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Hello,

I received a nexus5 few days ago but I just noticed that the camera application is very dark whereas the photo app works great.
I am on CM11 but i restored to 4.4.2 stock and it's still the same.

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whats your phone brightness set at?
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whats your phone brightness set at?
On auto, I tried with a fixed value, it's still the same. It's seems to have like a grey veil.. Very weird.. :/

Screenshot examples on this thread : http://www.nexus5forum.com/nexus-5-g..._next=prev#new
 
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That's known issue, and there is one quite lengthy thread on official Google groups (if you are talking about when shooting in low light, right?).

Google is aware of it. They even contacted few of use to recreate this issue and send a bug report to them, and that was like 2 months ago.
This happened after 4.4.1/4.4.2 update affecting all users (as far as I know).

Edit: Here's the link for that thread: https://productforums.google.com/for...U/wsUpKaxQ05EJ


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Yeah I was confused. I thought he walking about pictures that are too dark then I read your link and it's about the video that's dark whereas the camera has the same lighting which is normal
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Yeah I was confused. I thought he walking about pictures that are too dark then I read your link and it's about the video that's dark whereas the camera has the same lighting which is normal

Yeah, I was also a bit confused, but he is talking about camera and photo mode (app), so I guess he meant video mode .

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I'm not sure if this is really a bug though. All phones I've used have darker videos than photos. Most likely because the camera isn't capable of longer exposures while taking video. I might be wrong though.
 
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well, if you are running a custom recovery, heres a flashable 4.4.1 full camera/libs. video camera works perfectly for me, its not dark http://goo.gl/orWkC0
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But the strange thing is that it was not like that before the update. Maybe they just decreased exposure gain to remove noise.

There is one more weird thing happening withing camera app that I came across trying to "fix" this underexposure issue.

I pointed camera to some dark area and then I was toggling between modes there (eg. From camera mode to PhotoSphere, and then to video mode). Exposure issue fixed itself (in video mode), but picture was unbelievably wide and stretched. And as soon as you start recording, it reverts back to original underexposed video mode. So I guess that is just some weird glitch.

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