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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Really disappointed with the camera on this phone.

    I purchased specifically because it had (allegedly) one of the best camera's on the market.

    Every photo is blurry. If someone moves slightly, it's blurry. Forget getting a good photo of kids and pets.

    I found sports mode better but now they have taken this setting off after one of the updates.

    I contacted Samsung and they said use Pro mode. I don't often have time to fiddle around with settings so I can actually take a decent photo.

    Any suggestions of settings or other camera apps?
    11-19-2019 09:53 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    11-19-2019 09:57 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can try port the pixel camera from XDA Forums
    11-19-2019 09:57 PM
  4. Leeb1234's Avatar
    Thanks. This isn't your regular app on Google or Samsung store?
    11-20-2019 10:17 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks. This isn't your regular app on Google or Samsung store?
    Hi, welcome!

    No XDA Forums has this modify to work with your phone as it's for pixels normally and results are good according to people that used it
    11-20-2019 10:20 PM
  6. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    Regardless, if you don't understand the basics of photography no app will compensate for this nor indeed will any hardware unless you know how to use it.
    11-21-2019 05:08 AM
  7. fragologist's Avatar
    Have you tried holding down the shutter button. It will take a series of quick photos that might help with the blur. In general though you will get motion blur when taking pics of moving objects...it's typically not the fault of the camera.
    11-21-2019 07:53 AM
  8. Leeb1234's Avatar
    fragologist yes, I have tried that and have a succession of blurry shots! The sports mode was so good for this. I can't remember ever having this issue with my last phone, even in auto mode (Galaxy S7) which is why I'm perplexed!
    11-21-2019 06:54 PM
  9. Chromium 4's Avatar
    This should not be. Return it to place of purchase if still under warranty and exchange.
    11-21-2019 07:47 PM
  10. cardboard60's Avatar
    My wife has a note 9.
    It takes great pictures.

    Have you checked to see if there is a piece of plastic over the lens.
    If so.
    It's super hard to see.
    Take your fingernail and start at the very edge and see if you can get it started and take it off.


    PSA: There's an insane amount of plastic on your Galaxy Note 9 you need to remove | Android Central
    https://www.androidcentral.com/psa-t...-galaxy-note-9
    11-21-2019 08:45 PM
  11. Leeb1234's Avatar
    Galactic Zoo I have a basic knowledge, enough to know I don't want to be adjusting settings every-time I take my phone out to take a pic.
    11-21-2019 09:42 PM
  12. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    Galactic Zoo I have a basic knowledge, enough to know I don't want to be adjusting settings every-time I take my phone out to take a pic.
    Not trying to be insulting or smart but that is not knowledge. A camera cannot defy the laws of physics. You will have blur when light is inadequate. You either need flash or let more light in by opening up the lens to let in more light but when you do that you can expect blur which is why photographers use tripods.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-22-2019 05:47 AM
  13. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Motion blur comes from two sources:
    - shaky hands of the photographer
    - too slow of a shutter speed to freeze the action of the subject

    Both problems have the same solutions -- increase the light amount in the room or increase the ISO setting in the camera to get a faster shutter speed. The common problem for most parents is that their kids are moving too fast for the poorly lighted room in the house, and yes all houses are poorly lighted.

    "Sports mode" worked for you because it increased the ISO to get faster shutter speeds.

    If your subjects are not moving, like landscapes, then you can use a tripod or the like to hold the camera still during the longer shutter times.
    11-22-2019 04:14 PM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    Have you checked over the outside lens for a piece of plastic ?

    Its very hard to get off.
    11-22-2019 04:16 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have you checked over the outside lens for a piece of plastic ?

    Its very hard to get off.
    I don't remember one being on my lens
    11-22-2019 04:35 PM
  16. cardboard60's Avatar
    Had one on my lens..
    Read something about it.
    Forget what I used at the edge of the lens.
    But it came off.
    I was surprised.
    I would of never found it.
    11-22-2019 04:47 PM
  17. Leeb1234's Avatar
    Hi cardboard60,

    Thanks. Yep, got all the plastic! I've had the phone for some time. Was happy with it until Sports mode setting was removed.
    11-26-2019 05:17 PM
  18. Leeb1234's Avatar
    Galactic Zoo, regardless of my knowledge or lack there of when it comes to photography, my problem is I have never had this issue with my previous phones, all Samsung.
    11-26-2019 05:24 PM
  19. Lepa79's Avatar
    Hi cardboard60,

    Thanks. Yep, got all the plastic! I've had the phone for some time. Was happy with it until Sports mode setting was removed.
    My note 9 was a blurry hell too. I have 2 small kids that constantly move. My note 10 plus it's better but still when in doors, way way too many blurry pics for the kids. My pixel 3 XL did way better. Outside and in good lighting, I get much less blurry kids.
    11-26-2019 06:35 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    My note 9 was a blurry hell too. I have 2 small kids that constantly move. My note 10 plus it's better but still when in doors, way way too many blurry pics for the kids. My pixel 3 XL did way better. Outside and in good lighting, I get much less blurry kids.
    How's the Note 10+ in comparison?
    11-26-2019 06:36 PM
  21. Lepa79's Avatar
    How's the Note 10+ in comparison?
    For constantly moving kids?

    Note 9, the worst
    Note 10+ better
    Pixel 3 XL - Kick Asssss
    11-26-2019 07:56 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    For constantly moving kids?

    Note 9, the worst
    Note 10+ better
    Pixel 3 XL - Kick Asssss
    Lol...you know Samsung use to have action shot and it was pretty good , don't know why they took it out .
    11-26-2019 07:58 PM
  23. berfles's Avatar
    Pixel 3 is better at this because Google's software cranks the ISO way higher than Samsung and has faster shutter speeds as a result. I have the port of it on my phone and it also results in much more noise in the photos, though Samsung is definitely more aggressive with removing noise at the same time.

    So basically, it comes down to the software.
    11-28-2019 02:20 PM
  24. cardboard60's Avatar
    Pixel 4 XL vs. Galaxy Note 10: Why Samsung Beats Google | Tom's Guide
    https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/p...galaxy-note-10
    11-28-2019 03:06 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    Pixel 4 XL vs. Galaxy Note 10: Why Samsung Beats Google | Tom's Guide
    https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/p...galaxy-note-10
    This only points out specs of each phone, but someone might like Google more regardless of specs or Samsung more because of its specs.
    I think The Note series is best all around phone but someone may have no use for that .
    11-28-2019 04:28 PM
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