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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 10:07   #1
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Android apps for digiscoping

Have jumped ship from iOS to Android... Went for the Xperia Z5 compact as it's a size I am used to. Can anyone recommend good camera apps? Don't need the editing software as I have snapseed. Would like an app that let's me lock focus and aperture so I can manually focus with the scope. Advice appreciated as I know this is an apple dominated thread.
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Old Tuesday 10th May 2016, 19:45   #2
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Thank you for everyone's replies on my query above... Am I the only one using an Android phone to digiscope? On the off chance anyone else does and wants to know a good app, I got Camera FV-5 http://www.camerafv5.com/ which seems to do the trick https://twitter.com/BoyWonderBirder/...593?lang=en-gb Not had loads of time to play with it but does a job. Does squeeze the image a little but nothing that snapseed won't fix.
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Old Saturday 4th June 2016, 01:01   #3
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Thanks for the info. I will have to try it out.
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Old Monday 11th July 2016, 11:13   #4
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I just posted something on the Carson Hookupz - i downloaded the Camera Timer app, as it was the only one that seemed to have a 1sec timer delay on the shutter available (to avoid the inevitable vibration if you take the shot by touching the screen). Also has an easy-to-use zoom, exposure compensation, flash on/off, focus options, gallery, settings etc all accessed from the front screen via small icons.
Seems as much as i need, as i too don't need editing etc.
Free from the Google Play Store.
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Old Wednesday 24th August 2016, 16:09   #5
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I use a Samsung phone (S5 mini) and the phone's pre-installed camera app. I don't use a timer but the function that let's you point on the spot you want to autofocus on and simultaneously clinch the shutter. I find this gives very good results, no issue with vibrations, as a very slight touch on the screen is sufficient.
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Old Thursday 29th June 2017, 12:38   #6
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Hi Dalat,

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I don't use a timer but the function that let's you point on the spot you want to autofocus on and simultaneously clinch the shutter. I find this gives very good results, no issue with vibrations, as a very slight touch on the screen is sufficient.
I just installed Open Camera, which has an option to trigger the shutter by sound or voice command. I guess that's quicker than a self timer, and less vibration-inducing than touching the screen:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rge.opencamera

I haven't tried it in the field yet, though.

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Old Friday 30th June 2017, 20:43   #7
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Hi Henning, I still use the standard camera app of my samsung phone. It can also be released by voice control, but I don't really use that, as its not so easy to get the precise moment. I still mostly use a slight finger tip on the screen, in most siutation that works fine. When I want to minimize vibrations, I use the headphone as cable release, works perfect.
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Old Saturday 1st July 2017, 18:25   #8
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Hi Dalat,

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I still mostly use a slight finger tip on the screen, in most siutation that works fine. When I want to minimize vibrations, I use the headphone as cable release, works perfect.
I didn't know it was possible to use the headphone for that ... I'll have to read up on whether my old Sony Xperia T can do that too. Thanks for the tip! :-)

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Old Friday 7th July 2017, 09:28   #9
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Hi again,

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I didn't know it was possible to use the headphone for that ... I'll have to read up on whether my old Sony Xperia T can do that too.
Thinking about it, maybe a Bluetooth release would be even better as it would avoid the tangly cable ...

I actually have a simple Bluetooth controller lying around here which can operate some media player functions. Too bad it didn't come with any documentation, it would be perfect as camera remote control!

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