1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support LG Camera quality?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mny2710, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. mny2710

    mny2710 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012

    Oct 5, 2012
    2
    0
    5
    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
     

    Attached Files:


    Advertisement

  2. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    905
    Joined:
    May 9, 2011

    May 9, 2011
    905
    273
    123
    Male
    IT Helpdesk Technician
    The 408
    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.
     
    Sepero and mny2710 like this.
  3. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    309
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012

    Jul 26, 2012
    309
    51
    53
    That guy behind the counter
    In a chair somewhere in the US
    incandescent lighting?
     
    mny2710 likes this.
  4. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    251
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012

    Aug 13, 2012
    251
    54
    73
    Male
    Southern California
    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.
     
    mny2710 likes this.
  5. DocBlue

    DocBlue Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    23
    Posts:
    87
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012

    Feb 15, 2012
    87
    45
    23
    Professional Android BrickMaster
    Detroit
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

    mny2710 likes this.
  6. mny2710

    mny2710 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012

    Oct 5, 2012
    2
    0
    5
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    164
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011

    Jun 27, 2011
    164
    25
    43
    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 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    251
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012

    Aug 13, 2012
    251
    54
    73
    Male
    Southern California
    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
     

    Attached Files:

  9. cjbandroid

    cjbandroid Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    91
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012

    Sep 3, 2012
    91
    11
    18
    I compact other peoples problems
    deeply embedded in Florida swampland
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    91
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012

    Sep 3, 2012
    91
    11
    18
    I compact other peoples problems
    deeply embedded in Florida swampland
    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 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    350
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012

    Jul 1, 2012
    350
    83
    73
    IT Technician
    St. Pete Beach, FL
    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
     
    cjbandroid likes this.
  12. omgbossis21

    omgbossis21 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    704
    Joined:
    May 1, 2011

    May 1, 2011
    704
    142
    93
    Mine takes crappy pics too.
     
  13. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    491
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012

    Jun 3, 2012
    491
    46
    43
    Male
    MA
    Dallas, Texas
    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 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    885
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011

    Dec 5, 2011
    885
    579
    183
    Network Administrator
    Detroit, Michigan
    Damn, I'm more interested in the quality of your friend than the quality of the photo lol.
     
  15. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    886
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012

    Jan 27, 2012
    886
    104
    93
    electrition
    Sacramento
    I second that
     
  16. fir3ball

    fir3ball Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012

    Oct 9, 2012
    3
    0
    5
    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 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012

    Jul 20, 2012
    9
    0
    15
    Male
    PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS
    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 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    350
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012

    Jul 1, 2012
    350
    83
    73
    IT Technician
    St. Pete Beach, FL
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012

    Feb 15, 2012
    221
    18
    38
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    220
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011

    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012

    Feb 15, 2012
    221
    18
    38
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012

    Feb 15, 2012
    221
    18
    38
    I have got the phone now. It seems to affect dark areas or dark colors only.
     
  23. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    963
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010

    Aug 26, 2010
    963
    593
    163
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012

    Feb 15, 2012
    221
    18
    38

    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    963
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010

    Aug 26, 2010
    963
    593
    163
    @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.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...