12-28-2014 11:51 AM
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  1. Ixia's Avatar
    And another...
    wp_20131030_12_34_58_pro.jpg

    But then this one looks a lot sharper...

    wp_20131013_16_19_11_pro.jpg
    01-30-2014 09:13 AM
  2. Ixia's Avatar
    Compared to this taken on an 5yr old LG Renoir (8mp, I think), sorry about the rotation.

    p30-05-09_13.39.jpg

    Or this on the N8

    24082011180.jpg

    Probably not the best examples. But when you zoom you eventually get pixellation, but there's none of that blurry softness.
    01-30-2014 09:43 AM
  3. StephanDanner's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I'm also suffering from partly smudgy and somehow distorted images.
    The images have a strange smudgy touch on the right side while being superbly sharp in the center.
    Besides the geometry also doesn't seem to be right on the right side (look at the orange car....)
    http://sdrv.ms/1aXY8y6

    Nokia care currently lets me reset everything (soft, hard reset, reinstall etc.).

    Any recommendations or comments to the phenomenons?
    Is this normal to the 1020 camera?

    Thx, br, Stephan
    01-30-2014 10:56 AM
  4. Crasstoe's Avatar
    What ISO are you shooting and what shutter speed? OIS will distort the edges in an attempt to keep the centre centred if you don't hold the phone steady enough... Even pressing the shutter button when using a tripod can be enough at a long exposure.

    Also the 1020 pixels on sensor are a lot smaller than normal pixels which doesn't help when you zoom right in.


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    01-30-2014 11:11 AM
  5. StephanDanner's Avatar
    All images were shot in automatic mode, different light conditions of course.
    01-30-2014 12:19 PM
  6. Ixia's Avatar
    Auto, but...
    Photo 1 - iso 100, 1/1506s
    Photo 2 - iso 100, 1/729s
    Photo 3 - iso 100, 1/111s

    Can't get the info on the other phones, daughter is hogging the laptop.
    01-30-2014 02:32 PM
  7. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Auto, but...
    Photo 1 - iso 100, 1/1506s
    Photo 2 - iso 100, 1/729s
    Photo 3 - iso 100, 1/111s

    Can't get the info on the other phones, daughter is hogging the laptop.
    Try shooting at ISO 400 (I jump between 100 - 400 depending on what I am trying to snap and depending on the light) and setting the WB to whatever suits the conditions. This will give you a much faster shutter speed and should help to sharpen things up without adding too much noise to darker areas.

    I find I can go up to 800 before noise begins to become apparent (obviously this is without any zooming)
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    01-30-2014 03:55 PM
  8. Ixia's Avatar
    1/1506s should really be fast enough for anything though. The thing is auto should work, I have an SLR for when I want to tinker with settings. Previous phones have worked well on auto and this is supposed to be a flagship camera phone. I already miss shots that my OH catches with his iphone, as mine is slower.
    I will however have a go with a higher ISO for the shots that I can take more time over, I had assumed this would increase the noise, so thank you for that advice.
    01-30-2014 04:29 PM
  9. Crasstoe's Avatar
    AUTO on any camera will not give you best results. The 1020 is pretty poor in Auto from my experience. MF is a must too, AF on the 1020 isn't great.
    01-30-2014 05:01 PM
  10. Bahamen's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I'm also suffering from partly smudgy and somehow distorted images.
    The images have a strange smudgy touch on the right side while being superbly sharp in the center.
    Besides the geometry also doesn't seem to be right on the right side (look at the orange car....)
    http://sdrv.ms/1aXY8y6

    Nokia care currently lets me reset everything (soft, hard reset, reinstall etc.).

    Any recommendations or comments to the phenomenons?
    Is this normal to the 1020 camera?

    Thx, br, Stephan
    I will suggest to get your unit checked if there are any potential issues with the lens.
    01-31-2014 09:17 AM
  11. Bahamen's Avatar
    Auto, but...
    Photo 1 - iso 100, 1/1506s
    Photo 2 - iso 100, 1/729s
    Photo 3 - iso 100, 1/111s

    Can't get the info on the other phones, daughter is hogging the laptop.
    Photos 1 and 2 seem to be a case of lens smudge or misfocus. It shouldn't look like that and I doubt that shutter speed is the issue (unless you have very severe issue with camera shake). But then, your picture at the park is way better... try cleaning the lens again... and if this is still happening to many of your shots you might want to get your unit checked...
    01-31-2014 09:28 AM
  12. Ixia's Avatar
    Yes, it's odd that photo 3 had the worst weather and slowest shutter speed, yet is acceptably sharp. I do wonder if the issue is when the camera is focussed on infinity, as photo 3 has an actual focal point.
    My hands are reasonably steady!
    01-31-2014 10:32 AM
  13. Bahamen's Avatar
    Yes, it's odd that photo 3 had the worst weather and slowest shutter speed, yet is acceptably sharp. I do wonder if the issue is when the camera is focussed on infinity, as photo 3 has an actual focal point.
    My hands are reasonably steady!
    I think my results with infinity focus have been reasonable (it even works for not-too-distant objects). But it is possible that the auto focus may be more precise? I will see if I get the chance to do some testing on this...
    01-31-2014 09:03 PM
  14. Harshv61's Avatar
    02-01-2014 09:14 AM
  15. JW888's Avatar
    1020 is the best camera phone on the market so far, you just have to figure it out how to use the camera.
    Guess I'm starting to understand..
    Just saw some review pictures between the galaxy s4 zoom and lumia 1020, sure enough when focusing on details the 1020 wins by FAR - however, looking at backgrounds the 1020 pictures are way out of focus which is exactly the same as what I experience...

    Some examples showing precisely what I am experiencing:
    Camera Sample - GSMArena.com
    Camera Sample - GSMArena.com

    Making close up detail shots (and low light shots......) my old S4 stands no chance comparing to my 1020, but making pictures of scenery I'm sad to say I prefer my S4.
    Feels like I'm being limited to only shoot portraits instead of shooting a "whole" picture.
    I've played with every manual setting available in nokia camera to no avail so I'm guessing thats how it is by design, anyone have a nice techical explanation for me? :)

    By the way I am not trying to bash the 1020 camera here, it's amazing - but I should have probably just spent more time reading about it before jumping on the wp wagon. Tbh I dont really miss android..... But I only made this jump because of the camera which doesnt really live up to my expectations.
    02-01-2014 11:21 AM
  16. Nito Niwatori's Avatar
    I just want to reply this even it's very old thread but many devices of 1020 suffer from same problem which given pictures blurry on some edge or corner ...

    it's kind of Luck ? since I saw lots of users infected this decentered kind (some worse some is acceptable just 5-8% from edges/corners) while some have near absolutely sharp on every corner which I have once that camera module (but it have huge color cast on that module)

    this both problem not seen on 808 but near every 1020 have this .... and it's most likely happen the right edge
    few devices have lower color cast and sharper (infinite focus) on every corner (this must use 16:9 to check because more device fine with 4:3 or you can say if you want to avoid this or decrease it ... needed to shoot at 4:3)

    it's very annoying me that I have sent my phone to nokia care and they even don't know how to see / check this problem ... and no one come to explain it's normal or not (well how to say it's normal if some devices got super lucky to get that perfect condition of camera module ?? or it got huge difference in quality term for camera module since this phone properly focused on it's camera (that many peoples included me brought it because it's camera)

    I have both love and hate this device ... and maybe it's got careless from both Nokia / Microsoft ...

    It maybe useless to typing in here but I just want someone in future who searching for clue to know that you is not alone...
    Nito Niwatori
    12-28-2014 11:51 AM
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