Samantha · Jul 27, 2013 at 07:00 pm

Take Photos with the Proximity Sensor on the Sony Xperia Z

Taking pictures underwater is probably something that not many people have attempted. Of course, not only are the physical and hardware limitations preventing people from doing so, expect for a select ‘few’ devices, but physics tells us that capacitive touch screens will have a hard time registering any taps and swipes when under water. A physical camera button may remedy this issue on the Sony Xperia Z, but how about the proximity sensor?

In answer to a question along similar lines, XDA Forum Member AGGevorgyan has developed an that allows Xperia Z owners to easily take photos with the proximity sensor. Designed to rid users of the aforementioned problem, Aqua Z Camera will snap up pictures every time you tap the proximity sensor—simple as that. The sensor sensitivity, being the duration you have your finger covering the proximity sensor, can be adjusted within the app. The great thing is that it doesn’t require root access, meaning its a viable alternative to the physical camera button mod. Despite being in the early alpha stages, AGGevorgyan has already included camera options native to the original camera app, including:

  • Change camera resolution
  • Auto focus
  • Auto white-balance
  • Flash
  • Front and back camera compatibility
  • Color effects

With four versions currently under the belt, AGGevorgyan warns that Aqua Z Camera may be unstable for some, and will not work with any other device. To learn more, check out the original thread.


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