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    Default Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Hi all,

    Everytime I take a picture, it will process for a good second before going back to viewfinder, it is very annoying and I can not take quick multiple shot because of it, it is too slow. Does anyone have the same problem? Is this normal from a high end phone? Another issue I have is shutter speed appear to be slow causing picture to be blurry? Overall, my note 3 camera feels like an old school digital camera, please let me know if my phone is defective or all note 3 are like that, thanks
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    It does take a couple seconds to process. If you drop the settings to 8mp it processed faster. If you need to take multiple pics fast use burst mode. Takes great pics huh? !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexnote3 View Post
    Hi all,

    Everytime I take a picture, it will process for a good second before going back to viewfinder, it is very annoying and I can not take quick multiple shot because of it, it is too slow. Does anyone have the same problem? Is this normal from a high end phone? Another issue I have is shutter speed appear to be slow causing picture to be blurry? Overall, my note 3 camera feels like an old school digital camera, please let me know if my phone is defective or all note 3 are like that, thanks
    Remove the smart stabilization. It's on by default.

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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Yeah. Took me awhile to find out that it was smart stabilizer causing it but now I don't get that issue

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    Yes, this took off thanks.
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    I had the same problem and figured it out. Has nothing to do with stabilizers or size of the picture (Megapixels). It's because your RAM cache is full.

    1. Hold the home button down for a few seconds until your multitasking mode starts
    2. Press on the bottom left icon that looks like a weirdly sliced pie (task manager)
    3. Press on the RAM section near the top
    4. Press the Clear Memory bar at the bottom

    This should free up quite a bit of memory on your device and allow you to take pictures at will.
    Even if it doesn't slow down your picture taking abilities, this is good practice that enables your device to perform at optimal capacity.
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moni Assi View Post
    I had the same problem and figured it out. Has nothing to do with stabilizers or size of the picture (Megapixels). It's because your RAM cache is full.

    1. Hold the home button down for a few seconds until your multitasking mode starts
    2. Press on the bottom left icon that looks like a weirdly sliced pie (task manager)
    3. Press on the RAM section near the top
    4. Press the Clear Memory bar at the bottom

    This should free up quite a bit of memory on your device and allow you to take pictures at will.
    Even if it doesn't slow down your picture taking abilities, this is good practice that enables your device to perform at optimal capacity.
    It's smart stabilization. Not dome ram cache.

    Smart stabilization takes multiple images to combine them and keep noise in check.

    It's similar to how many phones have to process hdr images. It doesn't help much except on some low light shots, and is enabled by default. Turn it off is my recommendation. Outside of night dhots it isn't worth it. Any movement or camera shack blurs the entire image.

    You should not be clearing ram often on this phone. It has 3 gigs and shouldn't have ram issues...

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    Also turn off "low light" mode as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by HothTron View Post
    Also turn off "low light" mode as well
    Smart Stabilization is Low Light Mode.

    They renamed it in the Galaxy Note 3 to Smart Stabilization.

    It does the same thing on both phones :-)
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    I don't agree with stabilization being the problem. I had it set on before KitKat and never had this slowness with the camera. It is to the point it is totally useless. I click the button and "Processing" doesn't show up for 2-3 seconds (I have rebooted numerous times so no it isn't full memory - run various cache-cleaners/speed-uppers). By the time the processing message shows up, if I had moved my hand even the slightest, the picture is garbage. I have never taken this many bad/garbage pictures before KK. Yes, I checked and originally I was saving all pictures to the SD card. I did not see the error messages other folks are referring to but changed it to save to DEVICE anyway. Didn't make a difference on the picture taking speed.

    I am on the verge of factory-reset and going back to 4.3. I had way better battery life before KK and so far I haven't seen anything in KK that is a "must have" or fixes anything that effects me. Since it took AT&T 4-6 months to get to 4.4.2, 4.4.3 (reportedly fixes the battery issue) won't arrive until the end of this year. By then 4.5 or whatever is next will be out.
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Turning off smart stabilization fixed mine, and I had changed every other setting in there possible. Fastest fix I've found
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    I don't agree with stabilization being the problem. I had it set on before KitKat and never had this slowness with the camera. It is to the point it is totally useless. I click the button and "Processing" doesn't show up for 2-3 seconds (I have rebooted numerous times so no it isn't full memory - run various cache-cleaners/speed-uppers). By the time the processing message shows up, if I had moved my hand even the slightest, the picture is garbage. I have never taken this many bad/garbage pictures before KK. Yes, I checked and originally I was saving all pictures to the SD card. I did not see the error messages other folks are referring to but changed it to save to DEVICE anyway. Didn't make a difference on the picture taking speed.

