1. JuxJake18's Avatar
    Good day everyone,

    Just something I would like to share with you fellow 720 users :D

    Recently, I've upgraded my 720 from Portico to Lumia Black with 8.1 preview (Long story short, I've downgraded from lumia black to portico then upgraded back to black for the 8.1 update, I flashed a France ROM) and I noticed the picture quality "degraded" again, especially in LOW-LIGHT conditions. But I've tried playing with the settings in Nokia Camera, with my phone attached to a tripod and here are the results: (These images were captured in low-light conditions)

    Auto Settings/ Default Settings:
    wp_20140417_21_41_30_pro.jpgwp_ss_20140418_0002.png

    Manual Settings: ISO set to 100
    wp_20140417_21_41_21_pro.jpgwp_ss_20140418_0001.png

    Manual Settings 2: ISO raised to 3200 ( this setting makes the image look washed out )
    wp_20140417_21_41_41_pro.jpgwp_ss_20140418_0003.png

    As you can see, the 2nd image looks good above the others and really feels like the quality is somewhat close to when the Lumia 720 was in Portico/GDR1 stage (Before Amber & Black updates ruined the post processing of the image)

    Hope this could somehow help those who are having problems with the 720's camera, comments or thoughts are very welcome :)
    04-20-2014 12:40 PM
  2. Nevin Alex Chacko's Avatar
    So what exactly should we do to get back the original pic quality?
    04-29-2014 11:31 PM
  3. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    all cameras with ISO higher than 400 will degrade the image quality
    I have update my 720 too to wp 8.1 and I notice the image quality is better, less noise and sharper, better than black update
    using Nokia Camera will give you more colourful and sharper image, better than using Microsoft Camera

    I heard that Nokia will give more update algorithms for image quality when Cyan update coming, well I waiting for that
    04-30-2014 12:06 AM
  4. JuxJake18's Avatar
    For me, just try to adjust the ISO not above 400-800... The pic quality during the GDR1 stage was good because the ISO never exceeded above 800, steady hands should help as well, especially in lowlight
    04-30-2014 07:17 AM

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