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Camera2 API?

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no RAW mode

hi all

Any idea why Sony hasn't implemented RAW mode with their phones?

I'm assuming that since it's not been in recent compact handset iterations, it's not in any of the handsets.

 

Apologies if I'm wrong.

 

 

 

Regards,


Gary

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Re: no RAW mode

@MyAliasIsGary

 

It has been asked before, I'll merge this to the ongoing thread. 




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Re: no RAW mode


@uliwooly wrote:

@MyAliasIsGary

 

It has been asked before, I'll merge this to the ongoing thread. 


@uliwooly

 

thanks bro.

 

Long time btw. You well?

 

What handset are you rocking?

 

xz1 compact isn't sounding great tbh. So disappointed. Desperate for new handset Slightly frowning Face

 

 

Cheers,

 

Gaz

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Re: no RAW mode

@MyAliasIsGary

 

XZ Premium 




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Re: Camera2 API?


@Rickard wrote:

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.


i cannot see how this is still the "solved" response, given it's late in 2017 and it's STILL not been implemented AND we're already 3 OS iterations further down the line.

 

I cannot see how legacy mode is still required with Oreo (EDIT: spelling).

 

Sony really has to explain itself.

 

Is it possible that Sony can provide an updated explanation?

 

I think loyal customers are owed this.

 

EDIT: (changed last paragraph cos it was a moan - hopefully I've justified myself with some evidence)

I am deterred from buying the xz1 compact, despite my current handset literally being on its last legs, because of my personal experiences with the z3 compact (my phone) and what I've seen reported by xz1 users in this very forum:

 

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ1-Compact/Main-camera-quality-terrible/m-p/1267075#M370

 

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ1-Compact/Distorion-on-back-camera/m-p/1265604#M181

 

The distortion issue in the second link is particularly of concern. This, to me, is simply unacceptable for a brand new phone.

 

 

 

 

Regards,


Gary

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Re: Camera2 API?

@MyAliasIsGary

 

I'll escalate this but make sure to send your request to Sony >>> Local support




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Re: Camera2 API?


@uliwooly wrote:

@MyAliasIsGary

 

I'll escalate this but make sure to send your request to Sony >>> Local support


very much appreciated.

 

They won't listen to me but input from you might actually reach someone who won't just fob me off with some placating comment.

 

 

Thanks,


Gary

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RAW photography !

So the feature has been part of Android since Lollipop 🍭 

 

Camera2 API RAW support should really be part of the phone! I personally don't care if it's the Adobe DNG or the Sony ARW format, whatever works for Sony as long as I get my RAW I am happy!

 

An Xperia XZ Premium user waiting for my Oreo

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Re: RAW photography !

yes!!! , this need to be eneable , Sony 's phone camera is awesome but the RAW is missing !!!

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Re: Camera2 API?

It has been more than 2 years since Lollipop and it's almost 2018.... i'm pretty sure RAW support should already be supported. and the lack of better maunal mode. Currently the "Maunal Mode" seems really childeish compare to other OEMs. Just take a 1s shutter speed for example lol.