But there's still hope if they become social cameras
Stand alone cameras are dead for amateurs who are not enthusiasts, i.e. I agree with Om. Not dead for the Rolands, Michaels, Hubs and Ludos of the world. A "truly connected to the internet taking true advantage of software camera" in other words a social camera that works as a complement with the iPhones and Android phones of the . . .
why do I always have to manually connect it to my Android Phone?
consistent with a Capital "C"
- Consistent Auto Focus
- Consistent Shutter Lag
- Consistent Colour
- Consistently easy to launch from the lock screen
All in all a reliable camera which you can't really say for the 1020 and lots of other cameraphones. And all those 10000s of camera apps of which dozens are actually great which you can't say is true of Windows Phone or . . .
pretty please ?
But in the meantime I'll settle for an open source RAW camera app that I can send pull requests to on iOS or Android or heck for the 3 of us who use Windows Phones, Windows Phone. (and if I can't get that Google fund Camera FV-5 and Manual app in the meantime :-) )
Don't buy the companies Google. Instead fly them to Mountain View for 1-4 months and fund them to get their Android-only RAW camera (only Android has RAW APIs; iOS doesn't; Windows Phone does but nobody it breaks my heart to say it cares about Nokia er Microsoft phones and Windows Phone) apps as awesome as possible on Nexus 6, Nexus 5 . . .
Because it times out often with large numbers of photos
awesome but buggy with crashes, which hopefully will be fixed soon!
Remember when the Nexus 5 came out and how bad the camera app was on the Nexus 5? And remember how the camera was improved over time?
Well it's basically the same story for the Manual app and the Camera FV-5 apps (the only apps that support RAW i.e. DNG shooting using the new APIs in Android 5 Lollipop). It's buggy (crashes randomly . . .