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    Default A couple questions on the G2 camera...

    Hey all,

    On my G2, in moderately low light and below, the view finder is very laggy...never had this issue with my iphone. Just wondering if this is normal? Also, do you guys always use intelligent auto for all shooting situations? How can I get the most out of this camera in terms of settings and what not. Thanks!
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    its a known thing that this camera takes longer to focus under low light...i bought the camera fx zoom on app store for like 2 bucks...and it made things better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingneptune117 View Post
    Hey all,

    On my G2, in moderately low light and below, the view finder is very laggy...never had this issue with my iphone. Just wondering if this is normal? Also, do you guys always use intelligent auto for all shooting situations? How can I get the most out of this camera in terms of settings and what not. Thanks!
    Ive noticed intelligent auto focuses much faster than normal, but im really not in that much of a hurry.
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    For me, Intelligent Auto takes the same amount of focus time. Last night I was timing focus time, and in some situations it took up to 7 seconds to take the pic after pressing the shutter. In the right light, it's super quick and results in a good pic 99% of the time.
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    Its a great camera in normal light to good light. Still a decent camera in low light, but it takes some patience. You can get GREAT low light shots. Most phones can't do that. But they are tricky!

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    I heard it's nearly impossible to take nice shots of children indoors because of the slow shutter?
    This is a bad point vs S4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Jeff View Post
    I heard it's nearly impossible to take nice shots of children indoors because of the slow shutter?
    This is a bad point vs S4
    I was wondering about this too. I guess the OIS is great for letting more light in by keeping the shutter open for longer, but at the same time, this can only result in blurring of a moving subject.

    I'm considering the G2 and number one on my list of priorities for a smartphone is the camera. The reason for this is so that I can take photos of my children.

    Anybody any experience? I currently have a note 2 (I would consider the camera on it to be quite good, but not great in low light).

    P.S. I already have a DSLR, but also want a good camera on my phone.
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    slow shutter? my shutter is pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetkilln View Post
    slow shutter? my shutter is pretty quick.
    I think what he mean is that the shutter stays open for longer to let in more light.
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    Many complaints about ghosting because the G2 uses 9 autofocus points (so longer to fix) and slow shutter speed in low light.
    The HTC One has also a problem of ghosting and focus in low light,perhaps because of the OIS too
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    If you want awesome low light performance get a Nokia Lumia. I use my g2 during the day and the Nokia Lumia 920 at night . Lumia > anything at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Jeff View Post
    I heard it's nearly impossible to take nice shots of children indoors because of the slow shutter?
    This is a bad point vs S4
    Use Burst shot and select the best one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Jeff View Post
    I heard it's nearly impossible to take nice shots of children indoors because of the slow shutter?
    This is a bad point vs S4
    Quote Originally Posted by lutin View Post
    I'm considering the G2 and number one on my list of priorities for a smartphone is the camera. The reason for this is so that I can take photos of my children.

    Anybody any experience? I currently have a note 2 (I would consider the camera on it to be quite good, but not great in low light).

    P.S. I already have a DSLR, but also want a good camera on my phone.
    I take a lot of pics of my dog, and I find it nearly impossible with the G2. If you want to take the time and compose a shot it's great. By trying to capture a random snap shot of your kid or pet doing something funny or cute is really hard. If you have a brightly lit room it's ok, but at night with a couple lamps on in your living room won't produce, or capture the best shots.

    To be fair, my HTC One struggled a little too, but not like this. My iPhone 5 didn't seem to have this issue, but it's not my daily driver.
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    So it's better to get the S4 if we want a camera that works in more situations?
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    i dont see whats wrong with the camera. in my opinion its better than the s4 and s3 and s2 combined. i have no issues with low light. maybe your light is to low... do you live in a cave?
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    Dude the low light is horrible. The its evident in just how the viewfinder responds.when there's plenty of light the camera in the g2 takes amazing pictures but once your indoors lets say at a wedding reception (like I was) the camera is ****. My bro in law had similar issues with his HTC one but it still took far better low light shots that the G2. (no flash). But both died a horrible death when my Lumia 920 trumped them both
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    Don't confuse me with a photographer, but the g2 blows away my ip5 overall but mostly in low light situations. Great camera relative to every camera phone I've seen


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    Quote Originally Posted by joeynox View Post
    Dude the low light is horrible. The its evident in just how the viewfinder responds.when there's plenty of light the camera in the g2 takes amazing pictures but once your indoors lets say at a wedding reception (like I was) the camera is ****. My bro in law had similar issues with his HTC one but it still took far better low light shots that the G2. (no flash). But both died a horrible death when my Lumia 920 trumped them both
    The long focusing is because the sensor is trying to take in as much light as possible. It does a good job, and that is why many reviewers give the g2 the best camera besides the lumia in some instances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kollarism View Post
    The long focusing is because the sensor is trying to take in as much light as possible. It does a good job, and that is why many reviewers give the g2 the best camera besides the lumia in some instances.
    Taking in as much light as possible (by keeping the shutter open) isn't the best strategy if you're taking a photo of something moving, like, say, a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutin View Post
    Taking in as much light as possible (by keeping the shutter open) isn't the best strategy if you're taking a photo of something moving, like, say, a person.
    Action photos in low light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolsig View Post
    Action photos in low light?

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    I suppose i'm specifically thinking about taking pictures of my children indoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutin View Post
    I suppose i'm specifically thinking about taking pictures of my children indoors.
    Use flash or burst mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kollarism View Post
    Use flash or burst mode?
    Burst mode might be a solution
    I never use flash as I don't like the pictures it gives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutin View Post
    I suppose i'm specifically thinking about taking pictures of my children indoors.
    I can't take pictures of my dog because she moves around so much, which causes the photo to blur or ghost. I was taking pictures at a jujitsu match and had the same issue; if the subjects weren't almost completely still, portions of the photo would blur. I agree with the person above about the Lumias taking way better night still shots and video...at least my Nokia 920 does. Last night I compared some daytime landscape photos I took with both cameras, and detail was about the same (8.7 vs 10mp), but color looked richer on the Nokia. The photos were different, so
    I'll take identical shots (same conditions) with both and compare them, just to be fair.

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    guys, I'm at work right now and can't test but someone posted this camera in an xda thread about this..

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2427019

    check that out. the lenovo super camera seems cool and there's many features AND video recording. someone give it a shot and let us know. the pics and options seem good so far but I'm in brightly lit room at work.

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