Ask our Software Team: Part 3 – Camera

  1. Steps Parku (DJ STEPS)
    Gingerbread Oct 15, 2018

    Steps Parku (DJ STEPS) , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Great, it's nice to have you guys around.

    Okay so Jimmy, one thing you need to understand about photography on oneplus is that it has never been good after the the oneplus 2. the only thing that is keeping the device going is it's blazing fast speed and more ram making everyday task fluid and smooth. What exactly are you doing to improve so we could have a decent photography? lately, AI seems to be doing great improvement, do you have intentions to include this feature? i'd say there's tons of work to be done around the photography department and you and your team need to back-up. we are hoping it gets better just not too long.

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  2. DenyDarko
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    DenyDarko , Oct 15, 2018 :
    I'm not really concerned about any personal questions as people already covered it up.

    Work related:

    Your PS asking for images is worrying me. Especially because you're the man in charge for camera.
    The community is full of images and conversations regarding the infamous post processing problem and the disasterous camera performance. And a big mega thread with in depth camera performance analysis. https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-6-camera-takes-blurry-and-noisy-pictures.864226/

    So my question(s) comes to this:

    Are you aware of the abovementioned stuff?
    Does the team you're managing follows/watching the camera feedback around the community forum?
    Because your PS says otherwise like you're not even aware of what's going on around here.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018

  3. NagarajuS
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2018

    NagarajuS , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Hi Jimmy can you please think of adding Date and Time on the Photos shot with OnePlus 6

    Thanking you,
    S. Nagaraju

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  4. woSch
    Photography Expert Oct 15, 2018

    woSch , Oct 15, 2018 :
    '2 x zoom is blurry and noisy'

    Folks .... don't use Zoom, don't ...
    just take the picture and 'cut out' the wanted frame later, quality is much better ;)

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  5. well.built
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2018

    well.built , Oct 15, 2018 :
    All the new software things which are coming to 6t, will come to oneplus 6 too.?like camera improvement and ui changes? will those things come to 1plus 6?

  6. overpricedcoffee
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    overpricedcoffee , Oct 15, 2018 :
    This is going to be one messy thread, picture quality is totally subjective and depends on way too many factors which can contribute to sub-par picture quality.

    One thing I will say though is the OP6 is over zealous when it comes to post-processing and fine detail is lost (just look at the gcam port to see what the camera really is capable of)

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    Jelly Bean Oct 15, 2018

    JAGADISH BHATTA , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Since OP is no more a small organisation there is no excuse for bad camera performance currently I use a modded GCAM just because it captures way better photos than one plus stock camera app
    Just visit this thread https://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-6/themes/oneplus-6-google-camera-port-t3797544 install GCAM port and see how its better than One plus camera
    I love this phone only disadvantages of this phone is camera and lack of dual speaker

    Hope you guys fix this issue soon

  8. overpricedcoffee
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    overpricedcoffee , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Wait until the 6T is released before asking these sort of questions, the changes they are making may not be welcome, wanted or be worse than the 6 so be careful what you wish for.

  9. X1517396854503
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    X1517396854503 , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Hey Jimmy,
    What are you guys doing to improve the quality of portraits both in the front and rear camera? Can you guys allow the non root users to take full advantage of the gcam? Gcam's front portrait requires root.

  10. overpricedcoffee
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    overpricedcoffee , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Where did you read that gcam front portrait requires root??

  11. X1517396854503
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    X1517396854503 , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Using gcam in 5t, the front portrait takes pinkish photos. A member at xda said that it requires root. Test for yourself.

  12. luigimario
    The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Oct 15, 2018

    luigimario , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Hi there Jimmy! 2 questions:

    1. What do you do with the camera software/hardwarehar help dummies like me that know nothing about photography take good long pictures?

    2. What do you like to photograph most?


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  13. Vincent Swart
    Donut Oct 15, 2018

    Vincent Swart , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Why's the audio recording underneath video's only in one channel (OnePlus 6) rather than normal stereo?

  14. overpricedcoffee
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2018

    overpricedcoffee , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Ah got the 6 which needs no root

  15. AnthonyC
    Gingerbread Oct 15, 2018

    AnthonyC , Oct 15, 2018 :
    what software enhancements are being made to how images are processed for the OP6 and 6T. a pixel phone only has one lens and googles software processing seems to be alot more advanced which results in better quality images and much better HDR dynamic range and this was before they developed a dedicated chip on the pixel 2.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018

  16. R1528752001541
    Froyo Oct 15, 2018

  17. I1514287487773
    Eclair Oct 15, 2018

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  18. iamjoshi909
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2018

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  19. nobraindk
    Froyo Oct 15, 2018

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  20. tmlslvnk
    Gingerbread Oct 15, 2018

    tmlslvnk , Oct 15, 2018 :
    one Plus 3T didn't get any lastest update in camera , we can expect any thing from pie update