The Android modding community will never cease to amaze me. XDA developer NODO-GT has recently developed a software mod for the HTC Sensation 4G that drastically improves the device’s imaging capabilities with a few simple flashable files.
With NODO-GT’s camera mod, called “HQ Camera for ICS,” Sensation users can get much more out of the 8 megapixel shooter affixed to the device’s backside. By doing away with compression on .jpgs and increasing the allowed data size of images, photos taken with the Sensation come out cleaner and sharper than with stock software.
Video recording has also been improved. HQ Camera for ICS allows for 1080p video recording at 20Mbps, with future updates to the mod bringing improved 720p video capture and 1080p recording at 40Mbps. There’s also an experimental 1250 ISO mode.
So just what do all these numbers mean? Do they really translate to better quality images? Yes. Just take a look at the sample images in the gallery below. Both images are still frames from video taken. You can easily tell which one comes from the modded camera app.
For more info on the mod, head on over to XDA. Let’s hear it for the developers that make this stuff happen.