OnePlus One gets 'Clear image' camera feature in latest CyanogenMod 11S update

OnePlus One gets 'Clear image' camera feature in latest CyanogenMod 11S update
With the latest CyanogenMod 11S update, OnePlus introduced a new camera mode. Called "Clear image", it stitches together 10 individual photos of the same scene into one higher-quality photo. 

Sound familiar? The "HD Camera" mode found in the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a has similar idea, but it pulls out 50MP interpolated photos. In contrast, the OnePlus' "Clear image" keeps the original 13MP resolution and file size, but improves the details by greatly reducing the noise level.

Check out the official samples in the gallery below. The first three photos depict 100% zoomed-in crops of photos taken with the OnePlus One in 'Auto' and 'Clear Image' mode, while the next three photos are full-sized images in both modes.

OnePlus One owners shall be bestowed with the 'Clear image' functionality in the ongoing CyanogenMod 11S over-the-air update (30O).

source: OnePlus

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

I can see this being a great update for the 4 people total that own OnePlus Ones. :)

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I think the "Fast HDR" of other phones are doing the same thing if not better... But we must test to see, and very nice update for a midrange priced phone !

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

What is the invite passcode of this update?

3. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Are you one of the four?

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

No i'm just effing around LOL

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Without the Clear Image mode those photos look pretty awful! Really impressive mode nonetheless...I hope other manufacturers catch on with this software trick~

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

How about getting a 'clear production and shipping plan' first?

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

"Hype First" is the marketing motto of this company unfortunately.

9. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Well, what do you expect from a group, that has their products "engineered" by Chinese "specialists"...PS: I had never heard of such a commany before I read about it in PA...Lol.

10. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I had a guy want to trade his oneplus one for my z2. There seems to be an issue with AT&T LTE and you can get it to work but is a hassle to do so. I want to try it but would rather just buy it from him

11. Diablo2424

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

Cool! Can't wait to try this out when my phone gets here! I'll see what's better, the OPO, my Galaxy S4 Active (8MP) or HTC One m7 (4MP). Next time I'm at my dad's I can compare it to his HTC One m8 and my step mom's Nexus 5, that'll be a better comparison I think.

17. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The camera One M8 is much better than that of the One M7 as it focuses faster and takes overall sharper images. Just don't expect to do much cropping compared to the other phones though.

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Finally a good camera for Android devices. Sony and Samsung ... bring it on please !

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the auto mode ones look a LOT better...

14. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If anyone has a OnePlus One and gets this update I'd like to know how this works in the field. Specifically does it shoot fast enough to use this as the primary shooting mode or is this a special landscape type of mode. Also I'd like to understand if its useful for shooting kids that are constantly in motion.

16. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm getting one tonight so I'll let you know

15. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

That girl in the pic is adorable.

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