1. gravage's Avatar
    I took some comparison photos with my Titan and iPhone 4s today. When I pulled them off on my computer to compare them, I noticed that the file size on the Titan picks was around half that of the iPhone pics. At first, I suspected compression, but I also noticed that detail was fuzzy on the Titan pics.

    Looking at camera settings, I noticed that Sharpness was set to medium by default. Could this be the culprit? If I set it to Max, will my pictures look better and have bigger file size?
    04-15-2012 06:05 PM
  2. syang87's Avatar
    Only one way to find out.
    04-15-2012 07:56 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    I keep mines set to normal because I'd rather adjust the sharpness manually. However, I've never tried turning up the sharpness. Maybe a few test shots are in order.
    04-15-2012 11:02 PM
  4. gravage's Avatar
    It seems like I had to set it higher on my Focus S before it started taking better pictures. I never actually checked the file sizes, though. I will do some testing of my own with sharpness on max and report back. Not sure why it would be set lower by default if it gives you better quality photos.
    04-16-2012 12:06 PM
  5. gravage's Avatar
    Took some sample shots of the same subjects last night with sharpness set to max. The pictures definitely have more detail, but the file sizes are still significantly smaller than those from the iPhone and roughly the same size as the pics I took on medium sharpness.

    Reading some older reviews on the Titan, it looks like the HTC phones use some sort of JPEG compression that squashes the file size down, so that's the culprit. Doesn't seem to affect quality much, just makes them lighter on your internal storage.
    04-17-2012 10:31 AM
  6. clockworksnarf's Avatar
    I can't seem to get my camera to take close-UPS of anything, even in macro mode text is unreadable, do I have a defective unit?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-17-2012 10:37 AM
  7. syang87's Avatar
    I can't seem to get my camera to take close-UPS of anything, even in macro mode text is unreadable, do I have a defective unit?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    I have the same problem. It doesn't seem to do well with macro shots.
    04-17-2012 02:52 PM
  8. gravage's Avatar
    I can't seem to get my camera to take close-UPS of anything, even in macro mode text is unreadable, do I have a defective unit?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    Are you using touch-to-focus, or the camera button. I find that the camera button tends to screw up my shots more often than not. It's also really stiff, causing me to move the camera.

    You might try manually selecting macro from camera settings.
    04-17-2012 04:49 PM
  9. ninjaap's Avatar
    I can't seem to get my camera to take close-UPS of anything, even in macro mode text is unreadable, do I have a defective unit?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    I had the same problem with my Samsung Focus. What I figured out is that the phone, most times, try to focus on macro shots, but actually loses focus after a few seconds. You can tell, because the box disappears from your frame. What I do is press half way, wait for the right amount of focus, then press the rest of the way, before the box disappears from the frame.
    04-17-2012 04:56 PM
  10. nick6c's Avatar
    I haven't set the sharpness , i always use auto. mode , i think the sharpness is ok , pretty gd :P
    04-20-2012 11:37 PM
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