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  1. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    The whole point of a dedicated camera button on WP was to replace your point and shoot. Add in Nokia and Carl Zeiss we should have a stellar camera, but we don't.

    On another note would it be so wrong to have a three thread deep, standard size receiver screw for some lenses on any camera phone? At least for some real zoom?
    07-15-2012 12:45 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't have any issues with the camera. However, I learned photography on an all manual Canon F-1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_F-1

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    07-15-2012 01:23 AM
  3. Windowsphone7's Avatar
    Yeah, notice how the one taken indoors has absolutely NO detail in the darker areas and the last one with the shadows in the trees again have no detail as the camera just leaves it black.

    I just don't know if it's being a blind fanboy or what but it's a known fact that the Lumia 900 has a pretty terrible camera.

    You can talk about being an 'amateur' all you want but a 'pro' should not be relying on his Nokia cell-phone to take pictures lol. Cell-phones are meant to take a quick snap of something. Some phones are better than others. A 'pro' should have a REAL camera. Not sure why that's even a valid arguement for you, it makes you look silly if you are expecting your cell phone to take "pro" pictures.

    Just deal with it, the L900 doesn't have a good camera for a smartphone.

    Mate a "pro" can adept to any camera they use only amateur like you need a "pro" camera to look cool. That fact you created it for someone like you. I proven it with my photos and also UNEDITED. I dont need an iphone if i do ill become like you so its a NO NO.

    Anyway here are few more photos :-


    Nokia Lumia 900 @ Flowers with Spider by JTproductions, on Flickr


    Nokia Lumia 900 @ Flowers by JTproductions, on Flickr

    A pro understand the capability and limitation of each camera they use regardless its a mobile phone , DSLR , compact camera because all this imaging devices have a common thing we call aperture, shutter speed , ISO , White balance , Framing , bokeh and etc.

    For an amateur like you they only want to look good in expensive camera. So when someone hand you a cheaper camera their prespective is the more expensive the camera the more pro you look.

    I will deal with it that you need an iphone. Pro do not need an iphone .
    07-15-2012 06:03 AM
  4. Windowsphone7's Avatar
    Did you take those photos yourself, Windowsphone7? No. You posted images taken by a professional photographer who has years of experience with digital photography and knows how to tweak an image to get the best results. You're so quick to judge others - where are some examples of pictures you've taken with the Lumia 900?

    Here are two pictures I took tonight using the default settings. One picture was taken using my Lumia 900, and one picture was taken using an Evo 4G LTE. Both times I unlocked the device, opened the camera, and took a picture using the default settings.

    The pics:

    Lumia 900
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    Evo 4G LTE
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    Any responses?
    Mate all those photos are not taken by professional. All are taken by me.

    Your issue is simple you have finger print on your lens thats why it becomes foggy due to your finger print. Please make sure wipe your lens before taking the photo so probably your EVO 4G do not have finger print. Amazing try it yourself =p

    This photos of the Nokia Lumia 800 are also taken by me
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenoki...608885/detail/
    07-15-2012 06:09 AM
  5. sdreamer's Avatar
    Mate a "pro" can adept to any camera they use only amateur like you need a "pro" camera to look cool. That fact you created it for someone like you. I proven it with my photos and also UNEDITED. I dont need an iphone if i do ill become like you so its a NO NO.

    Anyway here are few more photos :-

    Click to view quoted image

    Nokia Lumia 900 @ Flowers with Spider by JTproductions, on Flickr

    Click to view quoted image

    Nokia Lumia 900 @ Flowers by JTproductions, on Flickr

    A pro understand the capability and limitation of each camera they use regardless its a mobile phone , DSLR , compact camera because all this imaging devices have a common thing we call aperture, shutter speed , ISO , White balance , Framing , bokeh and etc.

    For an amateur like you they only want to look good in expensive camera. So when someone hand you a cheaper camera their prespective is the more expensive the camera the more pro you look.

    I will deal with it that you need an iphone. Pro do not need an iphone .
    IMO your photos are some of the greatest I've seen, even compared to some DSLR photos. You really know how to utilize what you're given to work with to make things look great. But I think it still doesn't answer the argument of this still being a phone camera. Yes, we all can probably take the time to actually find good settings, and probably save those settings, but for most of us, the phone camera on auto, should just pretty much work like other flagship devices on auto: give use decent photos on the spot without having to configure.
    I know the auto settings are pretty messed up, I've taken photos like in the example above by PhilR8 where it comes out foggy-ish even though my lens is clean. But I've also taken a few photos like yours on auto where it looks great. I think Nokia just needs to tweak the auto a bit to make users happier.
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    07-15-2012 08:52 AM
  6. PhilR8's Avatar
    Mate all those photos are not taken by professional. All are taken by me.

