Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Older Google smartphones can now shoot in Portrait mode with Camera NX

[APK] Enable Portrait mode on Nexus 5X/6P & OG Pixel phone with Google Camera mod - ChromLoop Get the Pixel 2's portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X with this mod [APK Download]
Mandy Jefferson | 03 January, 2018, 02:11

Given the Pixel 2 uses a split pixel system to increase the accuracy of its depth map (on the rear camera), chances are this won't work quite as well. This feature, of course, has been exclusive to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but thanks to the hard work of developers, a modded version of the Google Camera apk, called Camera NX, enables Google's Portrait Mode on older Google devices, as well as non-Google devices running Oreo. By adapting that software, Chow says Camera NX will allow users with an older phone to access the portrait mode. The Pixel 2 camera experience is largely an iterative improvement over the first generation Pixel, though it adds some polish with features such as Motion Photos, Face Retouching, and lastly Portrait Mode. This version of Camera NX is based off of Google Camera 5.1.016, which is the same as the most recent v5.1.018. On the rear-facing camera, the Pixel 2 uses dual-pixel autofocus and adapts the dual-pixel sensor to take data from slightly different locations. With access to that information, the Pixel 2 can determine what's closest to the camera and what's in the background, allowing for an intelligent blur effect to be applied to the shot automatically in post.

The Camera NX is a Google camera mod that earlier brought Pixel 2 rich HDR+ and shutter lag feature to Google's older devices and even to some non-Google smartphones (supposedly).

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The Pixel 2's Portrait Mode is perhaps its best new feature due to how the algorithm can produce lovely photos that focus on one or more persons. The app appears to be fairly buggy, plus it seems to straight up not work on some devices.

There are a few contenders for best smartphone camera of 2017, and many would argue that the Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL were the best mobile shooters.

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