09-30-2014 07:22 AM
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  1. Lev VioN's Avatar
    Weird Color Tint - https://www.dropbox.com/s/hr49dwkr6e...after.jpg?dl=0
    Weird Color Tint 2 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/pimyyv9swe...r%202.jpg?dl=0
    Screenshot of a night video (i wasnt even moving) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkqnk6t6i5...video.png?dl=0

    Evening shot. too much grain and noise.(camera was placed still on a bench) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kx1szyy4h...0shot.jpg?dl=0

    I'm using nokia cam recording with 1080p and for the images 16:9 ratio. Running on the latest software WP8.1 and Lumia Cyan. What ticks me off the most is the night videos in Youtube were superbly clear. I've tried doing the same with my 920 for 3 days straight but all failed to produce the quality. I'm suspecting the night videos uploaded in Youtube weren't recorded with a Lumia 920 phone. What do you think ?

    Random Youtube night video 1 -
    Random Youtube night video 2 -
    Random Youtube night video 3 -

    Does it really seems too good to be true or am I just missing something ?
    09-25-2014 04:27 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've had my ups and downs with the L920. I've had to hard reset and use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool most times after an update as my camera typically goes wonky.

    On the whole, once I do that my camera is OK but I know there are many people who think any update past Portico that the camera is no longer a PureView as the processing software has gone downhill.

    As I'm not able to view the video's at work (where I am) I cannot comment on the pics. I know that I have trouble with any night time photos and not all my photos are that great but for the most part I'm happy.
    09-25-2014 04:54 AM
  3. Lev VioN's Avatar
    I've hard reset it yesterday but no luck.The camera quality is horrible if were to compare to the ones in the internet. You should see the pics and vids when you're free. My 920 camera is really a potato.
    09-25-2014 05:23 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Have you seen this thread?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...our-920-a.html

    The pictures near the end of it are with Black/Cyan updates.

    I'd recommend using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool. That's what helped me when my camera went off.

    FAQ - FAQ - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Microsoft - UK

    It's like a hard reset except you need a PC and internet connection. It downloads and installs a new firmware. My guess is your's has become corrupt.
    09-25-2014 05:30 AM
  5. Lev VioN's Avatar
    Its so hard to believe 920 can capture such image . Those are really amazing shots I must say. Anyways , I've downloaded the recovery tool and plugged my 920 in the pc. Its now downloading something of 1.6gb ? This is really weird , when I check updates in my 920 it says im running on latest updates but now its downloading some software into it. Is this suppose to happen ? 5.png
    09-25-2014 05:42 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yes it's a completely new firmware. Your old one is erased.

    Kind of like formatting a computer and re-installing Windows.
    09-25-2014 05:52 AM
  7. Lev VioN's Avatar
    *flips table*

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    09-25-2014 06:26 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What app are you using?
    09-25-2014 06:41 AM
  9. Lev VioN's Avatar
    the nokia camera. the one with the purple tile. just finished updating the nokia cam app , everything is still the same.
    09-25-2014 06:50 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    the nokia camera. the one with the purple tile. just finished updating the nokia cam app , everything is still the same.
    When I saw your post I was wondering what version of Nokia Camera you had as it no longer has the Saving... screen. Have you tried the stock WP camera?

    What about pictures outside? Are they any good? Are you making sure you take the time to have the focus adjust etc? The camera is a bit slow in the L920.
    09-25-2014 06:58 AM
  11. Lev VioN's Avatar
    Hmmp mine seems to have the Saving screen even after the updates. The Nokia Camera version 4.8.4.3. The stock camera is no better than the nokia camera. Took a couple of pictures outside and yeah same horrible noises and grainy images. I did both tap to focus then snap and by just pressing the shutter button, they're both pretty much the same. I don't think its the focus issue here.

    Here are the 2 images from Nokia camera :
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    wp_20140925_20_03_58_pro.jpg

    This image here is a screenshot of a nokia video i recorded. Again its a 5 second video , I'm not even shaking my hands. Its just sooo potato.
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    09-25-2014 07:15 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm going to suggest one more thing but I have to caution you first.

    It's possible (not sure how likely though) that when restoring your stuff from backup some thing is corrupt and causing the phone not to perform properly. I did a hard reset and used the Nokia tool without doing the restore and my phone did work better.

    I'm not saying it's correct or that it will work for you but it is something that I've personally run across along with others on this site. Think of it as a last option before sending your phone in for repair.