    Your issue is simple you have finger print on your lens thats why it becomes foggy due to your finger print. Please make sure wipe your lens before taking the photo so probably your EVO 4G do not have finger print. Amazing try it yourself =p

    This photos of the Nokia Lumia 800 are also taken by me
    Nokia Lumia 800 Camera Gallery (Untouched) - a set on Flickr
    You may be right, I just wiped my lens with the soft cloth that came with my glasses and things look clearer. I'll make sure to take some more comparison shots and see if that makes a difference.

    You're still what I would call a pro, though. You may be an amateur photographer but you obviously know a lot about photography, probably hundreds if not thousands of hours of teaching yourself compared to the standard user of a smartphone. The point of a smartphone camera is to capture spontaneous images in places where you either don't want to bring a DSLR or places where it would be impractical, and the competition between devices/platforms becomes which can deliver the best photograph across the widest cross-section of users. Anyone who has spent hundreds/thousands of hours tinkering with cameras and photography can take a subpar platform and bend it to their will and make something great.
    07-15-2012 11:09 AM
  7. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Mate all those photos are not taken by professional. All are taken by me.

    Your issue is simple you have finger print on your lens thats why it becomes foggy due to your finger print. Please make sure wipe your lens before taking the photo so probably your EVO 4G do not have finger print. Amazing try it yourself =p

    This photos of the Nokia Lumia 800 are also taken by me
    Nokia Lumia 800 Camera Gallery (Untouched) - a set on Flickr
    So how do I take pics like that? Is there a guide somewhere?

    My Lumia 900 pics are not great either.

    I understand what you're saying, but at the same time I think it's a bit disingenuous to knock people for wanting a phone that can take nice pictures by hitting a button, not going in and adjusting ISO and exposure perfectly for every shot.

    You're acting a bit as if people are being stupid here, but the fact is the iPhone and many other phones take pictures that look as good or better than what you've posted here and people get those results by pressing a button, that's it.

    Most people do not want to adjust settings for every shot on a smartphone. You shouldn't have to. It's not an SLR from 1985. It's a friggin phone. People just want good pictures without the work.

    I am one of the biggest defenders of WP and Nokia that you'll meet, and I think the camera is adequate, certainly not as awful as some people make it out to be, but I am not delusional. The plain fact is that the best phones out there take much better pictures than the Lumia 900 does. Period.

    I'm OK with that for now though, I accept it.

    I'm interested in picking up some tips to get better results with the photos I take with the phone I've got.
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    07-15-2012 12:23 PM
  8. Budule's Avatar
    Got to agree that the "point and shoot" of the Lumia is pretty crappy......me and the wife both got phones before we went on vacation 2 months ago, me with the lumia and her with the Galaxy Note and most of the time we would be side by side taking pics of our son at various locations, Her phone was far, FAR superior in almost all situations......and instead of everybody (who are NOT "pro's") having to fiddle with the settings, shouldn't Nokia do that for us?
    07-15-2012 09:10 PM
  9. Windowsphone7's Avatar
    07-15-2012 11:19 PM
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    07-16-2012 06:53 AM
  11. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Seriously, you must have the steadiest hands ever or a tripod and some amazing skills to get results like this. My pictures don't look 1/10 that good. :dry

    How about some Cliffs Notes on what you're doing to get these results. Posting the pics to show us it's possible is nice and all, but not especially helpful.
    07-16-2012 09:46 AM
  12. Windowsphone7's Avatar
    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
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    07-16-2012 10:26 AM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    especially when people like you like to boast about having less issues than lumia owners. Hypocritical much?
    Might want to turn your brain on as I have a Lumia, so how would I "boast about having less issues than lumia owners"? In fact I'd like to know where I've "boasted" about anything regarding my device.
    07-16-2012 10:36 AM
  14. socialcarpet's Avatar
    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
    I see. The mountain doesn't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain, eh?

    Never mind then. I don't need to know that bad. I was just hoping you might share some tips with everyone that might help them. Your choice.

    07-16-2012 11:18 AM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
    Question, do you use the default camera app or a third part app?
    07-16-2012 11:38 AM
  16. dkp23's Avatar
    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
    Perhaps you can lay out your settings for general for certain scenarios. I understand there are so many different variables that come into play when taking pictures, but most people with phones are simply, pull out phone, turn on phone, snap a picture, look at it, and determine if it is good.

    If you can spell out your manual settings for:

    outside day/night time

    Indoors day/night

    Settings when zooming in your lends.

    It would be appreciated. If you can take those pictures with your 900, i believe most people would like help on how to take better quality pics, especially indoors or low-lighted areas.

    thanks in advance
    07-16-2012 12:02 PM
  17. npyle's Avatar
    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
    Just PM'd you :)
    07-16-2012 01:11 PM
  18. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    I'm really bummed about the 900's camera. I never really cared much about a cell phone camera, but recently went on vacation, and was using the camera more than normal. I was especially frustrated trying to use it for the WPCentral Photosynth contest. I could NOT get a decent panorama with the 900 - especially with the overcast weather where I was.

    Any tips from anyone how to make this camera not suck would be appreciated.
    07-16-2012 01:28 PM
  19. Windowsphone7's Avatar
    07-18-2012 02:49 AM
  20. YingTK's Avatar
    Nice pics. Would you mind sharing your tips with us? Did you have to change any of the default settings?

    Thanks.
    07-18-2012 09:36 AM
  21. Fiann's Avatar
    Sorry, been away for a couple of days.

    Have you tried running pictures through the built in auto fix? It is very effective, bordering on miraculous, at saving almost unusable pictures. If I could figure out how to put up pics in here I would show you some samples from my HD7, infamous for its poor camera.
    Auto fix doesn't really help. The hue is too extreme apparently.

    I'd recommend using Nokia's Creative Studio app or another photo editing app like Thumba. I find that using the built-in auto correct adds a lot more grain to pictures.
    I have (or had) Thumba. It was possibly the very first WP app I purchsed. I noticed with my Titan that it didn't seem to support pictures correctly (they showed as 5 MP). I emailed support and they never replied. The final straw was when I found that they had basically rereleased the same app with a new name to get around having to provide updates.

    Mate a "pro" can adept to any camera they use only amateur like you need a "pro" camera to look cool. That fact you created it for someone like you. I proven it with my photos and also UNEDITED. I dont need an iphone if i do ill become like you so its a NO NO.
    Except an iPhone doesn't completely destroy your white balance.

    A pro understand the capability and limitation of each camera they use regardless its a mobile phone , DSLR , compact camera because all this imaging devices have a common thing we call aperture, shutter speed , ISO , White balance , Framing , bokeh and etc.

    For an amateur like you they only want to look good in expensive camera. So when someone hand you a cheaper camera their prespective is the more expensive the camera the more pro you look.

    I will deal with it that you need an iphone. Pro do not need an iphone .
    Yes, I'm quite familiar all that. I can, and have, taken quite nice photos with a point and shoot or even a cell phone. I'm not expecting pro quality from the camera in a phone. I will use my DSLR or my P&S compact if I am worried about that or know I will be taking pictures. I don't normally carry those around with me though. I use my phone when I'm out and need to take a picture spur of the moment and I'm probably not going to want to try to fix it in post.

    Good equipment can't make you a good photographer but bad equipment can screw even a good photographer.

    No offense buddy i can only teach if that someone wants to learn from the title of this thread it seems the author is blindly accusing so his solution can only be fixed by Nokia.
    No, I just want my phone to capture the image I see without messing it up. I KNOW it's abnormal because I know what a camera should give me.

    I can only teach those believe they need to improve in their skills not device problem. Feel free to PM me and ask any questions you want. Ill answer them

    If the title is tips on how to improve my shots in nokia lumia 900 then i can put tips.
    Despite your insinuations against me, I'd still like to see your tips. Those were some very nice pictures. You should make a new thread for it though.
    07-18-2012 10:34 AM
  22. bobosaur1's Avatar
    is there a setting to make the pictures look exactly like they are in the viewfinder?

    mine sometimes looks fine and then when i take it the phone destroys it

    played with an htc one x today... really have to say that the camera on nokia is dissapointing
    07-19-2012 05:12 PM
  23. dkp23's Avatar
    Yes, i am hoping for some lowlight tips, but i haven't been able to get settings that are satisfactory.
    07-19-2012 05:43 PM
  24. sdreamer's Avatar
    Yes, i am hoping for some lowlight tips, but i haven't been able to get settings that are satisfactory.
    Have you tried setting the ISO down to 100? I notice that noise is a lot lower at this setting. Also turning down the saturation helps as well for low light sometimes.
    07-19-2012 09:25 PM
  25. nokia4life's Avatar
    That's why I use both the one x and lumia the camera sucks, for the lumia you ha e to be an expert to get it to take decent photos most of us are not

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    07-20-2012 03:00 AM
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