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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The Blu Win HD LTE features an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, flash, face detection and HDR feature. It is also capable of 1080p video at 30fps. There is a 2MP front camera suitable for some quick selfies and prolonged video chat sessions. Blu has included some firmware tweaks to the camera beyond what the 1st gen Win HD opffered. Users should have no problems turning in some nicely done photos and videos.

    Let's see 'em right here!!! Post your pics and vids below...

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    04-22-2015 07:10 PM
  2. dragerfroe's Avatar
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    05-11-2015 10:29 AM
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    06-12-2015 06:31 AM
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    06-12-2015 06:45 AM
  6. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    I've only had my BLU Win HD LTE for a few weeks but so far I am extremely unimpressed with the 8MP Camera. It does not take as good pictures as the 5MP camera on my Lumia 635 did. Contrasty and overly bright with bad compression artifacts in things like blue sky fields. Not terrible but a big step down from my previous windows phone.
    07-28-2015 10:22 AM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Don't forget there are other Lenses besides Microsoft Camera. Try some alternates.

    On my 1st gen Win HD I got some good pics out of Camera360 Sight. It really can make a difference what App you shoot with. Explore some options rather than relying on stock. By all accounts the camera on LTE is better than 1st gen.My experience was that it just required a bit of experimenting to find what works.
    07-28-2015 11:56 AM
  8. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    I'll continue to do some comparisons. Maybe I'll load up my 635 with ProShot and try taking pictures with both phones and A/Bing them.
    07-28-2015 02:33 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ProShot was really overexposed for me on Win HD... Maybe use it in low light?
    07-28-2015 03:48 PM
  10. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    Is there a specific camera app that works well with the BLU camera hardware? I only have the default "camera" and Pro Shot installed.
    07-29-2015 07:10 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I really liked Camera360 Sight on 1st gen... My HD LTE is coming tomorrow!!! I'll know more then. ;)

    Sight has some great filters and does HDR even. The controls are pretty easy too.
    07-29-2015 11:05 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I "shared these" off my phone to one of my email addresses so the file size is reduced


    Here's a pic taken with Microsoft Camera; very overexposed, yes? Washed out in sunlight.

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    Here's the same scene with Camera360 Sight. A great improvement. Both of these were fully auto.
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    Here is an indoor pic snapped with Camera360 Sight. I increased the exposure just a touch. I've found that makes a difference in indirect incandescent or florescent lighting. I checked the pic live against the original and the color of the green mounting board is spot on.
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    People who don't like the camera on this phone, IMHO, are not putting in a bit of time experimenting with it. It's not at its best with the stock Camera App and auto settings, to be sure. Does not mean the camera is hopeless.
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    08-04-2015 12:03 PM
  13. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    Thanks RumoredNow! I still intend to do some more experimenting, but haven't gotten a chance to do it yet! I'll check out Camera360 Sight. It's easy to understand that different camera apps will work better with different hardware. Since the Blu phone is plain vanilla Windows 8.1 I don't know if it has a "custom" camera app specifically made for its hardware like Lumias and some other cameras have.

    I've been spoiled by my Lumia 635 that thing had an amazing camera for the price - a huge huge upgrade in optics and picture quality from my previous smart phone despite the same megapixel number. The Blu phone has more megapixels and a flash, I'd love to be able to get the most out of the optics; I'm sure they should be competent.

    One thing I've noticed with my pictures is that they seem to have small sizes and lots of JPG blocking artifacts compared to the Lumia phone pictures. Hoping Camera360 Sight allows me to maximize file size and minimize compression.
    Last edited by Philip Hamm; 08-05-2015 at 09:35 AM.
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    08-05-2015 09:12 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Moar Camera360 Sight... HDR mode


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    08-09-2015 09:24 PM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    OK... So in the (Microsoft) Camera App it helps if you enter settings and force -2 ev for exposure.

    Here are a few more pics. I was feeling outdoorsy.


    Camera360 Sight... The cows cooling off.
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    Here's the same scene done with Sketch Camera and the Pencil Sketch filter in real time.
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    Camera360 Sight... A small mushroom in the grass.
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    Here is the same picture taken with Camera App forced at -2 ev.
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    Moar Camera360 Sight.
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    Vines growing into a tree taken with Camera360 Sight,
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    The same tree taken with Camera App at -2 ev.
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    Moar Camera (-2 ev).
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    Camera App (-2 ev). The crushed rock on the driveway.
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    A slightly different angle taken with Sketch Camera, Watercolor filter in-line.
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    08-16-2015 04:57 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Where are all the Win HD LTE people??? C'mon guys and gals, let's see those pictures!!!!!

