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  1. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Post them up people lets see what you got :D
    11-07-2011 07:49 PM
  2. techygeek82's Avatar
    I get my Focus S today and am VERY anxious to see other peopls photos. Please post. :-)
    11-08-2011 09:42 AM
  3. btbam91's Avatar
    Took these...
    11-09-2011 05:34 PM
  4. gravage's Avatar
    I love the detail this phone is capable of. Even though it compresses the pictures by default, they still retain a lot of the quality.
    11-10-2011 12:32 PM
  5. npyle's Avatar
    I'm not seeing that quality or level of detail with mine...see some examples I've included. Tried with different light, just taking regularly and also trying with pushing button halfway down to 'focus'...maybe it's my camera? But based upon the examples I've seen so far from others, something doesn't seem quite right with mine.

    *EDIT* Btw, I'm just using the default camera settings that came stored on the phone..haven't tried playing with any settings really, besides changing quality from 8mp to 5mp to see if that made any difference.
    Last edited by npyle4; 11-10-2011 at 12:44 PM. Reason: included camera settings comment
    11-10-2011 12:41 PM
  6. gravage's Avatar
    I'm not seeing that quality or level of detail with mine...see some examples I've included. Tried with different light, just taking regularly and also trying with pushing button halfway down to 'focus'...maybe it's my camera? But based upon the examples I've seen so far from others, something doesn't seem quite right with mine.

    *EDIT* Btw, I'm just using the default camera settings that came stored on the phone..haven't tried playing with any settings really, besides changing quality from 8mp to 5mp to see if that made any difference.
    The only thing I have turned on is Antishake, as I spontaneously come down with Parkinson's when I try to take pictures. It looks like you might have a shaky cam effect going on there. Is your flash enabled? Also, make sure there is no smudge on your camera lense. That happened with my HTC phone once and ruined pictures.
    11-10-2011 12:48 PM
  7. gravage's Avatar
    Here are a few more that I took when I was testing against my iPhone 4s. Most of these pics came out BETTER on my Focus S than they did on my iPhone 4s.
    11-10-2011 12:52 PM
  8. npyle's Avatar
    Wow, those are incredible compared to mine. I really don't think I'm shaking any more than with previous phones--iphone4, pre 2, pre 3, samsung captivate--but I'll try that anti-shaking and be more aware of how much I'm moving the phone.

    I've also checked the lense for smudges and have cleaned so will try some more test shots. If I start getting the kinds you are, then I'm totally satisfied...just weird to me that I'm having so much trouble ;o) I'll post some more pics later tonight. Thanks for your suggestions/help.
    11-10-2011 01:19 PM
  9. gravage's Avatar
    Wow, those are incredible compared to mine. I really don't think I'm shaking any more than with previous phones--iphone4, pre 2, pre 3, samsung captivate--but I'll try that anti-shaking and be more aware of how much I'm moving the phone.

    I've also checked the lense for smudges and have cleaned so will try some more test shots. If I start getting the kinds you are, then I'm totally satisfied...just weird to me that I'm having so much trouble ;o) I'll post some more pics later tonight. Thanks for your suggestions/help.
    No problem, dude. Just to be clear: You ARE holding down the shutter halfway to focus, right? Because if that's not it and nothing else is the problem, I would say you got a bad lens and I'd take it back for exchange.
    11-10-2011 02:13 PM
  10. kevm14's Avatar
    Try pics in areas with better light. Could just be ridiculously high ISO.
    11-10-2011 10:57 PM
  11. gravage's Avatar
    http://i.imgur.com/3EhfW.jpg

    No, that's not grain in the image. Yes, the keyboard is THAT dirty.

    Quite a bit of detail in the dark with the flash. I'm very happy with the camera on this phone.
    11-11-2011 11:57 AM
  12. rmmoore80's Avatar
    gravage, would you be so kind as to attach the iphone 4s versions of those pictures? I'm very torn over what phone to get and camera quality is one of my key features.

