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  1. taymur's Avatar
    I have used the front facing camera a huge amount of times, and i have always noticed that the results are always have grainy textures, specially for faces.

    So, while i was playing around with the Lumia camera app, i realized that i can change the shutter speed for the front facing camera, just like for the rear facing. I set my front facing camera to 1/8, which is that slowest it can be, and left the ISO on auto.

    And the results where very different, the pictures are more sharp, and colors are way better.

    Another way also to achieve this is setting ISO on 100, and keeping the Shutter speed on Auto.

    hope this helps.
    08-20-2015 09:32 AM
  2. Lelouche Lamperouge's Avatar
    Which phone do you use?
    08-20-2015 10:45 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Pics or it didn't happen.
    08-20-2015 11:52 AM
  4. Sedp23's Avatar
    Any pics?
    sharadh and taymur like this.
    08-20-2015 07:26 PM
  5. taymur's Avatar
    I am using a 930, and the only pics that i could add when I made the post where photos of me, but I am not that photogenic so I passed, I will try to add some pics today.
    Last edited by taymur; 08-21-2015 at 12:03 PM.
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    08-21-2015 03:34 AM
  6. Primoz Kavcic's Avatar
    Try different apps. Lumia camera produces the worst selfies-colours incorrect and wow are the pics oversharpened. Camere360 on the other hand produces way better selfies. Also the lumia selfie app is not bad. Stock microsoft camra is also good but there are no effects to apply if you need that.
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    08-21-2015 03:41 AM
  7. Lelouche Lamperouge's Avatar
    Is 1.3 megapixel enough to create a decent selfie
    08-21-2015 07:23 AM
  8. Primoz Kavcic's Avatar
    I would say no. The image has no detail and is blurry. There is also a lot of noise even in decent lighting. For comparison: a friend of mine has HTC 8x and with 2MP camera her selfies are waaaay better than mine.
    I mean you can still see who is on the picture but if you enlarge the picture (say on facbook) it's total crap.
    08-21-2015 08:18 AM
  9. taymur's Avatar
    Ok, so i took two photos, under warm light, in door.

    and here are the two results,

    1) all Auto:

    wp_20150821_18_42_16_pro.jpg

    and you can see how the app decided to light up the object using more ISO than shutter speed.

    2) then i set the shutter speed to 1/8:

    wp_20150821_18_42_26_pro-1.jpg

    and it is very clear how much noise is gone.

    of course this is a very low lighted situation that's why object is dimmed, but in a brighter place, the app will also try to do the same thing, giving ISO priority and resulting grainy pictures like the first one.

    so this is what i noticed, hope it helps
    08-21-2015 10:57 AM
  10. Primoz Kavcic's Avatar
    I also tried this and the results are really a looot better with manually adjusting shutter speed. Thanks! Altough camera360 still produces better pics. : )
    08-21-2015 12:16 PM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Who's this bloke, then?

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    08-21-2015 12:34 PM
  12. taymur's Avatar
    Who's this bloke, then?

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    Hahahahaha, i have put on some pounds :)
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    08-21-2015 01:37 PM
  13. Sedp23's Avatar
    I also tried this and the results are really a looot better with manually adjusting shutter speed. Thanks! Altough camera360 still produces better pics. : )
    I only see camera360 sight in the store can u link to camera360?
    08-22-2015 07:51 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I only see camera360 sight in the store can u link to camera360?
    I'm pretty sure that is what he meant. Camera360 Sight gets to be a lot to type out. Reason: use it and you love it. So then you recommend it all the time. In post after post you go <3 Camera360 Sight, until one day you just put Camera360 as a shortcut.

    08-22-2015 11:18 AM
  15. Lelouche Lamperouge's Avatar
    Well smthng is definitely wrong with camera 360. When I snap a pic with my 1.3 mp frnt cam, it shows as a 5mp pic with a large mb size though with the same bad quality as microsoft camera. Why is that?
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    08-23-2015 02:54 PM
  16. Primoz Kavcic's Avatar
    I was wondering the same!!! Even when you download picture on the computer it shows as a 5MP. There's probably a bug in metadata i guess. Yea MS camera does decent job...
    08-23-2015 03:03 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I almost never use my FFC. I just tried 360 Sight and it leaves huge swaths of lime green and purple along the left and right edges when used in FFC mode on my BLU win HD LTE.

    Yet with the rear camera it is my go to and produces some decent images.
    08-23-2015 03:40 PM
  18. danchristerg's Avatar
    I also noticed and improvement on the ffc on my Lumia 930 if I manually choose the white balance, it actually removes the grainy-ness and artificial sharpening done by the software. ☺

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    08-05-2016 09:23 PM
  19. Victor TM Fernandes TM's Avatar
    Wow, this is really great even tho I have a Lumia 640 with 1MP but still you can notice the results, I'll post some pics soon.

    EDIT: Pics. Note that I've resized them to better show the grainy effect on the transparent "thing".

    Auto
    wp_20160912_00_32_12_pro.jpg

    ISO 100
    wp_20160912_00_32_23_pro.jpg
    Last edited by Victor TM Fernandes TM; 09-11-2016 at 06:41 PM.
    09-11-2016 06:29 PM

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