With the announcement of the new design-centric OS "L," Android is sharpening up user experience and performance, unveiling an updated camera API with a robust feature set.
Built from the ground up, the Camera 2 API will deliver full resolution images at the same speed the hardware can capture them, allowing the Nexus 5 to capture 80 MP images in 30 fps. With a new burst mode, Digital Negative format, HDR+, and a full suite of manual controls for capturing and processing, the API is nearing DSLR standards. With the new abilities, one can use split screen exposure to adjust imbalances in a room, or enhance a filter between individual frames of a burst
This looks to be a great move toward higher quality and increased customization with less lag, empowering Android users and developers to do more with the photos they take.