1. SRRAE's Avatar
    Does anyone else think the camera on this phone is terrible?

    I have taken a few hundred photographs an I would say about 10-20 are actually in focus. Indoors the colour temp is way off either making people look like members of The Simpsons or The Smurfs.

    When taking a photo its always hunting to find focus it. Will find it but the instantly start trying to focus again.

    My Samsung Omnia 7 was way better at taking photos.
    12-05-2012 05:17 PM
  2. George Ponder's Avatar
    The 8X has a decent camera, not stellar but decent. This may sound odd but have you cleaned the lens? I had a little smudge on mine and it softened the images and created a haze on several of my photos.

    Good luck with it.
    12-05-2012 06:50 PM
  3. mach1man's Avatar
    Mine is great. Took amazing pics at a reunion over the weekend. I have a rezound and the indoor pics on it are not as good as the 8x either
    12-05-2012 07:13 PM
  4. socialcarpet's Avatar
    The Titan 2's camera was pretty good and I expect the 8x is even better. Its true that even the smallest smudge on the lens will make a difference too.
    12-05-2012 07:25 PM
  5. mach1man's Avatar
    here are some pics from my rezound and 8x wp_20121205_001.jpg 8x indoor imag0001.jpg rezound indoor
    wp_20121205_009.jpg 8x imag0004.jpg rezound wp_20121205_004.jpg 8x imag0005.jpg rezound
    12-05-2012 09:42 PM
  6. epsilon212's Avatar
    I had trouble too, until I realized that it really does not know where to focus. You have to touch the portion of the screen where you want to lock focus, then it will work on focusing and take a picture. Once I realized this, my pictures were taken in focus.
    12-05-2012 10:34 PM
  7. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I have an 8X and I found that you leave it on default 6mp, face dtection off (reduces multiple focuses/tweaking is needed),sharpness "higher", exposure "lower", contrast "lower", and the rest default...it took better pics
    tofu. and Shodan_HR like this.
    12-06-2012 12:17 AM
  8. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I have an 8X and I found that you leave it on default 6mp, face dtection off (reduces multiple focuses/tweaking is needed),sharpness "higher", exposure "lower", contrast "lower", and the rest default...it took better pics
    Great advice!!!! Just tried it and one thing for sure is that turning face detection off makes it better. I will go outside soon and try with all the settings that you mention.

    Thanks again!
    12-06-2012 08:01 AM
  9. nemxboxdxb's Avatar
    thanks! very good advice
    12-06-2012 04:18 PM
  10. 64GUNSHIP's Avatar
    I honestly just don't even believe it has any autofocus capabilities... I can't take macro shots. It just isn't possible.
    12-06-2012 04:53 PM
  11. sportex's Avatar
    Took some indoor shots with my 8x over the Christmas and the quality of the photos were absolutely terrible. All the settings were on auto. My old desire hd takes better shots and the daughters iPhone 5 totally blew it away. To say I was disappointed is an understatement
    12-26-2012 08:59 PM
  12. Optimus82's Avatar
    Yea. Even on the Lumia 8xx's. Weird because I think the HTC 8x has the same camera tech that's in the HTC one x and one s yet those cameras seem to be better performing.
    12-26-2012 09:07 PM
  13. Maserati Storm's Avatar
    I've seen guys post certain settings about bow to use it properly
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Board Express
    12-26-2012 10:35 PM
  14. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Nobody seems happy with their cameras. The 920 has a dreadful "blurry" problem, and most reviewers on launch ranked the 8X's camera better.

    But some 8X owners seem to think it sucks.

    Can't win, I s'pose.
    12-27-2012 01:28 AM
  15. DigitalDK's Avatar
    I honestly just don't even believe it has any autofocus capabilities... I can't take macro shots. It just isn't possible.
    I had pretty good luck with macro shots all settings on auto imgur: the simple image sharer
    12-27-2012 12:13 PM
  16. DigitalDK's Avatar
    I agree that some time colors are off, however the auto fix usually corrects that. Obviously not the ideal solution, but it works. However most of the time for me photos come out great here are some I have taken WP Photos - Imgur
    12-27-2012 12:20 PM
  17. dsirico's Avatar
    I had trouble too, until I realized that it really does not know where to focus. You have to touch the portion of the screen where you want to lock focus, then it will work on focusing and take a picture. Once I realized this, my pictures were taken in focus.
    You just changed my world, THANK YOU.
    12-28-2012 09:04 AM

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