LG Camera quality?Support


  1. mny2710

    mny2710 New Member

    Hey guys! I have a question! I bought my LG motion a month or so ago... when I bought it, the FIRST thing I did was root it!

    However, as I began using the phone more often, I realized something...

    The CAMERA quality is strange.. every picture I take is always kind of fuzzy. It's definitely NOT like the camera on the LG motion I tested out on the metro PCS store..


    Here's an example of how the picture looks like on the stock camera app (with the highest resolution)


    W/ HDR enabled..

    Do you guys have any idea why it comes out so grainy?! Any fixes!?

    ALSO, I'd appreciate it if you guys could upload/share a picture similar to mine from your cameras for comparison!

    Thank you all! :D

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  2. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Well-Known Member

    Mine takes good pics all things considered.

    If you're not taking portraits, make sure focus is set auto and not face tracking, and once you frame your shot, tap the area of the picture you want the focus on. When the square turns green, take the shot.

    If you capture before the green square, the picture may be out of correct focus.
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  3. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Well-Known Member

    incandescent lighting?
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  4. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Well-Known Member

    Yeah maybe try a picture with better light. At least upload a pic with better light so we can compare. I know some of my pictures are grainy because of low light situations.
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  5. DocBlue

    DocBlue Well-Known Member

    Heres a couple took with various settings. I guess its ok for a phone, yet Im not a one for picture taking so I dunno.

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  6. mny2710

    mny2710 New Member

    Thanks for the replies you guys!

    The lighting in my room is bright/fine. However, when I turn on the camera, the screen always "dims down", thus making my pictures look grainy/dim.. I've tried the tips you guys gave me.. still the same thing. =/

    Do you guys think I have a defective camera or something? T__T This really sucks.
  7. chicle

    chicle Well-Known Member

    Try setting the flash to be on all the time, that might help. Also, make sure HDR setting is on. BTW, my camera works well.
  8. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Well-Known Member

    Could be bad camera I suppose. I heard some people just get bad ones. Mine seems about the same really. Maybe I have bad one too, but I'm ok with it. Here are two pics. One of a sandwich that was in medium light and another of one of my orchids at night. I used the flash and I think it turned out pretty good.

    And yes I'm a guy who enjoys growing orchids!:p

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  9. cjbandroid

    cjbandroid Well-Known Member

    Regarding the OP's example.

    Your picture is fairly grainy - suggesting the camera used its ISO 400 setting.

    You can enable the white LED to act as "flash" and this works fairly well at very short ranges.

    Since there was no supplemental lighting, camera shake may be an issue (just a little) as well as the lens shooting "wide open" thus having poorer imaging quality and less depth of field.
  10. cjbandroid

    cjbandroid Well-Known Member

    also... make sure your cover over the lens is CLEAN - perfectly so. Its easy for even a slight film or fingerprint grease to get the picture hazy
  11. enigmadroid

    enigmadroid Well-Known Member

    I took this photo of my friend running while I was riding my bike. I was bike support for her 20 mile run. I just point and shot, didn't want to crash or anything. :)

    running.jpg
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  12. omgbossis21

    omgbossis21 Well-Known Member

    Mine takes crappy pics too.
  13. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Well-Known Member

    Mines takes hd pictures ! Its our screen probelm if we had a higher depth screen our pictures would look hd but i send them a picture it looks to hd in the galaxy s3
  14. ChiweN

    ChiweN Well-Known Member Contributor

    Damn, I'm more interested in the quality of your friend than the quality of the photo lol.
  15. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Well-Known Member

    I second that
  16. fir3ball

    fir3ball New Member

    coming from the admire which had a 'real' camera button, I finally realized the main camera app doesn't AF unless it detects a face or you select a focus point. Once i figured that out I was much happier with the performance.
  17. droops951

    droops951 New Member

    i bought my lg motion about two weeks ago and for some reason a few of my pre installed apps went on disabled and now that I try to take pictures I cant because its like if the camera got.Deleted...Does any one know how to enable?
  18. enigmadroid

    enigmadroid Well-Known Member

    Are you rooted? Have you frozen any apps? Does Camera ICS or any other camera app from Play Store work?
  19. pedro1977

    pedro1977 Well-Known Member

    This was mentioned in a review on this phone by pc mag i think. There is a lot of noise in low light conditions, outside is fine. Probabably a bug or a dodgy batch of sensors.

    Also heard about faulty usb connections - sd card too.
  20. allmanallpimp

    allmanallpimp Well-Known Member

    lighting is huge when it comes to photography... not just how much, but the quality... for instance if out in the sun on a perfect day i would rather have a camera with a lower megapixel and no flash then inside a room with the lights on with a higher megapixel and a flash... the picture of the lady running looks good (it's outside, probably good lighting, etc.) the other pics don't seem to be in good light situations... try going outside on a sunny clear day and taking a picture. see how it looks...
  21. pedro1977

    pedro1977 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I didnt have time to fish this out yesterday, your problem is covered here in the cnet review on page 2. I had posted this before concerning other bugs.

    http://androidforums.com/lg-motion-...uter-connection-poor-speaker-performance.html

    Im guessing its an iso issue, i think it should be around 50-100 with lower light conditions, maybe this is one thing covered in the update, so try it again once your phone is updated. Otherwise it could be a faulty batch of sensors.
  22. pedro1977

    pedro1977 Well-Known Member

    I have got the phone now. It seems to affect dark areas or dark colors only.
  23. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru Guide

    My phone also takes poor pictures without lots of light. Mine also puts a yellow tint on low light pictures.
  24. pedro1977

    pedro1977 Well-Known Member


    Do the update, it appears photos have the noise removed. This is not possible with videos though, too processor intensive.
  25. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru Guide

    @pedro1977
    The update didn't help. It turns out my phone had a mildly defective camera. I have a new LG Motion 4G now and the camera isn't great, but it's noticeably improved over the old one.

    Only problem now is that this new one has a mildly defective screen, which does a little flickering thing sometimes (kind of like a crt monitor does). I think LG might be letting their quality control slide a little bit to make these phones so inexpensively.

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