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Re: Apparently The HTC Sensation & EVO 3D Take Great Pics After a
To prove the point here's a post I made on a different thread. I just copied and pasted it
The problem is not the camera itself, it's HTC. They're absolutely horrible at camera software. Unfortunately there's no specific setting for everything. You really have to mess around with the settings for the different environments and conditions. The colors do look a bit washed out if left in the stock settings, but adjusting the settings can really bring some pop to the colors. Again, it all comes down to poor software. Here's two pictures showing the difference between a picture with default settings and one after tweaking the settings... I set this picture up on purpose. I chose the red pillow because its a deep color thats easy to manipulate and see changes. I angled the camera so you can see the dining room to the right which is only getting light from the window, and the kitchen to the left that has no light at all on, only getting light from the living room.
Auto ISO, stock settings
The first picture you can see the pillow looks washed out and despite being what was focused on its still just a bit blurry. The dining room to the right is way too over exposed and bright. It's so bright and over exposed, you barely even tell there's a wall there... And despite having no light on in the kitchen, there's still plenty of brightness there which was not an accurate representation of how it looked in real life..
ISO 400, exposure -1, contrast ), saturation +1, sharpness +1
The second image looks very different. The pillow is now nice and red, exactly how it looks in real life. It's also significantly sharper. If you look at the carpet on the lower right side, you can actually see the texture as opposed to the flat look of the first picture. And look what we have here in the dining room... A vase with a flower, and two candle holders. In the first picture you cant even see the left holder and you cant see the flower at all. Also gasp.. the wall! lol. Moving to the kitchen you'll see it has a bit more noise in there, but it's also dark, just as it should be. And lastly look at the remote controls, they're much sharper than the first.
EDIT: Added two more pics
ISO Auto, default settings
Just as above, overexposed, washed out and not sharp. The hay looks all bunched up, the grass is washed out, the railing on the far right is also washed out and overexposed, as well as the bushes and the building.
ISO 100, exposure 0, contrast +1, saturation +1, sharpness +2
Grass and bushes are green, the hay is much more detailed, you can see the wood pattern on the railing on the far right, bricks look detailed and sharp.
Are either of these perfect pictures? Of course not. But it shows the significant difference in quality when you adjust the settings. It also shows how horrible the stock settings are and how bad the ability to auto adjust for the conditions in the stock camera app.
Here's an extremely low light picture. I deleted the original stock setting one like an *****, but let me tell you it was way different. With the stock settings I couldn't get it to capture thru the backyard and outside the window because the pictures tend to be overexposed. With some tweaks I was able to get it to capture thru the backyard, outside the window, but still keeping a reasonable level of detail inside with very minimal "noise" which honestly is hard to do. Typically when you start messing around with ISO and exposure settings you may capture light better, but lose some detail in the darkness and add a lot of noise. Not in this picture tho. Keep in mind.. there are NO lights on at all. The only light in this picture is whatever light was coming thru the windows. This is a very good low light test.