- 01-25-2013, 03:45 PM #1
anyone knows when it will be improved/receive updates for the camera?
i have been using with portico for a while but still the focus issue is not fixed 100%.
really bad to see the camera has so much potential but not able to capture the images with good sharpness
- 01-25-2013, 04:20 PM #2
How much softness are you seeing? Gross or just minor that you have to zoom in to notice? Just curious. A sample picture?
I believe auto focus on this camera misses target on occasion. Usually it's when you are aiming kind of plain scene without much contrast. When it happens, I see very blurry output, it's very obvious. It doesn't happen often enough to bother me a lot though.
- 01-25-2013, 04:38 PM #3
I think mine has that problem too..
Are any of these pictures considered as sharp or just good for the L920?
I also found out that when the camera focus, it starts to make it sharp but in the end it softs the picture :/
Last edited by ZiiimZooon; 01-25-2013 at 07:07 PM.
- 01-25-2013, 05:50 PM #4
softness is lot noticeable
when i half click on the camera button and comparing against the actual picture taken.
at half click the frame is sharp and focused 100% but the picture is awfully soft.
i know its a case for everyone with portico or non portico. wanted to check if there is any update coming at all to fix them.
01-25-2013, 08:23 PM #7
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I have the same issue. Unless contrast in the scene is very sharp, the camera never gets a focus lock. I find this is particularly a problem when taking pictures of things at a distance - like landscape views. When it does get a focus lock, the pictures are great, but this often doesn't occur.
For those who (like myself) complain about soft pictures, is your phone actually getting a focus lock? I find that the camera seems to pass right through the focus point during the auto focus, but never catches it.
This isn't a problem with all 920's though. A colleague of mine recently got the 920, and I was able to get an autofocus with his camera in the same situation that I could not with mine. In case anyone is curious, I installed the Portico update.
- 01-25-2013, 08:49 PM #9
as others in the thread point out the problem is bigger is your in a outdoor with objects far apart. (preview and half click seems to capture great but the outcome pic is not)
- 01-25-2013, 09:04 PM #10
- 01-26-2013, 12:25 AM #12
Some reading material for anyone interested in corner sharpness:
01-27-2013, 03:47 AM #13
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I am having same problems, difficult to find focus point, if object is closer to the phone it is sharper for me. Close up shots are the most sharp one.
Regarding complaint about "preview looks sharp and then I take picture and it is not that sharp anymore" I believe that following is going on, software have two algorithms for displaying pictures, " previev mode" which is fast real time and does not interpolate between the pixels, and then photo viewer which display pictures with "smooth" pixel-interpolated software. At least that is the case on my Lumia 920. Because when I upload hi-res picture to skydrive and then compare very same picture on my phone and on PC screen it is much sharper on PC.
I have posted suggestion on microsofts user voice to improve photo viewer to show picture sharp as they are, now it is to users to vote for this proposal :)
- 01-29-2013, 03:07 AM #14
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