New Fairphone 2 camera

Upgraded FP2 proces! Will add some compair pictures soon!


All with new camera I have been told.


See this quote from Douwe


Did anyone already test the new modules on the Sailfish port?

I am a little bit in a hurry, so here in short.
The new testbuild by @snevas solves the problem that in Lineage the new fp2 cameras are not recognized. Both are working now.
Great work!

After looking at some quick shots I think these new cameras are both definitely worth it.


New module will not work on Sailfish OS port yet, I need to finish moving to latest Android 6 base before that. Issues left are broken video recording and the old proximity sensor battery drain issue. Also there are some issues with Sailfish configuration that need to be solved before getting complete support for the new camera module. Currently Sailfish has predefined resolution for the camera so supporting two different cameras with different resolutions is a bit problematic.


I have quickly installed @snevas’ testbuild on my second fp2 that has the old set of cameras. After a short check I dare to say that they do work as before.

So the latest testbuild of LineageOS seems to equally support both camera sets!


Thanks mal, take the time you need - I really appreciate your work for this community


Got some online comparison shots? :slight_smile:

So I just wasted a few euros on express delivery: the new module arrived yesterday, but I accidentally sent it to my mom (which I still use as my billing address for my Dutch bank account in the Netherlands - I’m Dutch but currently don’t have an address there), and not to Stockholm (where I work and live currently) :disappointed_relieved:. Oh well, I’ll have some more time to set up a decent test scene, haha

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Just tested with the latest LineageOS code (Github) and it works like a charm - including the old cameras!


Same here!

Thanks @snevas !


Credits go to @z3ntu and @chrmhoffmann . I just clicked the build-button!


Does the autofocus work for you on the selfie camera?

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Clicking around in the camera app only changes exposure for the front camera. But does the hardware even support focus or is it just fixed?

Ok, I just googled it, usually the frontcamera has no autofocus. I was just wondering because I don’t get a sharp image out of the frontcamera. Maybe I’m holding it wrong… :grimacing:

I have that selfie focus problem with the current module too though, especially in Skype. Is that a common issue?

More comparison pics, please! Is it possible for someone to take a pic of the same subject with the old and new camera?

Also, are there any other noticeable benefits? I’d love a phone camera that doesn’t take so long to focus and take the photo - compared to iPhones many Android phones seem to suffer from a long lag.


Taking a photo feels extremely fast in LineageOS, I haven’t used “normal” Android for a longer time but I remember it taking for ages on FP Open. Can’t say anything about focusing though.


So first of all thanks for all your efforts… :smile:

Your pictures do not look like this when taken with the frontcamera?

Than probably somethings wrong with my new module… :disappointed_relieved:

Is this an original picture or is it postprocessed in some kind? I’m just asking because there’s no exif data (like in Paule’s pic).