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  1. scosch's Avatar
    Just wondering if anybody is noticing the dramatic improvements in the camera. After a variety of shots, I'm sad to say mine doesn't seem to be better. Colors still frequently washed out, and some areas still have a "faky" look to them, almost like the picture is a painting, not a photograph. Also some unnatural sharp lines around objects, like somebody traced the outside of them with a fine black line.

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    11-05-2013 05:24 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Just wondering if anybody is noticing the dramatic improvements in the camera. After a variety of shots, I'm sad to say mine doesn't seem to be better. Colors still frequently washed out, and some areas still have a "faky" look to them, almost like the picture is a painting, not a photograph. Also some unnatural sharp lines around objects, like somebody traced the outside of them with a fine black line.

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    Post some examples.
    11-05-2013 05:34 PM
  3. scosch's Avatar
    I figured somebody would ask for examples Here are 2. The much warmer, better pictures were taken with a DSLR camera. Now I certainly expect a less quality shot with the MAXX, but to me the difference is quite striking, especially considering my old Galaxy Nexus, maligned camera and all, didn't have these same washout problems.
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    11-05-2013 06:03 PM
  4. scosch's Avatar
    I should also mention that the MAXX pics I just posted look basically the same quality as they did before the update. I don't really notice a difference.

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    11-05-2013 06:11 PM
  5. p08757's Avatar
    I'm not sure. I'm really not that picky as long as the picture comes out as average. I think a lot of people are way more picky than I am. I think the camera is fine as is and have no complaints.
    11-06-2013 07:42 AM
  6. texasag03's Avatar
    I think the Maxx picture is MUCH better. The colors appear more accurate. The warmer DSLR picture is off on the white balance, especially in the first example.
    11-06-2013 08:49 AM
  7. 18t's Avatar
    photography is all about lighting. shooting indoors at night is tricky, especially with a cell phone. you can't (or shouldn't) expect the camera on the phone to take great pictures indoors at night. its a phone, not a real camera. they are meant to get you buy in situations (which it did), not replace your high end cameras. keep that in mind.
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    11-06-2013 10:01 AM
  8. YAYTech's Avatar
    I agree - the warmer picture on the left looks pretty bad. You're saying the one on the right is the MAXX photo? I'd say it's doing just fine for a phone camera.
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    11-06-2013 10:11 AM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I agree - the warmer picture on the left looks pretty bad. You're saying the one on the right is the MAXX photo? I'd say it's doing just fine for a phone camera.
    Agreed
    11-06-2013 12:17 PM
  10. ulnek's Avatar
    I figured somebody would ask for examples Here are 2. The much warmer, better pictures were taken with a DSLR camera. Now I certainly expect a less quality shot with the MAXX, but to me the difference is quite striking, especially considering my old Galaxy Nexus, maligned camera and all, didn't have these same washout problems.
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    i like the picture on the right better where it has better lighting and not too yellow.
    11-06-2013 06:09 PM
  11. Westiemom's Avatar
    I have gotten better pictures after the update. I find the flash works better on indoor pics now. However, the auto focus is slower.
    11-06-2013 07:22 PM
  12. ulnek's Avatar
    I have gotten better pictures after the update. I find the flash works better on indoor pics now. However, the auto focus is slower.
    i haven't had the flash go off at all. O.o it's on automatic. i know the led flash works cause i use it as a flashlight, but as far as taking pictures and having it go off, i haven't had that happen. it's weird because the same things i would take pictures of with my original razr maxx that would activate the flash, with the droid maxx it won't.

    by the way, i don't have the update yet.
    11-07-2013 05:30 AM
  13. Westiemom's Avatar
    The flash wasn't going off for indoor shots when it needed to before the update if I had it set on auto. After the update with the flash set on auto, it is going off when it should. Camera still needs some tweaking but I think it is much better than it was before.
    11-07-2013 06:38 PM
  14. Distorted Loop's Avatar
    OMG, how could anyone think the "much warmer" pictures (the left of the standing child) are better? The colors in the right picture look real and natural. If you'd asked me to guess which was the Maxx and which was a DSLR I would have said the left was a cheap cameraphone...
    11-08-2013 06:41 AM
  15. SeigaGen's Avatar
    I should also mention that the MAXX pics I just posted look basically the same quality as they did before the update. I don't really notice a difference.

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    Did you enable HDR mode on the phone by any chance?

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    11-08-2013 08:13 AM
  16. skatergirl's Avatar
    I am going to be experimenting with the camera today but I did take this while in downtown Phoenix this morning. So far the camera seems better but I won't really know until I take some more shots.

    I don't drink beer, but some of you might like this light rail picture.
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    11-08-2013 01:10 PM
  17. skatergirl's Avatar
    The camera has definitely improved. Was out with a Maxx today that had not yet been updated and in compatible pictures you could see the difference.

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    11-08-2013 06:02 PM
  18. Stilly1155's Avatar
    The camera has definitely improved. Was out with a Maxx today that had not yet been updated and in compatible pictures you could see the difference.

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    Nice shot of the Light Rail! Was it moving or standing still?
    11-08-2013 08:45 PM
  19. skatergirl's Avatar
    Nice shot of the Light Rail! Was it moving or standing still?
    Thank you!!

    It was moving.
    11-09-2013 09:43 AM
  20. Xxwabbit's Avatar
    I was fooling around last night in the living room and I feel the low light shots are better. I wish I had some shots before and after the update to share with you. Nice shot of the train.

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    11-09-2013 11:01 AM
  21. Deron Baker's Avatar
    Waiting for a train to arrive, I took some. One also includes a moving car. One is of my Dad's new Note 3 that I got today.

    Outside photos taken at 1:30 afternoon. The one taken inside my car is of my vehicle mount for the Droid Maxx. It's one of the best vehicle mounted I've ever used.



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    11-09-2013 12:39 PM
  22. skatergirl's Avatar
    Waiting for a train to arrive, I took some. One also includes a moving car. One is of my Dad's new Note 3 that I got today.

    Outside photos taken at 1:30 afternoon. The one taken inside my car is of my vehicle mount for the Droid Maxx. It's one of the best vehicle mounted I've ever used.



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    Very clear!
    11-09-2013 01:07 PM
  23. Deron Baker's Avatar
    Hey, I should take a few pics of the same scene with my Dad's Galaxy Note 3 and my Maxx and compare them.

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    11-09-2013 06:19 PM
  24. Deron Baker's Avatar
    Amazing. I spent 5 minutes messing around with the Snapseed app and look how well I was able to clean up the picture shot inside my car. The first one is the native picture. The second one is the enhanced. Really brings out the detail of the car mount.


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    11-09-2013 06:30 PM
  25. jesta192's Avatar
    ... The one taken inside my car is of my vehicle mount for the Droid Maxx. It's one of the best vehicle mounted I've ever used....
    It looks nice. Which one is it?
    11-09-2013 07:09 PM
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