Are you looking for a working GCam for the Sony Xperia 5? if yes, then you are at the right place. In this post, we have selected all the GCam that works and are usable. There are two GCam versions so far that seem to work, one is an older V6.X that works the best, while the other one is the latest V8.0 which seems like a hit-and-miss with no solid feedback from users.
Thanks to the developers, GCam is ported and available as an APK to install in any Android device, provided that, camera2api is enabled in that Android device. GCam uses the camera2api to get better control over the smartphone’s camera sensor and then apply its amazing Image processing algorithms to produce Sharp, detailed Images with Good dynamic range. Night sight, a feature introduced in Google camera v7, captures great photos in low light and hence, improves any Android’s device low light performance by a big margin.
The Best GCam for Sony Xperia 5 is MGC V6.2.030 by BSG. It is an older version of GCam so some new features of GCam V8.X are not there. The best GCam V8.x is MGC 8.1.101, it is working for some users but some users have reported crashes while using it.
Make sure to use these GCam versions and let us know in the comment section about what’s working and what’s not.
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Download GCam APK for Sony Xperia 5
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- No config files so far, the post will be updated once there is one available.
|GCam Version||Download Link||XML File (Config)|
How to Install GCam on Sony Xperia 5
- GCam APK
- That’s it, Camera2api is already enabled in Sony Xperia 5 , Install the GCam apk and use it.
To Apply the XML settings for GCam (If Given), Follow this Process:
- Go to File Manager and create a new folder in the root of your Internal Storage as:
- Copy and paste the XML files to the “Configs7” sub-folder
- Open GCam and double click on the empty space from the right or left of the shutter button
- Your XMLs should show up there, select one desired XML and click on “Restore”. If GCam restarts, it means that the config file has been loaded
Why use GCam?
HDR+ | Great Dynamic range
Google’s HDR+ is based on Image fusion technology which takes different images and then merges it into a single but more detailed image. It improves dynamic range and also gives better low-light shots.
Portrait mode is now fairly common in every smartphone, but GCam clearly got the upper hand in Edge detection and natural blur.
The night is different than HDR+ in many ways. HDR+ gives better dynamic range, on the other hand, Night Sight gives better low light shots by lighting them up and removing noise. So far, Night Sight is the most powerful ability of GCam and is far better than Mi’s Camera.
It simply taking pictures of the night sky full of the star. It is a feature within Night mode.
- Motion Photos
- Lens Blur
- Photo Sphere
- Motion tracking