Marv Levoy is the man behind the legendary Pixel cam for Google Pixel devices. His passion and hard work for computational photography allowed the tech giant Google to turn the Pixel smartphones as one of the well-regarded camera phones in the market. Well, Levoy has recently left Google and joined Adobe to build a universal camera app known as Adobe Photoshop Camera. You can check out and download the Adobe camera app from our dedicated article here.
Well, you are here to download the Google camera on your Xiaomi device. So, let’s talk about it. Renowned features of Google camera like HDR+, Portrait Mode, and Night Sight are all developed by Levoy. Google camera aka Gcam is developed only for the Pixel devices and you will not be able to download it from Google Play store on your smartphone from a different brand.
However, individual developers have ported the Google camera for different devices so everyone can download it and capture some awesome pictures. Google Camera requires Camera2 API support to work, but nowadays Camera2 API is enabled by default in most of the smartphones.
Some popular Xiaomi smartphone-like POCOPHONE F1, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Y3 all have support for Camera2 API. So, you can just install the Gcam apk directly on your device without requiring any root access or bootloader unlocked device, etc. Before heading over to the download links of the latest gcam 7.4, let’s have a quick look at the features of Gcam 7.4.
Gcam 7.4 features:
- Quick switching between photo and video mode.
- Motion Photos
- HDR+ and HDR+ enhanced
- Lens blur, wide-angle, photosphere, portrait, and Panorama
- Smart burst
- Night sight
- Dual Exposure and Raw photos
- Auto-detecting low-light
- Super Res Zoom
- Dual exposure controls to adjust brightness and HDR of the photo.
- 8x zoom for videos on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
- Quick toggle option
- Astrophotography Mode
- Frequent faces to capture Top-Shot photos
- “Touch” and “Hold” on the shutter button to capture photos in the default camera mode.