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  1. Depatter's Avatar
    You could but I have taken literally thousands of photos with my iPhone and not had any issue. =)
    11-15-2011 01:53 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Per request, here are my iPhone 4s samples. You can compare them with my Focus S pictures from my original post.
    I am seriously underwhelmed by those iPhone 4S shots. I think that just goes to show how far phones still have to go before they can really replace a point and shoot.
    11-15-2011 08:42 AM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    I am seriously underwhelmed by those iPhone 4S shots. I think that just goes to show how far phones still have to go before they can really replace a point and shoot.
    My wife is a good photographer and has a nice Olympus camera. She doesn't use it on vacation anymore since she got her N8. The Nokia N8 (which I hope they make a Nokia WP N8) is the best out there for phone cameras:

    Nokia N8 image and video samples - All About Symbian
    11-15-2011 09:00 AM
  4. gravage's Avatar
    I am seriously underwhelmed by those iPhone 4S shots. I think that just goes to show how far phones still have to go before they can really replace a point and shoot.
    I have been seriously underwhelmed myself, especially when compared to the iPhone 4 camera. Unfortunately, I didn't take it back in time and now I'm stuck with it unless I sell it myself.

    I always liked the shots my SGS2 took and the Focus S seems to be using the same camera.
    11-15-2011 09:14 AM
  5. gravage's Avatar
    Here's a pretty good camera comparison that includes the Titan, iPhone 4s, and Galaxy S2. If we can assume that the Focus S has the same camera as the GS2 and that the processing on WP7 isn't weird, it looks like this phone should be doing pretty well (as evidenced by my shots).

    Pretty disappointed in the Titan's results, especially given how much they hyped the camera.

    8 megapixel mega shootout: Picture this - GSMArena.com
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    11-15-2011 09:20 AM
  6. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Here's a pretty good camera comparison that includes the Titan, iPhone 4s, and Galaxy S2. If we can assume that the Focus S has the same camera as the GS2 and that the processing on WP7 isn't weird, it looks like this phone should be doing pretty well (as evidenced by my shots).

    Pretty disappointed in the Titan's results, especially given how much they hyped the camera.

    8 megapixel mega shootout: Picture this - GSMArena.com
    Compared to previous HTC attempts, this round of HTC phone cameras might as well be the best thing ever :D
    11-15-2011 10:01 AM
  7. 3migo's Avatar
    Here are a few more that I took when I was testing against my iPhone 4s. Most of these pics came out BETTER on my Focus S than they did on my iPhone 4s.
    Hello fellow Austinite!
    11-15-2011 05:59 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    My wife is a good photographer and has a nice Olympus camera. She doesn't use it on vacation anymore since she got her N8. The Nokia N8 (which I hope they make a Nokia WP N8) is the best out there for phone cameras:

    Nokia N8 image and video samples - All About Symbian
    Some of the best shots I've ever seen from a phone. I wonder if the cost of the camera adds a significant amount to the cost and that's why it's not being mass produced.
    11-15-2011 10:46 PM
  9. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Lens probably adds cost, but more importantly, size.
    11-15-2011 10:50 PM
  10. gravage's Avatar
    Hello fellow Austinite!
    What's up, dude? Just moved here a few weeks ago, but I'm loving it.
    11-16-2011 11:11 AM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    Check these out!
    Ok the first one is ridiculous. I could clearly read the Modern Warfare is back flier, Man how do you get such great phones without the phone compresing them to garbage? :O
    Last edited by Winterfang; 11-17-2011 at 09:57 PM.
    11-17-2011 09:28 PM
  12. ScubaSteve2's Avatar
    Some of the best shots I've ever seen from a phone. I wonder if the cost of the camera adds a significant amount to the cost and that's why it's not being mass produced.
    I think I read somewhere that the camera component costs Apple somewhere between $13-14 in the iPhone 4S.
    11-18-2011 10:40 AM
  13. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    I think I read somewhere that the camera component costs Apple somewhere between $13-14 in the iPhone 4S.
    Probably R&D + QA for the lense keeps it difficult? I know a decent camera system needs space for the lense, at least. I dunno, maybe it takes good software, too.
    11-18-2011 10:48 AM
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    Significantly better than I thought, after the notedly poor indoor performance.
    11-18-2011 11:19 AM
  15. yunchikan's Avatar
    ^ those look great!! really want one now. ><
    and for people who want to look at more samples, check out Twitpic / MicrosoftStore

