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    Default I think the blurry photo problem is software, not hardware

    I'm getting much, much better photos using the stock camera app in CM10 than I was using the Touchwiz camera. Anyone experiencing the same thing?
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    I am on day 5 and have taken many photos, I am very impressed with every aspect of the camera. I am rooted, running stock.
    At the moment I cannot think of anything that would make the experience better.

    Sorry to hear that you are having some issues; possibly a problem with your camera specifically (hardware, lense, etc.)?
    Do you have access to another S3? Or maybe go into a store and test cameras side by side, same environment to see if there is a difference.

    Before purchasing I went nuts with the store camera to see how well it worked; it was one of the reasons I got the phone.
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    Mine is taking great pictures with the stock camera app.
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    Default Re: I think the blurry photo problem is software, not hardware

    The stock camera works fine.

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    Stock camera is sweet kicks my wife's razer max **** all over the place.

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    Stock camera works fine for me - did you make sure the steady shot/no-shake option is enabled?
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    Stock camera is also great for me! I only had blurry pics when I was out at a casino trying to take front facing pics while drinking...... Yep enough said there lol
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    I'm getting fantastic photos with the stock application. If you're having problems, it may be hardware related. Have you tried cleaning the lens?
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    I believe people are noticing this because of how the focus is set up, previous to this camera, when you click to take a picture it will auto zoom and once focused it will auto snap the pic. This in turn takes great clear photos.

    Now with this gs3 it constantly refocused. So if it focuses and you move the phone a lil the click to take a pic, the result is blurry.

    No way to get back to previous method with stock camera.

    You can hold down the picture button and it will focus and once it turns green you can release resulting in a less blurry photo...to me this is the best way with the stock camera...I'm going to try some other camera apps and maybe find something easier

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    It's no Dslr but still the best camera on a phone I've ever used. Most of my pics are as clear as can be.

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    Default Re: I think the blurry photo problem is software, not hardware

    i believe this is tough to call. So many people have different eyes and there are so many diff pictures one can take.

    Taking still shots my camera is great with no blur. As soon as i try and take a picture of someone who isn't perfectly still, i get some blur.

    I am very picky. I do believe that other people would see nothing wrong with the photos i deem to be blurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfcraft View Post
    i believe this is tough to call. So many people have different eyes and there are so many diff pictures one can take.

    Taking still shots my camera is great with no blur. As soon as i try and take a picture of someone who isn't perfectly still, i get some blur.

    I am very picky. I do believe that other people would see nothing wrong with the photos i deem to be blurry.
    I think you are expecting too much from a phone camera then.

    Please keep in mind, the lens assembly and imager in the average cell phone packages into the space the size of a pencil eraser. What are you expecting?

    Get a proper camera if the motion blur is bothering you that much.

    Not trying to be harsh, just being realistic.

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    The photo problem with the S3 appears to be a combination of design flaws in the software and lack of proper integration with newer, less-tested hardware.

    I have 20 years of professional photo expertise, more than half with digital (SLRs and everything else, including many camera phones. I have taken some *stunning* photos with my old S2, even on par with some of my best SLR photos (especially macros, which the S2 excelled at). I have been unable to produce other than average or terrible photos with my S3 (so far, after a day or two).

    The S2 took better pix with the stock app, but the S3 clearly has a focus-timing problem, as clearly stated by someone else in the know (here and on other blogs). Expecting a camera phone to be better than an SLR or point-and-shoot is completely irrelevant here, and somewhat demeaning to photo and computing experts (such as myself). CameraZoom FX does a much better job, and the "shutter lag/delay" trick described (for the built-in camera app) will probably be a decent hold-over until the apps and/or hard/firm-ware are corrected.

    I've taken thousands of photos with my S2, some in extremely unfavorable conditions (dimly lit bars and stages)...and they came out degrees better than my new S3. I have taken several dozens of photos with my S3, and even with the flash, the auto-focus hunting was not a problem on the S2. This is clearly a problem with the S3. Out of 30 photos I took last night, I deleted 10 that were completely atrocious, and only 2 of the 30 are even marginally OK (about 10% quality, versus 60-100% on my S2 photos in identical conditions).

    I will be talking to my local techs at the Sprint store to see if they can come up with anything more helpful. Samsung rushed the hardware out the door before enough extensive testing could have been done, instead expecting the user community to "crowd-source" more extensive testing (at a hidden cost to the consumer and savings to the manufacturer). I have found other bugs in my S3 that I will be bringing to the attention of Sprint and Samsung.
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    It's hard to diagnose a blurry photo problem without seeing examples and the EXIF (information regarding shutter speed most critical) .

    Have you activated the anti-shake setting (under the gear menu)

    The S3 chooses to minimize the noise in images and will use a lower ISO that requires a very slow shutter speed and you'll get blur from camera movement.

