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  1. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Please post your camera setting for the evo and why you use it so we can get the Perfect Camera settings .

    I currently use
    brightness +1
    contrast 0
    saturation +1
    sharpness -1

    iso 200

    My pictures seem to be a bit bland and dark so I increased brightness and saturation. Pictures tend to be a bit too sharp so I lowered it and iso just seems to make my pictures clearer. I dont know much about iso
     

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  2. sweeptheleg

    sweeptheleg Member

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    Ive read turning face recognition and adjusting the metering mode will helph with focus. Havent really tested much, but i definitely do turn the sharpness down a notch too.
     
  3. nRRe

    nRRe Well-Known Member

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    tonight in darker conditions

    i used ISO 400
    with saturation down -2

    photo's came out pretty cool looking, at least on the phone, still need to upload them to the computer to see how they 'really' turned out.

    might take a favorite and post the original from the phone, than after a few minutes in photoshop. =)
     
  4. zaaye

    zaaye Well-Known Member

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    anyone else?
     
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    stevenw00 Well-Known Member

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    I've only shot a few photos in a kind of dark bar. I changed the iso to 200 and shut the flash off.
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  6. quentin135

    quentin135 Well-Known Member

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    My camera settings vary wildly depending on the conditions. Generally though, I avoid the flash at all costs since it's unpredictable and tends to wash things out. I feel that the metering, whether average or center, tends to overexpose so my brightness sits at -1, but this changes all the time depending on the conditions. I've turned autofocus off since I prefer to pick the focus point myself.

    ISO, just so you know, is the camera's sensitivity to light. The higher the number, the more sensitive it is (it works by an arithmetic factor, e.g., 200 is 2x as sensitive as 100 and 400 is 2x as sensitive of 200). The trade-off is that you will get more "noise" in your photo and it becomes intrusive pretty quickly on a small cellphone camera sensor.

    I, for one, think it's unfortunate they tried to jam 8 megapixels onto the thing. It's actually a bad thing to cram that much onto a small sensor and image quality suffers from it.
     
  7. ragebot

    ragebot Well-Known Member

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    There is really no such thing as the perfect setting for a camera. One definition of photography is painting with light. Basically what you are doing is controlling the amount of light that hits the cameras sensor when a RAW image is captured and then controlling how the RAW image is converted into the jpg image that is stored on your camera. Then there is the issue of using the flash to alter just how much light is available to control.

    Bottom line is that settings for an image captured on a bright sunny day outside would be different from settings for an image on a cloudy day outside or inside a room lit with a dim light.

    Just for the record I am a serious photographer with several DSLRs and 4 of those big white lens you see on the sidelines of football games and I have been quite happy with the camera in my EVO.
     
  8. Vincent Law

    Vincent Law Well-Known Member

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    Also, someone who really cares about their picture quality would take the picture at absolute default settings, and then do all the exposure/sharpness/contrast/etc in Photoshop later. Photoshop will do a MUCH better job of it, and you can see the photo at full resolution while it happens, to see what looks best.
     
  9. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

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    RAW Picture was taken yesterday:

    Brightness: 0
    Contrast: +1
    Saturation: +1
    Sharpness: 0
    ISO: 100
    Metering: Average

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  10. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    You are right my friend.
     
  11. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I decided to take auto focus off and face recognition off and shots appear to be sharper.
     
  12. flyjbaker

    flyjbaker Well-Known Member

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    This would be more likely the case if this camera shot RAW pictures.

    Dreamliner, please tell me how you shot "raw" on this camera? I think you are using the term liberally(to mean default settings) or I haven't found that setting.

    I think what the OP was getting at is what do we use as a "go to" or what do we leave our camera set on for all around use....what would be the best settings for the most conditions...
     
  13. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

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    I just meant I hadn't Photoshop'd it. I know, its not actually 'RAW' I leave that to my Canon 50D. :D
     
  14. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Exactly what I meant. Thanx
     
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    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Trip to Belle isle in detroit
    Pictures with
    brightness +1
    contrast 0
    saturation +1
    sharpness -1
    auto focus off and face recognition off
    iso 200

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  16. sag7392

    sag7392 Well-Known Member

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    @bjones521

    Great pics and I use the same settings for all around pictures. I'm not a seasoned, advanced, or professional photographer, but I really like this camera...I guess I'm easily impressed :).
     
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    This is with saturation at -2.
    ISO at 400. (now that i'm looking, this could possibly be 200...)
     
  18. utee05

    utee05 Active Member

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    These are some good camera settings. I will give them a try since I am using my EVO to take more pics now since I carry it around with me more and has a lot better camera than my HTC Diamond.
     
  19. mrkauffman

    mrkauffman Member

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    does anyone know any way or app that allows you to capture the RAW data from the camera? im thinking an app can be developed for that. i bet the pictures would be far better as my computer would be much better at producing jpegs than the EVO
     
  20. jonwlewis

    jonwlewis Well-Known Member

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    I use Probably Zoom camera. It's works great on the EVO.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk Pro.
     
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    brightness +1
    contrast 0
    saturation +1
    sharpness -1
    iso 200

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  22. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Go Tigers, Same settings as before.

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