Fairphone 5/Stock Camera RAW option/Examples

Hello :slight_smile:
Currently I’m a Pixel 4a but plan to buy the new Fairphone 5.
Looked at the camera ui of the Fairphone in the gsmarena review. There is a Pro Mode but seems no RAW capturing option. But older Fairphones seems to had it. Is it still there?

Besides that does someone already have some RAW examples and can share them? :slight_smile:
Besides that does somebody know if there is already a good Gcam mod?
Really like the Gcam for simplicity so would be nice to keep it, also there is for sure a RAW option :slight_smile:

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Hi and welcome.

GCam mods are always there, none specific for any Fairphone. i dont fnd RAW mode neither on the FP4 it was available on the FP3…

Have a look at this topic

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RAW is available on the FP5 stock camera app on GCam on the FP5 and I was able to take some RAW picture files (each near 30 MB *), but need to look up later how it’s done.

Update: ... here's how to set it up on GCam

GCam Settings > Advanced > RAW+JPEG control
This adds a RAW+JPEG option at the very top level of settings (the “viewer”).

The RAW version of the photo then ends up in Pictures > RAW, the JPEG version of the same shot in DCIM > Camera

This forum downsizes photos a lot, so I guess it makes little sense for me to upload the quick one-off RAW shot I took (I actually just tried and .dng files cannot be uploaded in general).

* 50 MP shots then – the one in the screenshots was just 12 MP, so the file size is much smaller


On the stock camera app, I have not found a RAW option yet either.

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Hi, FP4 User here.
RAW (dng) is available via the camera app «Open Camera» or the more famous gcam.
Best regards

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Hello! On my FP5, both GCam and Open Camera (which seem to share largely the same codebase) cannot access the 50 MP mode (which the stock camera calls “full pixel” mode). Can you take 50MP raw photos with your FP5?

Apparently not. (“Full Pixel” was not available after I had activated the RAW option.( The RAW image I took today for testing was just 12 MP (Stock camera app GCam app).

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You took a RAW picture with the stock app? Where is that setting?

Thank you for verifying this! Could you or @yvmuell tag some engineers who could shine more light on the issue? I would especially be interested to know if 50MP raw photos will be a possibility in the future (either with the stock camera app or with third-party apps such as Open Camera).

Please contact FP support, info can be found here contactsupport

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Sorry, you are right. This was with the old GCam (not updated since back then). So sorry again @Solarius, nothing new.

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Just upgraded to Fairphone 5 from a Fairphone 3 with 3+ Modules, and is really impressed with the new hardware/software.
But strangely enough where’s no support for Raw format in pro mode.
Do any of you know if it’s on the roadmap?
Maybe I should write to the support team and ask them about it :man_shrugging:.

I moved your post here, for roadmap I guess you will have to ask Fairphone directly, however the option for RAW in stock cam is already missing since the FP4

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Thank you for the information. Hope it will be part of the stock app at some point in the future and in the meantime I’ll will contact Fairphone about it!