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  1. adnan720's Avatar
    hello there,
    i recently bought the lumia 720, and updated with amber gdr2


    i noticed the camera picture quality is not great , as it should be
    the
    the picture have noisy , soft ,grainy pixels , when i zoom in to go in deep .

    the picture quality is not sharp and clear . :(
    after that i installed nokia pro camera app. and in this app i am getting pic more worse then using default camera picture quality.

    even my previous nokia n97mini, 5 mp camera , have sharp and clear images .

    i am very disappointing with the camera quality of lumia720.
    Karthick Nice likes this.
    10-08-2013 12:03 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to WPCentral.

    Please take a look at this thread. Hopefully that will help you with your pictures.
    10-08-2013 12:11 AM
  3. adnan720's Avatar
    I go Through the above mentioned thread , and its all about tutorial of photography , and get to know the functions of buttons and settings ,..........

    i would like to mention here ,
    i am a photographer and have a Nikon DSLR d5100, and used Nokia n97mini, for clicking purpose ....
    i m aware all these things abt photography tutorials and settings ....

    but the point is abt the 6.1 carl ziess lens of the lumia 720 is not much powerful ,
    pictures comes very soft ,grainy and bursting pixles after processing from the camera by default.
    asharma13 likes this.
    10-08-2013 12:23 AM
  4. igorhk's Avatar
    Hi
    I have a 720 also and I tend to think that the picture quality was better before the amber update. But it is difficult to verify really.
    And I had a N97 Mini few years ago (I still have it actually) and yes I also think the pictures came out clearer and sharper.
    The Lumia 720 is pretty much a price entry phone while the N97mini was a high end model when it came out and it's very possible that the sensor in the N97mini is bigger than on the 720 (no idea here, just a guess). Maybe it's also a matter of how windows phone process the image compared to Symbian. From what I read Symbian seemed to do a better job here.
    10-08-2013 01:27 AM
  5. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    I wouldn't completely agree to it. The Lumia 720 has a fantastic camera. I've attached some pics taken from my phone. And yes they were taken after the Amber update.

    wp_20131006_17_36_45_pro.jpgwp_20130911_00_16_37_pro.jpgwp_20131006_17_52_17_pro.jpgwp_20131006_17_49_11_pro.jpg
    Rodrigo Mendes likes this.
    10-08-2013 03:21 AM
  6. taymur's Avatar
    IMO, the Lumia 720 camera is amazing, was better pre-Amber though. i took amazing pictures specially closeups, now its just meh.

    I stopped taking pictures lately, cuz what ever i do, i'm not really satisfied, whats bugging me the most is the post processing of the Nokia Cam Pro.. agggg.
    Karthick Nice and big kloppa like this.
    10-08-2013 04:00 AM
  7. adnan720's Avatar
    yes , i think the image processor having issue after amber update ,
    i never took pics before amber update , my phone is 3 days old and i updated to amber on the first day ,

    after amber update , pics in gallery- blurry, soften , noisyu grains, not sharp, and pixel bursting , looks like VGA camera took those pics :(
    10-08-2013 04:07 AM
  8. igorhk's Avatar
    I think your first 2 pics have pretty good IQ for a phone. I don't think I ever got such result with my 720. The last 2 are basically what I have as a result, too noisy and not very sharp to my point of view (not criticizing your pics, just my opinion). But my opinion is probably biased by the fact that I carry my DSLR with me very often so I usually have a better option than my phone to take a photo.
    10-08-2013 04:42 AM
  9. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    I think your first 2 pics have pretty good IQ for a phone. I don't think I ever got such result with my 720. The last 2 are basically what I have as a result, too noisy and not very sharp to my point of view (not criticizing your pics, just my opinion). But my opinion is probably biased by the fact that I carry my DSLR with me very often so I usually have a better option than my phone to take a photo.
    We can't just simply compare the Lumia 720 6.7 MP f1/1.9 cam to a D5100. For its price, its one of the best cam phones around.

