05-01-2013 05:55 AM
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  1. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    I just purchased this phone yesterday, coming from HTC One X. Everything about it seems better, except for the camera. Can anyone post settings changes that may help. On auto the photos dont look nearly as nice as the one x...

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    04-28-2013 12:08 PM
  2. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Whats going to be better, using the camera in 13mp mode (4:3) or the default setting 9.6mp mode (16:9)?

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    04-28-2013 11:05 PM
  3. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    What's funny is just because they upped the megapixels doesn't make the camera quality better. If the s4 has the same camera size has the s3 did at 8mp then the s3 piks will look better the more mp in a small sensor will cause more grain in piks.
    04-29-2013 01:28 AM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    It should be a lot sharper than the One X. 13MP will get you the most quality.

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    04-29-2013 01:30 AM
  5. crester's Avatar
    It should be a lot sharper than the One X. 13MP will get you the most quality.

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    More megapixels does not equal higher image quality.
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    04-29-2013 01:36 AM
  6. jwn66's Avatar
    4:3 is best for pics
    04-29-2013 01:43 AM
  7. LoganK's Avatar
    Someone else mentioned a plastic film being placed over the lens. Have you removed that?
    04-29-2013 02:26 AM
  8. scoutbb's Avatar
    It should be a lot sharper than the One X. 13MP will get you the most quality.

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    You are correct. I've compared pictures between my HTC One X and new Samsung S4, the pictures on my S4 are sharper.
    04-29-2013 02:30 AM
  9. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I think through 16.9 looks better so far. I am leaving mine on that

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    04-29-2013 03:35 AM
  10. franchezka's Avatar
    Camera quality is very important when buying a phone because nowadays, many people are just using their mobile phones when taking pictures. I love Samsung Galaxy S4, it's really amazing.
    04-29-2013 04:19 AM
  11. jpullins's Avatar
    Yeah check for that plastic film it's there hard to see

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    04-29-2013 04:21 AM
  12. BillyMichael92's Avatar
    It may be the screen brightness causing the problem for you. I noticed that the pictures seem a bit dull etc. If you turn off auto brightness and the brightness up fully then it makes a huge difference

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    04-29-2013 04:45 AM
  13. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    I removed the plastic film right out of the box. The photos just seem grainy, especially when I zoom in on them after taking. My ohotos were never grainy on the One X so I thought I may have been doing something wrong with this phone... this photo looks good though.

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    04-29-2013 12:33 PM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    Show me an example or two that you don't like and please give details as to the settings if possible. ISO especially if you can.

    I'll be better able to help then.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-29-2013 12:44 PM
  15. Wilbur's Avatar
    I removed the plastic film right out of the box. The photos just seem grainy, especially when I zoom in on them after taking. My ohotos were never grainy on the One X so I thought I may have been doing something wrong with this phone... this photo looks good though.
    Look at the details of the image. What was the shutter speed? The ISO used? IF you can in the future -- for a night shot -- try to brace the camera against something solid; a wall, somebody's shoulder, a tree, the hood of another car, etc. I'll bet the shutter speed chosen was around 1/60 sec which for many people can induce camera shake into the image. I looked at your image details but the EXIF info was stripped out.

    Nice shot ... and car!
    04-29-2013 12:53 PM
  16. warpdrive's Avatar
    Yeah, no details...how can we help?

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-29-2013 01:08 PM
  17. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I just purchased this phone yesterday, coming from HTC One X. Everything about it seems better, except for the camera. Can anyone post settings changes that may help. On auto the photos dont look nearly as nice as the one x...

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    Are u focusing before u take a shot? Or are u randomly taking shots?
    Change the aspect ratio to the highest
    Also remove the plastic from the camera lens if you haven't
    04-29-2013 01:16 PM
  18. Parafly's Avatar
    More megapixels does not equal higher image quality.
    Be careful. The poster said it should be sharper. That is actually true since you can get more detail out of an image with a higher resolution camera. But as you say MP are just an indication of resolution, not necessarily quality.
    04-29-2013 02:33 PM
  19. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    I always focus the camera before shooting, I leave all of my settings on auto because I don't know what to change things to. Right now, 4128x2322 (16:9) burst shot off, face detection off, metering is center-weighted, ISO Auto, anti shake is On, Save as is set to Rich tone only with no option to change it. White balance auto, exposure value set to 0. Hope this helps. I appreciate it. I will post a photo in a bit showing the noise/grainyness I was describing.
    04-29-2013 02:35 PM
  20. mpdofficer514'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?
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    04-29-2013 02:39 PM
  21. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Just took this one with the One X for comparison.

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    04-29-2013 02:50 PM
  22. crester's Avatar
    mpdofficer514... the photos you took obviously didn't focus. Not to ask a stupid question... but you did take the protective plastic off the lense of your camera right?
    04-30-2013 02:17 AM
  23. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Yes, that was addressed in an earlier post. They do seem out of focus, but I always tap to focus and wait for green.

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    04-30-2013 03:47 AM
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    04-30-2013 04:03 AM
  25. warpdrive's Avatar
    Yes, that was addressed in an earlier post. They do seem out of focus, but I always tap to focus and wait for green.

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    I know you said it already, but there is an additional plastic cover on the lens itself. If already removed, then your phone has a faulty camera as all your pics are out of focus.

    Could you try to take a pic without manually focusing? Something is clearly wrong.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
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    04-30-2013 07:34 AM
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