02-04-2013, 06:00 AM #1
- 51 Posts
For me, photos are definitely worse after the update. I don't know why, but there seems to be even more noise reduction applied, especially in the day-time shots. I wish, I could do a before and after comparison but recently I took some photos in a bright day, the average size of the photos is more than 3 MB at ISO 100! In full resolution they did not look good at all. I really like this phone, but really hoping that in future camera quality will improve.
I am attaching 100% crop of two photos taken today. Honestly they look horrible with all this noise reduction. Just look at the grass at full resolution in the first image. I cannot imagine why in such good lighting conditions the image is so heavily post-processed to remove the noise.
- 02-04-2013, 06:20 AM #2
Damn. I was hoping the Portico update would fix the poor quality camera. I don't know if it's hardware related or not but I'll be sending my 920 to Nokia care again. It's not acceptable to have to put up with this for three months and still have to wait and hope for a software fix.
- 02-04-2013, 11:29 AM #8
Sometimes my phone can take great shots, sometimes it really is blurry.
I've done numerous comparisons with other phones like the amaze 4G which can take sharp images consistently. The 920 takes great closeups regardless of lighting, but for regular shots its hit or miss for me. I still love the phone however.
02-04-2013, 11:48 AM #11
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Interesting ... I think that my photos are great ones - blurry free (thanks for OIS), much better as with my old 8 MP phone cam ... and I took a lot of photos during my christmas and new year holiday ...
EDIT: - here is a review about Lumia 920, some I feel is very proper ...
- 02-04-2013, 12:26 PM #12
I do not have this problem. Have you tried checking to see if your lens is clean. Perhaps use auto mode instead of dickering around with ISO settings. As with any digital camera, having the light at your back and a steady hand always results in better pictures. You might also try Creative Studio, which does a very nice job of color correction and sharpening things up a bit. Sorry to hear you haven't been happy with your results.
- 02-05-2013, 04:19 AM #13
It's becoming a tiresome discussion on whether the 920's camera is any good or not but please understand, there are some faulty units out in the wild, mine being one of them. Yes, the lens is clean, it's set to auto, I have a steady hand etc but it won't take proper focused images. If anyone else's 920 can take focused shots then good for you, you have a fault free camera. Hopefully you get it now. There are some faulty 920 cameras that simply don't work as intended. Thanks
02-05-2013, 06:43 AM #14
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02-05-2013, 12:00 PM #15
- 38 Posts
either obvious troll is obvious or you dont know how to upload pictures.
The size of the image above is only 433kb the camera takes at roughly 2-3mb in other words this is compressed a lot.
If you are using the automatic uploading from skydrive then that could be the issue (it sucks) if you want the full quality picture you have to tap n hold then select upload.
use two hand
clean the lens
02-05-2013, 12:52 PM #18
- 54 Posts
Those definitely don't look good, but I haven't had any issues with the camera on my 920. This sounds like a isolated incedent so hopefully you still have some time to exchange your phone for another one. If you are out of you exchange policy try contacting Nokia directly. You still have a one year warranty.
- 02-05-2013, 02:12 PM #19
- 02-05-2013, 03:19 PM #20
02-06-2013, 03:54 AM #21
- 43 Posts
To me the grass problem looks like excessive sharpening. Which seems to be what other camera phones do to get that sharp look.
This is why pro photographers usually shoot RAW and then hand optimise the level of sharpening, exposure etc. on a photo.
- 02-09-2013, 09:13 AM #24
I done a quick Google about the 920's camera to see if it was just mine that took out of focus shots and the result seems to be it's the phone in general. There appears to be much work needed to get the camera to focus on the whole image.
Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Review: Connect
02-09-2013, 11:27 AM #25
- 821 Posts
^ you should bing !
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