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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hallafrass, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. hallafrass

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    Does anyone have any suggested settings to take optimal pictures? I don't expect dslr quality here, but if ever there's movement (which is almost always) there is blur in the pictures I take. Flash is on auto, have anti-shake option ticked. Only a couple in 100 photos so far are crisp throughout the entire depth of field.

    I have an otterbox commuter case that covers the light/proximity sensor but wasn't sure if that has anything to do with the auto-focus of the camera?

    Thanks.
     

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    There are a lot of variables that we need to know in order to figure that out.

    --Where are you for these pictures? (Indoor, outdoor)
    --What is the typical ambient light? (Incandescent, Sunlight)
    --How close are you to the subject? (3 feet, 90 feet)

    For the most part, the basic settings on the camera won't handle a lot of movement if the flash is on and the pic is shooting indoors. If you take a picture of your cat and he turns his head in mid-shot, expect a blur.

    Tweak the settings ahead of time (scene to party/indoor, white balance to the type of light you're in) and you can generally improve the outcome of the shot.

    Its not a bad camera once you get used to how it operates. It won't "think" for you like some better digi cams will. Its definitely not a full-fledged digital camera, but I've stopped using my digi for 80% of the pictures I take because the quality of this one is pretty good.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Cat example is what I'm experiencing. Taking indoors, with flash, usually with kids - no zoom so within 3-5 feet. Took some pics of kids bowling - ok if they're still - although have gotten out of focus areas in some stationary pics as well - and tap the focus box first. I'll try playing with some of the scene settings.
     
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    For that situation you describe, try changing the settings to indoor/night, or sports/action. Change your white balance to incandes rather than auto. I have had better success controlling the settings than leaving them on default/auto.
     

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