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  1. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I wish the camera in auto mode was better. It kind of sucks, TBH. The phone is quite capable of taking great pictures but auto mode is lousy unless you have perfect lighting. Other than that, this phone is just about perfect for me.
    04-26-2017 07:20 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I wish the camera in auto mode was better. It kind of sucks, TBH. The phone is quite capable of taking great pictures but auto mode is lousy unless you have perfect lighting. Other than that, this phone is just about perfect for me.
    Have you tried it in manual mode? My complaint with auto is the overly aggressive noise reduction. Manual mode doesn't apply that, so the pics come out better IMHO. Plus, you can still set everything to auto in manual mode to use it the same as auto. Just tap to focus, then press the shutter.
    04-26-2017 07:58 AM
  3. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Have you tried it in manual mode? My complaint with auto is the overly aggressive noise reduction. Manual mode doesn't apply that, so the pics come out better IMHO. Plus, you can still set everything to auto in manual mode to use it the same as auto. Just tap to focus, then press the shutter.
    My dealings with manual mode have been very limited. I don't know enough about those type of settings to make it work correctly for me and I've missed shots when I've tried fiddling with manual mode. I tried using it on Sunday and the screen was completely white.

    So you're saying I should set it to manual mode but then set the white balance and focus to auto? How would that be better than auto mode? Wouldn't it be doing the same thing? I'm not doubting you, it just doesn't make sense to me. I'll definitely give that a try if you think it is better. I've been meaning to learn how to use the camera in manual mode but I haven't really gotten around to messing with it.
    04-26-2017 08:41 AM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    My dealings with manual mode have been very limited. I don't know enough about those type of settings to make it work correctly for me and I've missed shots when I've tried fiddling with manual mode. I tried using it on Sunday and the screen was completely white.

    So you're saying I should set it to manual mode but then set the white balance and focus to auto? How would that be better than auto mode? Wouldn't it be doing the same thing? I'm not doubting you, it just doesn't make sense to me. I'll definitely give that a try if you think it is better. I've been meaning to learn how to use the camera in manual mode but I haven't really gotten around to messing with it.
    Set WB (white balance) to auto. Focus to AF (auto focus). EV (exposure value, how bright or dim you want it relative to the ideal) to 0.0. Don't touch ISO or S (shutter speed). Tap the AE-L button to turn it off, with the teal indicator bar not active.

    To test this, move the phone around to put different things in the camera view, including light and dark areas. You should see the live image change as needed, and the ISO and S numbers change their readings.

    This puts it in what basically amounts to full auto mode. The difference between it and actual auto is the noise reduction. Noise reduction can help some images, but too much of it causes almost a watercolor effect on the final image. The manual mode does not do this.

    If you view the gallery and notice photos taken in manual appear twice, you have it set to save as RAW. The regular jpeg is just that. The RAW file is labeled .DNG and is all the data as captured by the sensor before the app processes it into the final jpeg. RAW files will usually look rather bad until you edit them. It's like cooking a steak, hence the name "raw."
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    04-27-2017 01:12 PM
  5. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Set WB (white balance) to auto. Focus to AF (auto focus). EV (exposure value, how bright or dim you want it relative to the ideal) to 0.0. Don't touch ISO or S (shutter speed). Tap the AE-L button to turn it off, with the teal indicator bar not active.

    To test this, move the phone around to put different things in the camera view, including light and dark areas. You should see the live image change as needed, and the ISO and S numbers change their readings.

    This puts it in what basically amounts to full auto mode. The difference between it and actual auto is the noise reduction. Noise reduction can help some images, but too much of it causes almost a watercolor effect on the final image. The manual mode does not do this.

    If you view the gallery and notice photos taken in manual appear twice, you have it set to save as RAW. The regular jpeg is just that. The RAW file is labeled .DNG and is all the data as captured by the sensor before the app processes it into the final jpeg. RAW files will usually look rather bad until you edit them. It's like cooking a steak, hence the name "raw."
    I was playing around with this yesterday. Thank you for expanding on this. I'll leave it set like this and see if I like the pictures better in real world situations.
    Mooncatt likes this.
    04-27-2017 02:41 PM
  6. talon1189's Avatar
    I miss the text message light and "whistle" from my Note 4
    04-28-2017 01:03 AM
  7. frope01's Avatar
    USB-OTG
    04-30-2017 02:16 AM
  8. BigRob673's Avatar
    Wireless charging, in any way that doesn't block the USBc port.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-02-2017 07:59 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    led notifications for sure. I can't see the second screen from any distance
    05-02-2017 09:14 PM
  10. bwhick7492's Avatar
    Bigger battery but still removable.
    05-03-2017 04:35 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Wireless charging, in any way that doesn't block the USBc port.
    Wireless charging only Doe that as an add on.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-03-2017 04:56 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Wireless charging, in any way that doesn't block the USBc port.
    Wireless charging only Does that as an add on.
    05-03-2017 04:57 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Wireless charging only Does that as an add on.
    I wish LG would make a wireless charging plastic back like Samsung did for Note 4.

    That way it wouldn't take up tye charging port nor require a case.
    05-04-2017 01:09 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    USB-OTG
    We have that. I use it all the time.
    05-04-2017 01:12 PM
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