1. neilrico's Avatar
    Hi, I just had my Lumia 925 less than a month ago, my first WP8 phone.

    My concern is with the Nokia Smart Cam. Whether I'm using the preinstalled standalone app or via the Nokia Camera app, there's significant noise. Both the preview and the actual pictures are grainy.

    What am I missing here?

    When I use the Pro Cam or the native camera, the pictures are gorgeous. But all of the pictures I took using the Smart Cam aren't good enough.
    12-16-2013 10:48 AM
  2. Amran Nagal's Avatar
    Yup smart cam pictures come out grainy for me too.
    12-16-2013 10:51 AM
  3. neilrico's Avatar
    Thanks. Good to know I'm not alone.

    Does anyone know if this is really supposed to be a limitation of Smart Cam? Or will this be fixed in some future update?
    12-16-2013 11:54 AM
  4. ChimeraX73's Avatar
    It's a limitation of burst shot modes on most cameras. I have a Sony which does it also. Something to do with a higher ISO setting to increase light sensitivity as the shutter speed is so much faster. The only way you can overcome it on something with a small lens is to make sure there is good lighting.
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    12-18-2013 04:09 AM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    In auto most cameras will crank up ISO (and thus sensitivity=grain) to compensate instead of having a long shutter time - which keeps the aperture open but increases blurriness. Smart Cam was only ever designed for well-lit conditions really
    neilrico likes this.
    12-18-2013 04:22 AM
  6. neilrico's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I'm learning a lot! :)
    12-20-2013 10:25 AM

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