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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lohung, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. eagle17

    eagle17 Newbie

    this is the same results I see with my nexus... this is about the same results I saw with my motorola e815 flip phone. in 2004/5


    funny thing is i had much better pics with my nexus s

    also the quality in live mode seems really good compared to what get saved... so I wonder if it is a software issue?


    i get good enough pics and at least it focuses my og droids camera didn't even work for like 4 months or more.
     

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  2. Do you have any sample pics from the nexus that you can share with us?
     
  3. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    That lighting is FAR from perfect when it comes to photography standards. Just because you're in a brightly lit room does not mean the lighting is perfect.

    I hope you don't expect better than that when taking a picture in a garage, its darker than you think. If you would have adjusted the exposure it would have turned out better.

    Most people are not understanding that these phones do not automatically adjust for the lighting around them like most point and shoot cameras will.

    Everyone needs to stop complaining about how the pictures look until you learn how to take a picture. The GN will take excellent photos when used properly.
     
  4. Wavy

    Wavy Lurker

    All these are extremely nice, why is there such a difference between these and that picture of the Ferrari in the garage? Looks like two totally different cameras
     
  5. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    Here are some pics I took. I am honestly not disappointed with the camera at all.

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  6. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast


    Lighting, focusing, steadiness of hand is my guess. Its not as good as even an 5mp iphone4, but its usable for me.
     
  7. Wavy

    Wavy Lurker

    Exactly what I needed to see, right on bro. Camera looks perfectly fine.
     
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  8. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Note the focus distance in some of the bad ones with exif data still intact:

    Camera Maker: Samsung
    Camera Model: Galaxy Nexus
    Image Date: 2011-12-20 16:34:55 (no TZ)
    Focal Length: 3.4mm
    Digital Zoom: 1.000x
    Focus Distance: 0m
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Exposure Time: 0.059 s (1/17)
    ISO equiv: 640
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Center Weight
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
    White Balance: Auto
    Light Source: Incandescent
    Flash Fired: No
    Color Space: sRGB
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined


    does this scream no focus was used, or is that just left out? I haven't tried any of mine yet, and they turn out sharp in lower light situations.
     
  9. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    im an idiot...all shots register with a 3.4mm focal length because thats what the lens is.

    [​IMG]
    File Name: IMG_20111220_124727.jpg
    File Size: 764 kb - 1944 x 2592
    Camera Make: Samsung
    Camera Model: Galaxy Nexus
    Date/Time: 2011:12:20 17:47:26
    Resolution: 1944 x 2592
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 3.4mm
    Digital Zoom: 1.000x
    Exposure Time: 0.030 s (1/33)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO Equiv.: 100
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Light Source: Fine weather
    Metering Mode: center weight
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
    GPS Latitude: N 41d 31m 35.65s
    GPS Longitude: W 83d 27m 18.17s
    Location: 41
     
  10. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    No problem -- glad I could help.

    Not seeing an issue with this camera at all. :cool:
     
  11. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    <------im an idiot ;-)
     
  12. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    Wow, the OP complains about low image quality at dim light, far distance with digital zoom? Even iPhone4S won't get that very good. Also a lot of times it depends a lot on user for focusing and exposure setting. It just amazes me that some people make very unrealistic expectation on phone cameras. It's miles better than old phones, but still it can't compete with even sub $400 P&S in quality and functions. You can get cams like Canon S95, SX230, Panasonic LX5, Sony HX9V well under $400 and believe me they will blow even iPhone4S far away.
     
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  13. I was going to say the same thing. People dont know how to take a pic so they conplain if the phone doesnt do it for them..
     
  14. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    $400?... ;-) a $100 dollar fujifilm f1000d point and shoot will destroy any cell phone camera (they allow you to shoot in raw) and have optical zoom of 10x+

    Keep in mind the phone companies are paying 5-14 dollars for these cameras.
     
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  15. Slide83

    Slide83 Member

    The Nexus camera is clearly inferior to the Iphone 4 camera, much less the Iphone 4S camera. Anyone that has used both and still claims the Nexus is on par is blinded by their android fanboyism or literally blind.

    Google totally screwed up on the camera sensor, period. They should have stuck with the 8mp sensor in the Galaxy S II. IMO, they wanted a gimmicky "zero shutter lag" feature and compromised WAY too much quality to get there.

    Don't get me wrong, I still love the phone, but the camera is a major disappointment.
     
  16. Sure, if you don't take the time to adjust settings. If you do, this camera takes great photos.
     
  17. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Being a photographer of over 30 years, maybe I'm just doing it right. :D

    To me, this camera is a joy to use, and the pictures have great quality when viewed on my home computer with a nice ips display.

    Anyone saying otherwise must just be doing it wrong (where have we heard that before?) :D:D
     
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  18. Slide83

    Slide83 Member

    Ok, so every time I want to take a photo I need to guage the available light, find something to brace the camera on, etc, etc? Strange that I didn't have to do that on my friends Iphone 4 to produce great photos.

    If I have time to "adjust settings" I'll use my point and shoot. I want quick no fuss pictures that turn out pretty good from my camera. The iphone is able to deliver that, the Nexus is not.

    Again, the rest of the advantages far outweigh an iphone, but it seems to me that Google missed on the camera. :cool:
     
  19. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    And we respect your opine. However trying to rule this as a fact for everyone does not bode well, since many others would completely disagree with you.

    Carry on, you should get an iphone instead. Or someone should throw up that link of the review where the SGN beats the fruit! That would be more productive. :D:D
     
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  20. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    Yes in that aspect it has. The nexus is great because of ICS, which will start to be on many phones soon. Take it back and get a rezound or just wait for some dedicated ICS phones to be out soon if its that big of an issue. I for one am fine giving up a little quality to be able to catch the moment (something my X was so slow I was always missing shots).
     
  21. Well, that's fine, but when your pictures turn out awful, it is user error.
     
  22. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

  23. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

  24. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    I don't know I don't buy a phone for its camera. If I need to take high quality pictures i'd bring a camera that's designed for taking pictures.

     
  25. droblyer

    droblyer Well-Known Member

    Find camera360 ultimate. Pic turn out awesome for me.
     
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