Android 5.0 Lollipop gives new possibilities to the Chamber of our smartphones. Not because they will automatically become better, because the hardware is maintained, but because via software you can have them more control over this, in addition to having access to much more powerful output formats, such as RAW.
Thanks to this new version, it is surprising that devices that had some limitations pretty standard now can charge new life. It is the case of the Nexus 5 and new capabilities of recording at 60 frames per second, and also potential to reach 120, although it is not yet the best of experiences.
To get this new photographic juice to the Nexus 5 we will need pull L Camera, the implementation of which I already spoke a few days ago and which allows you to manually adjust the most basic controls of a camera.
At the moment it’s a function developed in a way very basic, only suitable for users with root, and that trims the left upper quarter of the sensor, where it takes a plane with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x 720 if we go to 16:9.
Since this solution is based on record in cuts on direct areas of sensor, in 120 fps would have one still lower resolution, that would come to the 800 x 600 points. This would give us image quality quite poor compared to the native 1080 p recording, since it uses the sensor in full and reescala the image to take advantage of a greater viewing angle and more capture light and detail.
At the moment the PkmX developer warns of is to work to make this somewhat less tedious implementation, so we can be alert during the next few days, surely we see the project move forward.