Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:24

Google revamps Android camera framework

Written by Peter Scott



Adds burst mode and RAW support

Google has confirmed that it is overhauling the Android camera app to add a bit more functionality, including RAW support and burst mode.

Google said the latest camera hardware abstraction layer and framework already support RAW and bust photography. It will soon release a new developer API to bring the functionality to actual devices. It sounds like the whole process could take a while, so don’t expect to see RAW support on your phone anytime soon. The Nexus 5 is the most obvious candidate, but it is unclear when it will get the new update.

Frankly, we are not sure RAW on mobile phones makes a lot of sense for most users. The most obvious problem is the sheer size of RAW photos. Since there is no compression, one megapixel tends to equal one megabyte of space, hence it won’t replace JPEG for most users.

However, RAW is great for editing and it could allow developers to come up with more intelligent filters, increase dynamic range and apply all sorts of advanced post processing techniques. The biggest problem with smartphone cameras is the size of the sensor and the quality of the lens (or lack of it), so RAW could help developers eliminate some of the shortcomings, at least in theory.

You can check out the details here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments