- 08-08-2013, 11:59 AM #1
I have always been an advocate for windows and windows phones from the very start of windows 8. i have had the Lumia line from day one, (900, 920, 1020). I’m big on the camera smartphones and yes they all bring something new to the market, nothing as big as 41MB!!! My wife on the other hand has a Galaxy S4, and we have compared the cameras, to my surprise the picture quality on the s4 is much better.... here is what I ran into, my wife and i are in the bedroom and my wife asked if i can take a picture of her with the s4 so that she can send it to her cousin out in NYC. i said well let me use my new Nokia 1020 41mb camera it will be better. Ok but that she would like to use hers as well. To my surprise the Nokia 1020 was putting some kind of a hue/tint after the shoot was taken, making the picture look terrible. I continued to take some pictures with both cameras and the 1020 was not coming through for me. I was very disappointed with the outcome! Can someone please tell me that it’s a software issue and Nokia already knows about it and is working on a fix? Has anyone had similar issues?
- 08-08-2013, 12:12 PM #2
Can you upload the pictures you're talking about so we can help you further? It sounds like it's the white balance, which is easily fixed from the app before you take the picture.
08-08-2013, 01:35 PM #3
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I've also noticed poor results from the auto white balance on the 1020. I had a similar experience when doing a quick comparison with my Canon point and shoot from 2009. It kind of sucks to have to manually set the white balance, as it slows down the process and is easy to overlook before taking the picture. But, I have taken a lot of pictures with the 1020 where the white balance was automatically determined correctly, so I'm not sure yet what the deal really is.
08-08-2013, 01:46 PM #4
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Sand but true, Samsung cameras are good, I've seen the s3 & s4 take pictures, and they are amazing. I try telling people that Nokias are better, sadly the pictures speak for them self's, I don't care about technical issues, if an average person thinks one is better, then it is.
- 08-08-2013, 04:01 PM #5
08-09-2013, 02:20 PM #13
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I made a post about this on the Nokia forums. When I had issues with my 900 last year I did receive a response from a moderator, so hopefully I'll receive a response again this time around. Please post there if you're also having the same issue. Lumia 1020 blue or green hue/tint applied after ta... - Nokia Support Discussions
- 08-09-2013, 02:22 PM #14
If you could post examples, that would be helpful.
It's probably a white balance issue. I know with my Canon cameras, an eos 10d and s95, the white balance is always off indoors, to the point of making everything look like it has a yellow light shining on it. Fortunately, it's an easy fix with Photoshop, as long as I shoot in Raw. Can you shoot in raw with the 1020?
My Olympus Omd E-m5 does much better in this respect. Unfortunately, with the 1020, the idea is that you take the picture and send it off, spur of the moment. You'd hope that the photo looked presentable with the onboard processing.
If you have photoshop you can adjust the white balance (if you shoot in raw), but this will require you downloading the photos to your puter, which kind of defeats the purpose of the 1020. If I'm not mistaken, you can manually adjust the white balance, maybe you could experiment with which setting looks the best and select that when you are indoors. I seem to recall using "Flourescent," with my canon's but I can't be sure.
I'll be following this thread as the main reason I'm considering the 1020 is because of it's camera.
08-09-2013, 02:32 PM #15
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I've also noticed that the overall color balance of the phone is off which you should change as well as it affects how the photos "look" on the phone even though they may look differently when viewed on another device. If you change the Color Saturation down to the lowest setting and up the color temp a bit it might help the overall look of photos on your phone.
Between those two tweaks most of my photos are pretty good. I did some extensive comparison to the S4 Active (not the regular S4) and the Lumia 1020 was better in 95% of the cases.
- 08-09-2013, 03:23 PM #17
Some good reading in this comparison:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone camera shootout | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
Unlike the low-light shots above, these were shot under bright direct incandescent light.
Focus was on the pink grapefruit. The Lumia 1020's white balance was off
(even when I switched it to incandescent), the S4 overexposed some,
but is otherwise good, and the S4 Zoom and HTC One turned in good results, too.
For what it's worth, the Zoom's the only one that reproduced the grapefruit accurately.
The iPhone 5's colors give me a headache.
Read more: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone camera shootout | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
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