notes from using it for 2 months
- great image quality in daytime
- not so great image quality at night
- inconsistent but super-fast auto-focus (iPhone 5S is more consistent)
- water-resistant but the water-resistent USB port cover broke within 2 weeks and you can't use the touchscreen when it's wet which makes the water-resistance pointless
- verdict: . . .
thanks, now to have an open source implementation - go lazy web!
From Google's Android L Announcement:
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
I'll stick with Fuji and Olympus but consider buying a used one in 2 or more years.
- Awesome: Optional 2.36M dot electronic viewfinder with built-in GPS unit
- Not so awesome $1900 for the non waterproof body and $400 for the combo EVF and GPS
- But of course I want one! However I can wait!
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)
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.. . .