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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sognare, May 24, 2010.

  1. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I recently purchased an Incredible and am enjoying the phone so far. However, I took an indoor picture and the colors seem way more accurate when taken by the iphone. Is it possible I dont have the settings setup properly? I figured the Incredible camera would blow away that of the iphone.

    Sorry, iPhone left, incredible pic on the right

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  2. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Android Enthusiast

    You can change the settings for mote vivid colors. Alot of people don't realize this on the incredible but I set my camera up nice so that it looks decent now
  3. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Well as you can see the 8mp photo is much larger in resolution, and if you take the photo from a different angle, the lighting will be different therefore making the picture looking duller, try taking 2 exact same photos, then post the results :) I haven't got my Inc yet so cant tell you any setting im afraid, but my Omnia blew the Iphone out the water so the Inc should be better IMO
  4. krokem44

    krokem44 Newbie

    Only if there was a way to tell which pic was taken by the Incredible...
  5. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    Instead of auto white balance, cycle through the different options to find one that matches as close to real as possible. Depending on conditions, the lighting filter on the camera can be wrong.
  6. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Im guessing the incredible photo is the 2nd one, as it took longer to load up, hence the size different in file, meaning more pixels...
  7. gorenut

    gorenut Well-Known Member

    yep, def mess with the settings. Don't just use it out of factory stock. I personally ditched using the stock camera and purchased Vignette.
  8. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried to taking these two at exactly the same angle
    Should be the incredible picture on the left

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  9. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    For that pic ^, turn brightness down to -1, saturation +1, metering to spot, and focus on the cabinet (tap and hold on the cabinet to focus there and hold longer to take the picture), you should a picture much closer to the iPhone one, if that's what you want.
  10. secretLOVER

    secretLOVER Android Enthusiast

    Thank you for asking, rather writing the cam off like other iphone users. You learn a lot asking questions. Now, let's hope others SEARCH!
  11. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Much better, ok so the couple of things i notice, is the Iphone (pic on right) photo is very blurry in lots of place, look at the picture of you and (wife) on the shelf. The colors are defo more vibrant on that picture also, but have you played with the settings? I don't have one to play with yet, but ive heard you can turn on vibrant colors and all sorts.

    Also you have to put into perspective, that the Inc takes 8mp photos, so that photo will prob print better at high quality.

    Thank you for the proper test :)
  12. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This epitomizes why many people choose the iPhone over others phones, ease of use. Pick up and shoot without having to mess with settings. I'm not saying I agree but its definitely easier to just point and shoot than to have to go into the settings and mess around.
  13. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Yup thats what all Apple product are for ease of use, if you want something better then a product JUST designed for ease of use, thats why people get PC's, Android phones etc... Yeah might be a tad hard to get used to, but the end product is way better :)

    User friendly , is just another term for people who don't understand technology..
  14. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    agreed on soo many levels... thats why i love my laptop
  15. AGWednesday

    AGWednesday Android Enthusiast

    That's also why people prefer click-and-shoots over professional cameras. It's easier to not have to think about it. Doesn't make the click-and-shoot better, though.
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  16. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I agree but I'm also thinking practically. I'm not looking to take professional photos, most of my photos are taken in social situations or of my dogs. I don't have time to adjust picture settings when that "in the moment" situation arises.
  17. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    I think you'll find you can adjust them to a setting a save that setting for most shots, and only have to adjust in real time, if you actually are like in dark or something. This is all just guess work as i did the same with my omnia, when i get my Inc, ill test this more throughly if other people haven't by then
  18. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Android Enthusiast

    this is a classic case of "fanboyizm".

    Less than 5 posts and comes into our forum and immediatly goes into the iphone vs incredible garbage.

    Go away please.
  19. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    Under most instances, I have found the camera to work quite well in "need you now" situations. Just leave the settings to brightness -1 (unless going out at night), saturation +1, AF off, and metering: Spot, and you really shouldn't need to do much else.
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  20. AGWednesday

    AGWednesday Android Enthusiast

    Does the iPhone auto-adjust to give you better photos than the Incredible's in different situations, such as different kinds of lighting? Not asking that to be rude. It's an honest question.
  21. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Come on man, I had an honest question about this phone. I'm the furthest from a "fanboy". In fact, i'll be trying out the Evo one June 4th so if I was that much of a fanboy why stray?
    I'm am really enjoying android but want to make sure I make an informed decision before fully committing.
  22. sweetbaboo

    sweetbaboo Newbie

    :D I did notice that all of your computer hardware is made by Apple...
  23. sognare

    sognare Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Lol...this is true but I just replaced my Mac pro with an iMac and was taking a photo of the Mac pro to sell on craiglist.
  24. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    I'll give ya $50.. As a favor, ya know.. to get it out of the sight of your Incredible..
  25. Ovy

    Ovy Well-Known Member

    I don't own an iphone, and I never will (AT&T is crap and Apple is a control-freak), but when it comes to cell phone cams, I think they should work as well as the iphone cam seems to for sognare -- with default settings. I get the analogy of point-and-shoot cameras to professional DSLRs, but... the Incredible a cell phone. No one's doing professional photography with it. How many settings do we need for what will always be a sub-par photography device?

    So lay off sognare, I think. He never claimed the Incredible couldn't take good photos, only that a cell phone is expected to be pick up and play. I'll fiddle with the settings to make sure I get the best camera possible once my phone arrives, but it would be nice if I didn't have to, no?
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