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  1. Alvin Lo's Avatar
    I missed the photo quality before GDR2 updates i.e. GDR1. I opened some photos taken by my Lumia 920 with gdr1 and found that the photos now suck. Not sharp and poor white balance and contrast. Can anyone contact Nokia to air our concern!? I don't believe a 920 would be delivering such inferior photos. And even if I am to upgrade my phone, Nokia will not be my choice since Android really works better.
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    01-29-2014 11:54 AM
  2. AndrewL920's Avatar
    I just want to share Nokia Camera Guy's twitter account. https://twitter.com/jalakarhu
    :)
    01-29-2014 03:17 PM
  3. Rafael Marcondes's Avatar
    Black has just become available for me. I really want the new features that come with it but I'm afraid I'll be disappointed with the camera. I've seen some people here saying that though the yellow tint is still present, the sharpness overall quality is better, and some saying that it's worse.

    I took some photos now, also made that screenshot comparison. Let's see how it will perform after updating.
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    01-30-2014 01:33 PM
  4. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Thanks
    02-01-2014 12:48 PM
  5. Rafael Marcondes's Avatar
    I don't think the photos are worse or better now. I can barely notice any difference, the quality appears to be the same, with the yellow tint still present
    02-01-2014 01:15 PM
  6. Rfuser's Avatar
    Preview photos are still sharper.
    I don't care about noise reduction. Why force it on us?? Makes the photos soft...

    Should be in settings.
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    02-01-2014 04:15 PM
  7. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Preview photos are still sharper.
    I don't care about noise reduction. Why force it on us?? Makes the photos soft...

    Should be in settings.
    Yes. I wish they include "Turn off Jpeg Compression On/Off " in camera/3rd party camera settings. Honestly my $70.00 Android phone takes sharper photos than my 920 but of course 920's camera is better and can take better pictures. Please Nokia allow us to turn off/on the built in jpeg compression. :(
    02-01-2014 05:30 PM
  8. supershi80's Avatar
    Yes. I wish they include "Turn off Jpeg Compression On/Off " in camera/3rd party camera settings. Honestly my $70.00 Android phone takes sharper photos than my 920 but of course 920's camera is better and can take better pictures. Please Nokia allow us to turn off/on the built in jpeg compression. :(
    Is not jpeg compressione but a postprocessing correction algorithm issue
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    02-03-2014 04:04 AM
  9. prasath1234's Avatar
    Yes. I wish they include "Turn off Jpeg Compression On/Off " in camera/3rd party camera settings. Honestly my $70.00 Android phone takes sharper photos than my 920 but of course 920's camera is better and can take better pictures. Please Nokia allow us to turn off/on the built in jpeg compression. :(
    Yes same is the case with lumia 820 they screwed the camera with update.

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    02-03-2014 08:02 AM
  10. taymur's Avatar
    Yes same is the case with lumia 820 they screwed the camera with update.

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    I always go to the Edit tab, and click the auto fix in the WP default editing tool, it clears the greenish/ bluish tint that the algorithm adds, as for sharpness, also could be fixed.

    I know this is idiotic, but at least this is the way I manage it.
    02-03-2014 08:12 AM
  11. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I always go to the Edit tab, and click the auto fix in the WP default editing tool, it clears the greenish/ bluish tint that the algorithm adds, as for sharpness, also could be fixed.

    I know this is idiotic, but at least this is the way I manage it.
    Original

    Auto Fix


    Also, I turned the Vibrance right up to show how bad the green tinting is (note around the edges. That PC case is meant to be black!:
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    02-03-2014 09:23 AM
  12. supershi80's Avatar
    We have a camera phone with horrible camera quality... :-(
    Nokia is crazy !!!!
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    02-03-2014 01:35 PM
  13. Sangeeth Sudheer's Avatar
    Yup, it was getting worse right after Amber. Portico was pretty fine by me and never came to notice this issue. After Amber, I started to get suspicious and been shouting to forums and Nokia threads about this problem with no official response. I made a thread and a list of pictures and other problems are noted there. This is the link -- http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...5Bpoll%5D.html
    AndrewL920 and indoko like this.
    02-03-2014 02:19 PM
  14. vikrant1982's Avatar
    As some one else has mentioned, after black update i have noticed that when i turn on front camera for photo mode, the screen continuously shows changing white balance. It looks like continuously changing white and yellow hue on the screen. Although the pictures taken are consistent and not affected by this changing hue. I don't remember if this issue was there in Amber as i had not used the front camera much during that time. At first i thought that the camera was faulty but then i noticed that the front camera does not have this issue in video mode. I have checked this in both stock camera app and in pro camera. Both the apps show the same issue.

