1. LuluSupreme's Avatar
    Is there any way to fix the note 4 front and back facing cameras from over exposing photos? It only over exposes photos not videos
    Screenshot of a photo
    http://i.imgur.com/VosNVor.jpg
    Screenshot of a video
    http://i.imgur.com/q5MIzuh.jpg
    09-23-2015 09:18 PM
  2. nahoku's Avatar
    It only over exposes videos not videos
    Do you mean it "overexposes photos not videos"?

    The photos you show are what's called "difficult lighting". The problem is there is a bright light (window) in the scene. Cameras will try to average the exposure of the entire scene, while giving preference to the area of focus . In the photo, the center of the picture is the right edge of the pillow. The camera is trying to expose the pillow correctly, but in order to do that, it will overexpose the window. This is normal. When I look at these kinds of photo, I don't see anything unexpected. To avoid something like this, try not to shoot where the back-lighting is strong. Anytime there is bright back-lighting, and you focus on something in the area outside of the light, the background may look overexposed.

    You might be asking why the video didn't overexpose the window. The reason is because the "scene", while it looks similar, is not the same. The focus point in both screenshots are not the same. This is why it's called "difficult lighting". Cameras don't have the dynamic range of our eyes, so while to our eyes everything looks balanced, cameras can't capture the scene that way. Just small changes in focus point can change the overall outcome of the photo or video. Its just the way photography works, unfortunately.
    09-23-2015 11:02 PM
  3. LuluSupreme's Avatar
    When you are in a semi low light area the entire photo becomes blury and super bright, iphones and my s3/note 2 dont have this problem.
    09-24-2015 03:54 AM
  4. nahoku's Avatar
    Low light with flash? Got any photos showing what you're talking about?
    09-24-2015 04:55 AM
  5. LuluSupreme's Avatar
    This is s screenshot of the photo, when you move the camera even flightly it gets super blury.
    http://i.imgur.com/pRIKytN.jpg
    This is a screenshot of a video, it isnt blury.
    http://i.imgur.com/x7mQn8n.jpg
    09-25-2015 12:25 PM
  6. muzzy996's Avatar
    This is s screenshot of the photo, when you move the camera even flightly it gets super blury.
    http://i.imgur.com/pRIKytN.jpg
    This is a screenshot of a video, it isnt blury.
    http://i.imgur.com/x7mQn8n.jpg
    That's a low light indoor situation. You shouldn't compare those two images, since the exposure's completely different . . . meaning . . shutter speed and aperture are clearly different. The video screen shot shows the scene is underexposed (darker) which likely means the shutter speed was faster. A faster shutter speed will reduce motion blur which is basically what's contributing to the blur you're observing on the still photo which is much better exposed due to a slower shutter speed.
    09-25-2015 03:10 PM
  7. nahoku's Avatar
    I honestly don't see anything unexpected in these photos. They're low light indoor shots so naturally, if you move, they'll become blurry. Where's the overexposure you're referring to? Where's the "super bright" parts in the photo? Are these shot with the front facing camera? Can you upload a full resolution photo either here or on imgur or some other place like that that will show the problems you're seeing. These screen shots aren't cutting it.

    EDIT... By the way, what camera app are you using?
    09-25-2015 07:16 PM
  8. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    I agree, in that I think its just a low-light affect, with these phones. However, won't hurt to ask this question....did you remove the clear protective screen is placed on come lenses, but certain carriers? Just an idea.
    09-26-2015 08:00 AM
  9. LuluSupreme's Avatar
    I agree, in that I think its just a low-light affect, with these phones. However, won't hurt to ask this question....did you remove the clear protective screen is placed on come lenses, but certain carriers? Just an idea.
    I realize its just a low light effect, I was just wondering if there was a mod to fix it (my friends older samsung and my other friends iphone dont have low light problems like this, they just raise the iso)
    11-04-2015 07:30 PM
  10. Bishop_99's Avatar
    I realize its just a low light effect, I was just wondering if there was a mod to fix it (my friends older samsung and my other friends iphone dont have low light problems like this, they just raise the iso)
    Go into the camera menu settings. Change the ISO from the "Auto" mode it comes in. This is there by default and Auto ISO will include an automatic night mode, it makes the pic look a lot brighter than the room really is. What also happens is that on ISO Auto, the shutter stays open a bit longer, letting far more light in, but at the cause of blurry pics. Ideal for a tripod, but not hand held.

    I usually find that ISO 400 is pretty close to the lighting conditions in the room, but you can choose ISO 800 if you want the pics brighter. Trust me, this will help, just play around with the settings so it best matches the way the low light condition actually looks light.

    For the front facing camera, we don't have an option to mess with the ISO. Not much you can do there besides lowering the exposure.
    11-05-2015 05:08 AM
  11. Bosbouer's Avatar
    You can also change the the light meter setting from the default of center to spot and the focus on the main object in your composition
    11-05-2015 05:55 AM
  12. LuluSupreme's Avatar
    What about other apps like snapchat?
    11-07-2015 02:31 AM

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