Android smartphone owners who have already received the Android 4.4 KitKat update and later versions can now get to use more added features in terms of camera as Google has now rolled out its latest Google Camera app. The app is currently available from Google Play Store and its free for download. It should be noted that it is only meant for the devices running on Android KitKat version.
The latest camera app from Google has a SLR like features engraved in it and thus you can now make your photographs much more artistic. However, some of the features of the new camera app was already being offered to Nexus range of smartphones. However, the latest app also lets users to blur the images, very much like the DSLRs.
To be precise, the Lens Blur feature gives an SLR-like shallow depth-of-field results to the photographs and users can emphasize a subject by blurring the background. The amazing part is that the subject in focus can be changed even after a photograph is taken.
The new Google Camera app offers 100% viewfinder to capture maximum resolution of the scene and also has a large capture button. Moreover, you can also use the volume buttons to capture images. You can slide from the left to get to Panorama, Photo Sphere, Lens Blur, Camera or Video. If you go to the Settings option, you will also see the option to reduce the image and video resolution. Even the Advanced settings can be found in the app, which lets you use the exposure manually.
Via a Developer Blog, Google says, "Lens Blur replaces the need for a large optical system with algorithms that simulate a larger lens and aperture. Instead of capturing a single photo, you move the camera in an upward sweep to capture a whole series of frames. From these photos, Lens Blur uses computer vision algorithms to create a 3D model of the world, estimating the depth (distance) to every point in the scene. The algorithms used to create the 3D photo run entirely on the mobile device, and are closely related to the computer vision algorithms used in 3D mapping features like Google Maps Photo Tours and Google Earth."