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MrKaon

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Camera NX works reasonably well. I tried the latest Arnova beta and, while it has lens which is cool, it has a ton of bugs, black screens and crashes for me.

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Camera NX is as reliable as stock camera. Only problem I have motion photos doesn't work with front facing camera.

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el_smurfo

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Camera NX is as reliable as stock camera. Only problem I have motion photos doesn't work with front facing camera.

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Hardly. On my 6p, I lose about 25% of the photos. If I don't leave the camera open, the photos end up grey rectangles. It's my fallback because I have lost so many good photos.

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phalkon30

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Never lost a photo across several versions of nx on my stock 6P. Makes me wonder what you're doing differently...

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Hardly. On my 6p, I lose about 25% of the photos. If I don't leave the camera open, the photos end up grey rectangles. It's my fallback because I have lost so many good photos.

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Do you have the RAW option enabled? That's the only thing that's ever caused me to lose photos.

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Cannot enable 240fps

I installed latest 7.3.1 version .Then I installed AR core and AR stickers app.Now when I try to record slow motion videos I can only record in 120fps.I cannot enable 240fps.
 

phalkon30

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Nope. Just lost 3 photos tonight using lens blur on a boule of bread. This app is totally unreliable for me, so I only use when I can retake the ruined shots.

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Stock rom? Stock kernel? No mods? (substratum, v4a, xposed, magisk, etc)

How can you be the only one with issues?

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el_smurfo

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Stock rom? Stock kernel? No mods? (substratum, v4a, xposed, magisk, etc)

How can you be the only one with issues?

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6P. Bone stock 8.1. I have read others complaining about grey blank photos, but it happens to me a lot. Any time I take a photo requiring hdr or lens blur processing, if I don't leave the camera open to complete the process now, there's a chance the photo will be blank. I rage delete NX quite often after losing a good shot, but put it back later just for potrait mode.

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6P. Bone stock 8.1. I have read others complaining about grey blank photos, but it happens to me a lot. Any time I take a photo requiring hdr or lens blur processing, if I don't leave the camera open to complete the process now, there's a chance the photo will be blank. I rage delete NX quite often after losing a good shot, but put it back later just for potrait mode.

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NX doesn't have lens blur. It's been replaced with the portrait mode that only works on faces. (Referring to your comment about taking the lens blur pic of bread).

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Been using this for a while on a Pixel 1, mostly for motion photos and portrait mode. The motion photos doesn't work for the front camera, but that really isn't a dealbreaker.

Noticed one really annoying bug, though - it tries to record slow mo 240fps at 1080p, which the Pixel 1 can't handle. This makes the video stuttery upon completion. Any way to change this back to 720p?
 

udenfox

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Have this bug too. It forces me to keep original camera app for default, because I often shoot slowmo at 240. And Use this mod only when I need portrait mode or live photos, which is annoying setting.
It is really big deal to find a Way to fix that bug. In that case we can use only one camera app for default.
 

YTSec

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Been using this for a while on a Pixel 1, mostly for motion photos and portrait mode. The motion photos doesn't work for the front camera, but that really isn't a dealbreaker.

Noticed one really annoying bug, though - it tries to record slow mo 240fps at 1080p, which the Pixel 1 can't handle. This makes the video stuttery upon completion. Any way to change this back to 720p?
Never noticed that till you pointed it out. But definitely a issue here as well. Also, video stabilization isn't the same as the stock app (uses the older nexus style video stabilization). Asked that before if there way any way to get it working/if it could be added but never got a response. I stick to the stock app for video (slowmo and general video) but NX for pictures, especially since Google did something with the new camera update making it impossible to enable RAW via shared.prefs.
 

Charles_l

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Never noticed that till you pointed it out. But definitely a issue here as well. Also, video stabilization isn't the same as the stock app (uses the older nexus style video stabilization). Asked that before if there way any way to get it working/if it could be added but never got a response. I stick to the stock app for video (slowmo and general video) but NX for pictures, especially since Google did something with the new camera update making it impossible to enable RAW via shared.prefs.

:) ok I get it, I have no idea why it can affect video recording as I didn't touch the relative functions.


I'd like to know what changes of HDR+ with the official 5.2 version on OG Pixel.
Many new features within the 5.2 version, Circus mode ? motion photo in 4k resolution?, abandoned Nexus 2015 HDR+:eek:, etc.
Still digging...
 

ScOULaris

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Ooh, does this mean we might get a Camera NX 5.2 release? I'm not sure if there's anything meaningfully new in 5.2 to port over, but I'm excited either way.

Also, what's this about Camera NX using different video stabilisation? I'll have to fire up Google Camera and compare.
 

Charles_l

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Ooh, does this mean we might get a Camera NX 5.2 release? I'm not sure if there's anything meaningfully new in 5.2 to port over, but I'm excited either way.

Also, what's this about Camera NX using different video stabilisation? I'll have to fire up Google Camera and compare.

Some functions changed, the big framework still the same, much clean code as they cut the Nexus 2015 support, even the HDR+ did not work :rolleyes:, maybe Gcam 5.1.018 is the last official version for Nexus 2015.

The 5.2 version looks like a new start, Google wants to focus on Pixel features.

But I will try to bring back those lovely features.
 

phalkon30

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Thanks for keeping us posted Charles! As a nexus owner, biggest feature from 5.2 I'd like is ability to set double tap as flip camera

Definitely not a deal breaker though, this has already brought do much life to my phone with portrait mode

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    Hello N6P users, I succeed in getting the ZSL HDR+ works on Nexus 5X, as Nexus 6P has the same camera hardware and better SoC, I'd like to ask someone test my mod, to see if the function works.

