02-26-2013, 10:18 AM #1
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Well, I love my phone aside from a couple of quirks. One of the main features I bought it for was the supposedly superior camera, but there has been a fly in the ointment. Here is a shot I took from the beach with my wife and dogs:
Now at first glance, the image looks alright, though the edges are a bit jagged on the details. The problem is if you try to zoom in on that image on the phone, those jagged edges are very pronounced. Now far am I from being an Apple fanboy, but on my work-phone (an iphone 4S), this does not happen. If I expand a a portion of an image taken on that phone, which has around the same number of megapixels, it simply zooms in smoothly to the image.
I don't have a lot of theories, but something I've pieced together is that the 920 defaults to an aspect ratio that unnaturally "stretches" past the native 4:3 ratio of the lens. Is this the reason these photos cannot be zoomed in on without losing clarity? And if so, how do you fix that?
One final question -- can photos already taken on the 920's default settings be fixed to allow smooth, focused zooming in? I've got a chunk of travel pictures from Spain where I only took my 920 and I'd hate it if they're all mediocre in terms of clarity or printing.
02-26-2013, 12:13 PM #5
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I'm a bit confused by the problem you're having. The image you posted is 959x540. The native resolution for Lumia 920 photos is 3552x2000.
Zoom in on that image you posted and you're going to see very distinct pixels. That's merely a consequence of the low resolution of the photo. Some apps and phones blur out the distinct pixels when you zoom in others don't. Photoshop, for example, reveals very sharp blocks when I zoom in. The Lumia 920 does soften edges when you zoom in, although the iPhone may do so more aggressively. I personally dislike that because I'm not seeing the true image.
I've done comparisons of photos between my Lumia and a friend's iPhone 4, full resolution and sized to 100%. Both feature processing noise. The Nokia is definitely a bit more aggressive, but it's not a huge difference. And once you print the photos or size them down to a usable resolution they're at least on par with anything else on the market.
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