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Discussion in 'Koush' started by jerroedr, Nov 2, 2010.
anyone know where to get a working camera from? the zoom is all wacked out with rc3
Zoom is stupid anyway IMO... it doesn't actually zoom in it just makes your quality less so that you can go in more. It's called digital zoom and its crap.
In fact, here is an example. I took a quick photo of my room with 1x (no zoom) and then took a photo of the same exact spot with 4x (max zoom) then layered them together without resizing anything. The red box is drawn around the zoomed image.
This shows that all the zooming does is "crop" down your photo. Heck, even the quality is exactly the same, meaning you may as well just take your photo without the zoom and crop it at home to where you need. Just wanted to make my point that digital zoom is a pointless function.
Attached is the one I used to replace the /system/app/camera.apk in CM 6.1 RC3.
Gets rid of the video recording zoom.
Installed using Root Explorer and set permissions for the camera.apk file same as other apps in the /system/app folder.
where did that apk come from and how do i do it?
From another CM based ROM.
Easiest way is to use Root Explorer and do copy paste and then set permissions for camera.apk same as the other apps in /system/app
did you have to delete the other camera apk? and it makes the regular zoom work? and what did you say it does to the video zoom?
also what is the camera doing when its switching the lighting. thats something i havnt seen until i switched to cm
I copied the attached camera.apk over the one in /system/app which got rid of the video zoom option. Camera zoom still works.
"what is the camera doing when its switching the lighting" is part of the auto focus.
odd. for me, the zoom would zoom in sometimes and then wouldnt zoom out. however the video zoom was gone as promised...
i put chevy's camera on but it doesnt have the auto balance thing...
guess ill just wait for a fix in rc4
Again though, nonetheless, I just made an incredible argument that you should NEVER EVER zoom with your camera. Dont zoom because there is no point at all. Crop your photo in after you shoot if you really want to but the quality is going to be bad either way. So just keep this in mind when wanting to zoom at least.
Full shot resolution: 2592x1936
Full zoom resolution: 640x 480
-------------------------------------------(do the math)
its digital zoom and it has always blown.