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    Default Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Seems like all the review sites are bagging on the camera on the HTC One (M8). Looking for some help out there before I drop some cash on the new phone. Please give comments on what you think about the camera. Samples appreciated!

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to M8. Is the camera THAT bad?

    Well what phone do you currently have?
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I personally think it is a fantastic camera. The misconception that more megapixels = better pictures isn't true and sadly they are going to discredit it as a bad camera. Truth is, whatever detail might be lost by having 4mp is made up for by better low light pictures, camera features such as ufocus, and camera software. You can also go into full manual mode and adjust everything manually. The editing features are also really nice, being able to adjust things like exposure and contrast and color balance after a picture is taken make it useful to get a better picture out of an otherwise useless pic

    There is a photos and videos thread in the sticky section here that will provide you with sample shots. I'd go check it or and make your own decision

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    There has been much debate about the camera on this and many other sites.

    Check this thread for some samples

    HTC One (M8) Photos & Videos Thread

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnRedRaider View Post
    Seems like all the review sites are bagging on the camera on the HTC One (M8). Looking for some help out there before I drop some cash on the new phone. Please give comments on what you think about the camera. Samples appreciated!

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    I originally was a sceptic but the camera is capable of taking very nice shots. I'm coming from a GS4 so I was expecting to be very disappointed but I'm really not. Sure the camera isn't as good as a GS4 or iPhone 5S but it's very capable none the less and NOT as bad as reviewers have been saying. There's a sticky pictures thread for you to see. You be the judge.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I am coming from the Evo 4G LTE.

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Thanks for the link to the photos thread

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Someone on here posted a flikr of some awesome shots taken by the M8

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rt425/...7642908546733/
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Picked up the phone Friday evening, coming from a 5s, and to me the camera is perfectly acceptable for a phone camera. As a photographer I am pretty picky about pictures (main reason why the Moto X didnt last for me), and I have absolutely no complaints about this camera. With that said I never print phone pictures and only use them for social media. So with that said it fits my needs perfectly
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    The camera is fine. I took decent pictures Friday night at a school event. The camera captured the moment, which is all I ask a camera to do.

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    Look is it better then the s5. Prolly not. But the overall phone is better (m8)..... The camera for me is good enough. The M8 rocks imho.

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    I came from the HTC EVO 4G LTE. This phone is so much better. The camera is very good and has some great editing features. The sound from the speakers was the selling point on this phone and they are incredible!
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Personally, I think the M8's camera is great. Lots of features and the picture quality is right on. Yes, you might not be able to print pictures from your M8 but shouldn't you have a DSLR if you plan on doing any serious kind of photography. There isn't one camera phone on the market that can replace a good DSLR!

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    The Camera excellent. It's fast, takes great everyday pictures and the software is great.

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Definitely not that bad. Not even bad at all. Is is THAT awesome? No. It will not win 1st place in flagship camera contests but it is still a great camera.
    I have been playing with both the S5 and M8 for a few day now and I can't notice a huge difference for everyday social media stuff. And people keep forgetting to mention how great it does in low light compared to other phones. In situations where my iphone and the S5 are black, the M8 can still produce an image.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    95%< of the pictures I've taken have been completely acceptable. I've actually taken only one photo that I could honestly say was "bad." I'm sure others can and will be quick to point out some more, but that's not the case for me. To put it in perspective, my last phone was a Spectrum 2. Now THAT had a bad camera lol. I've gone from a phone that had a completely unusable camera, to one where I'm happy with almost every shot I take. Nothing to really complain about.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I really don't know why everyone is sh*ting on this camera. Number one, It's a phone for God's sake. Everything that comes after the phone part is chocolate syrup on the ice cream. You're not going to get crystal clear pictures, or high resolution image capturing.

    In my opinion the other features the camera comes with, Zoe, Duo camera 3D effect, new and improved (and easier) 360 degree photos, make this camera awesome and stand out.
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    I love my HTC One M8 but yeah, the camera is pretty bad compared to other high end smartphones. It's low light performance is good, but not so much better than iPhone 5s or Galaxy S5 to make up for the resolution drop. Unfortunately resolution isn't the worst part. The severe purple fringing and lousy exposure metering is the worst part. Its bad, ranging on unacceptable. If you take pictures with areas of extreme contrast like tree branches against a bright sky, you WILL be disappointed. On the plus side, for less challenging shots the images look "ok," and the duo lens feature is actually pretty cool.

