Tips How to dramatically improve your camera (picture and video) quality

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wlliam., Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Wlliam.

    Wlliam. Well-Known Member
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    For those who don't know yet..

    The desire's backcover has a camera lens protector made by very cheap plastic, that scratches very easily. When this happens, the pictures will have a "glowing", blurry, unsharp look.

    What I did was removing the piece of transparent plastic "lens protector" on the backcover and then used a small piece of screen protector and sticked it on the lenses. Even without it the chances you actually scratch the lens is virtually none. So now I have a hole in my back cover, but I dramatically improved my picture and video quality.

    Don't worry about the looks, there is still a black ring and I think it looks better now. I hate shiny plastics.

    Here a pic.
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    And a video.
    YouTube - ‪HTC Desire cover on/off camera comparison‬‎
     

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  2. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member
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    Wow, that's a big difference. Thanks for the post.
     
  3. extralarge22

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    Wow. Pretty big improvement. How did you remove the plastic cover?
     
  4. Racheluk

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  5. LECTER

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    Damn!! That's a HUGE difference!!!
     
  6. Phenomenological

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    It'll only be that big a difference if your cover is scratched to hell. And you can buff out the scratches as mentioned earlier with a bit of toothpaste.
     
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  7. weyland76

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    What cover do you have on your phone?
     
  8. Pedro7

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    toothpaste you say? how do i do this?.. pictures used to be great when i first got the phone but now im plagued with blurry pictures..
     
  9. lekky

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    Holy crap dude, I didn't realize the difference was so big. Took a picture, the took another one with my back cover off... WOW. It's literally like 10x better. I'm actually in shock just how good it is..
     
  10. Pedro7

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    im disappointed now.. i want clearer pictures.. :(
     
  11. lekky

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    With back cover on: Bad
    with back cover off: Good

    Nothing else changed, literally just took the cover off.
     
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  12. ocaz

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    Wow that is amazing just checked it out myself, my only concern would be damaging the lens itself if I recmove the plastic as I don't have case for my desire and generally carry it in my pocket
     
  13. Eris Ed

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    I'm totally stunned....what a huge difference!!!!:eek:
     
  14. .ParanoidAndroid.

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    Such a basic change for such an incredible improvement, nice find
     
  15. Mushhushshu

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    HTC need to release a tweaked design back cover with a higher quality lens protector for those of us who don't have the surgical skills for this :eek:
     
  16. lekky

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    ditto, need to think of another method i guess
     
  17. anoniemouse

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    Surely a better idea would be to remove the plastic lens & replace it with a piece of glass
     
  18. lekky

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    easier said than done tho!!
     
  19. diS

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    That's just mind blowing!
    If someone can think of a good idea to replace the plastic cover with
    please let me know ;)
     
  20. Wlliam.

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    The lens protector is held by a double side contact tape, just punch it with a pen from the inside out.

    I shattered mine by doing that but what the heck, i dont need it anyways. ;)

    Plus you can stick a small piece of screen protector to prevent scratching the camera lens, and foam around the hole to block the dust.


    $5 ebay case, more pictures here

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/53943-htc-desire-cases-20.html
     
  21. adam_hilluk

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    OMG cannot believe the difference!!!!

    great discovery
     
  22. beyond

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    Hm I'll try this later. Another 'issue' may be the compression rate the desire does when it actually saves the file. For pictures it's not bad but video quality seems to be compressed quite a bit.
     
  23. LECTER

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    What does that matter? We're talking about how much better the quality is with the piece of plastic gone :thinking: !!!!!

    I'll be punching out that plastic as soon as my Desire arrives!! :)
     
  24. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member
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    +1
     
  25. Arctic-Winds

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    For those that see a vast difference, have you had your desires for a long time? My Desire's kept in the HTC case and I can't really see a difference whether it's photo or video .
     
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