Advanced Camera

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Advanced Camera (aka piggz-o-vision) is a community camera application for sailfish devices which utilises the latest features in 3.0.2 to query/set parameters supported by the device.

Allows full control over:

  • Effects
  • Exposure/scene modes
  • Focus mode
  • Resolution
  • White Balance
  • Flash mode
  • ISO

Currently selected parameters are displayed on the buttons where possible.

Tapping the screen sets the focus circle when in Auto/Macro/Continuous

Hold the shutter button to focus and take an image when in Auto/Macro/Continuous focus mode, other modes take an instant image.

Exposure mode will typically provide a HDR mode for taking HDR images.

Known Issues:

  • XA2 cant take HDR photos, this will be fixed in a future SFOS-X release
Application versions: 
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm124.45 KB20/03/2019 - 01:01
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm125.56 KB23/03/2019 - 21:28
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm127.89 KB26/03/2019 - 21:56
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm182.13 KB01/04/2019 - 00:09
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm185.61 KB18/04/2019 - 00:00
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.4.0-1.armv7hl.rpm187.3 KB20/09/2019 - 18:51
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.5.0-1.armv7hl.rpm188.85 KB03/10/2019 - 23:31
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.5.1-1.armv7hl.rpm188.88 KB05/10/2019 - 00:33
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.6.0-1.armv7hl.rpm189.47 KB16/10/2019 - 22:08
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.6.1-1.armv7hl.rpm189.35 KB17/10/2019 - 22:10
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.6.5-1.armv7hl.rpm189.39 KB26/10/2019 - 21:29
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.6.6-1.armv7hl.rpm189.34 KB26/10/2019 - 22:26
File harbour-advanced-camera-0.7.0-1.armv7hl.rpm210.66 KB08/07/2020 - 23:26


  • Add settings for audio/video bitrate
  • Hide menus that are empty becuase the device doesnt expose them
  • Fix image orientation on some devices
  • Add save location menu


  • Fix manual focus bug introduced in 0.6.5


  • Keep display on during video recording and playback.
  • Fix setting the resolution when switching camera
  • Fix playing after regaining focus
  • Gallery: delete intended media instead of the current one




  • Menu fix in portrait mode


  • Added share button to gallery
  • Added proper page rotation



  • Minor cosmetic fixes for light ambience
  • Translation updates


  • Add/fix manual focus mode
  • Add video player
  • Allow hardware focus/camera button to operate the shutte


  • Make camera switching work
  • Fixed light themes invisible mode and buttons hard to see
  • Add portrait orientation photo taking mode
  • Focus circle tweaking

Thanks to @llelectronics for many of those fixes


Video Recording
Digital Zoom
New setting dock
Bug fixes

Added icons for effects
New app icon
Translation updates

Updated to fix crash introduced in 0.2.1
Fixed focus mode switching

Fix viewfinder resolution on non FHD devices
Minor code improvements

0.2 - Initial release


Qleg's picture

Thanks for app :-)

App icon is SfOS logo instead camera. Is it OK?


dirksche's picture

Works now on my X

dalas_revo's picture

0.2.2 works again on XA2. Thank you!

dirksche's picture

Thank you.

piggz's picture

Crash on some devices with 2.2.1 is known and will be fixed soon

dalas_revo's picture

Added it for the XA2 to the issue

piggz's picture

thx, the problem is almost fixed

PawelSpoon's picture

Will do so

Sanpo's picture

Same here. Crash after update

PawelSpoon's picture

After the last update, it does crash on xperia x.
2.1 works, 2.1.1 crashes

dalas_revo's picture

Same behavior as for flanker in XA2. I think it may have something to do with resolution, as in terminal I see a lot of text with


before it crashes.

piggz's picture

Can you get some console output and post it as a github issue?  Its working ok here so need something to work from

dirksche's picture

Same behaviour as flanker describes on my Xperia X

Pelzlurch's picture

Me too, on my Xperia X

pagis's picture

I got the same behaviour as @flaker describes.

Mick's picture

Excellent app. Getting better results from this than from the stock app on Xperia X. However, when running the app I can occasionally hear loud clicks from my speaker every few seconds. Doesn't happen all the time but it's noticeable when it does.

flanker's picture

Not working on my Xperia X Compact Tried pkcon refresh, no result. Advanced Camera starts, switch to horizontal mode and than app crashed and kick me to launcher screen.

Serega_xDD's picture

Very Good.

Malakay's picture

Open terminal and type devel-su pkcon refresh

emchella's picture

done , but  in jolla 1 don't work, i have only a black screen  and the icons for camera comands,  but don't open the camera


Pohli's picture

Read app description, especially chapters Known issues and Workarounds.

emchella's picture

done. fine! thank you !

JacekJagosz's picture

After pkcon refresh and your workaround it works on Jolla 1.
If it would be possible please add option to adjust shutter speed. If it isn't, this camera app is great and light years ahead of what we previously had on Sailfish

emchella's picture

how i can make pkcon refresh?

ninepine's picture

Thanks - a pkcon refresh sorts the install issues I had.

sfbsfb's picture

The screenorientation is not implemented correctly for XperiaX. Otherwise the first pics look good. Thnx.

jfebrer's picture

Great app!

With the workaround mentioned I got it working in Jolla 1!

yomark's picture


naalaa's picture

Hallo pigzz,

good work, i think the missing zoom will following in one of the nest versions, right?

Neo2SHYAlien's picture

Great work. Thank you very much.