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  1. Oridus's Avatar
    That is true. It's a camera phone. We shouldnt have to tweak it to get great pics. But what good are the extra settings that software gives us? Honestly, if it weren't for this phone, I would have never researched ISO, metering, and other settings available to us. I love that this phone is becoming more like a real camera. I used to hate how people say "this is a phone, if you want good pics take your point and shoot or dslr with you". I don't want to carry two devices with me, though. Well Nokia is showing with its awesome camera phones that we may no longer need those extra gadgets any longer (at least a point and shoot, for now).
    The problem is, that Nokia and the Lumia 900 aren't the first with these types of settings and higher end optics in their cameras. There have been MANY phones that take fantastic pictures out of the box.... and you can then tweak them to your liking if you're into that.

    My personal first phone that had all these settings was the HTC evo, and that's over 2 years old.... and I know there were many more before that.
    05-12-2012 11:17 AM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    The problem is, that Nokia and the Lumia 900 aren't the first with these types of settings and higher end optics in their cameras. There have been MANY phones that take fantastic pictures out of the box.... and you can then tweak them to your liking if you're into that.

    My personal first phone that had all these settings was the HTC evo, and that's over 2 years old.... and I know there were many more before that.
    I agree with you on that. It was frustrating for me at first, because I'm used to relying on auto settings with all my previous phones. But it is what it is and I'm convinced this is a great camera, which is better than any camera phone I have ever owned. Here's to hoping Nokia gives us an update for auto settings. In the meantime, I think people need to stop complaining and play with their settings. Its actually pretty fun if you give it a try. If you read through this thread, there are those who have figured out their favorite auto settings. Figure out yours, save them and tweak from there to make it easier on yourself.

    My saved auto settings: contrast: high, metering: frame average, focus mode: macro, everything else auto.
    05-12-2012 11:30 AM
  3. Kredrian's Avatar




    Most of these were taken in really low light.
    05-12-2012 09:02 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Geraniums I planted that are in my mom's yard.

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    05-19-2012 12:48 AM
  5. zinrai's Avatar
    Two pics of a Testarossa I saw today. I fooled with the settings without entirely knowing what I was doing. I set the ISO to 400 and the saturation on low. Any tips on how to get less grainy shots? Should I just set those to default?



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    05-19-2012 03:41 AM
  6. invertme's Avatar
    My Focus still takes better pictures than my Lumia and I thought the Focus camera was pretty bad :(

    I really hope Nokia gets their camera act together because my second most important feature of a phone is a good camera. When W8 comes out whomever offers the best camera will get my money.

    What do you guys think of the pictures?





    05-19-2012 12:11 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like your pictures, especially your cute baby. :)
    05-19-2012 01:00 PM
  8. mazepica's Avatar
    Shot around Arcata, CA. Looks good to me.
    05-21-2012 07:46 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    Two of my boys were out racing...

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    05-22-2012 01:09 AM
  10. invertme's Avatar
    Some people have some decent pictures but almost all have a slight graininess to them.

    In any event I like seeing peoples pictures, keep posting them!
    05-22-2012 09:08 AM
  11. IPA's Avatar
    Question guys: when my contacts call me, their picture comes as EXTREMELY grainy, even pics I've taken on my Lumia that look great when I look at them in my albums. What gives? Why do they look so horrible when a call comes in?

    Thanks!
    05-24-2012 06:41 PM
  12. sdreamer's Avatar
    Here's a few more from my excursion to Balboa Park. I think they came out pretty well. After having some pretty bad low light shots, these pretty much make up for it. The fact I took most of these with auto (exception of switching some of these to macro for the macro types of shots), I think they're pretty good. Probably would have gotten warmer colors if I at least switched the scene type for some of them to something more appropriate.
    05-29-2012 01:43 AM
  13. ninjaap's Avatar
    Hung out at the lake for Memorial weekend

    Saved settings for the day: Scenes: beach, Metering Mode: frame average, Contrast: high, Focus Mode: macro

    05-29-2012 12:58 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Kitty outside my apartment building.

    05-29-2012 08:33 PM
  15. HillBillJr's Avatar
    Untouched images, Default setting, good sunlight. Feedback appreciated





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    05-31-2012 12:18 PM
  16. HeyCori's Avatar
    First image is awesome.
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    05-31-2012 12:19 PM
  17. MAERSK's Avatar
    first one had potential, needs a better lightning angle. Last one is best IMO.
    06-01-2012 12:52 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    A picture of the Batman tin can I have on my desk. When in doubt, crop and filter!
    06-02-2012 05:56 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    Decided to take some pics while I was out on a walk. Sadly, the camera was not as eager as I was. About halfway through I switched to 7MB 16:9 pics but that didn't make much of a difference. Auto correct was used a lot.

    Skydrive link:
    http://sdrv.ms/K9nxFu
    Last edited by HeyCori; 06-04-2012 at 10:58 AM.
    06-04-2012 10:12 AM
  20. CDG's Avatar
    Untouched, auto, bright daylight.

    What should I have done different?

    Thanks much :)
    Last edited by charlyee; 06-05-2012 at 11:30 AM.
    06-05-2012 10:37 AM
  21. sdreamer's Avatar
    Untouched, auto, bright daylight.

    What should I have done different?

    Thanks much :)
    They look fairly decent in terms of photo quality. Quality wise, it looks like the white balance is off in some of theme (the ones that tend to be a bit more bluish), try messing with the scenes or white balance to get a warmer tone maybe. If you're going to try macro (like up close to the flower), make sure to put focus on macro, and not just the scene (this apparently doesn't trigger focus to switch to macro from my experience), and then bump up the contrast and saturation (ninjaap used these settings on some of the photos, and they look pretty nice, still haven't been able to replicate anything like em yet though for myself).
    06-07-2012 01:41 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Untouched, auto, bright daylight.

    What should I have done different?

    Thanks much :)
    The last picture is awesome.
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    06-07-2012 01:47 AM
  23. CDG's Avatar
    They look fairly decent in terms of photo quality. Quality wise, it looks like the white balance is off in some of theme (the ones that tend to be a bit more bluish), try messing with the scenes or white balance to get a warmer tone maybe. If you're going to try macro (like up close to the flower), make sure to put focus on macro, and not just the scene (this apparently doesn't trigger focus to switch to macro from my experience), and then bump up the contrast and saturation (ninjaap used these settings on some of the photos, and they look pretty nice, still haven't been able to replicate anything like em yet though for myself).
    Thanks very much, I didn't realize that it didn't auto switch to macro on close up. I will try your suggestions and pointers the next time around. :)
    06-07-2012 09:41 AM
  24. nicewabbit's Avatar
    technically, this was using the creative studio app, but I couldn't be happier with this panorama of Mt Rainier!

    The second one was with scenes on landscape, no other modifications. The blue is brilliant.
    06-07-2012 01:04 PM
  25. itsall4tay's Avatar
    After update without any alteration to camera settings.
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    06-07-2012 04:15 PM
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