    Are there other people who have noticed this issue?
    02-06-2014 01:31 PM
  15. vikrant1982's Avatar
    Also, i think this whole camera issue and our request to switch to portico algorithms can be voiced out through a petition on change.org.
    What do you guys think?
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    02-06-2014 01:37 PM
  16. KllR007's Avatar
    Or spam emails to Nokia ;)
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    02-06-2014 01:58 PM
  17. AndrewL920's Avatar
    I am looking forward on having the camera algorithms of portico in 8.1 update.
    02-06-2014 05:01 PM
  18. Ralph Anthony Enriquez's Avatar
    how to spam emails to nokia? what is their email? im going crazy to this camera problem, my 520 camera is good compared to my 920 camera.

    we should held a petition to include portico camera algo to 8.1 just like andrewl920 said. i know that camera algorithm is hard to update, it needs a major update just like lumia black, amber. so the next update will be 8.1, so im hoping to fix this in 8.1, we should petition to nokia. what do you think guys?
    Last edited by Ralph Anthony Enriquez; 02-06-2014 at 10:32 PM.
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    02-06-2014 10:12 PM
  19. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    The colors are way better after black, details are better too.

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    02-07-2014 01:02 AM
  20. Rafael Marcondes's Avatar
    The colors are way better after black, details are better too.

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    I think this is true only in low light conditions
    02-07-2014 06:28 AM
  21. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Yes, forgot to say that, daylight pictures and good lighting conditions go from ok to so-so, now they look more natural and closer to reality, remember the oversaturated pics of portico, 2 minutes of photoshop do the thing though....
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    02-07-2014 03:44 PM
  22. vikrant1982's Avatar
    As some one else has mentioned, after black update i have noticed that when i turn on front camera for photo mode, the screen continuously shows changing white balance. It looks like continuously changing white and yellow hue on the screen. Although the pictures taken are consistent and not affected by this changing hue. I don't remember if this issue was there in Amber as i had not used the front camera much during that time. At first i thought that the camera was faulty but then i noticed that the front camera does not have this issue in video mode. I have checked this in both stock camera app and in pro camera. Both the apps show the same issue.

    Are there other people who have noticed this issue?
    Any inputs regarding the front camera issue i have mentioned above??
    02-10-2014 02:00 PM
  23. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I've been reading through this thread, and I recently upgraded from a 920 to a 1020 Amber->Amber and the green tinting is way worse on the 1020. Recently got the black update and the tinting is not fixed on the 1020 either. So it's not just the 920 that wasn't fixed! That being said, you have to take pictures in indoor incandescent or flourescent lighting to see the tinting. I notice that in outdoor/daylight images, the white balance is fine, but indoor, the colors get really messed up. I don't have a twitter, but I think if you can, post before/after images on Juha's twitter page. Hopefully if he sees enough he'll notice that it's a real issue. Though it's kind of baffling that he hasn't already.
    02-10-2014 03:32 PM
  24. JMBasquiat's Avatar
    I think Camera360 does a better job overall than Nokia Camera or the built-in camera. I tried it out last night while working out, and Camera360 is sharper, has less noise, has better white balance, and looks more natural (to me).

    Camera360

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    Nokia Camera

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    Here's the high-res files if you want to see them:

    1. Camera360 http://i.imgur.com/1cqubZJ.jpg

    2. Nokia Camera http://i.imgur.com/XqRgheH.jpg
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    02-10-2014 04:53 PM
  25. AndrewL920's Avatar
    I think this would be my last windows phone unless they will fix the camera algorithms in the next 8.1 update. They are so hyped about adding a lot of features but they forget to fix the main features of lumia.
    supershi80 likes this.
    02-12-2014 05:21 AM
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