Injteresting: some people report much better results when using 3rd party camera apps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1
2012-04-20 19:53 - edited 2012-04-20 19:54
Same here... White balance issue.. I hope Nokia will fix it with the software patch. Titan (even 1) has better results..
Other than that it's a winner!
2012-04-21 18:18 - last edited on 2012-04-21 18:39 by Kosh
as i said in my early post ive pre ordered my 900 and now i'm regretting it.the 800been out for a while now with the same issues and still its not been fixed.nokia have no right to release a phone that has so many poor operating issues.if this phone arrives with these faults then i'm sorry nokia the phone will be going back.and its galaxy s2 for me.
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A Followup on the 'Camera"
1) it is not the best low light camera (sensor) available. But does well when there is light (no surprise).
2) The Camera (sensor) is not the shapest tack in the box. No matter how I brace the camera images are not very sharp.
3) Best to take the shot using the touch-the-screen method, you will be less likely to move the device.
4) Best to set the ISO to either 100 or 200 not Auto. Set the Exposure to either +.5 or +1 and then 'save the settings' Auto will pick iso 400 and 800 and give noisy results. The problem with this is in low light you will get longer exposures thus more prone to shaking, resulting in Blurriness. So. Ya all be careful, hear!
5) Very good results using 'sophie cam' or in the camera app itself use "auto-fix" to improve the exposure and saturation. 'Creative Studio' and 'Photo Editor' apps work great and I highly recommend them. They are all Free.
summary: Keep the camera (the phone) steady, use iso 200, Exposure index +.5 and you will get more keepers as they say.
Oh, and please don't expect the wee little led flash to work more than a few feet away, on any of these smartphones.
2012-04-25 5:38 - last edited on 2012-04-25 10:09 by Kosh
According to this forum, there may be hope: http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/Nokia-with-
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The camera is one of the worst i have seen on a high end smart phone.. The camera button doesnt work as expected by a windows phone. I have got this replaced once due to outlook syncing issue and i might return the phone if Nokia doesnt feel like resolving the issues. Its very disappointing coming from Nokia .. i have had nokia phones which took better pics with a 3 mPixel shooter
Actually the camera is not all that bad. iT JUST NEEDS TO BE SET UP PROPERLY. As an example. The same scene taken @iso=200 ev +.5 in auto mode vs Landscape scene mode. the landscape mode shot the scene with perfect white balance and did a better job of focusing than the finger to the screen method. In fact all of the scene modes do very well. Seems there needs to be a few software adjustments here. So use the scene modes, set the iso to 200 ev to +.5 and you will be good to go. The attachments: 66, and 69 were taken: Landscape scene mode, iso 200, ev+.5 : The Orchid was shot in auto mode; iso=200; ev +.5 with flash.
This needs to be one of those threads that goes for MILES. I have to believe that Nokia put this phone out with the camera issue fully realizing that there was a problem. I can forgive the problem as long as a fix is on the way. So let me add my name to the list.
It's not about settings, it's not about anything other than something is definately wrong here, and they know exactly what we are talking about. It would be useless to try and identify this issue or that issue. I am very competent with cameras and I know enough to use autofix and spot focus to take really good pics. But the average user might come away dissapointed in low light conditions.
Nokia, FIX THE CAMERA, FIX THE CAMERA, FIX THE CAMERA.
Zeiss should be embarrassed to have his name on this as it stands. I am fully expecting a software fix. BEFORE SUMMER.
Other than that, I can't stop loving this phone. I had an HTC Titan that has a fantastic camera, and I am keeping my Lumia in spite of the hopefully temporarily inferior camera.
Thanks for letting me vent. I speak for myself and many others that I have talked into buying this phone.
This is what prompted me to seek out an answer. Direct comparison to Iphone 4S same scene. My photos where very dark.
It almost seemed like the shutter wasn't opening in tandem with the flash firing.
Otherwise, the rest of this thread and comparison to photos using a 3rd party camera app (Fhotoroom) tells me clearly Nokia has a software issue. Here's hoping they react quickly.
Guys maybe its just me but I think your expecting too much from this camera. You have to remember that its a phone first and a camera second so the quality of the images is never going to be as good as something like a dslr. Although I dont have this phone yet since I only ordered it this morning I would imagine that you could download some 3rd party software for your pc to edit the pictures so you can improve the quality a bit.
whoa check out this video @ 25 seconds...
I posted a response to www.wmpoweruser.com when I saw that the same lighting issues are on this phone as well.
Here is the youtube.
http://youtu.be/xGDyxYsiRE4 <<< the same thing happens when he takes a video.... The screen gets darker and horrible pictures result.
Here is the WMPowerUser article.