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josuema

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lightrush

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Doesn't save photos. At least I can't see them anywhere in Photos. Did you do anything special to make it work?
 

mahst68

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Need to give it permissions through apps in settings. Mine works great. This makes this phone untouchable in camera performance. Night Sight works and takes amazing night shots. I believe at this point it is only rendering from 1 main camera but this is awesome for quick night shots and other stuff when you don't need the powerhouse camera setup. A+ to original poster. This needs sticky.
 

mahst68

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Need to give it permissions through apps in settings. Mine works great. This makes this phone untouchable in camera performance. Night Sight works and takes amazing night shots. I believe at this point it is only rendering from 1 main camera but this is awesome for quick night shots and other stuff when you don't need the powerhouse camera setup. A+ to original poster. This needs sticky.

Here's a GCam night Sight shot from a Clutch concert. Love it

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abunhyan

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Thats great

does the front camera has portrait mode working?

and also does the front camera has HDR+ mode working?

thanks
 

AndroidMilos

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What do you mean by "Gcam" ? Google camera? Google app tuner? I looked on Playstore and could not find the camera you mentioned
 
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blubb83

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It's the ported version of the camera app from the google pixel phones.
If you follow the link in post one, you can download and install it.
You won't find it in the play store, since it's no official app.
 

mudnightoil

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Totally pointless for anything other than the selfie camera. It uses one of the two main colour sensors and none of the others for the rear.

Per the posted photo at the concert, it looks pretty awful.
 

mahst68

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Totally pointless for anything other than the selfie camera. It uses one of the two main colour sensors and none of the others for the rear.

Per the posted photo at the concert, it looks pretty awful.

Haters be hating. :crying:

The point is that it can process night Sight like the pixel 3. Do you even own a Nokia 9? Why you gonna try to flame on people just trying to help out with the phone. Troll on...
 

mudnightoil

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Haters be hating. :crying:

The point is that it can process night Sight like the pixel 3. Do you even own a Nokia 9? Why you gonna try to flame on people just trying to help out with the phone. Troll on...

It's not helping at all, and no it can't - at least not on the evidence of your photo.

Even for a single (relatively low quality) 1/2.9" f1.8 sensor / lens, lacking OIS, the photo you posted would be a very bad result if GCAM hdr+ / night sight was working properly.

Comparing it with the Pixel 3 which has a comparatively larger, brighter, and generally more expensive OIS enabled sensor / lens, it isn't even worth talking about.

The 9 clearly has some problems in low light / night mode at the moment. It's not working, or not working as intended some of the time. Occasionally there are some outstanding results - far better than the Pixels are capable of. Mostly, the opposite, though. Hopefully these will be fixed. If they aren't, then GCam isn't a suitable band aid.

The chances of GCam ever being useful for the rear setup are virtually nil on the 9; only chance is if Google introduce a similar Light multi camera module and ASIC in the 4 line of Pixel devices, thereby potentially enabling ported GCam to make proper use of the 9's rear setup.
 
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bk227865

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Nice work , for me the GCAM looks noisy . Seems it does not really work on the nokia ?
If gcam averages many images , even from a single lens, then to my feeling it should have less noise then it has here.
I might try to take a picture with an app that uses only 1 cam on the nokia (like open camera) and compare that with the gcam output.
 

Jaripi

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Nice work , for me the GCAM looks noisy . Seems it does not really work on the nokia ?
If gcam averages many images , even from a single lens, then to my feeling it should have less noise then it has here.
I might try to take a picture with an app that uses only 1 cam on the nokia (like open camera) and compare that with the gcam output.

It works very well, even more details and looks more natural as Pixel 3. Of course, all is depending on what kind of photos (settings) you prefer. If you like painted photos, just add clarity, contrast, brightness and color, then it is a stunning photo. Well, it might not look natural any longer and it might lose some details too :p

Just compare yourself: https://www.jdhodges.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Nokia-9-PureView-Stock-vs-Gcam-vs-Pixel-3.png
 

Latoc

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Tried it last evening at home, not working as intended, pics are super noisy, looks like and raw dump straight to jpeg without any stacking or processing. Crap. On the other hand stock cam gives the usual super smoothed, no details, no light, ****ty pics.
Low light is a no go for this phone. In daylight, it delivers the best pics I have ever seen on a phone. I think I'll keep my small Pixel 2 in another pocket all the time with me when the light goes down....
 

Ringola

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Tried it last evening at home, not working as intended, pics are super noisy, looks like and raw dump straight to jpeg without any stacking or processing. Crap. On the other hand stock cam gives the usual super smoothed, no details, no light, ****ty pics.
Low light is a no go for this phone. In daylight, it delivers the best pics I have ever seen on a phone. I think I'll keep my small Pixel 2 in another pocket all the time with me when the light goes down....

Maybe some, for who it works well can post some settings, please ? I don't mean front camera only
 

Latoc

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Does anyone get the spinning circle from the HDR+ processing when jumping into the picture viewer right after hitting the shutter button ? Because I don't. I do on my Pixel2. And pretty much any phone where gcam works it's magic.
I don't think it's doing any processing, but maybe there is a special setting to toggle that I haven't, like Ringola said... ?!
 

Ringola

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Does anyone get the spinning circle from the HDR+ processing when jumping into the picture viewer right after hitting the shutter button ? Because I don't. I do on my Pixel2. And pretty much any phone where gcam works it's magic.
I don't think it's doing any processing, but maybe there is a special setting to toggle that I haven't, like Ringola said... ?!

here are disscussion about settings and noise reduction . It's about Nokia 8,but I suppose something simlilar cauld be aplied here i think:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Nokia/comments/9023q4/google_camera_tuning_guide_for_nokia_8_2017/
 
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Latoc

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Maybe some, for who it works well can post some settings, please ? I don't mean front camera only


The thing is, HDR+ isn't working at all, whatever settings I might apply won't work since the core feature of gcam isn't active.
I'm going to try other versions of gcam and see what goes on...

Thanks anyway for your input. I'll let everybody know of my findings, if any.
 

Ringola

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Need to give it permissions through apps in settings. Mine works great. This makes this phone untouchable in camera performance. Night Sight works and takes amazing night shots. I believe at this point it is only rendering from 1 main camera but this is awesome for quick night shots and other stuff when you don't need the powerhouse camera setup. A+ to original poster. This needs sticky.

In my case it seems to work somehow (havent check everything ) until I press "more " and open app setting.Is Ones I do that, application begin to be so laggy, that it's totally useless. Have to be reinstalled.Anyone has similar expirience ?
 
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