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  1. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Taken with the 928 while my 5 year old played with my real camera, haha.
    man, strap always goes over the neck first! :)
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    05-28-2013 10:38 AM
  2. Somerichs's Avatar
    A few night shots around the house (all taken with ProShot, ISO 100, flash off, auto white balance). 1 second exposure time for the first one, 2 seconds for the rest. None have been retouched.

    1 sec. exposure, very accurate in terms of color and amount of light.

    Increasing exposure time to 2 seconds to allow in a little more light...
    Penny, were the 1 and 2 second shots handheld or did you have the camera on a tripod or use other means of stabilizing the cam?

    Also, is it the fast lens that lets you keep the ISO at 100? I wonder what the cam would have selected if it were on auto ISO (I assume it has an auto ISO? I should be getting mine tomorrow...)?

    Thanks!
    05-28-2013 10:40 AM
  3. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    No my images are coming up great in both close up and auto, I was just wondering if there were differences in resolutions between the two focuses but I guess not. Part of my question still stands though, what is the max resolution capability of the 928 when taking photos? Are all photos just automatically taken at this resolution?
    Some questions are difficult to parse search engine results for relevant answers. This is not one of those questions.

    The only way to change the camera resolution is to change the aspect ratio:

    16:9 (default) - 3552 * 2000
    4:3 - 3264 * 2448
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    05-28-2013 11:01 AM
  4. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    man, strap always goes over the neck first! :)
    It always kills me to see someone walking along, holding their camera in one hand with the strap dangling - they usually learn after the first time the strap catches on something and it rips the camera out of their hand, though.
    05-28-2013 11:04 AM
  5. hopmedic's Avatar
    It always kills me to see someone walking along, holding their camera in one hand with the strap dangling - they usually learn after the first time the strap catches on something and it rips the camera out of their hand, though.
    Sometimes I carry my camera on my shoulder, and sometimes in one hand. My camera has two straps, however - a shoulder strap and a wrist strap. Anytime the shoulder strap isn't on my shoulder (and sometimes when it is) the wrist strap is on, for just the reason you cite (in addition to being more secure from theft).
    05-28-2013 11:14 AM
  6. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    Sometimes I carry my camera on my shoulder, and sometimes in one hand. My camera has two straps, however - a shoulder strap and a wrist strap. Anytime the shoulder strap isn't on my shoulder (and sometimes when it is) the wrist strap is on, for just the reason you cite (in addition to being more secure from theft).
    I used to leave the shoulder strap on and just wrap it around my wrist when it wasn't over my shoulder, but now I have a quick release (BlackRapid-type strap) so I just disconnect it if it's not hanging.
    05-28-2013 11:23 AM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    I used to do that, too, but the wrist strap is so convenient.
    05-28-2013 11:51 AM
  8. lucas.scott's Avatar
    05-28-2013 12:41 PM
  9. nunyazz's Avatar
    05-28-2013 01:32 PM
  10. Penny_1's Avatar
    Penny, were the 1 and 2 second shots handheld or did you have the camera on a tripod or use other means of stabilizing the cam?

    Also, is it the fast lens that lets you keep the ISO at 100? I wonder what the cam would have selected if it were on auto ISO (I assume it has an auto ISO? I should be getting mine tomorrow...)?

    Thanks!
    Hi Somerichs. I did not use a tripod for those pictures, but I did stabilize the phone on flat surfaces for those shots. For the first two, I placed the phone on a picnic table and just balanced/stabilized the phone with my hands. For the latter two, as you can tell from the perspective, I used the ground to stabilize the phone while I just tilted it back and held it in place.

    The two things on this phone that allow you to do low light shots at a low ISO are the large aperture (fast lens) and the fact that you can manually adjust exposure length through photography apps like ProShot that give you more manual control. You do have to keep the phone EXTREMELY still to take advantage of those longer exposure times.

    I also did happen to take the same picture as the first two in auto mode, and the picture data shows that it used a 1/3 second exposure length and defaulted to 800 ISO (the max). Here's that pic on auto:
    wp_20130524_008.jpg
    05-28-2013 02:23 PM
  11. freddyfromutah's Avatar
    Ha! I realized that after she had been taking pictures for a little while... it's only a couple grand worth of equipment, right?
    05-28-2013 02:53 PM
  12. jleebiker's Avatar
    A few night shots around the house (all taken with ProShot, ISO 100, flash off, auto white balance). 1 second exposure time for the first one, 2 seconds for the rest. None have been retouched.

