Android APIs
Added in API level 14
Deprecated since API level 21
public static class

Camera.Area

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.hardware.Camera.Area

This class was deprecated in API level 21.
We recommend using the new android.hardware.camera2 API for new applications.

Class Overview

The Area class is used for choosing specific metering and focus areas for the camera to use when calculating auto-exposure, auto-white balance, and auto-focus.

To find out how many simultaneous areas a given camera supports, use getMaxNumMeteringAreas() and getMaxNumFocusAreas(). If metering or focusing area selection is unsupported, these methods will return 0.

Each Area consists of a rectangle specifying its bounds, and a weight that determines its importance. The bounds are relative to the camera's current field of view. The coordinates are mapped so that (-1000, -1000) is always the top-left corner of the current field of view, and (1000, 1000) is always the bottom-right corner of the current field of view. Setting Areas with bounds outside that range is not allowed. Areas with zero or negative width or height are not allowed.

The weight must range from 1 to 1000, and represents a weight for every pixel in the area. This means that a large metering area with the same weight as a smaller area will have more effect in the metering result. Metering areas can overlap and the driver will add the weights in the overlap region.

Summary

Fields
public Rect rect Bounds of the area.
public int weight Weight of the area.
Public Constructors
Camera.Area(Rect rect, int weight)
Create an area with specified rectangle and weight.
Public Methods
boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares obj to this area.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Fields

public Rect rect

Added in API level 14

Bounds of the area. (-1000, -1000) represents the top-left of the camera field of view, and (1000, 1000) represents the bottom-right of the field of view. Setting bounds outside that range is not allowed. Bounds with zero or negative width or height are not allowed.

public int weight

Added in API level 14

Weight of the area. The weight must range from 1 to 1000, and represents a weight for every pixel in the area. This means that a large metering area with the same weight as a smaller area will have more effect in the metering result. Metering areas can overlap and the driver will add the weights in the overlap region.

Public Constructors

public Camera.Area (Rect rect, int weight)

Added in API level 14

Create an area with specified rectangle and weight.

Parameters
rect the bounds of the area.
weight the weight of the area.

Public Methods

public boolean equals (Object obj)

Added in API level 14

Compares obj to this area.

Parameters
obj the object to compare this area with.
Returns
boolean true if the rectangle and weight of obj is the same as those of this area. false otherwise.