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    Hi,

    I was doing some testing with a Cannon Powershot SD600 camera with a zoomed in image of a couple of posters I have with
    with18pt font text arrange in vertical column about 10 ft away with medium to low light indoors. With flash the image with Cannon is very readable. I did the same with the S5 with AF & flash and image was much worse than Cannon.

    Any ideas on something I am not setting up correctly ?

    Thanks
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    check your settings file size, metering mode, stabilization etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by dk3355 View Post
    Hi,

    I was doing some testing with a Cannon Powershot SD600 camera with a zoomed in image of a couple of posters I have with
    with18pt font text arrange in vertical column about 10 ft away with medium to low light indoors. With flash the image with Cannon is very readable. I did the same with the S5 with AF & flash and image was much worse than Cannon.

    Any ideas on something I am not setting up correctly ?

    Thanks
    Are you seriously comparing an actual camera to a phone camera? C'mon people, you seriously hafta be more smarter than this.. SMH.
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    You're comparing a real camera that has DIGIC II Image Processor, iSAPS Technology, and ISO 800 and High ISO Auto settings to a phone camera? Really? Post the pics, I'm curious.
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    yeah, this camera is sweet...for a PHONE. We aren't there yet. The quality of a phone with a camera isn't going to rival that of (most) dedicated cameras. I have a Canon Powershot series too (SX50HS...50X OPTICAL ZOOM). You won't be capturing this conversation, 25 feet away, with a phone. Having said that, this phone shines for that unexpected photo op when your camera isn't with you
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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    yeah, this camera is sweet...for a PHONE. We aren't there yet. The quality of a phone with a camera isn't going to rival that of (most) dedicated cameras. I have a Canon Powershot series too (SX50HS...50X OPTICAL ZOOM). You won't be capturing this conversation, 25 feet away, with a phone. Having said that, this phone shines for that unexpected photo op when your camera isn't with you
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    OMG this pic is beautiful. This was taken with your Canon?

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    I showed my friend who is a professional photographer pics from this phone and he said they were awesome.
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    Yes Jon, it was taken with my Canon SX50 at close to (don't remember exactly) full 50X optical zoom. Looks like the site compresses/resizes pictures a bit but I expected that. It's what's called a "bridge camera". Not a full dSLR but way more than your p&s cameras and no 30lb bag of lenses to carry around!
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    I also have the Canon SX50HS and was happy with it but now think the focus isn't as good as before.
    I have the Galaxy Note 3 but the version without 4K video.
    I just got the S5 for its 4K video and waterproofing ... but I find the note 3 gives sharper results. I am beginning to wonder if my S5 is OK or has focusing problems.

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