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Google Camera – Standalone App for Android

Google has released it standalone Camera app for android devices. You can download and install the app from Google Play Store and you can also replace the default camera app with this app. As of now this standalone app is available only for Android devices running KitKat 4.4+ version, but soon the app for other versions of android will be available. This app has some notable features with it. Lets see something in detail about the app.

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What’s New in Google Camera?

  • Lens Blur
  • Panorama
  • Photo Sphere

Lens Blur :
Google added a Lens Blur feature in this new camera app, which promises to achieve “SLR” like photos offering a shallow depth of field.

“Lens Blur replaces the need for a large optical system with algorithms that simulate a larger lens and aperture. Instead of capturing a single photo, you move the camera in an upward sweep to capture a whole series of frames. From these photos, Lens Blur uses computer vision algorithms to create a 3D model of the world, estimating the depth (distance) to every point in the scene.” Google Said. Google has published a blog post in its official blog with more details on how Lens Blur feature was created.

Panorama :
With improved Panorama feature high-resolution capture the full width and detail of a scene is possible with this app.

Photo Sphere :
Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around and now at up to 50 mega pixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Checkout the Sample Pictures from Google using the app : Official Google+ Post from Google.

However, the app doesn’t include any controls for settings like ISO, sharpness, saturation and contrast. It will alert users to switch to landscape mode when they start capturing video in portrait mode. Overall, this app will be the best alternative to the default stock camera in android.

Download Google Camera app from Play Store

Screenshots from the App:


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