I'm using a NOIR camera-module and have some problems when AWB is turned off. When I set awb to off (e.g. raspistill --awb off -o test.jpg) the shutter-speed will be 1/5587 (at least that's what is recorded in the exif-data). The image is therefore nearly black. Same happens with python pi-camera.
Since I also have a LCD screen attached, I'm using a custom kernel, but the system is quite current (from Sept 2, 2014). Kernel is 3.12.26+. So this issue might be related to the special kernel/firmware of my system.
So my questions are: can anybody confirm the issue with a current stock raspbian? Can I somehow query the camera-firmware? Is it possible to upgrade the camera firmware independently of the kernel?
Thanks in advance, Bernhard