    I am on the verge of factory-reset and going back to 4.3. I had way better battery life before KK and so far I haven't seen anything in KK that is a "must have" or fixes anything that effects me. Since it took AT&T 4-6 months to get to 4.4.2, 4.4.3 (reportedly fixes the battery issue) won't arrive until the end of this year. By then 4.5 or whatever is next will be out.

    I agree here, Smart Stabilization did nothing to mine.

    After Kitkat I take a picture, then 1-2 seconds after i get the popup "Processing" then it saves my image. 8 out of 10 times the image it takes is of something while I moved my camera . I missed a lot of pictures with this pain in the ***.

    My fix was to remember to switch from Auto mode to Sports.

    Is there anyway to set it's default modes?
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    I'm sending all my pics to the SD card.

    Wonder if it is taking longer to write to the card that is part of the problem?

    John
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    I had a class 4 SD card in my phone and had the images being saved to the card. Video and pictures had issues being written to the slow card. I changed it to a class 10 SD card and made things run much faster..... you mileage may vary.
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    If you want discard processing. you press button capture at kamera in 3 second so you will got 3 or 4 picture.after that you try take new picture after that no processing detect.good luck >....<
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    I have a Verizon Note 3 and just upgraded to KitKat 4.4.2. That was the worst mistake ever. My Note 3 was so fast and the camera was awesome. Now it has lag. I never had that kind of lag even with 4.3 and Smart Stabilization on. Something is wrong with this version. I should have left it at 4.3, it worked 200% better than now.
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    I agree that the camera problems are due to the system software update. My photos are ruined and I am very frustrated. I have tried all of the "fixes" suggested thus far, and my phone continues to take photos long after the shutter (button) has been depressed. I have to tell people to hold very still for several seconds just to get a decent (barely) photo. Completely frustrating. Software needs to be updated ASAP.

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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of &quot;processing&quot;?

    Quote Originally Posted by skawa808 View Post
    I have a Verizon Note 3 and just upgraded to KitKat 4.4.2. That was the worst mistake ever. My Note 3 was so fast and the camera was awesome. Now it has lag. I never had that kind of lag even with 4.3 and Smart Stabilization on. Something is wrong with this version. I should have left it at 4.3, it worked 200% better than now.
    I feel the same way. I loved the camera before. Very disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aratt9 View Post
    I agree that the camera problems are due to the system software update. My photos are ruined and I am very frustrated. I have tried all of the "fixes" suggested thus far, and my phone continues to take photos long after the shutter (button) has been depressed. I have to tell people to hold very still for several seconds just to get a decent (barely) photo. Completely frustrating. Software needs to be updated ASAP.

    Aratt9
    agreed
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    My wife's phone has the same issue. She upgraded from the Note 2 (which took great pictures) Her Note 3 camera is unusable! Every shot is delayed and the picture is blurry. The worst part is I have to hear about every time she tries to take a picture of our son.

    Is there a way to downgrade to Jellybean?

    Epic fail.....
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    Angry Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    I've also had zero luck on fixing this. It's definitely nothing to do with memory speed, full space or cache. I have noticed that playing around with settings/switching back and forth between writing to sd and other things sometimes allows a few minutes of lag free usage before it decides on reverting back to the lag of death syndrome with zero rhyme or reason.

    The most annoying part of this bug is the screen facing camera remains at zero lag at least for my phone, so I end up taking blind pictures with the screen facing outward which is ridiculous.

    Also important, I have a Sprint Note 3, but I am replying here cause it's the only thread I've found. So it's definitely a wide spread issue and not carrier specific.
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    I had that issue before but I turned off smart stabilization and it cleared up. What I do have is the phone vibrates for close to ten seconds every time i start up the camera almost as if it is trying to focus the lens. It is highly annoying.
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexnote3 View Post
    Hi all,

    Everytime I take a picture, it will process for a good second before going back to viewfinder, it is very annoying and I can not take quick multiple shot because of it, it is too slow. Does anyone have the same problem? Is this normal from a high end phone? Another issue I have is shutter speed appear to be slow causing picture to be blurry? Overall, my note 3 camera feels like an old school digital camera, please let me know if my phone is defective or all note 3 are like that, thanks

    I didn't cLear the RAM...and didn't turn off the smart stabiLization..aLL i did was reset the camera settings and it's fine now.
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    Default Re: Note 3 camera has a lag because of "processing"?

    Sorry ... you are incorrect. While turning off the smart stabilization "fixed" the issue, it was not the root cause. I turned the smart stabilization back on, and the issue returned, but, upon clearing the RAM cache, the issue was gone. This is a classic problem in technology circles, wherein an issue can seemingly be resolved via one solution, when, in fact, the root cause was not addressed. Actually, if you contemplated more deeply, then you would have to ask, which is more likely: (1) Samsung delivered a device with a defect that makes it problematic to use a key feature, or (2) it is an operational issue that could have benefited from better documentation. In this case it was definitely the latter.

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