    I've been back on BLU for about a week as I test how much Band 1 adds to the phone. (A lot by the way.) I took a bunch of pics today while I was out in the country and these are some of the results.

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    Here are the originals from Camera360 Sight for two pics:
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    What I was really after was some subject matter for post-shot editing in BLACK.


    On the birdhouse I used the Tri-X 400 (Kodak) filter.
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    On the carpet of leaves I used the Greyscale (Original) filter.
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    Here is another original from Camera360 Sight:
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    I then did a post-shot edit in Sight and applied the Supercell filter.
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    And another filter, this time Volcano.
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    Here are some straight out of Camera360 Sight:


    A bit of Autumn sky,
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    A little splash of color,
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    A mandeville blossom,
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    And, IMHO, the money shot of the whole afternoon - my mother-in-law's gazing orb.
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    11-11-2015 12:16 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Where are all the Win HD LTE people??? C'mon guys and gals, let's see those pictures!!!!!

    I've been back on BLU for about a week as I test how much Band 1 adds to the phone. (A lot by the way.) I took a bunch of pics today while I was out in the country and these are some of the results.

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    Here are the originals from Camera360 Sight for two pics:
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    What I was really after was some subject matter for post-shot editing in BLACK.


    On the birdhouse I used the Tri-X 400 (Kodak) filter.
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    On the carpet of leaves I used the Greyscale (Original) filter.
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    Here is another original from Camera360 Sight:
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    I then did a post-shot edit in Sight and applied the Supercell filter.
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    And another filter, this time Volcano.
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    __________


    Here are some straight out of Camera360 Sight:


    A bit of Autumn sky,
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    A little splash of color,
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    A mandeville blossom,
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    And, IMHO, the money shot of the whole afternoon - my mother-in-law's gazing orb.
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    Those are awesome! The last one is definitely the best!
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    11-11-2015 12:20 AM
  18. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    Thanks nice pictures! Looks like you're getting much better results than I am. I've found the phone to be overbright, and dialing down the brightness in ProShot has given me the best results so far.
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    11-11-2015 09:40 AM
  19. Snowlynx's Avatar
    Here's a quick shot (default camera) I took while walking my dog a couple of days ago. I was early and dark and overcast, so the exposure seems about right. Still playing with some 3rd party camera apps to see what they can do.

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    12-13-2015 07:13 AM
  20. chancooluk's Avatar
    Here are a few shots from my BLU, mainly of Christmas decorations. All shots taken using the default Microsoft Camera app, with the garden shot being post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Express, due to having a green tint.

    Quite impressed with the camera considering it only cost 50.

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    12-14-2015 08:24 AM
  21. chancooluk's Avatar
    I had a play with the Imagine Cam app (which is similar to Lumia Camera, as it uses the Nokia Imaging API), and found that the phone is actually quite capable in low light situations with the shutter time increased.

    See below for a comparison of a low light scene taken about 5 minutes prior to complete darkness at sunset. Both shots have been post processed in Adobe to increase exposure by 25 points.

    The extra shutter time in Imagine Cam has allowed far more detail to be captured, although a steady hand is required due to the lack of OIS.

    Microsoft Camera app auto:
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    Imagine Cam app on auto, apart from shutter time which was set to 1/2 sec:
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    12-14-2015 04:02 PM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I had a play with the Imagine Cam app (which is similar to Lumia Camera, as it uses the Nokia Imaging API), and found that the phone is actually quite capable in low light situations with the shutter time increased.
    Thanks. That's a new one on me. Checking it out now.
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    12-14-2015 05:39 PM
  23. Snowlynx's Avatar
    Beautiful sunny day in Whistler today. Here's a shot with Camera 360 Sight, tweaked a bit in Lightroom.

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    12-16-2015 04:50 PM
  24. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    Beautiful sunny day in Whistler today. Here's a shot with Camera 360 Sight, tweaked a bit in Lightroom.

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    Even though the last time I skied I separated my shoulder - I'm STILL JEALOUS!!!! Thinking SNOW!
    12-17-2015 09:04 AM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here are a few shots from my BLU
    Would be nice if you could compare the camera of this phone and the Lumia 640
    How about it, chancooluk? Still have the HD LTE and the 640? Would you do a quick shootout?
    01-11-2016 12:36 PM
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