1. balefire's Avatar
    Ive read from many online reviews about a shutter lag on the icon camera.
    In the store i didnt notice anything obvious but the store was well lit during the daytime.
    The shutter lag and the battery are my biggest hesitation coming from my lg g2.
    How is the shutter lag for you guys? Worse or better than other camera phones?
    I have two little kids i chase around. ..
    04-01-2014 02:42 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey welcome to WPC forums
    You can read the camera review in this complet review of lumia icon here :- Nokia Lumia Icon Review | Windows Phone Central

    Shutter speed can be set to auto or one can adjust it manually which goes by 4sec max
    Lumia 1020 does take time capture image (makes sense it a a 41MP sensor ) but this one is a 21mp camera. You can adjust more manual settings in nokia camera app which includes manual focus , ISO. Battery life on lumia icon is excellent. Lumia 1520 iPhone 5s which has the same 20 mp camera.
    04-01-2014 05:08 AM
  3. mtalinm's Avatar
    HC, I don't think OP is referring to ability to set shutter speed but rather the fact that when you press the camera button it takes some time for the picture to actually snap. Whereas other phones snap instantly. I've found this quite annoying as I'm unable to get the action shot I want - usually miss it. I doubt there is any fix though
    04-01-2014 08:47 AM
  4. quantum tao's Avatar
    HC, I don't think OP is referring to ability to set shutter speed but rather the fact that when you press the camera button it takes some time for the picture to actually snap. Whereas other phones snap instantly. I've found this quite annoying as I'm unable to get the action shot I want - usually miss it. I doubt there is any fix though
    yes, i have noticed this also. i have had to retake alot of pictures because of it.
    04-01-2014 09:48 AM
  5. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    true , my Lumia 920 takes a good 2-3 sec :\ but with stock camera I am able to snap it instantly , just tap and done
    04-01-2014 10:15 AM
  6. mtalinm's Avatar
    true , my Lumia 920 takes a good 2-3 sec :\ but with stock camera I am able to snap it instantly , just tap and done
    What do you mean by "with stock camera"
    04-01-2014 10:31 AM
  7. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    What do you mean by "with stock camera"
    default camera app from Microsoft ("camera")
    04-01-2014 10:33 AM
  8. mtalinm's Avatar
    Really, it is fast? Will try that. Surprised (but glad) to hear this is a software issue.
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    04-01-2014 10:37 AM
  9. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I just tried both apps and it takes pictures exactly the same to me..
    04-01-2014 11:29 AM
  10. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    icon isn't available in my country , I have a Lumia 920. stock camera captures much faster than nokia camera
    04-01-2014 11:32 AM
  11. balefire's Avatar
    HC, I don't think OP is referring to ability to set shutter speed but rather the fact that when you press the camera button it takes some time for the picture to actually snap. Whereas other phones snap instantly. I've found this quite annoying as I'm unable to get the action shot I want - usually miss it. I doubt there is any fix though
    Yes, thats what i meant. My current lg g2 has some shutter lag that is a little frustrating. My old htc dna did not. The new htc one m8 has no lag but takes bad 4mp pics...
    I wonder if the MP count affects shutter lag...

    Is the 1020 slow too?
    04-01-2014 06:39 PM
  12. gernerttl's Avatar
    HC, I don't think OP is referring to ability to set shutter speed but rather the fact that when you press the camera button it takes some time for the picture to actually snap. Whereas other phones snap instantly. I've found this quite annoying as I'm unable to get the action shot I want - usually miss it. I doubt there is any fix though
    I've noticed a significant shutter lag too. I don't use the built in camera app though. I use Nokia Camera. I've missed several shots even when I've pre-focused. Which is annoying since I've missed several action shots of my 6 year old daughter.

    The shutter lag can be improved. They just need to go through and optimize the code to be more efficient.
    04-01-2014 10:43 PM
  13. mtalinm's Avatar
    I just tried both apps and it takes pictures exactly the same to me..
    Same here, "Camera" was no faster. I guess it is taking a second to focus?
    04-02-2014 08:44 AM

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