Turns out I love playing with cameras just as much as displays :)
Digging deep in everything color calibration.

I never thought having a RAW capability in the a camera's smartphone would be actually useful or usable.

But now that I start to realize what it's capable of, added to the fact that for a while all my important memories were shot with a cameraphone I changed my mind!
+Cyanogen Inc. engineers have been working on RAW #DNG  support for the +OnePlus One.

Edit: download full-size samples here:

If you're curious about how this project is going, here are a few preliminary samples !
Sorry those are not very artistic pics, please bear with me: they were shots with a technical intent, especially:

- Exploring the sensor dynamic range
- Seeing how much shadows can be pushed, highlights can be recovered.
- Adjusting chromatic aberration correction in real life scenarios
- High ISO noise stress test.
- Validating the ongoing color profiling development

Each shot is tuned to taste for white balance, exposure, highlights & shadows, sometimes also whites & blacks in Lighroom.
A couple have a slight clarity boost, the swan picture has some added color vibrance.

I'm not lucky with the weather lately hence the overcast conditions.
..and I really need a sunny day as soon as possible to calibrate better the standard daylight D65 illuminant :D

In the same album, I attached the unmodified JPEG shots, as we shot in RAW+JPEG.

However, important note on the JPEGs: a direct comparison between the DNG exports and JPEGs in this specific context is not really fair as this development built of the camera subsystem app had noise reduction disabled.
I chose to include them still to illustrate the current difference in color rendering, and how much headroom especially in dynamic range there is.

The color profiling, vignetting correction and a few other details are not finished yet but I'm already pretty impressed by the potential here, and very excited to have a RAW-capable camera in my pocket at all times.

BTW, big thanks to +Wilhelm Fitzpatrick for the hard work on the camera App, APIs and DNG format and +Steve Kondik for pushing to make this real, I love this project!

It's so cool to define the methodology, write the code, use the right math in order transform real life colors into the right numeric values.
Reverse yet similar to the color science used to calibrate displays as they're in charge to transform back those pixels for your eyes to see.
Preliminary CM Camera OnePlus One DNG samples
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