1. salter0151's Avatar
    I am using 8.1 preview I have taken a lot of pictures while I went to a wedding and the quality just doesn't feel good enough for a 20MP camera it doesn't look half as good.

    Most shots where blurry. I remember taking a plfew pictures before updating and it looked amazing. Sharp I could see every little single hair on my dog. If I take it now I can't get it anywhere near as sharp. What can I do here ?/

    EDIT: I am just getting 6MP 3072x1936
    06-15-2014 05:58 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    What camera app are you using?

    You can confirm the photos being put out are of 6 MP?

    Um, have you poked through the settings? Hmm...
    06-15-2014 06:11 PM
  3. AnestisL820's Avatar
    Seems like a bug to me... http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...o-you-get.html the guy in the forum seems to have the same problem with his 1520...
    06-15-2014 06:16 PM
  4. salter0151's Avatar
    What camera app are you using?


    You can confirm the photos being put out are of 6 MP?

    Um, have you poked through the settings? Hmm...
    I use Nokia Camera is this not the main camera app in 8.1 ??
    06-15-2014 06:50 PM
  5. salter0151's Avatar
    View image: wp ss 20140615 0002

    There is phone settings... 6MP
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    06-15-2014 06:58 PM
  6. AnestisL820's Avatar
    I use Nokia Camera is this not the main camera app in 8.1 ??
    To me is named as Microsoft Camera... Go to settings/swipe left/ photos+camera and check it...
    06-15-2014 06:59 PM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    Where did you read 3072x1936?
    06-15-2014 07:17 PM
  8. salter0151's Avatar
    Windows resolution of files. And erm hardware apps
    06-15-2014 08:00 PM
  9. Westarmy's Avatar
    06-15-2014 08:15 PM
  10. Blacklac's Avatar
    Just opened my pictures in MS Paint and they are 5376x3024. 1520, pics taken after latest 8.1 update. Nokia Cam Beta.

    Some reason the default Photo Viewer in Win7 doesn't read the resolution of my High Resolution pics.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-15-2014 08:26 PM
  11. drachen23's Avatar
    Just got a 1520 this week and went out this weekend and figured out I had the same issue with a brand new 1520 I put 8.1 on and then did a data wipe. It's really confusing for new users that the better camera app that uses the hi-def sensor isn't automatically installed.

    The solution is in the posts above, but it's probably worth putting into one post to reduce confusion: If you are starting fresh with WP 8.1 on a 1020 or 1520, you don't have the right camera app installed by default! You need Nokia Camera from the store to take advantage of the large sensor and digital zoom as well as a ton of nice features. If you have only "Camera" or "Microsoft Camera", you need to get the newer software. Then go into settings -> applications -> photos+camera to set it as the default camera app.
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    06-15-2014 10:10 PM
  12. salter0151's Avatar
    Just got a 1520 this week and went out this weekend and figured out I had the same issue with a brand new 1520 I put 8.1 on and then did a data wipe. It's really confusing for new users that the better camera app that uses the hi-def sensor isn't automatically installed.

    The solution is in the posts above, but it's probably worth putting into one post to reduce confusion: If you are starting fresh with WP 8.1 on a 1020 or 1520, you don't have the right camera app installed by default! You need Nokia Camera from the store to take advantage of the large sensor and digital zoom as well as a ton of nice features. If you have only "Camera" or "Microsoft Camera", you need to get the newer software. Then go into settings -> applications -> photos+camera to set it as the default camera app.
    I got this installed auto with win 8.1 and tbh that's what I've been using its just everything seems so blurry and bad quality what it was prior to 8.1
    06-16-2014 03:32 AM
  13. mickydale's Avatar
    If you are using DNG/Raw files... The photos will look like crap , if you dont have a viewer that supports them... Switch to JPEG
    06-16-2014 04:21 AM
  14. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    Just to be clear, these are the settings that can affect the resolution of pictures you take:

    - The setting that determines which camera opens from the camera button - can be the "default" lower resolution camera, or can be Nokia Camera. Settings -> Apps -> Photos and Camera

    - The setting within Nokia Camera that determines which resolutions you want it to take

    - The setting in OneDrive that determines whether it uploads in highest quality or not (This is applicable if you use OneDrive as your upload mechanism)
    06-16-2014 04:27 AM
  15. Sri Krishna's Avatar
    Yeap. Have this same problem. Went back to 8.0. And poof, photos are crips as normal. Its a bug in 8.1, after the 2nd update. Now with the 3rd update im not sure have they fixed it. But im not gonna take the chance. Camera is the main reason why i bought this phone anyway.
    06-16-2014 10:47 AM
  16. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    Same here on my 720.
    06-16-2014 04:36 PM

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