- 08-21-2013, 09:11 PM #2
08-21-2013, 09:57 PM #4
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- 08-22-2013, 07:30 AM #7
Ok after making setting to save both high and low res, and taking several test shots in various conditions, and then trying to download image direct to computer here are the rsults.
Not one image was bigger than 16 mp, in fact there were only 1 mp option, and then a larger 11 - 16 option. With camera on auto each time I must admit the photos were somewhat dlear but colors and white balance were just horrible. In fact I will venture to say this "high end phone camera" takes no better photos than my ipad 3, and may even venture to say the ipad 3 takes better photos.
Now this was purchased as an alternative to bringing my big Nikon D90, but let me say Now 1 day after owning I think I may have made my worst purchase yet. I wonder if Amazon will take this back?
- 08-22-2013, 07:43 AM #9
If you're taking the photos with the Pro Cam app (which is the default) and you have it set up right, there should be files stored on your phone with filenames like WP_20130728_15_37_45_Pro__highres.jpg. Note the "highres" part, which sets the high res photos apart from the 5MP photos. If the filename doesn't have "highres" at the end, you're doing something wrong.
If you have "highres" in the filename, how about telling us the pixel dimensions of one of these images? For a 4:3 (38MP) photo the dimensions should be 7136x5360. For a 16:9 (33.5MP) photo the dimensions should be 7712x4352.
As for the while balance, sometimes you'll need to manually set the white balance (for indoor shots). As has been pointed out elsewhere on this forum, even high end DSLRs don't always get the white balance right when set on automatic. This is part of knowing how to operate the camera.
08-22-2013, 08:14 AM #12
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Please note Russ that MP and MB are *not* the same. A 34MP picture will equate to about a 10-15MB picture depending on the content of the photo. Also, regarding the AT&T Locker, you only need this if you want to download hi-res pix to their online storage, it's not necessary to have it in order to use or take the higher res pix but only to download them to an online storage (SkyDrive in WP doesn't currently allow it). Hope this helps...
- 08-22-2013, 08:52 AM #14
Thanks for clearing that. Then yes I did see those sizes, of terrible photos. :-). Again sorry I sure was hoping for some cool results, but taking photos side by side with Nokia, ipad, and the Nikon D90 (of course cant compare that really) the nokia did overall the worst job. Keep in mind most of my photography is based on product photography even some using studio lightning, and some products are small. So this is only my opinion based on my on hands trial.
Luckily Amazon is doing a refund, trial and error. I do thank you guys for your help.
08-22-2013, 08:58 AM #15
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- 08-22-2013, 09:04 AM #16
Minimum distance with the 1020 is 15cm or 6 inches, but remember you can easily zoom into the image to create macro shots afterwards.
Can you post any comparison images to show us the difficulties you are having at all?
- 08-22-2013, 09:17 AM #17
You can get pretty close, actually. This is a close up indoor photo I took in a hurry on full auto settings:
I think with a little care and understanding you can get excellent results from this camera. It is a fixed wide angle lens, you have to set white balance sometimes, you should know when and when not to use the flash, it helps to understand how image sizes work, etc. If you want to give up at the first sign of trouble though, so be it...
- 08-22-2013, 10:28 AM #18
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but how could anyone who uses a D90 for product and studio shots not know the difference between megapixel and file size? And the ipad3 outperforming the 1020? Not really passing the sniff test for me. Only other explanation is a defective 1020.
08-22-2013, 12:12 PM #19
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If your iPad is outperforming the 1020, something is terribly wrong... with the device or technique.
Maybe go to the Nokia channel on youtube and watch some of the videos about zooming, manual focus etc. Just to be sure you're giving the 1020 a fair shot. Unless you're having buyers remorse then by all means take it back quickly.
- 08-22-2013, 02:17 PM #20
I find it unbelievable that an owner of a decent DSLR would not understand the difference between storage size in bytes, which is the result of a file format (which in turn is a product of compression and other algorithms), and the megapixel count, which is a product of capturing light in a given number of pixels in order to produce a digital image (rather than an analog one.) That is, the same XMPx photo can be presented via any number of file formats and their various parameters, which may result in any number of file sizes on the disk and correspond to a visually indentical or non-identical rendition.
This is digital photography 101.
08-22-2013, 02:50 PM #22
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Two things to check (pretty obvious but can be missed). 1) make sure you removed the plastic protector that is on the phone that covers the camera lens. 2) make sure the camera lens is clean. You probably did this but it could have been missed.
Also, you can give more info to the thread that might help. For example, were the shots inside or outside? What were the lighting conditions? Upload a few 5meg and highres photos and post the links.
- 08-22-2013, 03:01 PM #23
My first 1020 was (what I believe was a rare) defective unit...stabilization was messed up and caused massive blur/jitters in both photos & videos. The replacement phone has been phenomenal. I truly can't get my arms around how negative OP is regarding the picture quality. It's either defective or something is fishy. No way, no how can the iPad outperform a properly functioning 1020.
- 08-23-2013, 08:27 AM #25
I'm crying right now because I am laughing so hard.
Photos taken with the Lumia 1020 have been, in my brief experience with the device, nothing short of amazing. (For a phone)
For a phone...
For a phone...
I also agree about the entry-level DSLR comment. It would seem the original poster is mainly a plug and play type person with no desire to learn a new device.
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