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xperia x camera flash

asked 2017-12-12 05:58:33 +0200

DarkTuring gravatar image

Currently with Flash activated all bets are off on white balance modification for pictures taken with the Sony Xperia X in the native app.

Here are samples with flash on:

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While it should look something like:

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which looks great because flash is off. With flash and AWB its very very yellow.

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The current Sailfish X adaption is based on an Open Device build using Linux kernel 3.10 which have an old camera driver with 8 mpx support and white balance issues.

According to the website of the Open Device Program the Xperia X current have two Open devices builds. One based on kernel 3.10 and a newer based on kernel 4.4.

While it's pretty unlikely we'll see a new adaption based on Linux kernel 4.4, I'd be really glad if the camera driver for the current Sailfish X adaption could either be upgraded to the newest one for 3.10 or get backported from 4.4 as this would fix the white balance issues in Sailfish X running on Xperia X.

Louis ( 2018-06-03 23:41:40 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-12-12 23:25:02 +0200

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updated 2017-12-12 23:25:29 +0200

Pro Tip: Don't use AWB when using the flash. Set White Balance to Tungsten lighting to get the best exposure and white balance with flash enabled.

I suggest Jolla should make that a default for their camera app at least for the Xperia X (if the driver does not do this or there isn't a setting to force the driver using tungsten when flash is activated)

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Tungsten you mean the incandescent lightbulb symbol, ill do a few tests and report back.

DarkTuring ( 2017-12-13 00:45:44 +0200 )edit

Actually in german it is called neon light. Here is a picture its that lightbulb that looks like an energy-saving bulb. The bottom one also works fine but after some more testing the energy-saving bulb one is even better.

leszek ( 2017-12-13 00:50:08 +0200 )edit
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