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Camera2 API?

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Camera2 API?

This question has been raised. And I want to hear the answer representatives of Sony. In this video, Google will present new opportunities for devices with cameras Lollipop.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtp3tH27OFs

 

 

 

In this case, the API data when updating my Z1 to 5.0 did not appear. Why?

 

Topic edited by Rickard

 

 

Ankur Kotwal presents the Camera2 API in Android L, which is designed as a very flexible and unified pipeline for all camera related tasks. This API gives you direct control of the camera subsystem including autofocus, asynchronous burst captures and special effects.
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Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Camera2 API?

Android 5.0 supports the new camera features via android.hardware.camera2, and Google defines three modes for the new camera features:

  1. Legacy mode (no support RAW capture)
  2. Limited mode (optional capability for RAW capture)
  3. Full mode (optional capability for RAW capture)

Currently, Xperia supports Legacy mode in our Lollipop update which incorporate features and functionality in addition to our already renowned camera experience. As always, we're monitoring our customer expectations and regarding supporting taking pictures in RAW format, we will consider this for the future if there is a popular demand.

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Emperor
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Re: Sony Android Lollipop is not full?

Most likely has to do with copyright legal issues, but you can contact Sony directly 

 

http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/contactUs/

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Enthusiast
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Re: Sony Android Lollipop is not full?

Support for Sony sends me to this forum.

Emperor
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Re: Sony Android Lollipop is not full?

That's odd, try again and report back

 

Perhaps @Rickard could elaborate on this

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Sony Xperia Support
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Message 5 of 1,075

Re: Camera2 API?

Android 5.0 supports the new camera features via android.hardware.camera2, and Google defines three modes for the new camera features:

  1. Legacy mode (no support RAW capture)
  2. Limited mode (optional capability for RAW capture)
  3. Full mode (optional capability for RAW capture)

Currently, Xperia supports Legacy mode in our Lollipop update which incorporate features and functionality in addition to our already renowned camera experience. As always, we're monitoring our customer expectations and regarding supporting taking pictures in RAW format, we will consider this for the future if there is a popular demand.

sony_sign_logo.png - Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums make sure that you have read our Discussion guidelines.
If you want to get in touch with the local support team for your country please visit our contact page.

Enthusiast
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Re: Camera2 API?

@Rickard

Most experienced users are very eager "Full mode". That would be really cool. Look at most of the fan community. I want to customize the exposure time. Calibrate temperature. Get unprocessed RAW picture ... Update this smartphone Z1 / Z2 / Z3 !!! Prove - you are the best in the field of cameras!

Emperor
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Re: Camera2 API?

Thanks for the explanation @Rickard 

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Apprentice
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Camera RAW support

I think it is a matter of time Sony to camera drivers with raw support. As a high-end model we need such option. What do you think about it?

Phy
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Re: Camera RAW support

@DanieldeMarko

@Rickard has answered this question

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Software-Updates/Camera2-API/m-p/974754#M21577
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Re: Camera2 API?

DanieldeMarko, latest models like Samsung S6 gave this option a miss too. Latest update to Nexus to 5.1 caused the camera to crashed constantly. It's a good to have, not necessary it makes your camera better.