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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) than ...


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screenrecord screenrecord is an internal Android executable that dumps screen to a file, and ffplay from ffmpeg happens to be able to play an H.264 encoded stream from stdin: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg adb shell screenrecord --output-format=h264 - | ffplay - There is some latency, but the image quality is great. You might have to make the screen ...


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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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There are 3rd-party "fake camera" apps that will let you to choose an image instead, such as: Image2Camera (free) Fake Camera by New Horizon Apps (free) Fake Camera - donate version by Vaclav Balak (paid) Note that you need to have the image inside the (emulator) device storage first for these apps to be useful. Also, since these apps are not really a ...


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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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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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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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Best option is to request the desktop website on your Google Chrome browser. Tap the menu button of your browser. Tick the check box next to Desktop Site. Now go to the Google Images website (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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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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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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You can do this with your native camera app. But you have to have JB 4.2 (Not 4.1.x). Go to the camera. Tap on the camera icon and pick the item that looks like a small globe with a panorama stretched over it. That's the Photo Sphere mode. Take a picture as usual. Keep your camera steady. You should see a message to align your camera with the blue dot. Tilt ...


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There is no way in Android to access to the standard Android camera from a password-protected device. However this little application allows to access to a simple camera with a triple press on the power button even when the device is password locked... Camera Unlock (free) Disclosure: I am the developer of this app


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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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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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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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The new API for full control of the camera on android had been added to android version 5. Google added these features like iso ,manual focus and etc in android lollipop. I personally think to use this new API the camera hardware must support this features, However I didn't find any reference to claim this, but it makes sense to me that a hardware must be ...


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Alright, I went through the sourcecode and the answer is surprisingly obvious: Yes, this can often be muted by simply using the volume keys while using the app or adjusting the volume of the media audio channel in the preferences. The media volume is used, regardless if the device is in normal, silent or vibrate mode. But it depends on where you bought ...


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Every app that wants to make files publicly available to other apps on an Android device has to save to known shared location with read/write permissions to everyone (or at least the apps that need to). This designated location is /mnt/sdcard on Android and this is where the SD card or an internal equivalent (eMMC) is accessible. Reason: If multiple apps ...


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I believe this is a "feature" of the new Jelly Bean camera. You probably won't be able to change it without resorting to using another camera app (like Camera Zoom FX) or installing a custom ROM.


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Have you tried using Google Goggles instead? This is Google's app for doing a reverse image search using a camera. Make sure to enable Search from Camera. You can also use an existing picture in your gallery. Open settings (circle button at lower right), then click the icon that looks like a mountain with an arrow (2nd button from left).


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Unfortunately, unless someone (almost certainly the sensor manufacturer in conjunction with the camera manufacturer) has provided methods to get RAW data from the sensor level all the way up through the Android stack, it's going to be somewhere between very difficult and impossible. Even if you did get RAW data, most processing suites probably aren't going ...


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With just the stock Android experience, no. That is, until Ice Cream Sandwich is released. That's not to say that OEMs haven't added their own changes that do allow for launching the camera app without unlocking, or perhaps a clever developer making a change to the lockscreen.


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Try InstaCamera Pro from Google Play Store. It starts very fast and has preferences to start camera and takes photo just by a single touch from home screen of your phone: InstaCamera is the quickest way to take a photo with your phone. There's no long process: just press the widget and it takes a photo, then closes just as quickly. The paid PRO ...


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Not a full answer (came here looking for an answer myself), but here are a couple of partial solutions I figured out so far, perhaps someone else can improve upon these. First of all, temporary files for the last few photosphere sessions can be found under /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.gallery3d/files/panorama_sessions/. You can extract these out ...


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To recover from a crash during a panorama stitch I did this: Use a file explorer on Android to copy the folder containing the unstitched files from the cache: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.google.android.GoogleCamera/cache/panorama_sessions/ to the pictures folder and back them up with Google photos. I recieved a notification the next day that photos ...


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I just did a test and got it to work. Thanks to Trebor Rude for the clue. You need to save your Camera Zoom FX photos to the same place as the default camera. You'll end up with the untouched photo as well as the photo with the applied effects in your Instant Upload on Google+. To change where Camera Zoom FX saves its photos... Choose Settings | All ...


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Yes, the interface that applications use to access the camera does offer the raw image data to the application, so a 3rd party app can offer more control over image compression, white balance, and so on. In addition, many quality improvements are achievable through software alone, whether by controlling the camera better or post-processing. Examples ...


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This guy works great for me on a Samsung 8.4" pro tab: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.valsior.resizer Has a long list of pre-set sizes and a select-your-own-size option, which like photoshop allows you to choose whether you want to maintain the aspect ratio or not. You can choose file type and quality as well when saving.


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