Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Android 5.1 update does bring RAW support and lower ISO values after all

About three weeks ago we reported exclusively that the Android 5.1.1 for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge is going to bring new features to the camera app such as the ability to shoot in RAW as well as lower ISO values. The Android 5.1.1 update was released a few days back for both handsets and these features were nowhere to be found, but as it turns out we were right after all. Android 5.1.1 for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge does bring RAW support and lower ISO values, it’s just that these features can not be accessed through the stock camera app.

The Pro mode that’s already present in the camera app allows users to customize the ISO value but at the moment 100 is the lowest ISO setting, we reported that the Android 5.1 update will add an even lower value of ISO 50 which is the lowest you can find on many digital cameras. We also said that manual control of shutter speed might also be added in this update and all of that has turned out to be true.

To access all of these advanced camera features on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, just install a third-party camera application from the Google Play Store that has full support for Lollipop’s Camera2 API. It’s unclear when Samsung is going to enable all of these features in the stock camera app but for now third-party apps are the way to go if you want lower ISO values, RAW support and control over the shutter speed.

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arovik
2 years 1 month ago
arovik

Are you serious? did you not test with a 3rd party app?? The Camera API 2 is a android feature, not a samsung feature, so first step would be to use a 3rd party app to check for it’s excistance

andres ross
2 years 1 month ago
andres ross

Just bought the Camera FV-5 and let me tell yall..this cam app is the shit…I took some amazing dam pictures um talking full detail very sharp images…This made my stock S6 cam look bad sorry to say…would be great if we can get all this Manuel mode options on the stock S6 cam smh I had the Un paid app at first but didn’t get full resolution till I bought paid version…Yes this is the one if you have A Galaxy S6…if anybody else find a better app plz post it till then this is the one…

cool2cool
2 years 1 month ago
cool2cool

WTF is Manuel ?

denizgaiz
2 years 1 month ago
denizgaiz

I hpe this feature will be made available for Note 4. U guys think so?

yacbos
2 years 1 month ago
yacbos

it looks more like ths stock app of the oneplus 😀

hawbsh
2 years 1 month ago
hawbsh

s5 mini ??????

andres ross
2 years 1 month ago
andres ross

What camera app is this showing on the screen shot up top?????camera fv-5 has a most of the controls but the image quality isn’t there…Shutter speed and lower ISO are presented witch is a great sign but would be nice to have all this on the stock camera

guspimentabr
2 years 1 month ago
guspimentabr

I don’t care about camera features.
I just want know when Samsung will fix the memory and battery issues and finally transform S6 in a real premium device. To be honest, I about to sell my S6 and back S5 due poor battery perfornance

Leopolis
2 years 1 month ago
Leopolis

There is a fix for the memory problem. Works great. No additional battery drain or lags(like some say).

cannonhand07
2 years 1 month ago
cannonhand07

U r korrect mate.Camera ist not necessary as compared to battery issue n Ram.First try to fixed imp problem.
Behonestly s6 n s6 edge battery timing is poor as compared to S5.

guspimentabr
2 years 1 month ago
guspimentabr

Thanks for the answer.
I fell frustrated 🙁

Acorns
2 years 1 month ago
Acorns

Not had the update yet but the pics I’ve taken in good light show an ISO of 40

phate89
2 years 1 month ago
phate89

That’s in auto mode. In pro (manuale) mode the lowe you can set is 100

andres ross
2 years 1 month ago
andres ross

Wat camera is available for these features

LeifS
2 years 1 month ago
LeifS

Which camera app is that on the screenshots? It doesn’t look like camera fv-5 or manual camera to me .. is there another one that supports the api v2?

LeifS
2 years 1 month ago
LeifS

Nevermind, found the xda/reddit thread. It’s snap camera.

cannonhand07
2 years 1 month ago
cannonhand07

Still i ve not received 5.1.1 update in Germany.I think maybe available next month.Samsung please try to fixed the wifi problem please.Numbers of people faced wifi disconnect pb ..thanks

abol7orouf
2 years 1 month ago
abol7orouf

me too face wifi probleme…the most probleme must be fixe is wifi and battery drink probleme (google play service)

cool2cool
2 years 1 month ago
cool2cool

how can you drink battery ?

2 years 1 month ago
Azar1998

LMFAOOOO

oajaya
2 years 1 month ago
oajaya

LOL

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