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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhorne10, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. jhorne10

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    Besides the camera man being the cause, it appears that the pictures are coming out pixelated. This happens when I send it to friends who use Mac Books, Apples, Facebook, Instagram. However, on the Note 4 screen my picture is amazing. Maybe, sometimes a little too saturated but the clarity is evident. I can see that transferring can be the cause but anyone else have some tips on how to take an excellent photo and share it? Let me know... thanks!

    Also, if I pinch and zoom the Note 4 pics on the phone they blur and get pixelated whereas, when you do the same with the iPhone 6+ it stays clear all the way to maximum zoom. What is happening here?
     

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    Not being a wise a@@, but did you remove the plastic that is covering the lens? I only received my Note yesterday and I took a few pictures which were not coming in focus, then I realized that there was a very thin piece of plastic over the piece.
     
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    lol - made me look.
    I've made that mistake on other phones, but not this one.

    Also in the not-being-a-wise-ass category - you've verified that you're on the highest resolution the camera can take?
     
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    you never know, didn't want anyone to take my comment the wrong way. i'm going to spend some time outside today with the device taking pictures, but so far, i'm not concerned about the quality.
     
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    I'll bet a TON of people leave that on only because they have no idea it's there....Samsung should extend a little pull tab on that tiny plastic lens cover so more are aware and peel it off.....
     
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    Plastic is off. It's strange as the IPhone 6 appears to have the better camera in color, contrast and clarity. However, the Note is clearly a better phone overall.
     
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    That's strange that you're experiencing that. In the side by side comparisons I've seen so far, the iPhone 6 is definitely not the better camera.
     
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    Funny you mentioned that, because I had mine on for the day or so. I was wondering why my pictures were looking funny. I looked at the camera and it looked like the lens was coming off. It wasn't the lens, it was the plastic covering. lol
     
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    I have had several issues where the picture looks great on the phone and then send it via text message and it is blurry to the receiver, especially screen shots. When I look at my sent messages, it is blurry on my side as well, but not in my gallery. I'm assuming the compression software isn't working so well??
     
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    Yes, that's what I'm talking about. It looks great on my end or my wife's end because she has a Note 4 but everyone else (Apple fans usually) gets a blur or pixelated version. Comprehension software.....?
     
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    dude i have had my note for a week, until i read this post taken pic and all as soon as you said that i looked and sure enough i still had the plastic on. thank you
     
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    So I've only had my note 4 for like 2 or 3 weeks and when I zoom in my pics are pixeled and blurred and the the plastic covering is of the lense and they're still blurry and real pixeled when I zoom in and even when I get it to focus at a distance and sometimes up close and still same blurred and pixeled can someone help me or am I gonna have to take it back to the att store
     
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    What I want to know is how do you turn the flash off? I'm also getting blurry pics.
     
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    Click on the camera. Click on the gear icon. The flash (and other settings) are in there.
     
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    On my Galaxy S3, I could zoom in and click; the camera would automatically refocus for the zoom.

    Tried that on this camera and got blurry pix.

    After zooming, I now first touch the screen to reset a focus point and the pictures are now coming out much better.
     
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    Long press and hold on the subject you are focusing on. The camera will adjust focus and exposure.

    You can also take a series of burst shots by pressing and holding the shutter key.

    You should also download and manage the extra settings in the mode menu.
     
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    You must be doing something wrong. ....I just snapped this pic and zoomed in still sharp. ...

    [​IMG]

    Zoomed in....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Haha I thought there was no way I left the plastic on.....but proven wrong I was.
     
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    Hahaha, my pictures are halfway decent bu:pt I decided to check and after much squinting and scraping with my fingernails, I realized the plastic was still on on my phone too!
     
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    Action pics on this phone are just not good (even with the downloaded sports setting). I am an Android fan and love this phone so far, but Apple has the action setting figured out and Samsung just doesn't.
     
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    I have to disagree. I have been taking advantage of the action shots capabilities quite often recently. It take excellent motion shots in burst mode, even without being in sport shot mode.
     
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    Have you compared it to an iphone? I'm a photographer and in my opinion, the phones simply aren't comparable for action shots.
     
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    Yes, I'm a photographer as well. But if I were a Chef I wouldn't spend a lot of time comparing how well butter knives cut steaks. These are camera phones, not DSLRs.

    I acknowledge that the Note 4 camera isn't as simple to use as the iPhone camera.

    But if you take the time to figure out how it works, it is capable of so much more than the iPhone.

    I have yet to see a side by side that the iPhone looked better.

    That doesn't mean I don't think the iPhone camera is bad.
     
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    I love the camera on my phone. I shoot with a Canon DSLR but sometimes I dont have my camera with me. It's an awesome stand-in

    Here's one I took of an Egret standing on the hood of my car lol
    [​IMG]
     
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    Haha lol. The plastic on mine was still there. Pictures were still good. Maybe I can find it and put it back on.
     

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