Here's some shots I took earlier that I thought came out pretty well. It was the regular camera app set on auto and no flash for any shots. Even the nights shots didn't come out too bad. The camera did take some getting used to at first though.
Not sure if you guys saw the review in the link below. Take a look at the video about mid-page and notice there is almost no stutter, especially when he pans. Yet every other video I've seen from the Nexus, including mine, shows a lot of stutter. The video itself is very sharp, but the stutter is there and I can't figure out how the video in the review shows no stutter. It's about the only video I've seen from this camera that doesn't have it. Weird!
My biggest gripe with the Nexus camera is that they market the zero shutter lag. This would be great if the focus could keep up. I get VERY fast shots.............that are out of focus! Any pointers here.
Yes, focus first.
When I tap to focus first, I seem to get great pics, very reliably. When I don't tap to focus it's very hit and miss.
To those having focus issues:
As a rule, just because you CAN take a pic with zero lag, doesn't mean you NEED TO or necessarily SHOULD. If you have the 1 second it takes to tap on the screen to select a focus point, then do that., wait until it locks in focus (green brackets appear and you hear the double beep), and I think you will be very pleased and will find your pictures focused much better and more reliably.
Lazy Sunday. I can't remember if I used the flash on the first pic, the 2nd with my wife's fat lazy cat I did use a flash. I took the cat picture after she did with her iPhone 4. We compared them side by side and besides the much larger screen on the GN we didn't see any difference at all.
I frequently have that problem on my Droid X. Just wipe the lens clean. You have to do it really well. I have to take my Otterbox Defender off my DX in order to clean it well enough to get rid of the streaks.
Looks like blown highlights. Notice how they burst out of the bright light sources. This is due to the shutter staying open for a longer than needed time. The camera was focused on the people so it changes settings and they are darker than the light so when it took the pic it was making the couple brighter so any light source that's bright comes out looking like this sometimes.
I absolutely love the phone, but that camera is disappointing. It's almost maddening when you think that Samsung had the GS2 sensor just lying around. Seriously, was it too much to ask to use that one?