Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces some new camera features in its Camera2 API, but some flagship handsets won’t support them.
The newest Android update includes the option to capture photos in RAW format (DNG) and to manually control shutter speeds. Those who are serious about photography will appreciate these features. But these features aren’t available on the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC’s One M9.
SpectraStudy put these handsets to the test and found that these options weren’t accessible from the pre-installed camera app. There is the possibility that RAW DNG capture and shutter speed could be accessed by third-party camera apps or through a future upgrade.
HTC One M9 owners have it worse. The handset has "legacy" functionality, which means it just uses the previous Camera API from Android 4.4 KitKat. This means that HTC One M9 users are missing out on most new camera features added in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
At this point in time, only the Nexus line guarantees you access to all the latest camera options and features added in Android 5.0 Lollipop.