I am no camera freak and I didn't noticed any difference between 2.17 and 1.36.I really believe that 2.17 is better due to video not lagging in low light(even if there was a fix on 1.36,it's more comforting this way).I didn't noticed any differences between photos and I don't waste my time looking for the issues.The only things that annoys me are low light photos & video "flashing" in some specific light conditions.But I accepted it,I know I can't do **** about it and I'm waiting for devs to create other android platform based roms or Sony to update our phone and hope it will get better.
So,stop this.The camera is the way it is and some settings won't do any magic and bang,the camera will work as you wish.
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