- May 13, 2014
yea when I got the 950xl orig , it finished so quicly and got faster over time, then after more updates its been taking longer and longer to process them.
So these are all great photos and without reading thru 15 pages of the thread, what are you guys using to capture these pics? I haven't dug into the camera options too much and I'm not a photo nut but I want to be able to take good pics in a spurs moment. Heading to Disney with family in a few weeks and want to be sure if I want to capture the moment as quick as possible that my camera is in the right "mode." Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed. Also what would be the best "mode" for daytime vs nighttime. Thanks
In general, I think the default camera and default setting works best under most conditions. The 950XL amazes me in that you don't really need to fiddle around with settings too much to be able to take great pictures.
If you want to always "be ready" to snap away, be sure to change the camera setting to allow the camera button to wake the phone, and disable the one that prevents accidental camera launch when phone is locked. When reaching into my pocket, I will immediately press the camera shutter button and by the time I'm holding up the phone, it is fully ready to take pictures.
Just a note on HDR / Rich Capture. If you need to be able to take many pictures in quick succession, as I suspect you would in Disneyland, I would strongly advise you to turn off HDR / Rich Capture, as after taking a few pictures the camera pauses while the images are being processed. With Rich Capture disabled, you can continue firing away your shots. For the most part, you won't really need to use Rich Capture unless the lighting condition becomes very challenging (lots of strong lighting and dark areas).
Also, if you are recording videos and need to be able to zoom in very close to the subject (stage performance, for example), you may want to set a lower video resolution. Although you get the best quality from 4k, it also limits the zoom range. You can play around with different aspect ratios and different maximum zoom achievable, and decide from there. If zooming is not that important then leave it at 4k. Recording video is a good alternative to taking pictures as you would be able to extract high quality still images from it later.
If you're going to record video of the Disney fireworks, you may have trouble getting the right focus. I would suggest manually setting the focus. You can adjust the dial until you get the best focus, or sometimes you can just set it to "infinity" for distant objects.
As promised, here you go.
I hope you enjoyed the city! I see you met Doppler (the new Amazon behemoth downtown). I probably walked past you...