One of the biggest under-the-hood changes in Android 5.0 is a new, robust Camera API. When Lollipop makes its official debut, this API will allow developers to hook into your phone’s camera sensor like never before.

Developer Chih-Mao Chen has already started taking advantage of this new API with his app, L Camera. It uses previously unavailable resources to allow for manual control of focus, exposure, and ISO sensitivity, and even offers a burst mode.

But the killer feature here is an ability to record in nearly 4K video quality on the Nexus 5, a device that has been limited to 1080p… more

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