2012-02-14 10:38 - edited 2012-02-14 10:43
as it is digital zoom, it gives me a closer look at the grain effect caused by the ISO.
The samples do not look as if there is a major difference in quality, The very slight colour change could be cause by a minor increase of decrease in exposure or ISO which could be new camera calibrations for Belle in its automatic settings.
If you shoot with Low ISO in M setting it should solve any noise problems and try not go go above 400 ISO before you start seeing visible Noise in your photos, especially when your aiming to shoot for high quality.
Any difference in yellow/blue tone would be caused by the white balance which you can also adjust manually.
2012-02-14 11:33 - edited 2012-02-14 11:34
The processing time is usually proportional to the length of the shutter speed, If you are taking photos with long shutter speeds, the photos take alot longer to render than those taken under fast shutter speeds.
Are the shots you are experiencing long rendering times coming out blurry? It sounds as if your phones light metering might be changing due to hand over the light meter, causing your phone to unnessecarily shoot at long shutter speeds
If it is being slow under normal light condition and the photos are coming out nice and sharp, it could be that your device memory is low and might need a bit of a clean up, to allow for faster rendering speeds.
If you could upload Exif data file that would be perfect, Its strange that it would take so long to render an image taken in the snow.
2012-02-15 2:02 - edited 2012-02-15 2:16
i am not but i am into mobile photography. Difference is too obvious for me. I getting annoyed of belle camera quality i cant take tiny water drops anymore
Here taken by anna
Here taken by belle tiny waterdrops cant focus.need take bigger ones
here another example how detailed it was in PR1.2 and Anna that cant be achieve with the current belle
None of the photos been edited or used any lens only the Nokia N8 + my 2 hands
Thats the true potential of the Nokia N8 that todate still unbeatable.
2012-02-15 8:35 - edited 2012-02-15 8:44
@Euphoric, The devices we have do not experience this problem and it is not a common issue.
The best thing I can do is to inspect exif data and photos to see the extent of the issue.
2012-02-15 9:26 - edited 2012-02-15 9:28
@Jasonteh I require exif data simply to eliminate any other probably cause for the problem while I analyse. I am currently looking into the matter and will get back.
Thanks for the follow up appreciate it here two more photos taken today
To get a grip of this problem...
*What is having the problem ?
Some N8 phones upgraded with Belle
*What is the problem ?
Camera quality has dropped after upgrade
The auto focus is not as precise
*What IS Not having the problem ?
N8 phones with Anna
Every single N8 running Belle
*What is NOT the problem ?
Camera fails to take pictures
Camera is slow
Phone can't use the flash
and so on...
*When was the problem first seen ?
After upgrade to Belle
? with official Belle or un-official ?
*When could it have been seen but was not ?
Prior to the upgrade
- how many has seen this problem ?
- how many could have seen this problem but has not ?
- are the numbers of N8 with this problem increasing ?
Some extra questions:
- how many who see this problem has used the un-official Belle ?
- how many who see this problem has upgraded to Belle from the un-official Belle ?
- how many who see this problem did not reset their phones first ?
I have a Blue N8 with Belle, went from Anna to Belle and did a complete reset first, wiped
both C: and E: prior to the upgrade and I can't say that my phone has any problems.
PS - love my N8 ;-)
I approve this. Camera quality has decreased. Unfortunately... Video camera is better than ever though. Hope Nokia will ''cure'' this soon, because i don't have a desire to downgrade my phone.
For now i suggest everyone to use CameraPro app. It works fine.
2012-02-15 17:22 - edited 2012-02-15 17:26
I don't see what all the fuzz is about, but curious as always I had to go and make a comparison. The following are raw shots from my N8-00 with all settings in default and the camera in automatic mode.
January 2011, that would be Symbian ^3 PR1.1 or there about:
February 2012, Belle, same shot, slightly different lighting:
Pixel peepers may notice a little more sharpness in the JPEG processing now, but IMO the biggest difference between these pictures seem to be that our football stadium got a new sponsor last summer.
And finally a macro shot (with focus on the paper cup café logo):
I'm glad to see the file naming sorted out to use the ISO standard instead of the localized mess, and putting everything into a DCIM folder is also an improvement for me.
The only complaint I have in the camera is about the GPS behavior. Switching the GPS chip on and off all the time is silly - and since it only adds a location to a picture or a video if the location is known while the picture is taken, it makes no sense to continue trying to find the location after the camera is closed. It has been like this for a long time, so this is not a Belle change.
And yes, those who claim to have picture quality problems need to do better than uploading edited and small versions of the pictures without further explanation.
2012-02-16 0:43 - edited 2012-02-16 1:23