POSTS TAGGED: camera
Posted November 8, 2014 at 10:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is without a doubt a great device. The highly functional S-Pen and pretty high end hardware specifications make it one of the most interesting devices of 2014. But even the best Android devices can be improved upon, and XDA is definitely a good place to look for some neat modifications.
One of the aspects of the Note 4 that can be improved is the default camera application. Samsung put some restrictions on its camera application to make the files smaller, decreasing the quality of photos and movies in the process. XDA Recognized Contributor kevinrocksman found a way to change the settings to improve the JPEG quality from 96% to 100%, extend the video record time, and much more.
To try out th. . . READ ON »
Posted October 18, 2014 at 07:00 am by Jimmy McGee
There are many Camera apps available for Android, some free, some not so free. Sometimes though you want more than just a standard camera app. The sensors are good enough on most devices now days that with the right app, you can do some pretty significant adjustments to your photos. The apps we cover today won’t make you Annie Leibovitz or Ansel Adams, but if you know to turn your phone into landscape mode before you take a picture, these may be of interest to you.
In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer Jared shows off the best 3 Pro Camera Apps. He talks about A Better Camera , Camera FV-5 and HD Camera. So if you wanted to use a pro camera for your Android device, check out this video!. . . READ ON »
Posted March 18, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Selfies are loved by some, while utterly hated by others. Taking a photo of yourself is quite the controversial sign of modern society, and the activity even presented itself in this year’s Oscars ceremony. Taking a good selfie requires seeing one’s face on the screen. It also requires a decent camera, and a flash never hurts. That’s why Oppo added rotating camera to the N1.
Those of you who don’t want to cut off half your head when using the rear-facing camera should check out an app by XDA Senior Member elesbb. As we all know, the vast majority of front-facing cameras don’t offer a camera flash. Photos taken in the dark generally have quite a bit of noise or motion blur. However, . . . READ ON »
Posted January 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Google Nexus 5 is an undoubtedly great device. That said, its camera’s image quality leaves much to be desired. Google tried to improve the camera by applying some patches in Android 4.4.1, but the camera can still be improved further.
A few weeks ago, we talked about a camera mod for the LG G2 created by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™. This modification fixed a few issues like low video frame rate in low lighting, as well as a few other minor issues. Now, the modified version of the camera app is available for the Nexus 5, and the results are impressive.
Full HD movies can now use 20 Mbit, minimizing compression artifacts. Also, recorded audio has been improved, and according to develope. . . READ ON »
Posted November 27, 2013 at 02:00 pm by egzthunder1
Our devices have turned from the communicators they were meant to be a decade and a half ago into multimedia powerhouses capable of doing most of what we do with other gadgets and larger equipment. Of course, the all-in-one aspect and reduction in component size come at a cost (normally quality), but that is a topic for another discussion. For all practical purposes, our devices are powerful enough to do what we want to do without having to be stuck in a room or waiting for others to do stuff for us.
One thing that has truly grown on mobile devices over the last decade or so has been the camera. The sensors have been getting better and better, lenses have become not only more durable, but also enable us to take better pic. . . READ ON »
Posted November 24, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The flagship LG G2 was released not too long ago. Powerful hardware—almost identical to its younger sibling, the Google Nexus 5—places G2 in the top league of Android devices. But while the G2 packs great camera hardware, the stock camera software is a bit less than ideal.
A camera mod released by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™ improves the photo quality significantly. For example, the stock camera app shoots video at 14 FPS in low light, which results in a choppy picture. After the mod, the framerate is back at 30.
Increased low light video FPS is just one of the many improvements. A detailed technical changelog is available in the thread. With this mod, the G2’s camera works lik. . . READ ON »
Posted July 29, 2013 at 12:00 am by TheRomMistress
Posted July 27, 2013 at 07:00 pm by Samantha
Taking pictures underwater is probably something that not many people have attempted. Of course, not only are the physical and hardware limitations preventing people from doing so, expect for a select ‘few’ devices, but physics tells us that capacitive touch screens will have a hard time registering any taps and swipes when under water. A physical camera button may remedy this issue on the Sony Xperia Z, but how about the proximity sensor?
In answer to a question along similar lines, XDA Forum Member AGGevorgyan has developed an that allows Xperia Z owners to easily take photos with the proximity sensor. Designed to rid users of the aforementioned problem, Aqua Z Camera will snap up pic. . . READ ON »
Posted July 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm by Samantha
What can we do if phone manufacturers forget to include a physical camera button? “Make” one ourselves, of course! A mod we’ve covered did so on the Sony Xperia Z by substituting the volume buttons as a physical camera button, which allowed for quick launch of the camera as well as fast image capture.
Well, now HTC One users can enjoy this function as well, as XDA Senior Member Matt has created a mod allowing for the volume buttons to act as a physical camera button. The mod is based on the latest version of the Camera.apk and will work with any deodexed Sense-based ROM. Rapid shooting can also be activated by holding down the volume button. Three variants of the mod are made available, them b. . . READ ON »