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  1. AJE1's Avatar
    I have been quite impressed with my L930's low-light photography. It's not as good as the L920, true, but usually adequate and, when the results are too dark, Adobe Photoshop Express (free app) does a very good job of brightening them up without appreciably reducing picture quality.
    08-11-2014 05:33 AM
  2. Eric369's Avatar
    Does anyone knows if is really a software problem or hardware problem? I have the same **** here!!
    08-23-2014 10:58 PM
  3. sportex's Avatar
    Is this the purple image people are seeing when taking a photo?
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140805_021-2-.jpg  
    08-24-2014 02:51 AM
  4. sup3r1or's Avatar
    Lower (longer) exposure time causes more blur also from what I found specially if you have shaky hands. Not impressed with low-light performance
    08-25-2014 09:39 AM
  5. Eric369's Avatar
    Lower (longer) exposure time causes more blur also from what I found specially if you have shaky hands. Not impressed with low-light performance
    Bro, if you had a Lumia 930 with this problems believe me, in no way a tripoide can help you. This is a problem with the software I think because my video camera haven't the purple stain that have the phone of this guy.
    08-25-2014 11:42 AM
  6. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I also had issues with the 930 camera in daylight. Most noticeable in photographs against the light, but the more I was using it, the more I was sure something was terribly wrong - every photo had some noticeable white haze all over it, the colors looked washed out and the photos never were really sharp. Even in best light conditions. I was very disappointed.

    Until today, I went into the local store and took the chance to use the demo device there to shoot some comparison pictures (exact same firmware version). The difference was amazing ... comparing the same motives side by side, the 930 can shoot very decent photos. This won't help in low light conditions, but if any of you also have problems in daylight ... try to find a comparison device to see if it's you or your device.

    I'd say the issue is most likely a wrongly aligned lens (lens groups).
    Or you have a faulty device or you just need to clean the protector glass of camera. Pictures on this forum show how 930 is absolutely awesome in daylight. Even at lowlight I don't think there's a problem too.
    08-25-2014 12:26 PM
  7. Eric369's Avatar
    Or you have a faulty device or you just need to clean the protector glass of camera. Pictures on this forum show how 930 is absolutely awesome in daylight. Even at lowlight I don't think there's a problem too.
    Could you give a link to those pictures? I need know If return the phone to Nokia or wait for a update
    08-25-2014 01:43 PM
  8. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Could you give a link to those pictures? I need know If return the phone to Nokia or wait for a update
    Be aware that pics have a huge quality loss when they are uploaded.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...mia-930-a.html



    or just google for camera sample 930
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    08-25-2014 01:57 PM
  9. Eric369's Avatar
    I think that is the same quality that can be taken with my 930. Thank you.
    08-25-2014 03:47 PM
  10. carlosrdd's Avatar
    Anyone else has noise " grainy" viewfinder on the 930 and notice the camera glass is at an angle near the flash it dips in more?
    09-06-2014 12:52 AM
  11. Squachy's Avatar
    Anyone else has noise " grainy" viewfinder on the 930 and notice the camera glass is at an angle near the flash it dips in more?
    I just looked and yeah, it does dip in a bit more....
    Never noticed that. but I never had a problem with the camera either. The low light (well I call it no light...since that's where ive done all my 'low light' testing....in almost complete darkness) isn't too good and grainy. You can improve it by fiddling around with the settings but I don't have any idea what controls what. And considering im not a photographer, I don't care. The daylight shots are real nice and its pretty sharp.
    09-06-2014 01:15 AM
  12. WTKACE's Avatar
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    Manual setting by using ISO 100 , Shutter speed ( Forget already, but it's between 1 to 2 sec

    In my opinion, the photo quality is much more better than the 925 & 920.

