The image quality has dropped significantly on my n8 after the belle update. The auto focus is not as precise as it was with anna. I am surprised no one has reported this matter. On a discussion on beta labs D.Dinning said that there's no need to install the previously released camera update for n8 after updating to belle. I am confused now. Please help.
2012-02-13 2:15 - edited 2012-02-13 2:17
I've heard this from several places now. Does anyone have two N8 phones(one anna, one belle) so that we could do a side by side comparison. I hope they did that while they were developing Belle...
I asked Damian on twitter about it, and he said there shouldn't be a difference, but maybe they missed something.
2012-02-13 4:20 - edited 2012-02-13 4:29
@euphoric I've seen complaints on several message boards. Mainly on http://forum.dailymobile.se ..
I did tweet Dinning about it, and here what he said
I feel like he might not be involved with the N8 anymore, I don't think he would allow anything like this to happen if he was.
And yes, I do have an N8, and I could see a difference in the way it focuses.. Landscape mode seems to be working fine, but in auto mode things are a little off.
2012-02-13 8:03 - edited 2012-02-13 8:10
I totally agree since updated the belle camera quality degraded.
here my samples from anna
here from the official belle
here from the leak belle
It would be easier for us to see the difference if you had taken the same exact picture so that we could look at them side by side
2012-02-13 16:31 - edited 2012-02-13 16:32
Yes, the easiest way is for some one to do a side by side with pr 1.x/Anna against a Belle phone, and it will be clear, and we would be able to kind of see how big the issue is overall. Hopefully someone has two phones
Damn, should I be concerned about that !? Cuz I realy loved the quality of the pictures I have taken so far...
It would be nice if someone who has at least to N8s to take pictures of somethiing from the exact same position, at the exact same time, with the same light etc. with phone standing still so no movement could compromise the image quality and I think that a landscape would do just fine as there are more details to compare, and some night taken photos for comparison
I haven't updated cuz belle isn't available for my device, but from what I read so far I'm starting to think that staying on Anna is the best thing to do !
@lbanias please do.. it will be greatly appreciated! Maybe one-two landscape, one macro... and maybe one night shot.. that will cover a lot.
And I agree, the camera performance is the main strenght of the N8, taka that away... no bueno.
I am going to try and see what camera pro can do, but... it has an annoying bug where it locks the exposure every time you focus, and then you have to restart the app, so it isn't a solution already
It didn't change much after the official update.. very similar to what it used to be with the leaks. Hopefully they can update the camera app, and that will fix it..
Sorry to hear about the issues you are having with the Camera quality dropping after belle, is it a bad auto ISO causing the grain?
Please could you take some shots in Manual mode at the closest and furthest zoom ranges and share them here, so that I can compare the quality?