1. puch96's Avatar
    Hello. I noticed when I try to take pictures, typically in low light situations, (even video), I see this strange artifact on on the view finder (like little light spots all over the frame, and they tend to shift as I move the phone. They also translate to the actual picture/video after its taken.
    Is this a known issue?
    10-24-2018 08:34 AM
  2. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Did you wipe your camera? May be it’s not clean. I don’t have those issues in mine.
    10-24-2018 11:03 AM
  3. puch96's Avatar
    Did you wipe your camera? May be it’s not clean. I don’t have those issues in mine.
    Yes. I think the issue is software. Not lens related (I hope)
    10-24-2018 11:37 AM
  4. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Yes. I think the issue is software. Not lens related (I hope)
    Its debatable, here is a shot I took in low light (with just the backlight)

    Camera in low light-00100lportrait_00100_burst20181024070045919_cover.jpg
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    10-24-2018 11:49 AM
  5. puch96's Avatar
    When it happens again, I'll post a picture.
    10-24-2018 12:01 PM
  6. digitalbreak's Avatar
    When it happens again, I'll post a picture.
    That would be helpful! Thanks!
    10-24-2018 12:08 PM
  7. Sooks's Avatar
    Just confirming it isn't the google lens colorful spots right?
    10-24-2018 12:23 PM
  8. puch96's Avatar
    Just confirming it isn't the google lens colorful spots right?
    Right.
    10-24-2018 12:39 PM
  9. puch96's Avatar
    I've not tried it yet, but I found another post with similar issues as I'm experiencing... (not Pixel phone, but issue is seen on the first picture)..
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...aw-images.html

    I'm not using RAW. only JPG.
    Anyone noticed this? I also see it on video. But it depends on lighting conditions. This morning I tried taking a picture of the full moon, and I saw a bunch of these dots on my viewfinder, without even taking the pic.
    10-24-2018 02:59 PM
  10. puch96's Avatar
    Camera in low light-img_20181024_165848.jpg

    Ok.. So it seems that it is not in low light situations, but when there is a light source. Look at the dot on the grass area.
    During nighttime with street lights, I noticed a lot more dots scattered throughout the picture. This is visible on the viewfinder as well as the picture after processing. So maybe lens issue????
    10-24-2018 04:22 PM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Looks like a very precise lens flare. If it adjust the screen position as you move the phone, then that's what it is. Though usually they are the larger type like around the sun in that pic. Unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it other than to not have a light source directly in the frame.
    10-24-2018 04:26 PM
  12. puch96's Avatar
    Here is another example. Notice the blue blob on the wall.

    Camera in low light-img_20181024_172513.jpg
    10-24-2018 04:28 PM
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    10-24-2018 04:29 PM
  14. Seanetta's Avatar
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    Ok.. So it seems that it is not in low light situations, but when there is a light source. Look at the dot on the grass area.
    During nighttime with street lights, I noticed a lot more dots scattered throughout the picture. This is visible on the viewfinder as well as the picture after processing. So maybe lens issue????
    Loads of phones have that same dot especially in sunlight. I see it on Samsung's & also on my Honor Play
    10-24-2018 05:56 PM
  15. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    It’s light reflection from the lens inside. Almost every lens will have that to some extent or other.
    10-24-2018 06:34 PM
  16. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Loads of phones have that same dot especially in sunlight. I see it on Samsung's & also on my Honor Play
    So do JJ Abrams movies.
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    10-24-2018 10:58 PM

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