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Roland Tanglao

Google Adds RAW & other cool camera APIs to Android L

thanks, now to have an open source implementation - go lazy web!

From Google's Android L Announcement:

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Advanced camera capabilities — A new camera API gives you new capabilities for image capture and processing. On supported devices, your app can capture uncompressed YUV capture at full 8 megapixel resolution at 30 FPS. The API also lets you capture raw sensor data and control parameters such as . . .

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June 26, 2014

Sony RX100MarkIII: awesome camera except: Rootkit!!!!! not water resistant & no GPS

no GPS even through a mobile phone app

Can't believe the lack of GPS but hey it's Sony.Almost perfect except for the GPS (which maybe they can add later through a firmware update and a mobile app update). Blogging this for future hope that Sony does add GPS.

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May 18, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Android app works well

colour me surprised :-)

You can use the app to take pictures and to download photos (jpeg only) and as a GPS tracker. You can use the GPS tracker without connecting to the camera and then afterward connect to the camera and add the GPS coordinates. That's what I've been doing and it's working well. Just wish the WiFi transfer speed of GPS coordinates and . . .

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May 04, 2014

Leica T: awesome camera for rich people with thousands of dollars

I'll stick with Fuji and Olympus but consider buying a used one in 2 or more years.

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April 24, 2014

Current version of the Google Camera app is slow

slow to focus on the Samsung Galaxy S5

It's slower than the built-in Samsung app but it's early days. Just wanted to blog this on Thursday April 24, 2014 to have something to look back on when/if Google Camera app gets faster. (I assume it will get faster since Google can optimize it and it's so 1.0)

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April 24, 2014

Android Flickr autosync doesn't work well

bring back ShoZu which worked well & did more in 2005

For some reason (probably because flickr autosync is new to the Android flickr app or maybe because of bugs in the just released S5), autosync doesn't work very well on the Samsung Galaxy S5. It works better in the iOS flickr app which is weird since iOS multi-tasking isn't as flexible (supposedly) as Android's multi-taking.

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April 23, 2014

How to use the Google Camera App Lens Blur Mode

aka adventures in convoluted user experience

  1. Start the Google Camera App
  2. Swipe to the right and then select Lens Blur
  3. Tap the screen to focus on a subject
  4. Tap the shutter button on the right to take a picture
  5. Raise the phone (centre focus seems to work the best, but I believe other focus points will work e.g. right or left) slowly
  6. Swipe to the right & tap on the shutter button at . . .

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April 16, 2014

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