05-01-2013 05:55 AM
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  1. Wilbur's Avatar
    Okay, what im noticing is it seems to be on most of my indoor photos. Seems great outside. Examples:
    Not sure why they uploaded sideways but the indoor shot is not very clear and this has been consistent. Does good in lowlight with flash. The outdoor photo looks much sharper. Also, I am using Auto mode, nothing special. Is there a macro mode in this camera?
    Sent From My Galaxy S4
    Check the details of the masked man shot. What was the shutter speed and ISO? I'll bet the blurriness is due to slow shutter speed (around 1/60 sec or less). It appears the flash didn't fire because the meter was overly influenced by the bright white wall in the background. We really need this info to properly troubleshoot the problem.
    04-30-2013 09:55 AM
  2. warpdrive's Avatar
    Check the details of the masked man shot. What was the shutter speed and ISO? I'll bet the blurriness is due to slow shutter speed (around 1/60 sec or less). It appears the flash didn't fire because the meter was overly influenced by the bright white wall in the background. We really need this info to properly troubleshoot the problem.
    While I agree that we need more info, all his images are out of focus...look at the flower with two different phones that he took.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
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    04-30-2013 11:45 AM
  3. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Specs on masked man photo.

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    04-30-2013 11:51 AM
  4. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Specs on the flower image.

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    04-30-2013 11:56 AM
  5. Rashawn29's Avatar
    have any of you tried having auto night mode on, does it helps with indoor shots
    04-30-2013 12:18 PM
  6. Wilbur's Avatar
    Specs on masked man photo.

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    Thats it. Look at Exposure time: 1/15 sec. VERY slow for handheld AND the flash didn't fire. The slow shutter speed of 1/15 allowed "normal" camera shake to blur the image. ISO was 160. Easiest thing would be to make sure the flash fires when indoors. Increasing the ISO setting makes the meter more sensitive to light so the camera will choose a faster Exposure time (shutter speed). Faster Exposure Times freezes action/camera shake more. Another possibility is to shoot in Shutter Priority mode and choose 1/90 or 1/125 sec as a minimum speed.

    Have no fear this is a very good camera. Its a tool. You just need to practice for different situations so the camera records the image/exposure accurately. Thank goodness its digital so we can simply delete them.
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    04-30-2013 05:54 PM
  7. Wilbur's Avatar
    Specs on the flower image.

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    The flower shot looks good. MUCH higher shutter speed (1/909 sec) and the camera dropped the ISO to 50. It looks good to me. Lots of contrast. The HTC One shot looks a little washed out/over exposed to me. Flower colors are very similar. Usually the lower ISO speed gives the best possible shots. Camera will fluctuate the ISO and shutter speed to compensate the exposure since the lens has limited aperture settings. Both shots the aperture was f/2.2.
    04-30-2013 06:01 PM
  8. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    I appreciate the information. I will play around with the settings. So im understanding this correctly, I want the flash to fire In a well lit room like the one with the masked man?

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    04-30-2013 06:03 PM
  9. warpdrive's Avatar
    I appreciate the information. I will play around with the settings. So im understanding this correctly, I want the flash to fire In a well lit room like the one with the masked man?

    Sent From My Galaxy S4 Using Android Central App
    Just use a higher ISO setting...then no need for flash


    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-30-2013 06:32 PM
  10. warpdrive's Avatar
    Thats it. Look at Exposure time: 1/15 sec. VERY slow for handheld AND the flash didn't fire. The slow shutter speed of 1/15 allowed "normal" camera shake to blur the image. ISO was 160. Easiest thing would be to make sure the flash fires when indoors. Increasing the ISO setting makes the meter more sensitive to light so the camera will choose a faster Exposure time (shutter speed). Faster Exposure Times freezes action/camera shake more. Another possibility is to shoot in Shutter Priority mode and choose 1/90 or 1/125 sec as a minimum speed.

    Have no fear this is a very good camera. Its a tool. You just need to practice for different situations so the camera records the image/exposure accurately. Thank goodness its digital so we can simply delete them.
    The S4 camera has shutter priority?

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-30-2013 06:35 PM
  11. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    I wish it did, but im not seeing it. Ive tried tons of different settings and the highest shutter speed I can acheive indoors is 1/30 with an average of 1/20. Outdoors is another story! Im chalking it up to this not being a very good low light camera. Takes great sunny day outdoor ohotos though.

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    04-30-2013 08:28 PM
  12. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    Those piks the op posted are terrible if my s4 takes piks like that when I get it on Friday it's going back and I'm sticking with my iPhone 5
    04-30-2013 08:33 PM
  13. Parafly's Avatar
    I shooter DSLR all the time and I'm in AV 99% of the time. TV when I want to catch the dogs running around or whatever

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    04-30-2013 08:41 PM
  14. Wilbur's Avatar
    I appreciate the information. I will play around with the settings. So im understanding this correctly, I want the flash to fire In a well lit room like the one with the masked man?

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    First off Verizon hasn't sold me an S4 yet. So I'm going on the downloadable manual. I guess the Sports mode would be similar to a shutter priority mode. That should result in higher shutter speeds. And higher ISO will also force the camera to choose higher shutter speeds. Using the flash sometimes is hit or miss. The flash will freeze action but sometimes you might not like the flash effect. And matrix metering will probably get better metering than center weighting.

    Experiment. After a while with enough trial and error you'll have a good idea what settings you need to get good results in a given situation. And brace the camera against something solid whenever you can. Professionals use tripods for a reason.

    The flash probably has an effective range of 10-12 feet. After that the light falls off dramatically. I'm guessing here about the actual distance until I can test MY S4's camera.
    04-30-2013 09:33 PM
  15. warpdrive's Avatar
    I wish it did, but im not seeing it. Ive tried tons of different settings and the highest shutter speed I can acheive indoors is 1/30 with an average of 1/20. Outdoors is another story! Im chalking it up to this not being a very good low light camera. Takes great sunny day outdoor ohotos though.

    Sent From My Galaxy S4 Using Android Central App
    Just use night mode or set the ISO manually to 400 or higher. No flash needed.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-30-2013 09:39 PM
  16. Habiib's Avatar
    Thought I'd add my opinion of the 3 minutes I spent playing with the camera on the S4. I had my HTC One side by side with the S4 inside a Sprint store.

    The picture (as shown on both displays) looked much better on the S4. More detail could be seen. It was enough to discern even on a 5" screen being held at arm's length.

    The video was even better, which I didn't expect. I was critical of how the video recording functioned on the S3. But S4 handles things totally different. The panning action was smooth (no judder or artifacts), the frame-rate seemed consistent, and the exposure adjustment via metering didn't seem too aggressive. Keep in mind this was with out-the-box settings on both devices.

    In my opinion, I'd say that the S4 has the best picture quality in good lighting (sans macro shots). I didn't get to use it in less than ideal lighting so I can't make a judgement call. For video recording, I give slight edge to the HTC One, only because it has OIS and the ability to lock the focus (which I'm surprised no one has talked about). Again this was nothing scientific, it's only based on what I saw with my own eyes using both side by side. I'm sure others might feel different.
    04-30-2013 11:00 PM
  17. priyanka24's Avatar
    Samsung galaxy s4 has far better camera quality than htc one x 13 mp and 8 mp makes a huge difference. You cant doubt on the quality of camera woth 13 mp.
    05-01-2013 05:55 AM
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