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    Default Galaxy Nexus: Any way to speed up the Camera's Shutter Speed

    Anyone know how to speed up the shutter speed or take manual pictures with the camera? I took a quite a few pictures today and most of the pictures where shot with 1/17 or 1/16 shutter speed. So all my pictures are either blurry or too soft.

    I change the setting to sport but then the flash does not fire and i can not force it to turn on. The shutter speed did rise to 1/33

    I tried camera360 and the I believe they changed it, but there is no way to change any settings. There used to be a way to change the iso. Anyone know of another program to play with the settings?

    (I am not talking shutter lag, i am talking shutter speed.)

    thanks.
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    Since its auto the speed will be determined by light. The brighter it is the quicker the shutter. Its not like a dslr with manual controls. I'd love if it was. Haven't seen anything that will let you change speed or aperture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntdroid View Post
    Since its auto the speed will be determined by light. The brighter it is the quicker the shutter. Its not like a dslr with manual controls. I'd love if it was. Haven't seen anything that will let you change speed or aperture.

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    I agree with you, but 1/17 is not acceptable when trying to take a clear picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcw View Post
    I agree with you, but 1/17 is not acceptable when trying to take a clear picture.
    For god's sake its a PHONE CAMERA not a DSLR! Frankly, I think you are expecting way, way too much out of a phone camera.
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    I do not want to an SLR, any camera that takes a picture at 1/17 shutter speed is not acceptable. 1/17 is too slow for anything that moves. A point and click should not be at 1/17 at the slowest it should be 1/60 (or worst 1/30)

    Taking a picture of a turtle at 1/17, you will see blur.

    Do not take my point of taking a "manual" picture meaning i want a slr. Manual control would give me the option to choose a faster shutter speed. I would rather have the camera in auto mode at a faster speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcw View Post
    I do not want to an SLR, any camera that takes a picture at 1/17 shutter speed is not acceptable. 1/17 is too slow for anything that moves. A point and click should not be at 1/17 at the slowest it should be 1/60 (or worst 1/30)

    Taking a picture of a turtle at 1/17, you will see blur.

    Do not take my point of taking a "manual" picture meaning i want a slr. Manual control would give me the option to choose a faster shutter speed. I would rather have the camera in auto mode at a faster speed.
    Again, you're expecting too much. You need to adjust your expectations under the realization that this is a phone camera. If you are that concerned about this, use an actual camera.
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    Default Re: Any way to speed up the Camera's Shutter Speed

    Unbelievable thread.

    This has as close to a 0 shutter lag as any phone made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSHGuru View Post
    Unbelievable thread.

    This has as close to a 0 shutter lag as any phone made.
    Agreed.

    OP, if you're complaining about the shutter speed on this phone... then try dealing with the camera on the Droid Bionic. LOL
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    As I said. You need light for a correct exposure that is done by controlling the shutter speed. See here I can shoot 1/100 a sundown outside. More light will give you a quicker shutter speed as it needs less time open to achieve the right exposure. Also if you were to set just your exposure to 1/60 manually your shots would be dark. The shutter would not be open long enough to take enough light into the sensor for a correctly exposed image. I'm a photographer its what I do.



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    Default Re: Any way to speed up the Camera's Shutter Speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sentrix View Post
    Agreed.

    OP, if you're complaining about the shutter speed on this phone... then try dealing with the camera on the Droid Bionic. LOL
    I have pretty much given up using my Droid Bionic.

    As for the signal issue. While, my Nexus consistently shows less bars than does Droid Bionic, I have not had dropped calls like I did consistently with the Bionic.

    Additionally, do the bars really mean much of anything? If our phones use digital technology for calls, doesn't mean it is either a 0, or a 1? It is either on or off. So whether you have one bar, or five bars, isn't it still the same signal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSHGuru View Post
    Unbelievable thread.

    This has as close to a 0 shutter lag as any phone made.
    Shutter lag has absolutely nothing to do with shutter speed.

    Shutter speed is the length of time the aperture is open during the shot. Anything under 1/60th of a second on a cell phone will almost always cause blurring. It's just too hard to hold a phone steady enough for long exposures.

    Shutter lag is the length of time it takes between pressing the red button and when the picture is taken.

    The original post was about shutter speed and not lag.
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    Shutter lag and shutter speed are completely different things. The shutter lag is indeed super fast. And the shutter speed is super slow as the OP states. I own DSLR's and thousands of dollars worth of lenses and I too would like to know if there is some program out there that will allow me some manual control over this "phone camera". I would like to get some keepers from this sweet *** phone.If not, I hope the next update will fix this issue along with all the other minor issues that we are finding on this ground breaking device.

