- 12-29-2012, 03:48 PM #1
I have Night mode on with Auto Flash and the camera doesn't use the flash at all in the dark. Anyone else have this problem?
Night Mode with Flash On - Works
Night Mode with Auto Flash - Completely disabled the Flash
Night Portrait Mode with Flash On - Works
Night Portrait Mode with Auto Flash - Works
Last edited by monlosez3; 12-29-2012 at 05:24 PM.
- 12-29-2012, 04:26 PM #3
It worked before the Portico update. If you have Night Mode and Flash On (Portico), it will also use flash to take pictures. It works in Night Portrait and Auto Flash. Night mode and Auto Flash don't work, won't use the flash to take pictures. How can they miss a simple bug like this?
- 12-29-2012, 04:38 PM #6
I think this is related to the Brightness bug , since Automatic flash uses the brightness sensor to get a read on when to get released , the flash won't go if that sensor got a read (which tends to over read in this brightness bug)
Try to cover the sensor( next to the front camera) , and see if it works
If you want to use flash at night it'll be mainly for people , thus Nokia created Night Portrait which actually uses flash.... So its not a bug , Night for pictures that don't need flash , Night Portrait if for ones you might want flash in...
- 12-29-2012, 04:46 PM #9
- 12-29-2012, 04:57 PM #10
- 12-29-2012, 05:05 PM #12
Your logic is invalid . Auto Flash means determine which is best ... but when you set a Mode that is incompatible with flash its autoflash's responsibility to not go off , for example if you want to get an over exposed picture autoflash should stop . Which is what night mode is ... Again the fact that it worked before the update doesn't prove its the right thing , in fact It might've been a bug that got sorted out.
- 12-29-2012, 05:09 PM #13
Even at night, you still have bright environment, that is when it doesn't need to use a flash, but when I am in a dark or very low light room and it still doesn't use Flash on Auto mode. Pictures will come out very dark or just black. That is not right. Auto Flash works in Night Portrait mode and not Night mode.
- 12-29-2012, 05:13 PM #14
Tell me the different between Night Portrait mode and Night mode, and why Auto Flash works on Night Portrait mode and not Night mode? Night mode still uses Flash when you have Flash On. It just won't work with Auto Flash. You say this is not a bug? Must be new feature to only the Lumia 920.
Last edited by monlosez3; 12-29-2012 at 05:25 PM.
12-29-2012, 06:45 PM #15
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probably Microsoft re-consider the approach to Night Mode and disable the auto-flash in the update, like it or not. You can try:
-- use auto mode with flash enable
-- use Night Portrait mode
it doesn't harm to take a chill pill either now and then...
- 12-30-2012, 01:10 AM #16
- 01-02-2013, 06:20 AM #18
- 01-02-2013, 06:25 AM #20
"Flash auto" ="Flash off" seems like making perfect sense to you?
01-02-2013, 07:49 AM #22
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It was a bug to have the flash go off in night mode. If you have access to some other mobile phone you can check night mode on it. For instance, on a Nokia N8 selecting night mode turns flash off and night portrait mode puts flash on with red eye reduction (makes sense as you'd be taking pictures of people).
With the 920 the flash modes are controlled independently from the scene modes, i.e. the flash mode doesn't change when selecting different scene modes. So if you want to use flash in night mode you will need to manually turn it on yourself. Setting it to auto will not activate the flash in night mode because the software won't allow it. In other words, it automatically disables the flash in night mode which is 100% correct.
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