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  1. Richard R1's Avatar
    I've had many phones and I have to admit this is the worst camera I've ever had. Does it have the ability to take great pics? Yes, but more often than not, even my static pics come out blurry. Plus, the image that freezes on your display when you take a pic, isn't the image that you exposed. There is a delay. I don't mind delay prior to exposure, but after you hear shutter noise and the animation shows the pic move off to the right, and yet the turbo is actually still exposing. That's beyond lag. My LG G2 wasn't the best, but it was consistent. I've lost too many moments because my turbo's camera has nothing in common with what the name implies.
    12-05-2014 12:46 AM
  2. jamielov's Avatar
    Yup. Everyday I am more and more surprised just how poor this camera is. Its basically a 50/50 shot if a pic will be a blurry mess or useable. More concerning is Motorola replied to my bringing up this issue and basically said there is no problem that is how it should be. I love this phone, I truly do. But for the first time ever I'm debating selling it, or trading it for store credit. I don't want a pro spec dslr camera, but i do want a useable one.
    12-05-2014 07:42 AM
  3. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    Yup. Everyday I am more and more surprised just how poor this camera is. Its basically a 50/50 shot if a pic will be a blurry mess or useable. More concerning is Motorola replied to my bringing up this issue and basically said there is no problem that is how it should be. I love this phone, I truly do. But for the first time ever I'm debating selling it, or trading it for store credit. I don't want a pro spec dslr camera, but i do want a useable one.
    Hey not trying to disrespect but have you ever taken a class in photography? I find my turbo does pretty well for my carry on.

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    12-05-2014 08:49 AM
  4. jesta192's Avatar
    It's ironic but I seem to be able to take great shots with this camera. Occasionally I get blur, but by habit I always keep the phone steady for a few extra moments after the shot. This usually works fine. I have not, however, attempted to take many in-motion shots, so I'm not sure how that does.
    12-05-2014 08:51 AM
  5. mmohn01's Avatar
    My only 2 issues are taking low light pictures with bright lights in the background, and if the object it's moving the picture is just a blur. It seems to have a tough time focusing. For instance, taking a picture in low light of my daughter in front of the Christmas tree. It's all out of focus. This is a picture I took at the Garth Brooks concert last night. I tried to get a decent photo of Trisha Yearwood. The second photo is one of the same stage with the lights on.
    Attached Thumbnails The Droid Turbo Camera Quandry-1417792833768.jpg   The Droid Turbo Camera Quandry-1417792986248.jpg  
    12-05-2014 09:24 AM
  6. jamielov's Avatar
    Hey not trying to disrespect but have you ever taken a class in photography? I find my turbo does pretty well for my carry on.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    No, I haven't taken a photog class. I guess no disrespect back, but that shouldn't be a prerequisite to having a camera phone that takes non blurry pics. As I've said numerous times, if I wasn't able to get such amazing shots on my MAXX, it might not seem like a big deal, but when my dog is slowly walking thru the living room (in perfectly fine light) and I snap the shot, and it thinks for a second or focuses on god knows what, and processes either a blurred photo, or the dog out of frame, that's not really acceptable.
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    12-05-2014 10:09 AM
  7. jamielov's Avatar
    It's ironic but I seem to be able to take great shots with this camera. Occasionally I get blur, but by habit I always keep the phone steady for a few extra moments after the shot. This usually works fine. I have not, however, attempted to take many in-motion shots, so I'm not sure how that does.
    It does horrible.
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    12-05-2014 10:11 AM
  8. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    No, I haven't taken a photog class. I guess no disrespect back, but that shouldn't be a prerequisite to having a camera phone that takes non blurry pics. As I've said numerous times, if I wasn't able to get such amazing shots on my MAXX, it might not seem like a big deal, but when my dog is slowly walking thru the living room (in perfectly fine light) and I snap the shot, and it thinks for a second or focuses on god knows what, and processes either a blurred photo, or the dog out of frame, that's not really acceptable.
    My wife has a maxx and it takes OK pictures but indoors not well, lots of grain. I myself have never been able to take action shots with a camera phone. I had an LG g3 before this and the camera was just a small step above this turbo imo.

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    12-05-2014 10:34 AM
  9. Symthic's Avatar
    The camera isn't bad as much as it is inconsistent. Some photos look incredible, others are blurry, dark, noisy messes. It's primarily an issue with indoors shots. If we could choose the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, this wouldn't be as much of an issue.
    12-05-2014 11:05 AM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    The camera isn't bad as much as it is inconsistent. Some photos look incredible, others are blurry, dark, noisy messes. It's primarily an issue with indoors shots. If we could choose the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, this wouldn't be as much of an issue.
    ^^ THIS ^^

    Perhaps Lollipop will give us the ability to do this, if Moto updates their camera software. Otherwise I might try Camera FV-5.

