- 04-11-2012, 09:19 AM #26
- 04-11-2012, 09:22 PM #28
First, I think I know a few things about what I'm talking about and whatever it is you're describing has nothing to do with me. In case you are in need of the truth, I bought this phone in particular for a number of reasons, the camera lens being among them.
I'm a hunter. At least I was at one time. The scopes I used on my rifles are made by Carl Zeiss. Some of the best optics for scopes. This phone was sold based on the lens made by Carl Zeiss. How in the blazes was I to expect Nokia to destroy this lens? Now, after this side show, do you have anything that might help me out of this funk I'm in or are you here to promote yourself?
- 04-11-2012, 09:28 PM #29
- 04-11-2012, 09:58 PM #31
OK, so 2 posts I see from you *****ing about this phone, take the damn thing back and get something else. We know now you're not happy, no need to hog up the board with multiple threads that go on about the same topics.
- 04-12-2012, 12:41 AM #33
- 04-12-2012, 12:55 AM #34
The camera is about as good as an iphone 3g. it in no way comes close to measuring up to the iphone 4s or the galaxy s2. it is slow, grainy, etc. even the file size is compressed to the hilt resembling at best a 5 MP camera. I feel it unfair to say this is a camera phone so dont expect much better. My iphone 4s is a phone that takes pictures at 8MP, but they are roughly twice as good. I really wanted this nokia to live up to the hype. now i feel its a lemon when you couple the camera issues with the data, with the laggy third party apps, etc. On paper and in most reviews it seems amazing, but now i understand why some gave it poor reviews at release.
- 04-12-2012, 01:04 AM #35
Regardless of who made the lens if the electronics driving the lens are low grade the image will be as well. If Nokia feels it's enough of a problem they will fix it(see battery issues, camera on the 800, etc.). It's likely fixed with an firmware upgrade. The first SSD I bought was a dog and with one firmware upgrade it was killin' the competition.
04-12-2012, 09:12 AM #36
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Just my $.02, but I have noticed that if there is anything bright in a photo, everything will look washed out. I took a picture of my desk and if I focus on my black keyboard, everything is washed out/yellow. If I focus on the light blue post-it that is just slightly reflecting the lights, the colors are perfect. I would post the two shots if I could, but I can't get to them on my work computer.
- 04-12-2012, 03:20 PM #38
i also agree that is has to do with the light metering of the sensor as well as ISO settings, as tweaking them will produce great results almost every time.
while a BIS would be really nice, i think the actual hardware for this camera is good, it's just firmware and software tweaking that is necessary on nokia's part that is needed.
04-14-2012, 10:48 AM #40
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Looking at some sample pictures I've seen, it seems like the default camera settings are poorly set.
Being a borderline professional photographer and a bit of a camera nerd I would say:
For certain it has nothing to do with the lens.
Unlikely it has anything to do with the sensor.
Problems are with the default camera settings and post processing settings.
I would be suprised if Nokia did not improve the settings with a simple patch.
It seems that most common problem is simply over exposure.
Setting -0,5 or 1 EV would help.
Some nights shots that I'ave seen are really noisy (grainy) and very cold (blue) in color.
Setting ISO low helps with the noise. (f 2,2 lens and steady hand and your pictures should be sharp enough most cases)
Poor white balance is the the weak point of most digital cameras. Manual settings or photoshop helps. :)
OP's picture is poor for judging camera performance.
Lighting that random produces random photos with any camera.
Some of pictures are looking really good though, so I'm not exactly sure if there is any real problem.
Last edited by vantil; 04-14-2012 at 11:22 AM.
- 04-14-2012, 11:23 AM #41
Jeez....my pictures seem to come out great. I don't notice any difference between the 900 camera and the iPhone.
To be honest I'm a bit sick of hearing about how the iPhone 8 megapixel camera is somehow the end all be all of camera technology. It is good...but in my experience it is no better than my skyrocket or my 900...they're all equally acceptable. I was able to take great pictures that are hung on my wall using a Helio Ocean ...and that camera was no where near as good as any of these current crop.
Sometimes I think our expectations may be a bit too high.
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- 04-14-2012, 11:53 AM #43
There is a problem with the camera. I took a picture of very light pink flowers and they came out the color of this smilie :mad:
Anyway, the white balance is way off, color reproduction under low light is off, a yellow tint is visible when shooting something white, and the auto correct sometimes washed the pictures out (but general does a good job), and the macro can not handle small targets (does well with larger targets (flowers, etc))
Now, the camera takes great detail and preforms well in natural light, but under any other circumstance is not very good. This will be fixed with a software update I'm sure. Until then, using a photo editing app to make the pictures look great.
- 04-14-2012, 12:03 PM #44
I haven't noticed the yellow tint but many people are complaining about it. Is it from the amoled screen or is it on the picture itself? Is the yellow still there when looking at the photos on a PC?
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04-14-2012, 01:33 PM #45
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I agree that yellowish is what my Samsung focus showed on the screen but when transferring to a PC the white was pretty accurate. I did a side by side of the display of my old Focus with the 900 and the 900 white is pretty white. I still will only edit photos on the PC since you really can't trust phone displays.
- 04-16-2012, 01:02 PM #46
- 04-22-2012, 12:23 PM #47
- 04-22-2012, 01:21 PM #48