So you have the recent update that has some Camera improvements. So was it the same before the update? Do you use HDR mode? Else I cant test as I dont own a FP4, however I’m sure someone else will comment.
Thanks for the suggestion, I tried Open Camera but the performance is the same. I think its the processing time to adjust the autofocus and light settings because if I’m moving around or there is movement in the scene the delay is longer.
I think I just have to accept that the Fairphone camera is not as good as other flagships in the market, which concurs with online reviews of the phone. It’s a shame that as per usual the ‘Green’ option comes with sacrifices
To say nothing of “Fair”. Inevitably (?) true in today’s world but let’s not start an off-topic discussion here
Do feel free to look around the forum, you’ll find other topics where you can discuss this …
I experienced the same and switched back to my iPhone since the camera system is way much better. As a fresh dad valuable memories get lost when the camera does not respond at the second you need it to.
I’ve also had the same, that I wanted to capture a moment, but the FP4 fought me and the moment passed before I could snap a picture. But to be honest, it hasn’t happened for a while now. The auto focus has improved as well. The only thing that bothers me is that the camera starts with the last used camera. So now that the camera loads fast, sometimes it loads the camera in selfie mode. The Pixel phones always started with the back camera and it was easy to quickly switch, you just had to wiggle the phone. Not saying that Pixels are the best… Just sharing a comparison that even though my impression is that things have improved with the FP camera, there are sometimes still hurdles to overcome in these in the moment situations
I have the same problem. Disabling HDR doesn’t help, it’s still slow. The only thing that helps is switching to Pro mode and lowering the shutter speed. GCam works absolutely fine and manages to take the photo as quickly as it always did. I think they must have messed something up in the last update.
Strange, mine works instant. Just checked outdoors. Maybe it’s indoors mostly? If so, I didn’t really notice it.
Edit: Just tested indoors, it’s slightly slower in certain conditions. I think it has to do with low light conditions. If it improves quality, it’s a trade off I can live with. But if it can be improved, it would be great.
Ah right it’s ported, not open source. Even more likelihood of bugs / incompatabilities then. For me it’s not worth the effort going through versions, installing, debugging etc. I think I’ll just live with it until Fairphone notice and fix it.