Google has finally unveiled Android L and released Developer Preview for Nexus devices and today we’ll be talking about what the new Camera 2 API includes. Google finally adopts a brand new API that speeds up the camera radically and allows for much more advanced third-party apps. Full details on how it is bumped up over its previous interface, placed below.
Features revealed! The Android L’s new Camera 2 API brings the ability to deliver full resolution images at the same speed the hardware is designed to capture and the new camera API will not only be able to capture DNG format (with raw data) images like advanced cameras, but it will also open up to settings like the exposure time. Moreover, it will open access for third-party app developers to the color correction matrix . Using the Camera 2 API on Nexus 5 you can capture videos at 30 frames per second in its maximum 8-megapixels resolution.
The new Android L’s Camera 2 API also includes the burst mode, Digital Negative Format, HDR+ alongside a complete manual control on the post-processing features.
Other than the aforementioned features, the Android L’s Camera 2 API reportedly controls exposure time, ISO sensitivity, frame duration, lens focus distance, flash trigger, color correction matrix, jpeg metadata, tonemap curve, crop region, AE/ AF/ AWB mode, AE/ AWB lock, AF trigger, precapture AE trigger, metering regions, exposure compensation, target FPS range, capture intent, and video stabilization. Big list of new features that are included in the Android L Os’s Camera 2 API. What’s more?
Remind you about the Google, updated its Camera app in May with version 2.2 for devices running Android 4.4+ KitKat, which in regards featured two new Panorama capturing modes (integrated with fisheye mode and wide-angle mode), beyond the existing horizontal and vertical Panorama modes. The update that brings the ability to the users with an option to click images in 16:9 ratio along with a timer mode with 10 seconds and 3 sec options.
The Android L release is one of the biggest system updates for Google’s mobile OS with the new ‘Material Design’. Apart from the previous update for Android 4.4+ KitKat Camera’s, the new Camera 2 API on Android L OS will be going to bring the best features to sit on the top of the list. Stay tuned!