    Up to you if you want to do it though. It's only a suggestion.
    09-25-2014 07:44 AM
  13. Lev VioN's Avatar
    On second thought I might buy the Lumia 930 and hopefully doesnt have these problems .This 920 here is just too troublesome. Really appreciate for helping me out. :]
    09-25-2014 08:00 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    On second thought I might buy the Lumia 930 and hopefully doesnt have these problems .This 920 here is just too troublesome. Really appreciate for helping me out. :]

    The L930 appears to have issues as well.

    Good luck with whatever it is you. decide to do
    09-25-2014 08:38 AM
  15. nikhilr51's Avatar
    My 920 recently become weird with videos (and photos to a lesser extent). White balance got hell weird, videos would be too bright, one video i recorded started off normal and then just faded to black. Also opening up the camera sometimes only showed black. Restarts fixed all these problems but still annoying so i sent it to nokia and they replaced the camera (phone is 23months old so juuuust scraped in within the warranty period).

    Heck they replaced the headphone jack, proximity sensor, battery, and a bunch of other things that i said were being weird (also replaced the usb connector for some reason even though i never said it was faulty).

    Hopefully it arrives tomorrow and I can see how the new camera is! Thanks Nokia!
    09-25-2014 09:21 AM
  16. Lev VioN's Avatar
    I still dont get how people are able to film in the night without getting noises. I do have a screenshot of a recorded video above which the sky is suppose to be pitch black but turns out brighter than I expected + noises. Unfortunately my 920 doesnt have any warranty so yeah.. nikhilr51 ,would you mind taking some pictures and upload it here when your phone is ready ? I just wanna see how it turns out coz mine is purely a potato camera. Just dont know why...
    09-25-2014 09:45 AM
  17. nikhilr51's Avatar
    would you mind taking some pictures and upload it here when your phone is ready ? I just wanna see how it turns out coz mine is purely a potato camera. Just dont know why...
    ​Will do, anything in particular you want me to photograph?
    09-25-2014 10:08 AM
  18. Lev VioN's Avatar
    how bout some night shots . any one will do thanks !
    09-25-2014 10:41 AM
  19. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    Could it be that the lens cover on the back needs to be cleaned? I know it sounds silly, but I've taken photos before, found them to be terrible, then cleaned it off with my shirt, and then they looked perfect. I'm assuming you've already done this, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.
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    09-25-2014 10:47 AM
  20. Lev VioN's Avatar
    polished it , doesnt seem to improve anything .
    123.jpg

    Does your lumia have this problem ?
    09-25-2014 11:08 AM
  21. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    Does your lumia have this problem ?
    Nope....mine has very clear and beautiful images. I've made iUsers jealous. I'm sorry bro....I don't know what else to suggest :'(
    09-25-2014 12:19 PM
  22. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    Have you tried using a third party app to see if it solves the problem, btw nice integra . Looks like it could be completely software related.
    09-26-2014 11:58 PM
  23. Dratwister's Avatar
    The picture quality of L920 keep degrading after Portico till Black. And since L920 didn't receive picture algorithm upgrade from Cyan so that green cast is still there.

    The truth is my previous L920 (on Portico) captured much much better image than current Black/Cyan
    I couldn't have any picture like this one anymore with Black/Cyan no matter how much PP I put into it


    You can try to use another 3rd party camera app such as proShot to see if it can help you anything.

    Now I'm using 1520, overall it has better detail than 920. I don't have green cast anymore, instead I have purple cast...
    09-27-2014 12:40 AM
  24. Lev VioN's Avatar
    Have you tried using a third party app to see if it solves the problem, btw nice integra . Looks like it could be completely software related.
    Which 3rd party app would you suggest ? I prefer free apps though . That's my elder brother's dc2 ! Too bad he wouldnt let me drive his car.
    09-27-2014 04:54 AM
  25. Lev VioN's Avatar
    The picture quality of L920 keep degrading after Portico till Black. And since L920 didn't receive picture algorithm upgrade from Cyan so that green cast is still there.

    The truth is my previous L920 (on Portico) captured much much better image than current Black/Cyan
    I couldn't have any picture like this one anymore with Black/Cyan no matter how much PP I put into it
    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/...b17c32f8_z.jpg

    You can try to use another 3rd party camera app such as proShot to see if it can help you anything.

    Now I'm using 1520, overall it has better detail than 920. I don't have green cast anymore, instead I have purple cast...
    I've been trying to contact Nokia / Microsoft about the software issues but they're not replying my emails at all. Its kinda disappointing though , that is why i brought this topic here , hoping to find solutions. I did tried some 3rd party app but they're kind of laggy. The good ones are probably pay to use app :( .
    09-27-2014 04:59 AM
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