camera (and the stock camera can't be installed on them). So, by using ROMs such as ...
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Samsung S7 camera low quality pictures, and crashes with non-stock rom?

On my friends Samsung S7, which I just flashed with Resurrection OS, he's having a really weird thing with rear-facing camera. It almost seems like there is an effect on or something. Take a look at ...
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How to take a photo similar to an old photo? [closed]

Is there any app to help take a photo similar to an older photo of the same building/view? like in the past winter or summer. I am thinking of an app that shows the old photo on screen a little bit ...
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Why does not full mean full?

I have a Razer Phone running 8.1.0. When I go to the camera app, it says Device Storage Full But my device is not full. I have 2.34 GB free (of 64GB) in system memory (I do not have an SD card ...
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My android phone cannot recognize my camera

How come my android phone cannot open my camera? I do have the system app on my phone, but I find it in the Apps portion and no matter what kind of camera app or camera repair app, it will not work. ...
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Camera: Not working or all pictures gray

I'm having some serious troubles with my android camera application. Either it directly tells me that it's not working ("Camera failed" in WhatsApp), or it allows me to take a picture - but that ...
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Turn off snapchat camera sound (android)

The problem is that whenever I take a picture withe the front camera on snapchat on my Xiomi Mi Max 2, is makes a horribly load fake camera shutter sound. I have tried putting the phone on mute/do not ...
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How to make it possible to save raw photos on Samsung Galaxy A3 2017?

I have a rooted Galaxy A3 2017 (SM-A320F) running Android 8.0.0. I'm trying to capture raw photos, but neither the stock Camera app nor Open Camera show any relevant options (I have enabled Camera2 ...
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Stock OS vs Custom, Proprietary Camera

So i no stock manufacturers, roms have the blobs drivers for full potential of the camera. Does this only apply for the stock camera app say from Samsung? if i download third party apps while on ...
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I disabled my camera app and can't enable it again

I need help! camera is disable, I went to settings, clicked apps, and went to disable. and its not there! my phone is old I had it for two years and its broken, please help me with camera! camera won'...
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Is there any log about camera usage and screenshots in my mobile phone?

I wonder whether there is any log about camera usage and screenshots in my android device. If yes, can we view it easily? Thank you in advance.
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Symbolic link permission denied

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on my Android N phone, so that my photos are accessible from the Pictures folder. I want to be able to sync all my pictures in a single folder using Syncthing. My ...
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Is quickly taking hundreds of photos possible in Android?

When I try taking hundreds of photos in quick succession on two different mid-to-high-end Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S6, Motorola X4), the camera app crashes or fails while shooting. The result ...
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Moto G4 External Mic Support

I am having Moto g4 (not g4 plus) and i am video maker. I record the video using my phone g4 but some time i need to record my voice at same time, using internal microphone sound quality not too good ...
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How can I use smartphone to compare photos it makes with other smartphone?

I want to compare quality of photos smartphone makes w/out using PC. The problem is that Android picture viewers like standard Gallery allow only several times zoom and seams to do forced smoothing.
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Samsung S7 Downloaded Photos are Corrupt on PC but view OK from Android Gallery. Issue started after Android internal storage got all full

So I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since phone memory/ram is full. I usually connect to PC and download and delete from phone ...
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Can the power supply to a phone component be shut off?

Whether it is via an already known software or a possible developer command, is it possible to shut off the power supply to a part of an Android device, for example to the camera to prevent spyware ...
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Is stereoscopic vision via OTG and 2 USB cameras possible?

I'm thinking of making a stereoscopic night vision device by using 2 USB cameras connected via OTG (type C) to my Android phone. I've already tested 1 USB camera and some VR App from the Play Store ...
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Does an Android Factory Reset also clear the cache partition? [duplicate]

In researching a possible answer to this question about "Server error occurred. Restart Camera." while taking photos on the Samsung Galaxy S6, I read this article. The article talks about wiping the ...
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Possible to use another application as default camera application?

Many apps let u use only the default built-in camera app. They not allow you to choose a third party app, such as the app "fake camera". Is there a way to remove/replace the default camera app? Any ...
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Microphone only accessible by telephone while audio recorder running

I am unable to record videos because the sound recorder app reserves the microphone, and this is the case on multiple tested phones.But I can still do phone calls. Taking photos is still possible, but ...
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Andoird P - How to join mp4 files splitted by the camera

I've done multiples videos larger than 4GB with my Pixel 2XL installed with Android P. The camera as splitted my video in 2 files from continuous shooting. In all cases, the first file is readable but,...
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Is there any solution to the lack of manual focus?

The Huawei P20 pro, and possibly other Huawei devices, seems to lack a manual focus (or perhaps even a good autofocus) in the front camera app. This can be an issue for close-up photos. Is there any ...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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Enable camera 2api for apps?

On Lineageos 15.1 with a device that supports camera2api. I know in the build.prop there are references to hal1 and a list of package names. Is there any way I can make an app's internal camera (Duo, ...
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How to consistently take a picture using a voice command

Using a samsung galaxy s8, android version 8.0 I'm able to occasionally take pictures with "take picture" but it works about 25% of the time. If in selfie mode with the front camera and the camera ...
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Front-Camera: What does each icon do?

I cannot find information on the front camera settings on the LG G4. In particular, I would like to know what the icon on the leftmost side does (hand holding phone and arrow). See screenshot below ...
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How to see, which app locks access to the camera?

My Android 7.0 phone has a flaw: When using the camera often, and the phone's uptime climbs beyond 100 hours (launch camera, capture, lock screen), at one point, the camera viewfinder just freezes, ...
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'Rear Camera' and 'Flash light' Not Working in Lenovo k6 Note (Custom Rom)

I am not able to use Rear Camera and Flash Light in My Lenovo K6 Note. Front Camera Works Well. When I open Camera App, by default it Opens with Front Camera. Rear Camera Option is Not Found. (Front ...
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How much free storage space is necessary to stop receiving camera warning?

I'm trying to use the camera on my android phone but for a while I've had low storage and been getting the message "your internal storage is running out of space". I have about 20MB free but am still ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...
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Front camera lags

I bought a galaxy j5 pro. The problem is that my camera's main application lags when I try to take a photo using front camera! The problem is not showing while I turn on any special effects for my ...