Android L - Camera2 API - Interesting RAW capture support

Jim Brown

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For me, this is one of the exciting areas of development for Android. The new Android 5 release has support for capturing and saving RAW (DNG) formats. This should allow for greater manipulation of the data than what a lossy JPG capture allows.

I have seen some really impressive results taken from a Nexus 5 running the preview Lollypop and camera software taking advantage of the RAW capture:

See also this lengthly REDDIT thread:

Exciting times ahead.