    Try manual settings in ProCam. Results are much better if you know how to fiddle with the settings.
    10-08-2013 06:18 AM
  10. igorhk's Avatar
    We can't just simply compare the Lumia 720 6.7 MP f1/1.9 cam to a D5100. For its price, its one of the best cam phones around.

    Try manual settings in ProCam. Results are much better if you know how to fiddle with the settings.
    Sure we cannot compare, that's why I say my opinion is biased here. And yes for the price it's pretty good. Hope they can fix the picture processing issue in pro cam because appart from that pro cam is great and the UI really well done. I will do a test maybe today lunch time with the manual settings see how it goes...
    10-08-2013 11:16 PM
  11. hs k's Avatar
    I go Through the above mentioned thread , and its all about tutorial of photography , and get to know the functions of buttons and settings ,..........

    i would like to mention here ,
    i am a photographer and have a Nikon DSLR d5100, and used Nokia n97mini, for clicking purpose ....
    i m aware all these things abt photography tutorials and settings ....

    but the point is abt the 6.1 carl ziess lens of the lumia 720 is not much powerful ,
    pictures comes very soft ,grainy and bursting pixles after processing from the camera by default.

    I don't own a dslr yet I can tell that after the GDR2+amber the photos appear even more grainy. I hate when an update creates a problem.

    I even more hate it when camera360 slows down like hell.
    adnan720 likes this.
    10-09-2013 03:22 AM
  12. adnan720's Avatar
    I don't own a dslr yet I can tell that after the GDR2+amber the photos appear even more grainy. I hate when an update creates a problem.

    I even more hate it when camera360 slows down like hell.
    Agree wid you :)
    10-09-2013 09:34 AM
  13. EdSaver's Avatar
    Uhmmm... I have the same trouble with the smart camera app but not with the nativity cam app. My Lumia 720 takes good photos. Maybe is just opinion, don't know. Post a photo. (sorry if my grammar is bad. English isn't my mother language.)



    Sent from my RM-885_lta_lta_307 using Tapatalk
    10-09-2013 09:40 AM
  14. needkelly's Avatar
    The camera before the amber update is awsome, after the update, i have the same inssues, the front camera before is great, after update is a desaster, why nokiasoft, why :/
    most users have the same 'problems'
    10-09-2013 10:40 AM
  15. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    I hate this
    some time ago they confirm double tap2 wake won't be in 720
    OK I will accept that

    then after Amber Update for 720, problem coming from Camera, battery and else
    I just think Microsoft really forget about low-end device and just give nonstable update for us :(
    10-09-2013 11:01 AM
  16. Abhilash1212's Avatar
    Hi,

    Recently i bought Lumia 720. I noticed that the pictures captured from the cam are not sharp. They look too grainy. I have Amber running on my device. How to overcome this. It is very disappointing. how come 6.7 carl Zesiss can produce such dirty images. If the camera is such bad, Lumia 720 is a useless product.

    Please guys help me out
    10-25-2013 04:02 AM
  17. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    The camera quality had degraded after Amber. But things will improve after Black goes live and Nokia Camera is available for all devices officially. That said, little grainy pics don't make this phone useless. Check the pics I've posted above. Isn't that bad to crib about.
    10-25-2013 05:57 AM
  18. igorhk's Avatar
    Hi,

    Recently i bought Lumia 720. I noticed that the pictures captured from the cam are not sharp. They look too grainy. I have Amber running on my device. How to overcome this. It is very disappointing. how come 6.7 carl Zesiss can produce such dirty images. If the camera is such bad, Lumia 720 is a useless product.

    Please guys help me out
    Hi

    I Noticed the quality degraded after updating to amber but if you upgrade to GDR3 you will notice a slight improvement on the picture quality (well that's the feeling i have since i upgraded). Also keep in mind that Carl Zeiss or not it is still a very small sensor so you are very likely to have a decent amount of noise, that is just the way it is with small sensors.
    Also I think that because it has a very large aperture F1.9 it will never be suited for landscapes or any photo that has details to be shown on a distant background. For landscapes you need depth of field and a f1.9 simply cannot give you that. On the contrary it performs pretty well for close ups or photos where the background isn't too distant because what you need in this case is shallow depth of field and that's exactly what a f1.9 is good at. If you process the photos in a software like rawtherapee it makes it close to perfect (but it doesn't help for landscapes).

