05-18-2013 04:32 PM
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  1. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I wish I knew more about photography...i want to be able to capture beautiful photos too :( The next Windows Phone I get I'm going to need someone to show me how to use the native camera app to take the best photos I can. Is anyone giving Skype or YouTube lessons on how to achieve the best photos with your native camera app? I'm sure lots of ppl on every platform can benefit! :)
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    05-17-2013 11:41 PM
  2. Ertonimus's Avatar
    Ok, 3 more shots as a comparison, of a city I fortunately never have to see again soon.

    First a "Night Mode" 928.
    Then, me playing with settings a bit.
    Lastly, an iPhone 4 shot, though it was emailed to me and quality was reduced by the phone before sending.Attachment 34226Attachment 34227Attachment 34228
    Off topic but Louisville?
    05-17-2013 11:46 PM
  3. windev's Avatar
    To the thread starter, why don't you post some of the photos you've taken with your Lumia and your Motorola for comparison?
    Laura Knotek, KoukiFC3S and Jaripi like this.
    05-18-2013 12:09 AM
  4. Benjamin Mendez1's Avatar
    Wow this guy an android lover. I don't believe his bs plain and simple. I know for a fact the Nokia cameras are above any camera.
    05-18-2013 01:10 AM
  5. Huime's Avatar
    let just see some pictures before labeling anyone.
    05-18-2013 03:47 AM
  6. Tup3x's Avatar
    I think the camera quality varies a lot with these phones. Some seem to take absolutely **** images when others take just fine photos. I'm a "lucky" owner of Lumia 920 that happens to have defective camera by the looks of it (in my case Nokia N80 takes better pictures).

    here are a few I took today so if you are seeing this level of sharpness and color then you may want to exchange your phone
    Nice pics but you have shrunken 'em to a point where no one can make any guesses about the sharpness.
    Last edited by Tup3x; 05-18-2013 at 09:35 AM.
    05-18-2013 08:55 AM
  7. jiwengang's Avatar
    My 928 takes blurry photo in low light comparing to GNote 2... I am surprised to say the least.
    05-18-2013 09:14 AM
  8. phatfield's Avatar
    Having the same issues. Upgraded from an 822 because I wasn't happy with image quality compared to recent phones (I've had a few Android phones and most recently, the 4S). I am puzzled. An 8.7 Carl Zeiss shooter looks good through the view finder than blurs when taking the shot. Tried Camera Easy's timer after setting on stable surface thinking the blur had to be caused by me, but no improvement. I have not had this issue with other phones. I love the video quality but I am dying to find out how to improve the settings. I have been through a lot of forums and tried quite a few settings too no avail....yet (I'm sure this will get figured out!).
    05-18-2013 09:29 AM
  9. Tup3x's Avatar
    Having the same issues. Upgraded from an 822 because I wasn't happy with image quality compared to recent phones (I've had a few Android phones and most recently, the 4S). I am puzzled. An 8.7 Carl Zeiss shooter looks good through the view finder than blurs when taking the shot. Tried Camera Easy's timer after setting on stable surface thinking the blur had to be caused by me, but no improvement. I have not had this issue with other phones. I love the video quality but I am dying to find out how to improve the settings. I have been through a lot of forums and tried quite a few settings too no avail....yet (I'm sure this will get figured out!).
    Yeah, the seem to look good when you focus and then instantly blurs when you take the shot. When you look the originals, they end up looking like ****. Video quality is good, but then again... It's less than 2 megapixels so even blurry 8 mpix image ends up looking quite good when you shrunk it down (especially if there's some sharpening happening in the process). Compared to N80 and Galaxy S, this clearly takes the poopiest pictures. I'm trying to get this fixed soonish because I find it so hard to believe that this is normal.
    05-18-2013 09:38 AM
  10. Bobbman's Avatar
    It is really bizarre. Daylight / normal light are just soft...way soft. I have tried the settings, I have tried being really still. Tried some of the apps (proshot etc...).All to no avail. Video is amazing. Low light amazing. Flash amazing. Day time shots it is like a bad Motorola camera (maybe worse). I have gotten some "better" shots with all the tweaking. Being honest though the best shot (out of several hundred!) I have taken in daylight has not matched an average daytime shot from my recent phones (with no adjustments or codling!!). I have never uploaded photos before...not a drop box or skydrive kind of user. I am working on it. At this point for me it really does not matter 928 is being returned soon.
    05-18-2013 09:49 AM
  11. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I love the camrea, its better then any ive ever had before. Seems like you are comparing a smartphone to an DSLR camera.
    05-18-2013 09:53 AM
  12. lisainsf's Avatar
    It is really bizarre. Daylight / normal light are just soft...way soft. I have tried the settings, I have tried being really still. Tried some of the apps (proshot etc...).All to no avail. Video is amazing. Low light amazing. Flash amazing. Day time shots it is like a bad Motorola camera (maybe worse). I have gotten some "better" shots with all the tweaking. Being honest though the best shot (out of several hundred!) I have taken in daylight has not matched an average daytime shot from my recent phones (with no adjustments or codling!!). I have never uploaded photos before...not a drop box or skydrive kind of user. I am working on it. At this point for me it really does not matter 928 is being returned soon.
    You may just have a bad camera and should try exchanging it, I expect that there will be some bad lenses/camera units it is rather normal and given that mine takes really good photos I it seems that it has the ability yours just is not up to par
    Last edited by lisainsf; 05-18-2013 at 03:23 PM.
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    05-18-2013 09:53 AM
  13. Berkley Todd's Avatar
    Either people are getting poorly manufactured cameras, or they don't know anything about taking a decent photograph, because mine sortof amazes me with what it can do....
    05-18-2013 12:52 PM
  14. Ryan Rea's Avatar
    People... Please remember that Windows Phone "De-resolution-izes" the preview so its quicker to respond when your pitch zoom and scroll around the image. If you want to see the "real image" download "HD Photo Viewer" from the marketplace
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    05-18-2013 01:01 PM
  15. reversalagent's Avatar
    In regards to all this camera discussion, does Windows Phone/Nokia, natively have a panoramic feature of is this something you have to add with an app? And if it is built in, how does it work? Can you just start and pan around to make the panoramic?
    05-18-2013 01:29 PM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    In regards to all this camera discussion, does Windows Phone/Nokia, natively have a panoramic feature of is this something you have to add with an app? And if it is built in, how does it work? Can you just start and pan around to make the panoramic?
    It technically is an app but it uses a feature called lenses. Lenses add more function to the camera straight from the native camera app. You start the camera and press one button to access it.
    05-18-2013 01:32 PM
  17. squire777's Avatar
    Still waiting on OP to show pics from his Droid and 928 for comparison.


