Advanced Camera

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NOTE: Versions 0.9.5 and above are available in the sailfishos:chum repository

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


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.

tmojo's picture

installation via Storeman fails due to missing packet android-hal-...rpm on my xa2+ with SFOS Any hint how to fix this?

piggz's picture

maybe a pkcon refresh needed?

Elfigo's picture


pkcon refresh solved the issue with the installation

ziellos's picture

Awesome app, thanks a lot!

Is it possible to save images on SD card?

David_Squires's picture

Hi there, I'm getting the following error message:
File './drpms/buteo-sync-plugin-carddav-0.0.29-1.3.4.jolla_0.0.29_1.3.5.jolla.armv7hl.drpm'not found on medium ''
Thanks, David.

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.