The camera app mod for Xperia play which takes pictures by R button does not support HD recording and focus in video. I meant it should be updated. It works like the old one.
@Red_kop, narflynn619, bublegumballoon, DAVIDGBJONES
This is 100% true, I tested it myself on my Xperia Play
1280x720 @30 fps on the stock camera app :) smooth and clear!
There is no source (about which I'm surprised), but that's true.
@brochador, I know, there is no harm to speak to a bigger audience, all these threads were related to the update
Author of Cybershot Xperience series of Camera drivers, Super Bass Xperience Audio Drivers & many SE Firmware patches