    Oh wait he probably doesn't even own the phone....
    05-18-2013 02:44 PM
  18. Bobbman's Avatar
    Still waiting on OP to show pics from his Droid and 928 for comparison.


    Oh wait he probably doesn't even own the phone....
    Returned it today. camera was not good enough to learn windows for. i may try again after amber update. or maybe the next Nokia flagship if it hits Verizon.. thanks to everyone for all the input. it did help.....but as a point and shoot camera in daylight....one of the worst in Verizon's line up.
    05-18-2013 03:55 PM
  19. lisainsf's Avatar
    cannot say I agree..I think it was a faulty camera or faulty user..took this minutes ago bright daylight

    05-18-2013 04:09 PM
  20. Bobbman's Avatar
    cannot say I agree..I think it was a faulty camera or faulty user..took this minutes ago bright daylight

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mem...s116-34251.jpg
    when you have a close subject it does great...like your photo (good looking dog!)....anything more than 15 feet away it really struggles...trees...landscapes...even in some of the photos posted in this forum...the landscapes look painted...not photographed
    05-18-2013 04:16 PM
  21. lisainsf's Avatar
    when you have a close subject it does great...like your photo (good looking dog!)....anything more than 15 feet away it really struggles...trees...landscapes...even in some of the photos posted in this forum...the landscapes look painted...not photographed

    good luck with that...that is a small sensor issue that you will find on most camera phones. The below is and iphoen 4s..close detail looks great.ocean looks like watercolor


    Keep Off by FotosDeLisa, on Flickr
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    05-18-2013 04:21 PM
  22. Penny_1's Avatar
    I think I've learned after playing with this phone for a while that the camera certainly has its strengths and weaknesses. Somebody earlier on this thread enlightened me when talking about the impact of a fixed aperture at f/2.0. This high aperture is fantastic for two things: letting in lots of light, and creating a stunning bokeh effect for close up shots. However, it is my opinion that this fixed aperture is also creating trouble with focusing on medium-distance objects (maybe 15-30 feet away), as evidenced by a smearing of details. For a phone, it is still very respectable in those shots, but not quite where I would like it to be. That being said, the fantastic reproduction of colors, great low light photography, and amazing close up photography make this thing a huge winner for me. Here are a couple of shots from earlier today that show off some of these qualities (all auto, btw):
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    05-18-2013 04:23 PM
  23. Muessig's Avatar
    After looking through your posting history I noticed you've been bouncing around and on the fence about quite a few devices. Even in an S4 thread on Android Central user 'aggie' told you this:
    I found the Pureview in the Lumia 920 to perform better overall, especially in low light conditions, but the GS4 camera is still great and for me the better all around device.
    You are going to have to set your expectations properly. All camera phones have smaller sensors. If you want the best camera on a phone out there and don't care about OS you really want the Pureview 808. If you want the best modern camera on a phone at the moment it's either the S4 or the 928. If you want the best camera on a phone at all this year you'll have to wait for the EOS (in my opinion).

    Either way I wish you luck and really hope you find what you're looking for. I hope we see you around here soon again.
    05-18-2013 04:25 PM
  24. lisainsf's Avatar
    I think I've learned after playing with this phone for a while that the camera certainly has its strengths and weaknesses. Somebody earlier on this thread enlightened me when talking about the impact of a fixed aperture at f/2.0. This high aperture is fantastic for two things: letting in lots of light, and creating a stunning bokeh effect for close up shots. However, it is my opinion that this fixed aperture is also creating trouble with focusing on medium-distance objects (maybe 15-30 feet away), as evidenced by a smearing of details. For a phone, it is still very respectable in those shots, but not quite where I would like it to be. That being said, the fantastic reproduction of colors, great low light photography, and amazing close up photography make this thing a huge winner for me. Here are a couple of shots from earlier today that show off some of these qualities (all auto, btw):
    You are right to some degree, but f2.0 on a small sensor is not like f2.0 on a large sensor. Also, for landscapes and such or wide angle you should not be trying to focus at the objects n the distance that will fail, aim for about 1/3 up from the bottom into the photo and touch the screen there to shoot..you will then get more in the focal plane before and after and more in focus if what you are shooting is off in the distance..like this shot below. I put the focus point about 1/3 up from the bottom, even though what I really wanted in focus is the barn in the distance



    small sensors and lesser megapixels just cannot capture fine details like a bigger camera plain and simple, but there are tricks to get the best from what you have you just have t learn to use it. Since the OP never posted one photo we cannot help him in this regard or see if it was a faulty camera or lens perhaps
    05-18-2013 04:31 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Since the OP no longer has the device, this thread has run its course.
    Muessig, rmichael75, stmav and 2 others like this.
    05-18-2013 04:32 PM
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