    How sad is it that I'm deciding on a PHONE for Camera specs/quality? :(
    11-11-2011 03:58 PM
  13. gravage's Avatar
    gravage, would you be so kind as to attach the iphone 4s versions of those pictures? I'm very torn over what phone to get and camera quality is one of my key features.

    How sad is it that I'm deciding on a PHONE for Camera specs/quality? :(
    Not sad at all. The camera is on of my primary criteria. It replaces my point and shoot.

    I will attach them tonight when I get home. They're on my home computer.
    11-11-2011 04:02 PM
  14. rmmoore80's Avatar
    Thank you very much.
    11-11-2011 04:11 PM
  15. yunchikan's Avatar
    Not my photos, but I found these on Flickr the other day, the saturation is quite high here in these photos but it shouldn't really be a problem since u can lower it in the camera settings right?
    Samsung Focus S sample shot | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Samsung Focus S Sample Photo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    I love the detail this phone is capable of. Even though it compresses the pictures by default, they still retain a lot of the quality.
    wow! this is a great picture!

    im looking forward to more pictures of this phone.. trying to upgrade to this from my Surround. HTC camera lenses disappoint me..... esp the noise compression..
    11-11-2011 07:47 PM
  16. Depatter's Avatar
    I have been playing with the camera and settings all week, but for the most part I am finding that the pictures are really not up to snuff, bordering on poor. I'll grant you I am used to the iPhone 4, which is fantastic in almost any circumstance, but these photos are largely grainy or the saturation is wonky. Being that it is the same hardware as the Galaxy S2 line, which rates up there with the best cameras, do you think Samsung will fix this (I am assuming its software), or do you think because it is a lowly Windows Phone that they will just let it fly? I am really starting to love this phone, but camera quality is close to one of my top criteria in a smartphone. I could still get a Titan, but I am really kind of digging this phone now.
    11-13-2011 05:34 PM
  17. gravage's Avatar
    I have been playing with the camera and settings all week, but for the most part I am finding that the pictures are really not up to snuff, bordering on poor. I'll grant you I am used to the iPhone 4, which is fantastic in almost any circumstance, but these photos are largely grainy or the saturation is wonky. Being that it is the same hardware as the Galaxy S2 line, which rates up there with the best cameras, do you think Samsung will fix this (I am assuming its software), or do you think because it is a lowly Windows Phone that they will just let it fly? I am really starting to love this phone, but camera quality is close to one of my top criteria in a smartphone. I could still get a Titan, but I am really kind of digging this phone now.
    I'm not sure how you're getting such bad picture quality. My photos come out better than my iPhone 4 and some of them even beat my 4s. As to your concern about Samsung support: I have the same concern, as there just doesn't seem to be any support for this phone, not even with regards to selling it. I like the phone, but I'm starting to question my purchase.
    11-14-2011 11:12 AM
  18. btbam91's Avatar
    Check these out!
    11-14-2011 02:14 PM
  19. gravage's Avatar
    Check these out!
    Thanks a lot, dude. Now I'm hungry!
    11-14-2011 02:18 PM
  20. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Check these out;



    Before you ask its not my car
    11-14-2011 02:24 PM
  21. Depatter's Avatar
    Here's some I snapped today. In high light the picture washes out and in low light it gets fuzzy. It will take a decent picture, but only when lighting is perfect. Adjusting the settings hasn't seemed to make much difference. IMO It's much harder than it needs to be to get a good picture.

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx...B9FF2B1A08!196
    11-14-2011 11:04 PM
  22. gravage's Avatar
    Per request, here are my iPhone 4s samples. You can compare them with my Focus S pictures from my original post.
    11-14-2011 11:10 PM
  23. HeyCori's Avatar
    check these out;

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    before you ask its not my car
    is that ur car?!!

    :P
    11-14-2011 11:19 PM
  24. Depatter's Avatar
    Not sure whats up with my phone, but your shots look awesome Gravage!
    11-15-2011 02:18 AM
  25. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Not sure whats up with my phone, but your shots look awesome Gravage!
    May I please make an asinine quote about "photographer, and not the camera?" :D
    11-15-2011 02:20 AM
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