Possibly someone has also had the problem or has a tip for me.
I have a fairphone 3 which I upgraded some time ago with the new camera+ modules. After the recent update to Android 11, I checked all the features and noticed that the front camera only takes pictures at 4 megapixels. Since I’ve almost never used the front camera before, I didn’t notice this. But fairphone states 16 megapixels for the front camera+ module.
Attempts at a solution so far:
Reset the android app. No change.
Alternative camera app. Also only 4 megapixels.
Does anyone know what this could be? Is somewhere a setting adjusted?
The FP3+ selfie camera module is definitely capable of producing 16 MP (or rather 15.9, I think) selfie pictures. I do remember this from when I still used Fairphone OS (Android 10) on my FP3+, and right now I get 12 MP selfies on /e/OS (Android 10) with the default camera app (Open Camera). Interestingly, the GCam Port camera app that I have used (and adored for main camera photos) for a while now also produces just 4 MP selfies.
I changed the cameras in my Fairphone 3 (Android 11) to the camera+ modules.
The main camera+ shows 12MP in the camera app, which I know is correct (always 4 pixels are combined to one pixel).
But the front camera+ only shows 4MP in the camera app (also in Open Camera) even it should have 16MP. I have nothing found that the front camera+ uses the same technique as the main camera+.
Am I wrong in expecting 16MP for the front camera+?
Thank you for your help,
Jörg from Munich
I’m very interested in more specifics. My FP3+ front cam is limited to 4MP after the Android 11 update (should be 16 MP) and the pictures of the main camera are often oversharpened, have color-banding and a sort-of posterization effect (unsure if that’s the right term) and are unfortunately not very nice looking at 100%. (Open Camera 1.50.1)