So remember when I wrote about my first with the ? Yeah here's more from our trip to the Wallis (CH): (All made with my pinephone, with the Megapixels app)

@tobtobxx Looks beautiful! Though please tell me the relatively low resolution is a choice and not related to any hardware limitations. Also I take it there are no videos to share... main reason I've still been holding off from buying a #Pinephone is that it officially can't film video yet.

@MirceaKitsune I don't know if hardware limitation, but that's what I get in Megapixels (the app) and I don't see a setting for res. So yeah, maybe hardware limitation. If you want great photography, I'd not recommend Pinephones.

As for video: While photographing, you get a live preview at a reduced res, so video should be possible with lower res right now and with improvements maybe even with the same res. I gotta try...

The rear camera sensor in the is only 5 megapixels. The front one is 2MP...

At this time my main gripe is that you have to wait 30 to 60 seconds before taking another shot. That's how long it takes for the taken picture to be saved on eMMC... I hope this can be improved at some point. Burst mode seems out of question for now...

@normandc 30 seconds? In my experience it was almost instantaneous, but Megapixels shows the higher res photo for 1s (which means the image must've already been processed, maybe not saved though). Then again, I haven't fiddled with anything, so I might not have used the full resolution.


Fedilab apparently ate up my original reply. 🙄

Have you tried taking a photo as soon as live preview becomes active again? It has never worked for me. I have to wait until the photo just taken is processed or saved to disk (unsure which is happening), which can take 30-60 seconds. Sometimes it makes Megapixels crash.

I've seen this on two separate Mobian installs, Manjaro Plasma Mobile, and on postmarketOS edge.


@tobtobxx @MirceaKitsune
Also, I didn't touch the settings, apart from disabling raw files from being saved. I'm pretty sure Megapixels uses the camera sensor's max resolution (not on my Pinephone right now).

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