    most of the recent pics are taken by the Focus S. some are by the Focus and u can definitely see the differences without looking at the exif. :]
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    11-19-2011 09:53 PM
  16. palandri's Avatar
    Those came out real good. Nice color.
    11-19-2011 10:08 PM
  17. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Those came out real good. Nice color.
    Better than my attemps on a D3100 :( I think I just need to fiddle around with the M settings more. But it was raining, my Transformer was out of batteries, and my Vaio SA doesn't like the weather. Buy the time I got out later, it was severely overcast, which made taking decent pics rather hard. I think I'll upload those later, when I get a better internet connection :)
    11-20-2011 12:32 AM
  18. edboogie78's Avatar
    I really like this one.
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    11-25-2011 08:20 PM
  19. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    I really like this one.
    ATH-M50(s?) rock :) Did you get the coiled cable version or the straight? I kinda regret getting the straight cable version :(


    Also, uploading quite a few photos right now...
    11-28-2011 12:22 PM
  20. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Overall opinion, it's good, but not great. I remember my galaxy SII being a smidgen better, so it may be the software at fault; however, I got to play with a HTC Vivid during this trip, and say... it bests the camera on the Focus S, by a fair, and uncontested, margin. The HTC's advantage is even more pronounced indoors and during darker scenes, likely due to the smaller aperature of the Focus S (f2.8 vs f2.2 of recent HTC phones, iirc - for reference, iPhone 4S is f2.4).

    Also, all depend on the skill of the photographer, and honestly.... I'm not very good :(

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    11-28-2011 12:45 PM
  21. edboogie78's Avatar
    ATH-M50(s?) rock :) Did you get the coiled cable version or the straight? I kinda regret getting the straight cable version :(





    Also, uploading quite a few photos right now...
    I got the coiled version even that feels long at times , but these cans are very nice:)

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    11-28-2011 01:44 PM
  22. yunchikan's Avatar
    my focus s finally came in the mail yesterday and ive been playing around with the camera ^^ and im impressed :D

    snap a pic while walking, i didn't do any half-press focus, i think it auto-focused alrdy when i pressed down the camera button;


    capturing my cat moving around;







    and im reallllly impressed, my HTC Surround could never capture still pics of my cat moving, her head will be blurred or i could never see her face, and i mean she moves alot. (even tho shes kinda fat as u can see ;)) the Focus S could actually capture it and it turns out to be a clear pic! it may also be because of the anti-shake option :] i just checked the exif of my other pics and the shutter speed can go up to 1/1818 sec!

    played with the macro for a bit. tho there arnt many flowers blossoming at this time of the year.. XD



    and took some pics of the new iQ :D


    ^ this one is taken by my brother. he also has a Focus S. :] [setting: high saturation, anti-shake]

    note; all settings are default besides the anti-shake is on and that i bumped the contrast to high instead of normal, so the noise is more noticeable in my pics but i still like it better with the contrast set to high XD;
    and imgur has resized my photos >:[

    --edit--
    more photos today

    snap this in the car when it was going 70 mph, from lockscreen to camera. :]


    indoor macro pic


    some outdoor pics



    --edit again--
    front camera quality;

    same pic but w rear camera;
    Last edited by yunchikan; 12-07-2011 at 09:54 PM.
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    12-02-2011 02:53 PM
  23. guldilox's Avatar
    My Focus S seems to have this weird greenish tint in the center of all my photos. Almost like leftover oily residue on the lens from manufacturing, except it hasn't gone away and it doesn't appear any cleaning of the lens cover helps.

    Any ideas?
    12-16-2011 05:23 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    My Focus S seems to have this weird greenish tint in the center of all my photos. Almost like leftover oily residue on the lens from manufacturing, except it hasn't gone away and it doesn't appear any cleaning of the lens cover helps.

    Any ideas?
    Exchange it... I know that's what I would do.
    12-24-2011 10:55 PM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    Seems like it takes better pictures on the move than my Titan.

    12-25-2011 06:09 PM
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