    Another way to avoid motion blur is to activate the voice commands so you can say "cheese" or "shoot" to take the picture.
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    I am finally beginning to like this phone, but I sure wish there was a dedicated hard button, or at least a multi-use button that could be used as the shutter like the iPhone. I think that would cure a lot of blurry photos, at least for me.
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    phrazz...this has been my experience, exactly. The cm10 m1 ROM camera is better...as long as you like the jb experience over ics and want to root your phone.
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    For those of us who are not technospeak savvy, could you explain your abbreviations, please?
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    This is exactly my thinking. I've made a post in the AT&T S3 forum comparing some S3 vs. S2 photos I took Halloween night. In EVERY photo the S3's image came out fuzzy/blurry, darker and "washed out" compared to the exact same image taken by the S2.

    The lens wasn't dirty or smudged. The settings on BOTH devices were set to default, and both are running the stock camera app on stock Android. In every instance (100+ photos), the S2 just simply took a better picture.

    Galaxy S3 camera: a side by side compairison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreAintya View Post
    This is exactly my thinking. I've made a post in the AT&T S3 forum comparing some S3 vs. S2 photos I took Halloween night. In EVERY photo the S3's image came out fuzzy/blurry, darker and "washed out" compared to the exact same image taken by the S2.

    The lens wasn't dirty or smudged. The settings on BOTH devices were set to default, and both are running the stock camera app on stock Android. In every instance (100+ photos), the S2 just simply took a better picture.

    Galaxy S3 camera: a side by side compairison.
    There is either something wrong with your phone or your hand was not steady at all. Even if the people in the picture were moving, while they would have been blurry everything else in the photo would have at least been focused and clear but everything in this picture is blurry.

    So, either clean your lens or you need to be more still while snapping the picture. If neither of those work then their is something wrong with your phone. If you take a picture of something still and it is blurry, that alone should bring up a red flag.
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    As I mentioned, I took over 100 photos, every single one looks this same. Again, the lens was crystal clear, and I'm pretty sure out of dozens of photos, I would have one where I wasn't "shaking".
    Also, I have 2 S3's, both produce the same quality of shots, I just never really noticed it was this bad until we was comparing images the other night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreAintya View Post
    As I mentioned, I took over 100 photos, every single one looks this same. Again, the lens was crystal clear, and I'm pretty sure out of dozens of photos, I would have one where I wasn't "shaking".
    Also, I have 2 S3's, both produce the same quality of shots, I just never really noticed it was this bad until we was comparing images the other night.
    Well if you have 2 S3's and and they both take pictures blurry like no matter what is in the picture then you have 2 defective devices. Unless your hand is moving at least the grass and tree's should be in focus. Your picture definitley does not represent this camera. My money is still on user error because getting 2 devices with bad camera's in the same household are slim to none...

    And I also owned an S2. I think the S2 was slightly better at times but took much longer take the picture and because of this was more forgiving if your hand shook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phrazz View Post
    I will be talking to my local techs at the Sprint store to see if they can come up with anything more helpful. Samsung rushed the hardware out the door before enough extensive testing could have been done, instead expecting the user community to "crowd-source" more extensive testing (at a hidden cost to the consumer and savings to the manufacturer). I have found other bugs in my S3 that I will be bringing to the attention of Sprint and Samsung.
    You do not really think a Sprint tech is going to know anything about the camera and taking pictures do you? They barely know how to sell phones and the features that each phone offers.
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    Your claims as "user error" is about as bad as claiming the lens is dirty in my opinion. Explain to me why I don't get fuzzy, washed out photos when I'm using the S2, Note or GNex then.
    Also, the chances of me having two defective units is pretty slim as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreAintya View Post
    Your claims as "user error" is about as bad as claiming the lens is dirty in my opinion. Explain to me why I don't get fuzzy, washed out photos when I'm using the S2, Note or GNex then.
    Also, the chances of me having two defective units is pretty slim as well.
    I take a ton of pictures every day. Unless you picked out the worse picture you took all day and are claiming all your pictures look like this just to make is seem worse then there is something wrong with your phone. Do you really think all the S3 users would not be causing a storm if all our pictures looked like yours on the reg. Go look through an S3 picture thread. If your pictures don't match what everyone else's looks like it is either user error or 2 bad devices. It can be you have bad devices but the odds are just against that but anything is possible.

    I also had a GNEX and the S3 takes better pictures then it, especially in lower lit conditions. In bright natural sunlight I would say they were pretty on par.

    I am not trying to argue with you but actually trying to help based on the picture you posted saying that was normal of what your pictures look like. Can you take a picture of a plant or something still and post it here. Let's see that and maybe it will give us a better idea.

    Just look at the grass in your picture. Do you think that looks normal to you?
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