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  1. pankajupadhyay05's Avatar
    Is it just me or camera has indeed improved with Windows Phone 8.1??

    I am not talking about the interface or features but the image quality. The pics are coming out nice and sharper than before. Less noise and grains. Just wanted to be sure if you guys feel the same. My Lumia 720 feels good now as neither the default or nokia camera were producing decent result before the update. Let me know about your phone's image quality. If it's better i won't update the firmware whenever nokia releases it.
    04-16-2014 06:31 AM
  2. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Yes I feel that it has changed. I have also noticed that in settings > applications > photos+camera, in the Default camera apo box. The original Camera app is now called Microsoft Camera so I'm wondering if they can make changes to the imaging algorithms without having to go through Nokia. I have noticed that Microsoft Camera takes better pictures than Nokia [Pro] Camera.

    I've done a bit of testing and the difference is negligible in some situations and noticeable in others with certain colours

    Microsoft Camera


    Nokia Camera
    Last edited by MrWhiteman; 04-16-2014 at 07:41 AM.
    04-16-2014 07:23 AM
  3. pankajupadhyay05's Avatar
    Great work by Microsoft as i can see from your pics and confirm that images are better. Now, I feel like owning a 720 as the results were very poor earlier.

    Before Update:
    wp_20140226_133.jpg


    After Update:
    wp_20140416_002.jpg


    Both pics are of same lightning conditions and you can see that second is really neat
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    04-16-2014 07:59 AM
  4. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Great work by Microsoft as i can see from your pics and confirm that images are better. Now, I feel like owning a 720 as the results were very poor earlier.

    Before Update:
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    Both pics are of same lightning conditions and you can see that second is really neat
    I hope they're your sister's teddies dude
    04-16-2014 08:07 AM
  5. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    It looks like Microsoft have added their own maps as well to replace here maps so that could be a sign of change.
    04-16-2014 01:43 PM
  6. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Yes I feel that it has changed. I have also noticed that in settings > applications > photos+camera, in the Default camera apo box. The original Camera app is now called Microsoft Camera so I'm wondering if they can make changes to the imaging algorithms without having to go through Nokia. I have noticed that Microsoft Camera takes better pictures than Nokia [Pro] Camera.

    I've done a bit of testing and the difference is negligible in some situations and noticeable in others with certain colours

    Microsoft Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/...fa81875c89.jpg

    Nokia Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/...d043653d3c.jpg
    What are the settings you used for taking these photos?
    04-16-2014 03:49 PM
  7. AndrewL920's Avatar
    How's Microsoft Camera performs in Auto settings compare to Nokia Camera on both lighting and situation?
    04-16-2014 03:50 PM
  8. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Yes I feel that it has changed. I have also noticed that in settings > applications > photos+camera, in the Default camera apo box. The original Camera app is now called Microsoft Camera so I'm wondering if they can make changes to the imaging algorithms without having to go through Nokia. I have noticed that Microsoft Camera takes better pictures than Nokia [Pro] Camera.

    I've done a bit of testing and the difference is negligible in some situations and noticeable in others with certain colours

    Microsoft Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/...fa81875c89.jpg

    Nokia Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/...d043653d3c.jpg
    I think these photos have different lighting condition. Can you take photos with the same lighting condition? Thanks
    04-16-2014 05:14 PM
  9. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Does Microsoft camera have the same features the Nokia camera? Because the Microsoft camera is way faster than the Nokia camera

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    04-16-2014 06:02 PM
  10. Skynet3D's Avatar
    Yes I feel that it has changed. I have also noticed that in settings > applications > photos+camera, in the Default camera apo box. The original Camera app is now called Microsoft Camera so I'm wondering if they can make changes to the imaging algorithms without having to go through Nokia. I have noticed that Microsoft Camera takes better pictures than Nokia [Pro] Camera.

    I've done a bit of testing and the difference is negligible in some situations and noticeable in others with certain colours

    Microsoft Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/...fa81875c89.jpg

    Nokia Camera
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/...d043653d3c.jpg
    I did 30 different tries shooting different object with different light conditions, with and without the flash, and with my 925 I cannot reproduce that result. MS Camera and Nokia Camera are identical. The only small difference I can see, but just comparing the pictures, is that the nokia pics are a bit more contrasted,while the MS ones are just a bit more lighter. But, as said, if you compare them you can (sometimes) see a pretty tiny difference, otherwise on my side I get the same identical pic it doesn't matter if I use MS Cam or then Nokia one.
    04-16-2014 06:44 PM
  11. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I did 30 different tries shooting different object with different light conditions, with and without the flash, and with my 925 I cannot reproduce that result. MS Camera and Nokia Camera are identical. The only small difference I can see, but just comparing the pictures, is that the nokia pics are a bit more contrasted,while the MS ones are just a bit more lighter. But, as said, if you compare them you can (sometimes) see a pretty tiny difference, otherwise on my side I get the same identical pic it doesn't matter if I use MS Cam or then Nokia one.
    Mate even a tiny difference which is mostly what i get means that there is in fact a difference which means a fix could be on the way as Nokia completely broke the camera since amber and a few people have now gone back to portico. When MS takes over I think things are going to get very beautiful for Windows Phone users. 8.1 makes WP a real player on the market while still managing to keep it totally original looking. Ios and Android look almost the same since the latest updates on both sides.
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    04-17-2014 03:31 PM
  12. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    I doubt Microsoft camera is better than Nokia Camera
    I take same pictures in same condition, all auto, here is the result:
    Nokia Camera
    wp_20140419_19_50_55_pro.jpg

    Microsoft Camera
    wp_20140419_006.jpg

    as you can see, Nokia camera more detail, colourful and sharper than Microsoft Camera
    you can do zoom to text in calendar and see Nokia Camera more sharp in detail of text
    Picture taken by 720 and resize by email
    Last edited by rubenwidjaja; 04-19-2014 at 08:34 AM.
    04-19-2014 08:19 AM

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