    Auto setting might fail in comparison with those two, but using manual setting will definitely outperform those two model.
    09-16-2014 10:30 AM
  13. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I've got my 930 last week. Have no complains about camera, even on low light. Better than my 925. Much better! I have better colors and contrast at low light than 925 (which is better than 920 in this situation). At day light, it's just stunning! No comparison.
    09-16-2014 01:57 PM
  14. jojoe42's Avatar
    Does anyone knows if is really a software problem or hardware problem? I have the same **** here!!
    This is my understanding of it (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). As others have said, the 920/925 will always be better at low-light than the 930 because not only does the 920 have a bigger aperture (which means more light), it also has the same sized sensor with 2 times more pixels in it. Refer to Apple's "bigger pixels" analogy - treat each pixel as a window with a frame. The more windows you have, the smaller each window is, the more light is blocked by the frames of the windows, and less light gets in and then the phone will boost the ISO to compensate, making it grainy. The 1020 is an exception because it has a MASSIVE sensor and we still probably don't see all the grain because our screens can't even show all the pixels yet. Secondly, the Lumia Cyan and Denim updates should bring enhanced low-light performance to the 930/1520, given the hardware is still pretty new I guess they're still tweaking with it (Black significantly improved low-light on my 1020). Thirdly, compare the 930 to other phones in the same conditions and I'm sure it'd still have the edge with oversampling and that PureView sensor. Also, make sure you use the night mode in Nokia Camera (generally works quite well), or if you can stand still set the ISO around 100-400 or fiddle with shutter speed (try 0.3-1s to start with). We have manual controls people! Use them!! :D
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    09-16-2014 02:31 PM
  15. Eric369's Avatar
    This is my understanding of it (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). As others have said, the 920/925 will always be better at low-light than the 930 because not only does the 920 have a bigger aperture (which means more light), it also has the same sized sensor with 2 times more pixels in it. Refer to Apple's "bigger pixels" analogy - treat each pixel as a window with a frame. The more windows you have, the smaller each window is, the more light is blocked by the frames of the windows, and less light gets in and then the phone will boost the ISO to compensate, making it grainy. The 1020 is an exception because it has a MASSIVE sensor and we still probably don't see all the grain because our screens can't even show all the pixels yet. Secondly, the Lumia Cyan and Denim updates should bring enhanced low-light performance to the 930/1520, given the hardware is still pretty new I guess they're still tweaking with it (Black significantly improved low-light on my 1020). Thirdly, compare the 930 to other phones in the same conditions and I'm sure it'd still have the edge with oversampling and that PureView sensor. Also, make sure you use the night mode in Nokia Camera (generally works quite well), or if you can stand still set the ISO around 100-400 or fiddle with shutter speed (try 0.3-1s to start with). We have manual controls people! Use them!! :D
    Your explanation is awesome and I understand it. but the problem with the flickering of the camera is worrying because when it appear the pictures taken are really bad, of course as you write we have manual control. But this problem isn't normal.

    Regards
    09-17-2014 02:36 PM
  16. jojoe42's Avatar
    Your explanation is awesome and I understand it. but the problem with the flickering of the camera is worrying because when it appear the pictures taken are really bad, of course as you write we have manual control. But this problem isn't normal.

    Regards
    What flickering? In the live viewfinder?
    09-17-2014 02:44 PM
  17. Eric369's Avatar
    You must see the videos in the first page of this post...
    09-17-2014 04:20 PM
  18. jojoe42's Avatar
    You must see the videos in the first page of this post...
    Could be either light flare or a faulty sensor. If in doubt you could always send it off to Nokia Care
    09-17-2014 09:52 PM
  19. Eric369's Avatar
    Could be either light flare or a faulty sensor. If in doubt you could always send it off to Nokia Care
    I had contacted with one person in Nokia Forums and he said that after of send his phone back to Nokia (and Nokia change his phone) the other phone had returned same problem in the camera. My first Lumia 930 had this problem among others, so I send the phone back (was really expensive) and now the second have the same problem in the camera. I can't sent the phone back (again) and I hope that some update fix it.
    09-18-2014 09:04 AM
  20. Nabkawe5's Avatar
    The 920 has an aperture of 2.0 which means it takes more light at the same amount of time a camera with an aperture of 2.4 takes
    which is the aperture used for the icon,930,1520.
    All 2.4 aperture phones suffer the purple noise because the ISO is set high to compensate the lack of light. Lumia 92X don't suffer the same issue because the ISO doesn't need to be cracked up that high.
    09-18-2014 04:58 PM
  21. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Hi Folks

    I got my 930 yesterday and have the same issue, however, its a software issue and a temporary fix is setting the White Balance "WB" to something other than "Auto".. its an issue similar to my HTC One M8.. known as exposure and focus "hunting". As a photoigrapher, I never use Auto mode on Cameras anyway for this very reason. Auto mode is for Bright daylight quick shots.. Manual controls are for serikous photography

    By the same token though, it still shouldnt be "hunting" as much as it is, hence why Ive contacted Nokia on Twitter as well and see if they can update "Nokia Camera" or the Camera Firmware itself in update 1.

    Let me know how you get on :)
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    09-18-2014 09:58 PM
  22. Eric369's Avatar
    but, Why not all Lumia 930 have this issue? if all the Lumia 930 have the same software...
    09-20-2014 05:47 PM
  23. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    but, Why not all Lumia 930 have this issue? if all the Lumia 930 have the same software...
    What "issues"?
    09-21-2014 09:18 AM
  24. Eric369's Avatar
    What "issues"?
    The purple flickering that shown in the first page of this post and the purple tint. So my question is: Why not all Lumia 930 have this problems? if all the Lumia 930 have the same software.
    09-21-2014 12:49 PM
  25. jojoe42's Avatar
    The purple flickering that shown in the first page of this post and the purple tint. So my question is: Why not all Lumia 930 have this problems? if all the Lumia 930 have the same software.
    Unless it is a widespread problem (doesn't seem to be given the photos and videos I've seen), call them manufacturing flaws. With the PS4 for example, at least 5% of PS4s manufactured WILL have a flaw in them, and that's something that cannot be controlled, regardless of what software or firmware they have. Similar case for phones.
    09-22-2014 12:59 AM
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