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Moto G camera
I find the Moto G camera performs well in dull light and produces decent close-ups shots. However I'm less sure about its ability to take outdoor landscape shots. I've tried a couple of different apps with different settings but they don't seem to make much of a difference.
See attached some examples. The lighting on the landscapes was poor when I took the photos so I expect them to be dull, but the colours look a bit odd and there are issues with sharpness. It's odd because it seems far better when taking indoor shots. The photo of my watch is near-perfect - that was taken outside when it was sunny.
Can anyone recommend an app which could solve the slightly blotchy colours on landscapes and/or enhance the sharpness while taking the photo? I'm guessing it may also be something to do with saturation. I want to avoid having to enhance photos after taking them, preferably. I'm assuming there's nothing wrong with the camera on my phone as it can take good shots (the watch shot being an example). I previously had an HTC Desire X phone and the camera was very similar to the Moto G's, but it didn't have the slightly blotchy colours on landscapes.
- 12-24-2013, 02:37 PM #2
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Re: Moto G camera
@dw1987 - As you mentioned, one of the problems with your landscape shots is the high amount of contrast between the sky and the landscape itself. Any camera, from a D-SLR to your smartphone, is going to struggle to find the right exposure in that situation.
I have the Nexus 5, and at Christmas time purchased two Moto G phone for my wife and son. Its night time Central Texas, but sometime in the next few days I'll try to take a landscape shot with both the Nexus 5 and one of the Moto G's to see how they compare.
In the meantime, you might consider doing some simple edits with the built-in photo editor. I tweaked the exposure, saturation, and sharpness on the images you shared and will attach them here. I tried not to go too far tweaking the exposure because bringing up the foreground exposure in the simple editor would "blow out" all the sky detail. An overcast sky that has some really bright areas is much more challenging to the camera's sensor than a nice blue sky which can be almost neutral on the grey scale.
By the way, you should consider removing geotagged info from your images to protect your privacy. Tillwicks Rd in Harlow looks nice enough, but you don't want to encourage a flood of tourism
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Re: Moto G camera
This might sound silly, but how do I access the built-in photo editor? Is it accessible from the camera app?
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