    1 sec. exposure, very accurate in terms of color and amount of light.
    Attachment 34832

    Increasing exposure time to 2 seconds to allow in a little more light...
    Attachment 34833

    Some light coming from behind me (not nearly as much as it seems though).
    Attachment 34834

    Nice moonlight without the gradient of the previous pic.
    Attachment 34835
    Penny_1 Thanks so much fo giving the settings you used!!!! I think it woud be VERY helpful if the people who took these great shots could include the settings they used. That would help the rest of us novices get up to speed.
    As for the exposure settings. How did you keep the camera still? Did you rely on the OIS or did you set it up on a tripod of some sort? Thanks again!!!!
    05-28-2013 03:36 PM
  13. Vallos's Avatar
    Statue of George Washington - Union Square Park, New York City. Using Pro Shot - Auto.

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    05-28-2013 04:07 PM
  14. eortizr's Avatar
    soft, soft, soft,,, still 920 quality
    05-28-2013 04:29 PM
  15. Somerichs's Avatar
    I also did happen to take the same picture as the first two in auto mode, and the picture data shows that it used a 1/3 second exposure length and defaulted to 800 ISO (the max).
    I did a quick side-by-side and it looks like the auto mode shot has a bit more fine detail. Do mine eyes deceive me?
    05-28-2013 06:10 PM
  16. Penny_1's Avatar
    I did a quick side-by-side and it looks like the auto mode shot has a bit more fine detail. Do mine eyes deceive me?
    I definitely think the picture taken with ProShot has better detail and clarity. The problem with the high ISO is that it tends to blur a lot of the fine details (overcompensating noise reduction algorithms). The colors also look more accurate to me in the manual shot. I opened them up again side-by-side and zoomed in pretty far on the same section of the image to make the comparison, then I took screenshots of the images zoomed in. You guys can be the judge here:

    Taken with ProShot:
    night_proshot.jpg

    Taken with auto settings:
    night_default.jpg
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    05-28-2013 06:55 PM
  17. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yeah, the Pro Shot is definitely better.
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    05-28-2013 07:07 PM
  18. Penny_1's Avatar
    A couple of daytime pictures (on different days). All auto settings, first picture using the Nokia Panorama app, the second using default Camera app.

    First attempt at a panorama. Pretty happy with the details, stitching, and overall image quality. Trees didn't silhouette as much as I expected.
    Panorama on SkyDrive

    Love when the sky/clouds look cool like this.
    wp_20130527_008.jpg
    05-28-2013 09:04 PM
  19. pechio's Avatar
    A quick one
    wp_20130528_001.jpg
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    05-28-2013 10:02 PM
  20. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    A quick one
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    That's one nice clean photo.
    05-28-2013 11:09 PM
  21. jleebiker's Avatar
    I've discovered the shutter speed and ISO settings. ;-) Everything hand stabilized against a table. I'm still learning the ins and outs of this.

    Original pic with all auto settings using Pro Shot:
    2013_05_28_20_57_31_proshot_orig_auto.jpg

    2sec exposure, auto ISO, no flash
    2013_05_28_21_11_02_proshot_2secexp_isoauto.jpg

    4sec exposure, 100 ISO, no flash
    2013_05_28_21_04_14_proshot_4secexp_iso100.jpg

    4sec exposure, 100 ISO, diff saturation, no flash
    2013_05_28_21_16_09_proshot_4secexp_iso100.jpg
    05-29-2013 12:37 AM
  22. Penny_1's Avatar
    Nice work jleebiker! It's amazing what a difference exposure times can make. I actually have saturation reduced in one of my custom profiles on Pro Shot because I thought images were being a little over-saturated. I like your last shot the most.
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    05-29-2013 12:58 AM
  23. jleebiker's Avatar
    Nice work jleebiker! It's amazing what a difference exposure times can make. I actually have saturation reduced in one of my custom profiles on Pro Shot because I thought images were being a little over-saturated. I like your last shot the most.
    Thanks! I agree. I think the last one is the best.
    I didnt realize I could change Saturation until this last pic. I think color-wise, it is the most accurate.
    05-29-2013 01:04 AM
  24. Huime's Avatar
    I am jealous you have such a beautiful pool at your home.
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    05-29-2013 03:10 AM
  25. freddyfromutah's Avatar
    wpbryce.jpg

    Bryce Canyon Utah, this was taken with the Auto settings on the camera. I still think the default camera adds a bit too much saturation, but proshot solves that.
    Last edited by freddyfromutah; 05-29-2013 at 10:44 AM.
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    05-29-2013 09:31 AM
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