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By fallenturtle, Member on 2nd November 2011, 07:01 PM
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From what I've read in the Dev forum for CM on the MT4GS, CM will never have the stock camera app that came with this phone.

One of the bigger features of this phone's camera is the near zero-lag camera shutter. Is that a hardware feature and thus continues to exist under the AOSP camera app or is it a software feature and therefore either not possible without the factory camera app or is possible with a 3rd party camera app?
 
 
2nd November 2011, 08:09 PM |#2  
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From what I've read in the Dev forum for CM on the MT4GS, CM will never have the stock camera app that came with this phone.

One of the bigger features of this phone's camera is the near zero-lag camera shutter. Is that a hardware feature and thus continues to exist under the AOSP camera app or is it a software feature and therefore either not possible without the factory camera app or is possible with a 3rd party camera app?

There are more options than just those 2 - go to the market and check out camera360 for starters...
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There are more options than just those 2 - go to the market and check out camera360 for starters...

I didn't see anything in the description for camera360 mentioning the zero lag "shutter".
2nd November 2011, 08:21 PM |#4  
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You're right, and the shutter isn't bad, but it's not "zero" lag. Anything other than sense is never going to be able to use the sense camera so it's a tradeoff. The usability of the CM7 camera is still really good and the effects/addons of camera360 rival the sense apk so i'm happy. It's worth me holding my hand still for .5 seconds to get the tradeoff in speed and stability from other ROMs; but that's why there's something for everyone.
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If I find a reference to the 'zero lag' shutter speed at some point while browsing through HTC kernel source, i'll post it here. If so, we can go from there to work this in to something different, like cm7.

No promises that even if it is found it can be ported, for all I know it could be software in the HTC camera app itself, I haven't gone through the app to see. It could also be defined in the HTC sense frameworks...or maybe it is a hardware feature that just needs support coded.

Who knows, but i'll be on the lookout for anything having to do with this. If I stumble across any information i'll post here. That way even if I can't find the time or figure out how to work with it, others might be able to.
2nd November 2011, 11:49 PM |#6  
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This may, or may not help:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4559/t...phers-wanted/5

They go into how the zero shutter lag works here, and basically, it's a hardware feature that requires specialized software (the camera application) to work with it.

I have a feeling that any camera application that uses the standard camera APIs won't be able to take advantage of the zero shutter lag bit. But that's just a guess.
2nd November 2011, 11:57 PM |#7  
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This may, or may not help:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4559/t...phers-wanted/5

They go into how the zero shutter lag works here, and basically, it's a hardware feature that requires specialized software (the camera application) to work with it.

I have a feeling that any camera application that uses the standard camera APIs won't be able to take advantage of the zero shutter lag bit. But that's just a guess.

You would be correct.

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3rd November 2011, 12:33 AM |#8  
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich camera

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also brings some much-needed improvements to Google's camera UI, which the company says it has been working on with Samsung.

ICS devices, and the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus in particular, will have 1080p video, zero shutter lag, a new picture-stitching panorama mode, easier sharing and Instagram-esque filters.

In the panorama mode, you can start taking the picture and then move the camera. The phone assembles the full range of continuous imagery into a single panoramic photo.

Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

"When taking pictures, continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, and decreased shot-to-shot speed help capture clear, precise images," says Google. "Stabilized image zoom lets users compose photos and video in the way they want, including while video is recording. For new flexibility and convenience while shooting video, users can now take snapshots at full video resolution just by tapping the screen as video continues to record."

There's also built-in face detection as well as tap to focus.

Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

There are also various editing tools included, too, while there's sharing via Google+, message, Bluetooth, email or Picasa upload.

Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

There's also an improved gallery widget, as well as new album layout with larger thumbnails.

Thankfully you can also now take screenshots - this is going to make our job a whole lot easier!

For video, there's also Live Effects you can apply to distort faces or alter backgrounds.

** this is what we have to look forward to with Android 4.0. Pay attention to the part in BOLD.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile...to-know-954464
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But realistically we're not going to see ICS CyanogenMod for probably 2-4 months, right?
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But realistically we're not going to see ICS CyanogenMod for probably 2-4 months, right?

Realistically, we'll start seeing bits and pieces of it as soon as the source drops.
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