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For the Pixel owners - some folks from XDA modded the stock camera and added some descent features one might like!
As there are
- force astro mode (it's always on but of course doesn't really make sense during day but might on a night scene. Have to do some testing)
- added light painting mode
- added an option in which mode the camera will start (like night sight, portrait or normal mode)
- 1080p60fps (forced!)
- max zoom level up to 50x (okay, not really useful but up to 12x is okay)
- change frame count for ZSL (= zero shutter lag) shots up to 30 frames to reduce noise
- a ton of settings in regards of de-noise, saturation just to name a few
- LIB patcher function (think it's overwriting default settings of the stock camera libraries)
This app can be installed in addition to the stock camera. So if you don't like it just remove it again and you are back to normal.
It's amazing what those guys do with this app.
I think to some extent, expectations are sometimes governed by what you have become comfortable with. I was used to the iPhone image ‘look’ - less saturation, less sharpening so anything different felt a bit uncomfortable. Also, I look at an image and think, this one is definitely clearer and then when I zoom in on my iPad screen I think, oh, maybe not. My expectations have become so high that I think I perceive phone images (or even photos in general) to be much clearer than they actually are.
When I judge images in our challenges, I never think, gosh, the iPhone images are better than the Android ones because it’s all about how good the composition is and choice of subject. The differences are so minor at the resolution we see the images that there is no difference. If we were to blow up most of our images and put them on the wall then it would be more obvious but then I am sure we would be dissatisfied with both the iPhone and Android phones and realise that a DSLR is what we need. I wonder what Apple did to the iPhone images that they pasted on the big billboards? Would be interesting to know - or when you get up close do you still see the detail.
Several printers have posted that they can print a very good image regardless of your cameras pixel capabilities...and they were talking frameable wall art. I’ll look for the claims and repost here when Imfind them.
Pixel 3 owner since March '19. It's taken some fantastic shots. Can concur that Night Sight is also great when applied in daytime. Not happy with some of Google's updates to the camera app; especially removing burst mode. Only thing I still envy about iPhones is the ability to control shutter speed.