    And the word inconsistent could apply to any Moto device's camera, at least the three I've owned.
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    12-05-2014 11:56 AM
  11. quantum tao's Avatar
    The camera isn't bad as much as it is inconsistent. Some photos look incredible, others are blurry, dark, noisy messes. It's primarily an issue with indoors shots. If we could choose the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, this wouldn't be as much of an issue.
    ^^ NOT THIS ^^
    I want point and shoot and get decent pics. I don't want to fiddle fart with settings every time I want to take picture. if I wanted to be a photographer I would buy a dslr.
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    12-05-2014 12:17 PM
  12. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    Cannon makes a decent point and shoot.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-05-2014 12:40 PM
  13. wolf_walker's Avatar
    We've been doing some comparison shots of moving things in the other thread. Interesting results so far.
    12-05-2014 12:53 PM
  14. jamielov's Avatar
    Can you explain...."interesting "?
    12-05-2014 01:01 PM
  15. PowrDroid's Avatar
    ^^ NOT THIS ^^
    I want point and shoot and get decent pics. I don't want to fiddle fart with settings every time I want to take picture. if I wanted to be a photographer I would buy a dslr.
    Yes, you will need a dslr if you want to get clear, sharp pictures in low light indoors without flash.
    12-05-2014 01:07 PM
  16. quantum tao's Avatar
    Yes, you will need a dslr if you want to get clear, sharp pictures in low light indoors without flash.
    I never said without a flash.
    but my nokia icon has the same 20mp but blows the turbo away, really, no comparison whatsoever.
    12-05-2014 06:34 PM
  17. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Wanna take the ceiling fan challenge?
    12-05-2014 06:35 PM
  18. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I never said without a flash.
    but my nokia icon has the same 20mp but blows the turbo away, really, no comparison whatsoever.
    Really? No comparison whatsoever? So on a sunny day the Icon will "blow away" the Turbo?
    12-05-2014 06:55 PM
  19. Cap'n Crunch's Avatar
    I have had the Turbo for about a week and find that I cannot take a picture of our Christmas tree. The auto focus does not know what to do with the angle. And the same thing happens no matter what tree I aim at. Very frustrating.
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    12-06-2014 08:35 AM
  20. quantum tao's Avatar
    Really? No comparison whatsoever? So on a sunny day the Icon will "blow away" the Turbo?
    that's the point, there shouldn't have to be the perfect conditions to take a photo. i'm not saying you cant take a great picture with the turbo. I am saying that a great picture from the turbo is not as good as a great picture from a pureview nokia i.e. Icon/930/1020, I use the icon as example because it is the same megapixel as the turbo (1020 would not be fair since its 41mp).

    I am confident that the camera will never be as good, the hardware is not going to change. but hopefully we will see some improvements in software to at least make it fun to take pictures again, because right now its frustrating.

    I know they have to be working on it, but i am a little worried that it possibly could be unfixable. why would they release it like this?
    seems to be a common theme with manufacturing today, rush it to market, then straighten it out later. everything is beta (including ourselves).
    12-06-2014 09:04 AM
  21. jamielov's Avatar
    The pictures of anything not absolutely still are basically garbage. If this was for sure the final camera with no hope for an update, I would sadly return this otherwise awesome phone. I'm worried because when I wrote to moto their reply basically said this problem was not a problem. So getting useable photos with my older madel MAXX and getting garbage with the Turbo isn't a problem?

    And I'm sorry, you shouldn't need the stars to align perfectly and every lighting, shade, and object to be "just so" to have higher than a 20% picture success rate. The lengths we have to go thru are laughable. Turn on or off flash, turn off HDR, keep phone absolutely still, focus on something other than the object, allow a second for the object to lead itself into frame when you hit the photo button, take 17 rapid burst shots, and delete 16 shots and boom...there is your pic!
    12-06-2014 10:41 AM
  22. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    My tree, my puppy, neither one was moving. Just sitting on the couch, nothing special, point and shoot, no flash, another happy turbo owner.

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    12-06-2014 10:52 AM
  23. jamielov's Avatar
    Maybe read some of the complaints that deal with "moving" objects, not static ones. Curious how happy you will be. Unless everything you plan to shoot is going to be absolutely still, then i suppose you will be thrilled.
    12-06-2014 01:18 PM
  24. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    Maybe read some of the complaints that deal with "moving" objects, not static ones. Curious how happy you will be. Unless everything you plan to shoot is going to be absolutely still, then i suppose you will be thrilled.
    Do you own a Motorola droid turbo? If you do may I inquire why you purchased a product that you obviously didn't research much ? There is a 14 day window you can return the phone with no questions asked. Everybody happy , Happy Holidays!!

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    12-06-2014 05:22 PM
  25. jamielov's Avatar
    Do you own a Motorola droid turbo? If you do may I inquire why you purchased a product that you obviously didn't research much ? There is a 14 day window you can return the phone with no questions asked. Everybody happy , Happy Holidays!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    Maybe you can tell me how to research a product prior to release? I suppose there was the EXTREMELY misleading Motorola description "a powerhouse 21 mp camera at the flick of your wrist so you don't miss any of the action" or the glowing reviews over pictures of a toy on a desk, or a flower. No where in almost 6 months of research, dating back to when the phone was known as the quark, did the specs list "a painfully slow shutter speed that challenges capturing motion up close in even the best of conditions!"

    I mistakenly thought the turbo would Improve on the maxx camera, not regress. My mistake. and besides the 14 day window I have tried contacting Motorola numerous times and can't seem to get a straight answer if lollipop will indeed improve the camera. so hopefully that answers your questions first why I'm still not satisfied with this phone, apparently along with many others, but I'm not quite yet ready to give up on it because I've also said numerous times that everything else about this phone is great and if it is indeed a software issue with the camera we can hope it can be improved or fixed

    Happy Holidays!
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    12-06-2014 09:12 PM
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