    What's ZSL HDR+?
    ZSL = zero shooting lag, means you won't get camera freeze after taking a HDR+ auto shoot. it is build-in the Google Camera 4.2 and only works on Pixel phones, now I force the app using Pixel configuration, it should perform the same ZSL HDR+ shooting on Nexus 6P.
    Details about the ZSL HDR+.

    ZSL-enhanced For 8.0+ only, ZSL HDR+ For 7.1.1+ only, Android 7.0 users please use NoZSL version.
    APK was signed by ZipSign using my own signature, it won't replace your default camera app, it will install as a normal app, with a different camera icon.

    Last Update

    03/24/2018 V7.4
    Base on Google Camera 5.2
    1. Bring back HDR+ on Nexus 5X/6P.
    2. Add Lens Blur mode.
    3. EIS should be back to normal on Pixel 1, as EIS will be disabled with 4K quality with official version.
    4. Active Google photos combination to view results again on enhanced version.
    Details and download link for V7.4

    01/02/2018 V7.3.1
    Bug fix version
    1. Fix abort HDR+ process FC problem.
    2. Fix viewfinder flickering issue.
    3. Add ZSL version for Android 7.1+, the previous one should be ZSL-enhanced version.
    Bugs:
    1. smart-burst always mark the first photo (ZSL-enhanced version).
    2. Autofocus won't work after manually focus, need lock then unlock the AF/AE lock.

    12/31/2017 V7.3
    Current the new version is only for Android 8.0+, will release the updated version for Android 7.0.
    1. Add the most wanted feature, Portrait mode (use Pixel 2's front lens software method, it needs a human face shows up to work.).
    2. Remove silence feedback service, crash report service, and the broken Help menu, for faster app launch.
    3. Remove Google photos combination, motion photo still works but you need to view it through Google photos manually.
    I have named it wrong and this one should be the ZSL-enhanced version, sorry for the wrong package errors on Android 7.1.2 :eek:
    Details and download link for V7.3.1


    11/06/2017 V7.2.0
    This is bug fix version, not only for Pixel 2016, everyone who is using enhanced version should grab this update.
    1. Fix crash issue on Pixel 2016.
    2. Fix provider author name mistake leads to a thumbnail generation issue.
    3. Motion pictures should be saved with a file name "MVIMG-####-##" right now, it became "IMG-####-##" in V7.1 version, which was wrong, this might mess the G photos when index media files.
    Enhanced version users should get the experimental2017 library now.
    Sorry, after some more test it seems experimental2017 is not necessary, just install the new version it will be ok.
    About the Lens photo editor, it will be available after the picture upload to Google cloud.

    10/19/2017 V7.1.0
    1. Based on the last Google Camera 5.1.014, add Pixel 2016 phones support (need test).
    2. Video 60FPS mode with EIS FC bug Fixed.
    3. Motion photos for Pixel 2016 phones.
    4. Micro video (Motion photos) EIS use gyro sensor enabled for Pixel (it was only activated on Pixel XL), need feedback.
    5. Update icon support adapted icon and regular icon.
    6. Disable Motion photos and G-photo integration for Android 7.1.
    -- Now there is a new ZSL-enhanced version for Motion photos, G-photos combine, diet smart-burst on Android 8.x.
    -- NOZSL and ZSL version will perform the old way while added new face retouching.
    -- Bugs: after shooting photos, review it and you will see a black screen, need to wait for HDR+ process, I don't know it is normal or just hardware limited.
    Details and download link for V7.2 / V7.1 (All version)

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    Custom Rom Black Screen Issue Fix:
    Please use the http://opengapps.org/ Open Gapps "Stock" Option or above. Or you can find the fix in N5X thread(See below).
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    Unlock 60FPS with this mod: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70748865&postcount=161
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    http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/themes-apps/mod-google-camera-4-2-nexus-5x-android-t3477980

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    V7.4 Update is out.

    Base on Google Camera 5.2
    1. Bring back HDR+ on Nexus 5X/6P.
    2. Add Lens Blur mode.
    3. EIS should be back to normal on Pixel 1, as EIS will be disabled with 4K quality with official version.
    4. Active Google photos combination to view results again on enhanced version.
    Details and download link for V7.4
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    So I tried this out for the first time recently on my 6P, and there was one issue that kept me from leaving my stock Google Camera app for this one. In the stock app when I take an HDR picture, I can see the picture as it's being processed. In this app I only see black until the processing is complete. When taking multiple pictures the problem is exacerbated, naturally, as I find myself staring at numerous black screens for quite a while as they each process.

    Is this the behavior of the app on Pixel devices, or is it just how the modded APK performs on non-Pixel devices like the 6P?

    Black screen bug could be fixed with a complicated method, which I don't suggest, it needs platform signature for the app to wake up google photo service.

    New version V7.3 won't have that issue as it disabled G-photos combination. get it here.

    https://chromloop.com/2017/12/apk-enable-portrait-mode-nexus-5x6p-og-pixel-phone-google-camera-mod/
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    Sorry for let you guys wait for a long time, Gcam 5.3 drops support for Nexus phones totally(HDR+ profile, common functions), I managed to make it works only in limited JPEG mode, but things does not go through with old method.

    Now I have a thought that maybe it will work with Pie, as custom Pie rom for Nexus 5X was out, I will give it a try.