    The zoe features and focus adjustment almost make up for the sensor. If HTC could nail the purple fringing issues and exposure challenges, and bump up the resolution even a bit, they would have a killer offer.

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I can chime in and agree with all the previous posters (hardly ever get to say that. I'm a professional photographer, and I'm perfectly happy with the camera. Not much to say that hasn't already been said above except to reiterate how great the phone is in low light, which is ideal for a phone camera because in nice outdoor weather, one is likely to have a dedicated camera, and indoors, like at clubs and parties etc, one is not as likely to be carrying a bit dedicated camera which makes it perfect for those situations.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by bryanmsi View Post
    I love my HTC One M8 but yeah, the camera is pretty bad compared to other high end smartphones. It's low light performance is good, but not so much better than iPhone 5s or Galaxy S5 to make up for the resolution drop. Unfortunately resolution isn't the worst part. The severe purple fringing and lousy exposure metering is the worst part. Its bad, ranging on unacceptable. If you take pictures with areas of extreme contrast like tree branches against a bright sky, you WILL be disappointed. On the plus side, for less challenging shots the images look "ok," and the duo lens feature is actually pretty cool.

    The zoe features and focus adjustment almost make up for the sensor. If HTC could nail the purple fringing issues and exposure challenges, and bump up the resolution even a bit, they would have a killer offer.

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    Hmmm, I don't seem to have the purple fringing effect you're talking about

    Also you can adjust all the settings manually. Might not fix the issues you're having, but they are a nice addition anyway

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I've not used the phone personally but from what I've seen in the pictures thread the phone is capable of capturing some lovely shots. It's funny how we have all become Obsessed with mega pixels. I remember an old Point and shoot camera I had some years ago which 'only' had about 4 mega pixels. I was looking at some of the pictures yesterday I took with it and they were perfectly fine. I don't remember thinking that the pics were low quality then. At the end of the day it is only a camera phone. If you are that picky about image quality then you should probably have a stand alone camera.

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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I compared photos from the M8 and my G2 (13MP) and they look identical to me in every way except of course the G2's are twice the size. The difference is when you zoom in. That's when you see why 13MP is better. It's fine for just taking pictures as you normally would, but it's not a great camera. If you're looking for a great camera, look elsewhere. If you just want a phone that takes decent pictures, the M8 is as good as any, but there are better camera phones on the market.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I've read all the haters comments on the phone too, but it didn't dissuade me from owning this fantastic phone. After using the camera, I don't know what they're talking about. I love it. I don't expect it to be DSLR quality, I don't expect to be able to zoom in greatly and still have great resolution, I do expect it to be a decent cell phone camera and in that it exceeds expectations. I love that when I press the shutter button it takes the freakin' picture instantly! So many of my previous cell cameras had a lingering delay that always seemed to "miss the moment". All in all, don't let the haters stop you, this phone is the best.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    I upgraded to the htc one m8 from a s4 and to be honest i think the camera is decent a lot of people complain about it but for me it works good and is very simple to use unlike the camera on the s4 i had.
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    Default Re: Thinking of Upgrading to HTC One (M8). Is the camera THAT bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirKnightDavid View Post
    I've read all the haters comments on the phone too, but it didn't dissuade me from owning this fantastic phone. After using the camera, I don't know what they're talking about. I love it. I don't expect it to be DSLR quality, I don't expect to be able to zoom in greatly and still have great resolution, I do expect it to be a decent cell phone camera and in that it exceeds expectations. I love that when I press the shutter button it takes the freakin' picture instantly! So many of my previous cell cameras had a lingering delay that always seemed to "miss the moment". All in all, don't let the haters stop you, this phone is the best.
    Not haten. I just think it could and should be better. You are correct. It takes pictures. But, shouldn't it take outstanding pictures if it has 2 cameras? Or, shouldn't they have just installed 1 better camera? My two cents. Take 'em for what they are worth.
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