Not really. It may be an attractive feature but if I want a camera I would buy a camera.
HAS not IS
The main issue as pointed out above it is more like a pin hole camera. Even small digital cameras of 20+ years ago have a lens that lets in 30+ times more light and half decent cameras 100 times more light.
Extending the exposure time is no compensation but it will provide ‘extra’
That really doesn’t matter. Most smartphone cameras are able to do more than 1/2 second of exposure time.
And the majority of people take their pictures with smartphones. And I was very glad, to was able to take some shots of the northern lights in Iceland with my old LG G6, when my system camera refused to take pictures.
Thank you very much for your input!
I’ve tried different camera apps, starting with open camera, and all these apps showed a maximum exposure time of 1/2 second.
BUT: the “Camera FV-5 lite” does the trick. This is a real workaround to take pictures with up to 60 seconds!
Nevertheless, I think that the FP4’s default camera app should offer this as well.
I think mobile phone camera sensors are not usable for astrophotography because the photosites are too small to capture enough light for an image. They can not do the same job as a camera mounted on a tripod, a camera that has a full frame sensor, such as a Nikon D700 or D800 or D850.
So if happy consumers is not the goal of software developer
So if exploiting well components is not theyr goal…
So I will remember that and No more money for FP
Does a Russian hacker have to finish theyr not finished camera software?
People already complaining about that issue since the phone came out. When downloading that 1.6gb os update is was like yeah they surely fix that.
But no eat that .
No more FP is that’s not fixed Google will get my money with theyr pixel 5 6 that get top place on phones camera ability…
And as angry consumer be sure i will make theyr advertising in a way they prefer i don’t…
Green is scam if you Save few buck on software and not exploit fully the hardware… cuz it mean that expansive hardware is wasted.
Yeah, that’s what I thought. No matter how steady I hold it, it’s capped at 1/2s. When I absolutely max out all the settings (not just Astro Max Exposure Time, but also ISO/Exposure Time to 32 seconds), I am able to get 1.51s. Which is still far from 30s+ range that some other phones allow. It’s not really something I would use often, if ever, but it’s another feature that the hardware is more than capable of, but the user has no access to.
I will definitely mention this to support. @Sunon_Cream, if you haven’t done so already, please make sure to also #contactsupport and explain the issue to them (politely if possible).