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

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Last updated: June 21st, 2015 at 20:05 UTC+02:00

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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