Took a couple pictures the past couple days, I'll post some good ones. There's one of two of my friends being weirdos that was pretty good. I took one with a good 50% or so zoom of my friend who was playing the guitar and a huge group of girls just showed up lol. There was one I'm particularly proud of at Golf N Stuff that I shot of a waterfall during twilight, it looked really really good for such low light. And then some random pictures of my friend's duck stuffed animal things with shades on lol. In all, the camera is really good, and even had some okay shots when it was completely dark outside...it takes a little while to focus, but I've noticed if I move the square around the screen to focus, it works very well. And yes, these were all shot on the stock camera.
I noticed that when I upload pics to FB for example, using the social app integrated in the phone, i'm always uploading low res copies.. if i upload the same file using the FB app option in the sharing menu, its uploading at full size... I can't find any settings to change this using the native app baked into the phone.
Has anyone else found this setting? Can it even be changed? Surely i'm just missing something?
That haze over your images is probably being caused by glare on your lens. If you'll use your hand to shield the light from your lens (like a lens hood), everything will probably look much clearer and more saturated. Also, I guess your lens could be dirty.
Here is a macro taken with my Bionic. This is the sort of thing I would normally use my SLR and macro lens to take but this week I am eschewing my SLR for the Bionic for the challenge. So here is a little Petunia bloom. The bloom was is dabbled shade and would be difficult to get a balanced shot even with my SLR. The Bionic did reasonably well here:
I used my droid bionic to take these pictures vs. my canon power shot. The pictures labeled 1 , 3 , and 5 are with the Canon and the pictures 2 , 4 , and 6 are with the bionic. The stock camera has issues with the auto focus so I used an app called Camera360 Ultimate and as you can see , they look great in my opinion.
What's most interesting is the varying quality of the images in this thread. Clearly, the Bionic camera is capable of taking a great picture, but you have to spend some time playing with it to get the best from it. The two biggest problems are a dirty lens (wipe it off before taking a picture) and glare from your light source causing a fogged like appearance on an image (use your hand to shield the lens, like a lens hood would do).
I agree from the light. If you have an overhead light source-the Bionic is going to pick it up. As for the smudging issue-I keep my phone in its Otterbox-that has the effect of recessing the camera so I am less likely to smudge the lens. But I still manage to do that from time to time. The Otterbox also helps some with the overhead light issue but a shade would be nice.
If you just use, say the auto setting, you are going to be disappointed - you have to spend time learning the camera's limitations and and strengths.