Question Gcam for zenfone 9?

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avivasaf

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Did someone tried any gcam version for the zenfone 9? The cameras of this phone are suck, over sharpness, selfie? On paper good selfie sensor but the results are poor
 

jmbnus

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Oversharpening effect on Zenfone 9 is very strong. Every Zenfone 9 user should inform Asus that they aren't happy about it on Asus forums:


If nobody reports anything on their official channels then Asus will think people like it
 

iceeyes91

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Try out the latest BSG gcam mod:

Working front, rear cameras. Haven't test everything. But so far so good. Wide angle works too. No config applied

The stock camera auto HDR pictures are way to overexposed. This is just an example I took this morning. I prefer the gcam output.
I will post about this in the Asus forum once I have more time.

Cheers
 

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CuraeL

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The GCam makes photos look way better - how ever I'm not knowledgeable enough about the configs to know how to fix. The 8.1 Wichaya version seems to work the best. Though video modes still feel sluggish in the viewfinder. A lot of delay from moving the phone.

I also can't select the main 773 sensor in the noise reduction section. It's simply not there as an option.

Oh well. It seems to work otherwise. :) Slow motion and 50MP RAW has been disabled for now from Wichaya.
 
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eneuro

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Has anyone how things are with android 13? The Gcam is way better, but cannot be used for all purposes, I wish Asus just fixes the heavy post-processing so I can use the native app which is great by the way.
 

mickey36736

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I made a config for my Wichaya 8.1 and created noise model with some other adjustment to the settings
Enabled 50MP for video and slow mo only (partially working)
 

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Yoodj

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Just my 2 cents for wichaya.
The photo is tricky (but ugly) and the purpose was to demonstrate that the Asus process is not on par with the Gcam for color rendering and HDR.

The reds (box, chair and dress) are much more realistic on the Gcam shot. Same for the woody wall.
And look at the sky....
 

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mike freegan

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Did anyone get a gcam with working portrait mode? For me it doesnt apply the blur effect. I have to manually end the blur in Google Photos after
 

mike freegan

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Works for me.

I'm using Wichya's Gcam mod + zenfone8/9 config. You have to take the photo in "Portrait" mode.

Oh I worked out the problem. It only applies portrait mode to photos of people, not to other objects. I remember this was the case with the original Google Pixel 1 that I had.

Is it the same for you?

It doesn't pick up my dog, which is a bummer.
 
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eVen123

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Oh I worked out the problem. It only applies portrait mode to photos of people, not to other objects. I remember this was the case with the original Google Pixel 1 that I had.

Is it the same for you?

It doesn't pick up my dog, which is a bummer.
Sadly, I don't have a pet to check :)
It works on my front and rear camera in vertical or horizontal orientation. It only works this way in "portrait" app setting (so chosen from between Night Sight/Portrait/Camera/Video/more...).

I've provided you the link to the config file too. It's an .XML file in the previous comment.
 

mike freegan

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Sadly, I don't have a pet to check :)
It works on my front and rear camera in vertical or horizontal orientation. It only works this way in "portrait" app setting (so chosen from between Night Sight/Portrait/Camera/Video/more...).

I've provided you the link to the config file too. It's an .XML file in the previous comment.
Yes I got it thank you very much. I have a Pixel 6 too, and the portrait mode on that (and camera in general) is much better so I may just stick with that for now.
 

zilexa

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@eVen123 the config you link to is the one for Zenfone 8. Am I correct there is no Zenfone 9 config yet?
Is the gimbal stabilisation then used with Gcam?
 

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    I made a config for my Wichaya 8.1 and created noise model with some other adjustment to the settings
    Enabled 50MP for video and slow mo only (partially working)
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    Works for me.

    I'm using Wichya's Gcam mod + zenfone8/9 config. You have to take the photo in "Portrait" mode.

    Oh I worked out the problem. It only applies portrait mode to photos of people, not to other objects. I remember this was the case with the original Google Pixel 1 that I had.

    Is it the same for you?

    It doesn't pick up my dog, which is a bummer.
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    @eVen123 the config you link to is the one for Zenfone 8. Am I correct there is no Zenfone 9 config yet?
    Is the gimbal stabilisation then used with Gcam?
    I am actually using this config right now:

    The gimbal stabilization works.
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    I may be wrong, but based on what I see gimbal stabilization is always active on main lens for all apps including GCam.
    Gimble stabilization is physical. No need to configure it.
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    Try out the latest BSG gcam mod:

    Working front, rear cameras. Haven't test everything. But so far so good. Wide angle works too. No config applied

    The stock camera auto HDR pictures are way to overexposed. This is just an example I took this morning. I prefer the gcam output.
    I will post about this in the Asus forum once I have more time.

    Cheers
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    This guy evidently got GCAM working and notes improvements over native camera app.
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    I just joined Android 13 beta program from my Zenfone 9. No ROM yet, but will let you know when they start rolling out.
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    I made a config for my Wichaya 8.1 and created noise model with some other adjustment to the settings
    Enabled 50MP for video and slow mo only (partially working)
    1
    The GCam makes photos look way better - how ever I'm not knowledgeable enough about the configs to know how to fix. The 8.1 Wichaya version seems to work the best. Though video modes still feel sluggish in the viewfinder. A lot of delay from moving the phone.

    I also can't select the main 773 sensor in the noise reduction section. It's simply not there as an option.

    Oh well. It seems to work otherwise. :) Slow motion and 50MP RAW has been disabled for now from Wichaya.