So it turns out that the camera on your rooted Nexus 7 is perfectly capable of recording in 720 HD. It’s just that by default you are limited to 480p.
Amazingly, unlocking this capability involves a simple file edit and one has to wonder why this isn’t available by default? Perhaps Google will open this up in a future update. Whilst I don’t intend to use my tablet as a video camera, it might be useful for video calls etc.
Enable HD Recording
This hack requires a rooted Nexus 7, if you don’t know what this means I’m afraid this hack is something you might want to skip unless you want to get into some geeky tinkering. But if you are keen to try this out, you’ll find more information over on the XDA Developer forums.
You can see a demo of 720 Nexus 7 recording here:
Have you tried this? Do you think it makes a worthwhile difference?