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

  1. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    One more just to show its not horrible at all (links to full res).

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    Absolutely -- the reviews all said it was decent and I find it to be perfectly decent for my purposes and I also own a Canon 5D with a nice lineup of lenses.
     

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  2. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I am not saying it should take the same quality of pics as a real camera, but the pics shouldn't be horrible bad either.
    My Omina which was made 2-4 years ago took great pics, even at full zoom, and even at night. The technology is there to make good cameras on phones, but some manufacturers have chosen not to do it.

    But it no longer matters, I have been shown the light.

    The Nexus is the perfect piece of hardware, I have no complaints.
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, it has no flaws whatsoever, no future phone will ever be able to top it.

    I dropped it today and before it hit the ground it jumped back up and placed itself into the holster, and then it verbally apologized to me for the inconvenience.

    This is impecable piece of equipment, my life will be forever changed because of this flawless godsend of a device.

    I am ecstatic that this device has finally come down from heaven.
     
  3. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    I love that I can read text in pictures too!

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  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    That is really nice.
     
  5. ZachMob

    ZachMob Well-Known Member

    The camera takes good pictures, but it is a pain to focus correctly.

    After playing around with it, I am confident about taking a good picture but if I would give it to stranger to take a photo of me, it would probably come back blurry. It really isn't really a simple point and shoot camera compared to other phones.

    I think the problem is mostly with the software and not the hardware. The zero shutter lag feature makes it too easy to take out of focus pics.
     
  6. Depth Afield

    Depth Afield Well-Known Member

    I'd challenge any non-photographer to pick up my Nikon D700 and take a perfect picture. Does that mean my camera sucks? As a photographer, I WANT control over my shots. So I have put in the effort to learn the techniques/controls.

    No complaints on my end about the camera in my Nexus.
     
  7. bezerk19

    bezerk19 Android Enthusiast

    I'm actually very satisfied with the picture quality, I'm coming from the Droid Bionic that had an 8MP camera that was very disappointing.
     
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  8. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    Man, this times 100.

    The camera in the Gnex really is really pretty good. If you don't think so you're either using it wrong, or you have a defect phone.
     
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  9. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    I would love to put up shots from my 5mp OG droid, my girlfriends 5mp iPhone 3gs, my Gnex shots and my mom's iphone 4 for you guys to see. My Gnex by far looks the best out of all of them.
     
  10. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    I was barely able to read the model number last night in dim light (4th line down, not the bottom one!).

    Go look at how tiny that is on the stock SGN charger!

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  11. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast

    The software should have shipped with the ability to release the shutter with the release of the focus-tap.
     
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  12. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    It seems that the software processing the pictures on the Rezound is just bumping up some saturation, which you can do in the Editing software of the Nexus.
     
  13. JoJoCal19

    JoJoCal19 Member

    Hey Stigy, Great pics of this and the Snapple bottle. What lighting conditions and did you use flash? I have yet to use the camera outside or in decent lighting conditions. I've done several comparisons of the same pic taken on my Nexus and iPhone 4 and find that the Nexus photos are about on par, probably 90-95% as good.
     
  14. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    I guess you're not seeing the same high quality pics that stig posted that everyone else is seeing. I would say they are far from "horrible bad"...
     
  15. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    This is with the flash off sitting at my desk in a regular office. Just flourescent lighting overhead and no windows in my part of the office, so the camera is doing really well.
     
  16. ssick92

    ssick92 Android Enthusiast

    The camera is great. There is clear evidence in this thread that a great picture can be achieved.

    To those that are having trouble, try tap focusing, try changing the light settings, but it is definitely not the phone that is ruining your photos.
     
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  17. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    You can put a $10,000+ camera setup in the hands of someone. That doesn't make them take great pictures....

    Again, photog for 30+ years here. This camera on a cell phone ranks in the EXCELLENT range!
     
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  18. The only thing that really bothers me about this camera is the shutter speed. It is supposed to be really fast, but as far as I can tell, this phone sucks at taking photos of subjects that are moving. The Droid X definitely seemed better in this regard. I haven't noticed any difference between auto and action when it comes to reducing blur on a moving subject.
     
  19. tomato88

    tomato88 Android Enthusiast

    I too think that the camera is decent and is good enough for posting pics on Facebook or a blog. Just make sure to clean the lens once in awhile as it picks up dusts very easily.
     
  20. ssick92

    ssick92 Android Enthusiast

    Agree 100%. User error should not be a reason for bashing a camera.
     
  21. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    Some more shots from yesterday and today to help the user error disbelievers think again ;-)

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  22. finn5975

    finn5975 Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what to think of it all. There are a lot of examples of excellent pictures taken by the Nexus, albeit most seem to be either macro shots or shots where the lighting is excellent. Nonetheless, they look great. But on the flipside, there are just as many examples of bad pics and complaints.

    Many seem to put the blame on user error for the bad pics but lets be honest. It isn't like this camera has 100 settings that you can adjust and tweak to get an unmistakably better shot. Its pretty simple really. You hold a steady hand, use the correct white balance and exposure, tap to focus, and shoot. Something tells me there are people capable of, and doing this, while still getting poor pics. Not too poor to post on facebook or share with a friend, but poor compared to other phone cameras (ie. rezound, 4, 4s, SII).
     
  23. fam

    fam Android Enthusiast

    Even the best iphone4s shots, when you blow them up and look at them at 100% you can see why they arent as good as a real point and shoot, its when they are shrunk down a little bit they look very nice...this camera is no different. My wife has a 4s...she gets just as many bad shots...there are some bad shots that still look awesome when its on facebook (slight blur, ghosting around edges that you cant see unless youre zoomed in). Though the 4s is a little better ever so slightly and video is a lot smoother...other than that...in my opinion this camera is one of the best phone cameras 2nd to the 4s and a tiny handful. Your decision should be made at this point based on what you want in a phone, I wont blame you if you dont get a nexus, i'm supportive either way but you should have all the evidence you need in this thread.
     
  24. finn5975

    finn5975 Well-Known Member

    Well said and I agree. I'm just frustrated because try as I may, I cannot recreate the quality that you have in your pics. Perhaps it is indeed user error. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on taking pics though. Even when looking at the screen, focused in, prior to taking the shot I can see graniness and slight blur. This is my third phone so I dont want to blame it on faulty hardware. I don't know. What I do know is that your pics do look great and hard as I try....I cant replicate them.
     
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