1. anon(5336707)'s Avatar
    What's up with the crappy camera in Lumia 710? It's the only reason I don't use it as my primary phone. Check out the comparison. The first picture is taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the second one with Lumia 710.
    04-22-2012 08:35 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    What's up with the crappy camera in Lumia 710? It's the only reason I don't use it as my primary phone. Check out the comparison. The first picture is taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the second one with Lumia 710.
    710 wasnt meant to be an high end phone, hence the less than great camera.Since camera seems to be a big thing for you, you might want to consider the 900 or the titan 2.
    04-22-2012 08:54 PM
  3. squire777's Avatar
    There seems to be something up with the focus mode setting. The default is set to "macro" but if you change it to "normal" sometimes you get better focus and better pictures. I have a feeling the camera can be improved with firmware though so there is still hope.

    I also don't use the button for the shutter, but rather tap the screen to avoid any shaking.

    I only take spontaneous shots with my phone though so i don't really care if the pictures aren't perfect. Though I do wish the camera was as good as the Titan, N8 or iphone, it's not a deal breaker for me since I just take my regular camera to places where i will be taking a lot of pictures.
    04-23-2012 12:06 AM
  4. Jrexxx's Avatar
    What's up with the crappy camera in Lumia 710? It's the only reason I don't use it as my primary phone. Check out the comparison. The first picture is taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the second one with Lumia 710.
    Are you seriously comparing the Lumia 710 to the GS2? You do know that they are not at the same price point right? Plus, in your comparison photos, the 710 isn't even in focus...

    @squire777, my lumia 710 also came with macro set as default :/ took me a while to notice, but after changing it to normal, the pictures were fine. :)
    04-23-2012 06:01 AM
  5. gregoron's Avatar
    I like the camera on my 710. It does have focusing problems as it sometimes defaults to macro esp in video mode. But, colors are neutral and it has decent tonal range.
    04-23-2012 11:24 AM
  6. TricBox's Avatar
    I really haven't had a problem with the camera. I thought it took pretty good pictures especially at some recent pics of fish I took at a museum.
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    04-23-2012 07:44 PM
  7. rideboarder's Avatar
    I actually think the camera is pretty good. I took some this weekend at the tulip fields and they turned out pretty good. I did have my DSLR with me, so I took just about all photos with that. Just remember to keep the lens cover clean...mine is always full of finger prints since that seems to be how I hold my phone, and if i dont clean it off the quality gets a lot worse and it starts having focusing problems.
    04-23-2012 08:48 PM
  8. joeaux's Avatar
    Damn rideboarder, those shots are sweet for a smartphone. As usual, photography is about the user, not the equipment (and I pretty much suck as a photographer).
    04-23-2012 08:52 PM
  9. rideboarder's Avatar
    You're right joeaux, it's about getting to learn your camera and getting to know it's strengths and weaknesses. With practise it's not that difficult to take decent photos, but I take over ~10'000 photos a year with my dslr, so I'm used to all this. I see people all the time with equipment much more expensive than mine taking horrible photos, so it comes down to the user quite often. A $5000 camera won't take stunning photos by itself afterall...

    anyways, here's one from just now with flash as a comparison. also another thing to keep in mind is to hold the camera button half way down to let the camera focus, once it's done then take the picture. All without moving your hand of course.
    04-23-2012 09:21 PM
  10. MattLFC's Avatar
    The camera isn't the best, but as above, the camera was never intended to be anything other than a convenience. That's why Nokia opted for a standard setup instead of a Carl Zeiss setup as featured on their high-end phones over the years, including the Lumia 800 and 900.

    I do find, however, that it is absolutely fantastic in low-light.
    04-23-2012 10:21 PM
  11. schiri's Avatar
    My blackberry Bold 9780 also had a 5 megapixel camera and the pictures are far superior to the Lumia 710. It's not even close.

    What gives?
    07-02-2012 08:01 PM
  12. anon(5336707)'s Avatar
    Sorry I missed you guys responses to my original post.

    Yes, my Lumia 710 appeared to have had a focusing problem, which is probably why all pics were crap. It was the same whether I had it on Macro or Normal. Now I see that some of you were able to at least take decent pics.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the 710 anymore so I can't do any further testing. I was quite disappointed with that camera. Other than that, I really liked the phone. I'm now waiting for the Nokia WP8 phone...whatever that may be.
    07-02-2012 08:35 PM
  13. schiri's Avatar
    If I don't use the zoom feature the pics are alright.
    Zooming in really kills the quality IMO.
    07-03-2012 11:27 AM
  14. TooiNawfyOffical's Avatar
    you have to change the focus mode on the camera settings from normal to macro. It will help 10x .
    07-28-2012 10:22 AM
  15. phil8715's Avatar
    I actually find that the shutter is very slow, it's useless for moving objects like trains.

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    08-27-2012 07:47 PM
  16. DaiaX's Avatar
    So i'am a noob at photography and i can't find anyone that can lend me camera or DSLR, i have an upcoming event. I need to shot pictures.

    Ok this is my settings:
    Scenes : Macro
    White Balance : Auto
    Exposure Value : ranging from -1 to 1
    ISO :200, 400
    Metering Mode : Frame Average
    Effects: Normal
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal (depends)
    Focus Mode: Normal
    Resolution : 5MP 4:3
    Flicker Reduction : 50Hz

    The results are attached, that is all i can figure out from my Lumia 710. I need your help. In quality, is it bad, acceptable or good enough?
    The event will be indoor, maybe good lighting, crowded, face shots, group shots.
    Oh and, is there an app to clear your EXIF data on picture or rename the picture?
    08-30-2012 09:04 AM
  17. Aint7's Avatar
    The camera on my Blackberry Bold totally beats the 710. Seriously, everything about the bb camera is far superior.
    09-15-2012 03:34 PM
  18. afterblind's Avatar
    for the mid range and all the excitement, i quiet satisfied with the lumia 710 camera, here's my example pics.. :)

    there's a trick to improve the camera quality, beside the proper setting with the built in camera, and i recommended you guys to install "sophie cam"
    09-23-2012 12:19 PM
  19. squire777's Avatar
    The only time I get decent pictures with the camera are outdoors on a cloudy day. Other than that I don't bother. I will try out Sophie cam to see if it really does improve the quality.

    If I'm going to an event I just take my proper camera so at the moment I can get by.
    09-24-2012 09:59 AM