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  1. galaumen's Avatar
    I've heard that one of the main things the m8 is weak on is its camera. I'm currently deciding between the Galaxy s5 and the HTC One m8.... And I don't really know which one to choose. Both seem like good phones.
    05-14-2014 10:57 AM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    If you believe more megapixels mean better picture quality, then you will think the m8's camera is weak. If you actually know about cameras and know how to use them, then no the m8 camera is not weak. Pros and cons, that's all they are. The resolution difference between the two is made up by other things on the m8, like better low light pictures, video highlights, Zoes, and better camera software.

    In most situations, the two cameras will be very comparable. The s5 can take some very good shots, so can the m8. You have to remember that a camera is a tool and more megapixels won't make you a better photographer.

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  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I had a Note 3 prior to the M8 and the pictures have been just as good so far. Each phone will have its strengths so you just have to decide what you need personally. For me, the M8 camera does the job. If I want to blow pictures up, I'll use an actual camera.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
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    05-14-2014 11:05 AM
  4. Skyway's Avatar
    If you believe more megapixels mean better picture quality, then you will think the m8's camera is weak. If you actually know about cameras and know how to use them, then no the m8 camera is not weak. Pros and cons, that's all they are. The resolution difference between the two is made up by other things on the m8, like better low light pictures, video highlights, Zoes, and better camera software.

    In most situations, the two cameras will be very comparable. The s5 can take some very good shots, so can the m8. You have to remember that a camera is a tool and more megapixels won't make you a better photographer.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-14-2014 11:10 AM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    In a word, NO.

    I am addicted to the M8 camera software and have taken many more pictures than I ever did with my old S4.
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    05-14-2014 11:15 AM
  6. joguill00's Avatar
    My pictures have been great after I had Sprint remove a film that was on my camera lens

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    05-14-2014 11:23 AM
  7. bryanmsi's Avatar
    Is it as bad as everyone says? Mostly no, but sometimes yes. It's not a resolution issue though, as many people assume. 4 mpixels is totally adequate for most images, and unless you need to zoom /crop extensively, you will be happy with the quality.

    The biggest problem, in my experience, is that the camera is inconsistent when it comes to metering and exposure setting. With the iPhone, for example, you just point it at the scene and take the picture. The camera almost always gets the exposure just right, which makes for a very high percentage of good shots. So high, in fact, that it doesn't even register with most users that exposure metering is something that one has to worry about.

    The HTC on the other hand often sets the exposure wrong -sometimes a little and sometimes badly - and the hit rate of good pictures can be lower. This is especially true in images that have high contrast areas. In less contrasty scenes, or at night, the HTC does really well.

    It's easy to fix, just tap on the scene in an area more representative of the overall image and then take the picture.

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    05-14-2014 11:27 AM
  8. jhilker's Avatar
    You know, I moved from the M7 to the M8, and I don't see much difference. My M7 had the dreaded "purple tint" problem on low light pictures that I ultimately got fixed. Hope that won't reoccur on the M8.

    All in all, I feel it performs pretty admirably. I really love some of the new features (especially the 360 degree pictures..very cool).

    I think you have to ask how important the camera is to you. I just ordered a Canon G16 for more important shots.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk.
    05-14-2014 11:30 AM
  9. Jeff Harris's Avatar
    M8 is a great camera

    Posted via Android Central App on my HTC One M8
    05-14-2014 12:29 PM
  10. nestafaria's Avatar
    Personally I don't like it as I want to just point and shoot on auto and get a decent shot. It's not that easy with the M8 outdoors or even lots of light indoors. Maybe I'll change my mind after a another week.
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    05-14-2014 02:38 PM
  11. Relgoshan's Avatar
    I've heard that one of the main things the m8 is weak on is its camera. I'm currently deciding between the Galaxy s5 and the HTC One m8.... And I don't really know which one to choose. Both seem like good phones.
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    It can still take shots better than 95% of what people share online, it's not really bad but sometimes fiddly and to compensate, htc lets you define your own settings combos intstead of locking a couple (often bad) predefined modes like other brands. If you crop and edit it will lack some small clarity, but the source pictures tend to have good contrast and saturation.

