Review from Kevin Hoch
I have an LG V20. The camera on it, in the right light, is phenomenal. In low light or indoors, however, it's tough to manage the settings to get it just right without photos coming out super grainy. Open Camera alleviates that entirely. Pictures, even in low light and total darkness come out excellent. I would definitely recommend this app if your standard camera app is lacking.
Though I loved your app and even installed it as system app, I have mixed experiences. It captures decent photographs, better than my stock camera app on Moto E3 Power but it lags on many places like camera animation on switching between portrait and landscape modes. Make camera settings hidden which can be opened by sliding on the left side of the screen, so that the lag is not noticeable. Also the quick settings are not working immediately after opening app, this was not the issue earlier, this is happening after installing custom notification shade (Material), when I draw shade for a moment I can use settings. I don't know what to do? Help?
Absolute necessity for Pixel 2/2 XL owners. Google didn't provide manual ISO and shutter speed adjustments in the factory Camera app, and by using Open Camera with the camera2 API you can use these features. As well, there are many more useful tools in Open Camera helping to assist in taking level and sharp photos.
It works with few (minor) glitches and those eventually go away with the next version. I use it both to record video and occasionally for still photos. Best feature for me is limits on max length & file size with auto restart making files easy to upload to YouTube. Can record directly to a micro SD card saving phone memory. Lightweight and small yet loaded with features. It just works ! Puppy Linux users understand what I mean.
Amazing focus. Using it with Lineage OS 14.1 on a Galaxy S5. Turns the Samsung camera into one that's as good as an iPhone in terms of focusing simplicity and power. Have been using it a while to great effect. Nearly all other "DSLR" apps in Play Store are a shameless repackaging of OLDER versions of Open Camera. It's a fascinating case study of how the Play Store review system can be gamed by shrewd operators.
So, I just realized that videos are only capturing in 30 frames per second, or less. If I set it to 24 fps, it records in 24 fps and shows in the file properties. If I set it to 30 fps, it records in 30. If I set it to anything above 30, no matter the resolution, it still records in 30 fps. And I set the bitrate to 100 Mbps, which the file properties are only showing 50 Mbps max. The default camera app records 1920x1080 in 60 fps, no problem. The default camera app cannot be set to record in 24 fps. Therefore, Open Camera seems to only be good for filming in 24 fps, and being able to set your bitrate up to 50 Mbps. I actually do like the lock exposure and lock focus settings, though. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy s7. I know this phone is capable of recording 240 fps. But it only does so when on the "slow-motion" setting. TL;DR -- Use this app if you want to record in 24 fps.
My Moto 360 Camera had an issue with recording long videos, with a maximum individual recording file size limited to 4Gb. This app has a feature that will stop, save, and restart recording after a specified time limit or file size. I set mine to 10 minutes. Now it can continuously record in 360 degrees in 4K until my SD card is full.
Fixed some crashes.
Problems with alignment of some dialogs in portrait mode on some devices (possibly an Android 8 issue).
On-screen face icon displayed when face detection is enabled.