    So if you make sure the subject is well lit and that the background isn't too distant then you should have pretty good results. Maybe you can play with the white balance also, it can help.
    10-25-2013 07:38 PM
  19. Abhilash1212's Avatar
    Sorry dude, even i am a big fan of Lumia Series. I saw your pics they look great but compared to the pics i have taken from my mobile Mine were very ugly.
    10-29-2013 09:27 AM
  20. Abhilash1212's Avatar
    How can i know which version of GDR is installed on my Lumia 720?
    10-29-2013 11:25 AM
  21. Rahul_Lumia_720's Avatar
    settings->about->more information
    OS Version:
    8.0.102xx -> GDR1
    8.0.103xx ->GDR2
    8.0.105xx ->GDR3
    Gaurav Paul and Abhilash1212 like this.
    10-31-2013 02:43 AM
  22. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Same problems exist on 920 and 928. And what is more curious is that the ***** guy from the Nokia camera developing team said on his tweeter account that these so called "great effects" are not bugs. Can you believe it?? Either he is drunk or he doesn't want to see that the photos taken after Amber look worse than before!
    This is the guy: @jalakarhu. How can you sustain something that obvious isn't right? If somehow this so inteligent dude reads this thread, please just take a picture with Camera360 and then one with Nokia Camera or stock camera and see the huge difference.
    Abhilash1212 likes this.
    11-06-2013 07:04 AM
  23. Italoan Kersley's Avatar
    Hey, guys!

    Ok; maybe it's too late, but... well, you never know. haha' Alright, straight to the point: this problem (your photos being taken with noise and low quality) is due to a hardware limitation of the Lumia 720.
    The Nokia Smart Cam app does take great photos independently of which Amber update is installed. The fact is that, simply, this app take lot of photos of 5 megapixels in sequence. And, to do that, your phone must have a processor that can handle it. Lumia 720, unfortunately, doesn't. But, to not prohibit 720 user from not being able to use the app, Nokia Smart Cam is still available for those whom owns Lumia 720 (and others low-end Lumias). But there's a note: due to its processor limitation, Lumia 720 can only take, on Nokia Smart Cam, sequences of 1 megapixel photos, so its hardware can process everything fast and easy.

    Well, roughly speaking, that's it, guys. Hope it helped.
    Hugs!
    11-06-2013 07:39 PM
  24. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Hey, guys!

    Ok; maybe it's too late, but... well, you never know. haha' Alright, straight to the point: this problem (your photos being taken with noise and low quality) is due to a hardware limitation of the Lumia 720.
    The Nokia Smart Cam app does take great photos independently of which Amber update is installed. The fact is that, simply, this app take lot of photos of 5 megapixels in sequence. And, to do that, your phone must have a processor that can handle it. Lumia 720, unfortunately, doesn't. But, to not prohibit 720 user from not being able to use the app, Nokia Smart Cam is still available for those whom owns Lumia 720 (and others low-end Lumias). But there's a note: due to its processor limitation, Lumia 720 can only take, on Nokia Smart Cam, sequences of 1 megapixel photos, so its hardware can process everything fast and easy.

    Well, roughly speaking, that's it, guys. Hope it helped.
    Hugs!
    Hello,
    You are right about 720. But what is wrong on 920,928? If you have one just take a picture with Nokia Camera and one with Camera360 app. You'll see my point
    11-07-2013 12:34 AM
  25. Del Rei's Avatar
    I have the 1020 and have the same problem: after processing the image, it looks terrible. Loose focus and get kind of green.

    Bought it already updated.

    Disappointed.
    11-17-2013 11:15 PM
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