    Compared to the S5, call it two different schools of thought. And since the viewport for a shared image is often less than ONE megapixel even now, M8 and S5 downscale hard either way. Don't sweat this unless you plan to edit and print, in which case a good chance NEITHER phone is good enough.
    05-14-2014 03:24 PM
  12. Androidfan_640's Avatar
    it isnt as people think of the MP, pictures are soft and sharp
    05-15-2014 08:24 AM
  13. scottysize's Avatar
    Who said it's bad? It's not bad. It's just not the best. I'd say it's in the top 15 of cell phone cameras. Wifey has the S4 and the M8's camera is far better than the S4. Could HTC have done more with the camera and made it better? Sure. Does it suck? No. I never said it sucks. I just feel that they could have spent more on the camera and made it a better camera, but that doesn't answer your question. No it isn't bad and compared to the Samsung cameras, it is better, IMO.
    05-15-2014 09:33 AM
  14. soohyungshin's Avatar
    I had a Note 3 prior to the M8 and the pictures have been just as good so far. Each phone will have its strengths so you just have to decide what you need personally. For me, the M8 camera does the job. If I want to blow pictures up, I'll use an actual camera.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    Well said. If you really want a superb photo, use a camera, not phone. And my phone does an excellent job.
    05-16-2014 03:49 PM
  15. Bobbman's Avatar
    Well said. If you really want a superb photo, use a camera, not phone. And my phone does an excellent job.
    It's amazing how many times this sentiment appears on the htc one forums. You never see this sentiment on the s5 or 5s forums . Kinda tells you all you need to know about the camera .
    05-16-2014 07:24 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Actually, I have seen it on the s5 forum, as well as the forum for every smartphone ever released.
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    05-16-2014 08:41 PM
  17. Bobbman's Avatar
    Actually, I have seen it on the s5 forum, as well as the forum for every smartphone ever released.
    Maybe...but it is not a mantra as it is in this forum.
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    05-16-2014 09:07 PM
  18. B0WIE's Avatar
    It's an awesome cam and I prefer it to anything else out there. The Duo cam has opened up new doors for sure, allowing me to work in 3 dimensions when setting up shots. Really loving the character of this cam.
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    05-16-2014 09:58 PM
  19. Jesus Janica's Avatar
    I don't think its bad at all,I have taken some great pictures with the M8 camera so far.

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    05-17-2014 08:54 AM
  20. Dizfunctions's Avatar
    Maybe...but it is not a mantra as it is in this forum.
    It's repeated much more often here because people keep saying lol camera sucks.

    You see accusations of a bad camera in other forums less ( MORE MEGAPIXELS) and so you see that saying less as well.
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    05-17-2014 10:22 AM
  21. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    ^ You're dead on with that. It's the megapixels nonsense that have so many non-owners so fascinated with the M8's camera, and therefore so many owners defending it. As someone who actually uses the camera day to day, I know it's strengths and weaknesses. I also know that my decision to choose the M8 was based on the fact that I don't use smartphones to take professional photos. It's a perfect camera for **MY NEEDS** (facebook, instagram, quick point and shoot shots and evening photos). When I chose this phone I was MUCH more concerned with a fast and effective os with zero lag and features other phones just can't duplicate. The fact the the camera is good is icing.
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    05-17-2014 11:06 AM
  22. RockyMtnRedRaider's Avatar
    This is not a BAD camera, let's get that out there now. Outstanding macro photos, great low light photos, Zoes, best camera software period, quick shutter speed, good Gallery app, great front camera, UFocus effects, 360 degree panoramas. Poor at bright scenes, needs manual metering in many situations.

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    05-17-2014 11:39 AM
  23. iamstillvince's Avatar
    Is it as bad as everyone says? Mostly no, but sometimes yes. It's not a resolution issue though, as many people assume. 4 mpixels is totally adequate for most images, and unless you need to zoom /crop extensively, you will be happy with the quality.

    The biggest problem, in my experience, is that the camera is inconsistent when it comes to metering and exposure setting. With the iPhone, for example, you just point it at the scene and take the picture. The camera almost always gets the exposure just right, which makes for a very high percentage of good shots. So high, in fact, that it doesn't even register with most users that exposure metering is something that one has to worry about.

    The HTC on the other hand often sets the exposure wrong -sometimes a little and sometimes badly - and the hit rate of good pictures can be lower. This is especially true in images that have high contrast areas. In less contrasty scenes, or at night, the HTC does really well.

    It's easy to fix, just tap on the scene in an area more representative of the overall image and then take the picture.

    Posted via Android Central App
    i think what happens is the m8 sets its exposure very quickly, before you have settled on your subject. i usually tap screen to get what i want anyways but i do notice that if i move camera again it changes exposure as well.
    05-17-2014 04:56 PM
  24. iamstillvince's Avatar
    This is not a BAD camera, let's get that out there now. Outstanding macro photos, great low light photos, Zoes, best camera software period, quick shutter speed, good Gallery app, great front camera, UFocus effects, 360 degree panoramas. Poor at bright scenes, needs manual metering in many situations.

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    i also set up a preset with exposure lowered for bright scenes, helps a lot so it doesnt want to overexpose.
    05-17-2014 04:57 PM
  25. Jaybotics's Avatar
    Nope, not at all. I was actually really concerned before I wanted to make the switch from my iPhone 5S, and I can say that it isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be.

    I am very happy with my purchase.
    05-17-2014 05:12 PM
  26. Bobbman's Avatar
    Nope, not at all. I was actually really concerned before I wanted to make the switch from my iPhone 5S, and I can say that it isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be.

    I am very happy with my purchase.
    How does it compare to the 5s in everyday camera situations ?
    05-17-2014 06:01 PM
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