    People need to chill out on this forum. Quit beating people up, answer their questions, help a fellow GN owner out, or move on to the next thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2waterfowl View Post
    Shutter lag and shutter speed are completely different things. The shutter lag is indeed super fast. And the shutter speed is super slow as the OP states. I own DSLR's and thousands of dollars worth of lenses and I too would like to know if there is some program out there that will allow me some manual control over this "phone camera". I would like to get some keepers from this sweet *** phone.If not, I hope the next update will fix this issue along with all the other minor issues that we are finding on this ground breaking device.

    People need to chill out on this forum. Quit beating people up, answer their questions, help a fellow GN owner out, or move on to the next thread.
    It would appear that Google/Samsung needed to make some compromises to get super short lag. Making shot time decisions is what causes lag.

    Of course changing the shutter speed manually and moving it up to a faster speed would probably make for photos that are very dark or just black. The lens on this phone isn't that fast.
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    Compromises I understand. I haven't had any real issues with this camera while taking outdoor shots like the ones shown earlier... Well lit shots are great too... I would just like to get some shots to come out while taking photos indoors while using the flash. There's plenty of room with the exposure compensation with flash use to increase the shutter speed so the photos come out clearer. But hey, in the meantime, I'll grab my "camera" most of the time... And pull my "phone" out, cross my fingers, and shoot those unplaned photo opportunities and hope for some luck that I get one keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcw View Post
    I agree with you, but 1/17 is not acceptable when trying to take a clear picture.
    I think you fail to understand that the Galaxy Nexus is a smartphone and not dedicated to taking pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    I think you fail to understand that the Galaxy Nexus is a smartphone and not dedicated to taking pictures.
    Understatement.
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    I think it is unrealistic to expect a smartphones camera to have the same performance and quality that an actual digital camera has. Physically it is simply not possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    I think it is unrealistic to expect a smartphones camera to have the same performance and quality that an actual digital camera has. Physically it is simply not possible.
    True but you sure can expect it to be a lot better than the Nexus. Yes there are worse and yes there are better. The whole "its a smartphone" argument is moot. Everyone knows it is a phone. Its primary purpose might not be for taking pictures but I bet if your data speeds were only creeping or it had a really slow CPU in it people would be complaining while others saying "its a phone get a computer if you want something better." Fact of the matter is its not just a phone anymore. Its an all in one device. People want quality in what they buy. If there is something they know out there that has better parts in it and at the same time its older than what they just bought they are going to say something about it and wonder why. Its just the way it is.
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    This is an unbelievable thread. All the OP wants to know is whether there is an app or tweak to get a faster shutter speed. I would like to know also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSHGuru View Post
    Unbelievable thread.

    This has as close to a 0 shutter lag as any phone made.
    Just to clarify, shutter lag and shutter speed are two completed different things. But I agree with the responses that point out that this is just a phone camera and is far more sensitive to available lighting issues as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamHLG View Post
    This is an unbelievable thread. All the OP wants to know is whether there is an app or tweak to get a faster shutter speed. I would like to know also.

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    YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!! All i want is there an app, not a debate.


    Anyway. I know the phone will not take great pictures, i do not care if the picture is under/over exposed or noisy. I can fix that. I can not fix blurriness.
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    I don't know if there is an app to speed up the shutter speed. I checked some of my pictures after reading this thread and found one with a really short (fast shutter) exposure. I think the amount of light needs to be increased to get better shutter speeds. I don't know of an app that would let you do that without making the picture too dark.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakrohtap View Post
    I don't know if there is an app to speed up the shutter speed. I checked some of my pictures after reading this thread and found one with a really short (fast shutter) exposure. I think the amount of light needs to be increased to get better shutter speeds. I don't know of an app that would let you do that without making the picture too dark.


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    Most pictures i take i get speed ~1/16 and iso 250-350, your pictures are 1/450 and iso 50. I have tried around 50 pictures in different places and all similar. What phone and os do you have? I have the VZ,ICS402 stock.

    The iso being different might be part of the problem on my side.

    I would rather have the camera take the pictures with your settings than mine.
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    This is turning more into a camera settings thread. I don't think there is a app for what were looking to do.

    Iso- its automatic the higher it is the more grain in the photos but can shoot in darker areas. Lower the number the cleaner the shots.

    Aperture- auto again. This creates the depth of field. Like when some areas are nice and in focus and the background is blurred out.

    Shutter speed - time the shutter is open to let the proper amount of light in for the exposure. If its auto like on the phone its trying to give the best exposure for the lighting conditions. At 1/16 if not steady its going to have shake. 1/30 1/60 is quick but might not let enough light in and it might come out dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcw View Post
    Most pictures i take i get speed ~1/16 and iso 250-350, your pictures are 1/450 and iso 50. I have tried around 50 pictures in different places and all similar. What phone and os do you have? I have the VZ,ICS402 stock.

    The iso being different might be part of the problem on my side.

    I would rather have the camera take the pictures with your settings than mine.
    I took this particular picture with stock 4.0.2 as well. I am now running Axiom 2.4 Android 4.0.3.
    I will try some more and see what it comes out as.

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