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The best working GCam for MOTO G7 Power

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By lubo777, Senior Member on 14th May 2019, 12:30 PM
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I have tested many of the GCam apps available from the Google Camera Port hub here
The best working one for my Moto G7 Power XT1955-4 is the GCam MOD from the developer arthur.

Test the different settings to choose what is working best for you, especially you can dig in the Advanced settings.

For example you can:
- use the H.265/HEVC format for video;
- get a RAW+JPEG control on your main screen
- get HDR+ (HDR+ and HDR+ enhaced)
- get a Night Sight shortcut for night shooting on the main camera view
- adjust many noise reduction parameters
- change and test the AWB (Default, Pixel 2, Pixel 3)
-change the JPEG quality 90%, 95%, 97% and 100%
- change the HDR+ Enhanced frames: Default=8, Medium=14, High=18, Very high=24

and many more!

You can download the latest version of the GCam back.rider apk from here
Other versions made from other developers can be downloaded from Google Camera Port hub
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EDIT August 2020:
From some time I'm using GCam modifications made from Parrot043, it was working pretty well with Android 9 before, and now with Adnroid 10 after I upgraded my Moto G7 Power to Q.
Strongly recommend you to test the Parrot043 GCam modification
If you still use Android 9, than you need GCam version 7.0.x
If you are with Android 10, then version 7.3.x or bigger is for your OS
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15th May 2019, 03:31 PM |#2  
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@lubo777 can you please tell me exact settings you have as i dont really have a clue. Just need it for good pictures and portrait mode. Thanks in advance
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17th May 2019, 08:58 AM |#3  
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Very low light sample made with the default G7 Power camera app and the GCam at 5:30 at the morning

Default Cam G7 Power


GCam G7 Power
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17th May 2019, 09:12 AM |#4  
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@lubo777 can you please tell me exact settings you have as i dont really have a clue. Just need it for good pictures and portrait mode. Thanks in advance

I recommend to test NOT the latest GCam MOD from back.rider version 1.3a but a bit older version which have better picture details and less noise GCam 2.6a
This was reported on the XDA page of the GCam MOD and I can confirm it.

Bellow are the settings I use: see the attachment.
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17th May 2019, 09:25 AM |#5  
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If you like to install multiple versions of a GCam and test the differences you can do that easy with App Cloner app - for example you can install the latest GCam 1.3a and the older 2.6a and see the difference
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17th May 2019, 01:07 PM |#6  
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Appreciate your help. Thanks mate
20th May 2019, 12:58 AM |#7  
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So what did anybody figure out? I'm using the latest by Sanity. I can never tell the difference between any of them other than the HDR rendering taking longer or shorter.
20th May 2019, 05:12 AM |#8  
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Thanks for the advice. Can anyone recommend a way to launch GCam using the default twisting moto-action? It's possible to do once the phone is unlocked, but a locked phone always launches the stock camera app.

I'm also looking for a way to save from GCam to an external sd card. The best way seems to be through using a Tasker (or similar) profile to automate moving photos over, then deleting from inboard storage. There's a GCam Tools app that replicates this behavior, but seems a bit buggy.

Cheers
23rd May 2019, 10:21 AM |#9  
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There is a new version of the GCam MOD GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk which have the best results according to few tests below ...

Bellow are some day shooting examples with HDR+ and no HDR+ made with the latest version 1 of the GCam, the previous one 1.3a and version 6.1.021_N7P_test2.6a of the GCam MOD from back.rider555 made with MOTO G7 Power
My personal opinion is that the latest version is the best one according to AWB and details!

back.rider555 thank you for your work!!!

All 3 versions have the same setup, I'm attaching also my setup as a attachment below the images.

Latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk NO HDR+


Latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk with HDR+



Previous version GCam-6-2-024-N7-P-test1-3a NO HDR+


Previous version GCam-6-2-024-N7-P-test1-3a with HDR+



Older version GCam-6-1-021-N7-P-test2-6a NO HDR+


Older version GCam-6-1-021-N7-P-test2-6a with HDR+


The latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1 with my MOTO G7 Power have the best results as a AWB colors correctness. Also the image details are perfect!
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Originally Posted by lubo777

There is a new version of the GCam MOD GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk which have the best results according to few tests below ...

Bellow are some day shooting examples with HDR+ and no HDR+ made with the latest version 1 of the GCam, the previous one 1.3a and version 6.1.021_N7P_test2.6a of the GCam MOD from back.rider555 made with MOTO G7 Power
My personal opinion is that the latest version is the best one according to AWB and details!

back.rider555 thank you for your work!!!

All 3 versions have the same setup, I'm attaching also my setup as a attachment below the images.

Latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk NO HDR+



Latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.apk with HDR+



Previous version GCam-6-2-024-N7-P-test1-3a NO HDR+


Previous version GCam-6-2-024-N7-P-test1-3a with HDR+



Older version GCam-6-1-021-N7-P-test2-6a NO HDR+


Older version GCam-6-1-021-N7-P-test2-6a with HDR+


The latest version GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1 with my MOTO G7 Power have the best results as a AWB colors correctness. Also the image details are perfect!


Thank you for the detailed testing and posting your photo samples. That's the most thorough I've seen yet. Personally, I feel the NO HDR+ image taken with the GCam-6-2-024-N7-P-test1-3a looked the best. Not by much, but marginally. The G7 Power images seem to have a very shallow dynamic range and the HDR+ photos from each version seems to blow out the highlights (see lower right hand corner grassy area where there is direct sunshine) more than the NO HDR+ samples. I would have expected the opposite, with the HDR photos preserving more shadow detail while taming the highlights, but the blades of grass in the NO HDR+ samples are more clearly defined.
29th May 2019, 02:03 AM |#11  
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Yesterday I discovered that I have some problems with the Focus on my MOTO G7 Power with the latest version. I don't now if there is such a problem with Nokia 7 Plus camera, probably the problem is Moto camera hardware specific ...
The problem is that in wide scenes (not closeup) in Camera Mode the focus is 100% NOT correct where I have tapped on the screen ...
In Portrait Mode everything is OK with the Focus ... very strange.

On closeup scenes the Focus is much better in Camera and Photo modes, as you can see bellow.
On all pictures the Focus is on the strawberry.

Camera mode NO HDR


Camera mode HDR+


Camera mode HDR+ enchanced



Portrait mode NO HDR+


Portrait mode HDR+


Portrait mode HDR+ enhanced



Night Sight

Night Sight
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