Hi. I am following the Fairphone project for a while. They look for a modular point of view for smartphones, which includes the possibility to upgrade the camera. Since they upgrade the camera every few time, and they also are thinking in a new smartphone model, I was thinking in wich would be the best option for them to have the best open camera performance. Which would be the best camera sensor/lens/…, or the best combination of SoC and Camera sensor/lens/… to make Open Camera to work the best?
The last camera upgrade from them it has been this:
Rear camera: 12MP CMOS sensor with dual flash (Omnivision OV12870 – BSI)
Front camera: 5MP CMOS sensor (Omnivision OV5670)
Since they are constantly in touch with their community and take their opinion in consideration, besides that they are triying to give a good open source experience, what would be a next good upgrade from an Open Camera point of view?
Most of the time having a better hardware but with less software optimization is worst than having a less advanced hardware but greatly optimized. This is why I am curious about this question, since Open Camera is the most popular camera app used by Fairphone users.