Default [Q] Front camera forcing noise reduction

I love this phone and the cameras take phenomenal pictures, but the only thing that is really winding me up is the digital noise reduction that seems to be forced on the photos taken with the front camera if there is medium to low light. I haven't really noticed it on the back camera. What I'm wondering is that if I were to root the phone, is there some kind of mod released for the camera to turn off digital noise reduction completely? I've noticed an app called 'Silent Camera' does exactly that but it's a terrible app.

My phone model is the GT-I9505.

Thanks.