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    Question A Better Camera App?

    In HDR mode, Google's Camera app captured beautiful pictures on my Nexus 5 but I'm finding it doesn't produce the same quality on the OPO. I tried reinstalling it a couple of times because I was amazed that the images it captured, whether Auto or HDR, weren't as good as the CM 11S Camera app that is pre-installed on the OPO. The biggest flaw was the focus. In Auto, Clear Image and HDR mode, the CM 11S consistently captured better quality images than Google's Camera app, Camera FV-5 and ProCapture 2.

    I'm finding that the Auto setting is great for quick shots and for more stationary subject matter Clear Image can produce some stupendous shots with smaller file sizes [than Auto].

    Any feedback on better third-party camera apps?

    Here's an image comparison chart from GSMArena as a side note.

    Secondary question; there seems to be no setting to silence the Camera app, either...? Thanks.
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    I, too, found the OPO stock Camera app just awful.. Unacceptable as a matter of fact. I'm using Pro Capture quite happily now.
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    Interesting, that was my number one 3rd party camera app. If it wasn't for the HDR+ setting on Google's Camera I'd have kept it on my Nexus 5.
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    just installed procapture (it is on -75% sale). it takes decent panorama pics - better than stock cam app. doesnt have a vid feature though...

    Sent from OPO.
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    Coming from the G3 it is a bit of a step down. Will give Pro Capture a go. Google camera is a wash with stock in my onion

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    Quote Originally Posted by booboolala2000 View Post
    Coming from the G3 it is a bit of a step down. Will give Pro Capture a go. Google camera is a wash with stock in my onion

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    I also came from the g3, but im happy i do not need an 'perfect' camera. I just take these simple picctures...

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    A Better Camera App?-2014-09-08-01.59.21.pngYes it does. Press the camera icon in the lower left. The next icon up is the video camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by enigmax View Post
    just installed procapture (it is on -75% sale). it takes decent panorama pics - better than stock cam app. doesnt have a vid feature though...

    Sent from OPO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
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ID:	135690Yes it does. Press the camera icon in the lower left. The next icon up is the video camera.
    is it beta? i dont have a video camera feature in Procapture (paid). your layout is diff. too...

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    Yes, it's the beta.


    Quote Originally Posted by enigmax View Post
    is it beta? i dont have a video camera feature in Procapture (paid). your layout is diff. too...

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    May be Blasphemy, but if I want better HDR, or "Lens Blur", I use Google Camera. Everything else, I stick to the native CM camera.
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    google camera left a weird line across all my pictures...had to let it go.
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    App of OPO is good!
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    A Better Camera App?-img_20141106_220949-2.jpg
    Potato, as caught pointing OnePlus to the night, moonlit sky with nearby street lamps and just capturing the image. Update; So as not to mislead, this is how the DNG looked when imported into Lightroom and exported as-is, this isn't the Camera app's post-processed JPG, which actually does look better than this but could not be improved from JPG form to what I was able to obtain below. Thank you for understanding.


    A Better Camera App?-img_20141106_220949.jpg
    A few edits of the DNG/RAW data in Lightroom and exported. What I've done with other photos under better lighting conditions is amazing. The Camera app update with RAW support... not too dang shabby.

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    that is amazing
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    I installed camera FV-5 and you take pictures like a reflex camera !
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    Google Camera with HDR produces sub par images with your OPO because the HDR in the Google Camera is different from the HDR+ on the Nexus 5, a detailed explanation can be found here:

    http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2...range.html?m=1

    I personally try to stick to using the stock camera app on any phone because it is usually the most optimised and results in the best images and fastest processing.

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