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: 


  • Continuour-focus fixes from @llelectronics
  • Meta-data additions from Lukáš Karas


  • Revert a change that broke getting the viewfinder resoltuion on startup


  • Added support for 4.1 Multi-camera (thanks @llelectronics)


  • Added aarch64 package


  • 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


ziellos's picture

Have you manually installed the rpm from If so, remove it first before installing the version via storeman. Had the same issue.

Historyscholar's picture

Me too

JacekJagosz's picture

Are you on Jolla 1? I get the same error, but he even states in the known bugs, that it doesn't work on Jolla 1.
But still, I would like to know why, 32bit architecture maybe

emchella's picture

mee too , don't work

start the app with black screen

PawelSpoon's picture

Wow !! Finally sharp pictures! Love it

247's picture

No hope on the j1?

piggz's picture

i dont haave a j1 to test with so i dont know why it doesnt work.  happy to accept a PR from anyone with a j1 who fixes it though!

oxygenh's picture

not worked on Xperia x Compact with Sailfish X . Black Screen.

TMavica's picture

You need sailfish os

oxygenh's picture

Thank you.

fooxl's picture

It's based on some new functionality in 3.0.2.

TMavica's picture

Orientation not working?

piggz's picture

will be coming

TMavica's picture


piggz's picture

although everytime someone takes a portrait photo, a kitten dies :D

sashikknox's picture

Nice work! Thsnks

minitreintje's picture

Great work!

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explit's picture

Works like a charm! Even on Gemini!

ninepine's picture

Hi. Getting an error when trying to install on XA2 running Sailfish - can't find droid-hal-pioneer-img-boot- is somethjng missing re please?

objectifnul's picture

.rpm installer omitted?

piggz's picture

I havnt uploaded it yet, give me a moment! ;)