06-06-2013 10:25 AM
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  1. SpoiledApple's Avatar
    Hey all,

    This is my first post here so be gentle... I'm coming from am iPhone5 and really want to love this phone. I'm loving the screen and getting adjusted to android os but am really not impressed with the camera... I'm getting really grainy pics and focusing issues. Mainly I've been trying to take pics of my one year old indoors. I feel there is a bit of lag between shots, then flash lags if I use it and overall I'm not too happy with the camera. I've played with all the modes but I'd be happy with just one that took consistent solid pics.

    Anyone else coming from iPhones feel this way?? Solutions? (don't be a smart *** I know how to use a camera i shoot with a 5d mark3) thanks!!


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    05-31-2013 11:14 AM
  2. Galaxia's Avatar
    Someone told me recently that the iPhone camera has a true camera lens as opposed to other phones that have ordinary phone lens? I don't know how accurate that is.
    I've been an iPhone user for the past 5 years and never wanted to switch solely based on its camera. I then went to HTC dna and now s4. I'm not a professional photographer but do take around 500 photos a week of my 2 year old. I have been told by several people that the pics I take with s4 are consistently better than previous pix with other phones. The only thing I can say is that natural light is crucial. At night when I rely on lamp light, the pics definitely go down in quality. And there is a delay in capturing the pic from when you click it.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    05-31-2013 11:33 AM
  3. Farish's Avatar
    Hey all,

    This is my first post here so be gentle... I'm coming from am iPhone5 and really want to love this phone. I'm loving the screen and getting adjusted to android os but am really not impressed with the camera... I'm getting really grainy pics and focusing issues. Mainly I've been trying to take pics of my one year old indoors. I feel there is a bit of lag between shots, then flash lags if I use it and overall I'm not too happy with the camera. I've played with all the modes but I'd be happy with just one that took consistent solid pics.

    Anyone else coming from iPhones feel this way?? Solutions? (don't be a smart *** I know how to use a camera i shoot with a 5d mark3) thanks!!


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    Did you take off the plastic wrap that is on the lens?
    crester likes this.
    05-31-2013 11:34 AM
  4. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Did you take off the plastic wrap that is on the lens?
    This was my thought too. I have been taking some of the best and clearest pictures of any previous phone. I also wish the time between the button press and the picture was a bit less but its not that bad.
    05-31-2013 11:39 AM
  5. Farish's Avatar
    This was my thought too. I have been taking some of the best and clearest pictures of any previous phone. I also wish the time between the button press and the picture was a bit less but its not that bad.
    Are you saving to a SD card? If yes try saving to the internal memory itself. Might make a difference.
    roberts68 likes this.
    05-31-2013 11:43 AM
  6. byeblackberry's Avatar
    The pictures I have taken with a GS4 blow the doors off my wife's iPhone 5 pictures.

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    05-31-2013 11:46 AM
  7. thegrants82's Avatar
    The pictures I have taken with a GS4 blow the doors off my wife's iPhone 5 pictures.

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    Ditto.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-31-2013 11:49 AM
  8. SirGeorgeKillian's Avatar
    Someone told me recently that the iPhone camera has a true camera lens as opposed to other phones that have ordinary phone lens? I don't know how accurate that is.
    I've been an iPhone user for the past 5 years and never wanted to switch solely based on its camera. I then went to HTC dna and now s4. I'm not a professional photographer but do take around 500 photos a week of my 2 year old. I have been told by several people that the pics I take with s4 are consistently better than previous pix with other phones. The only thing I can say is that natural light is crucial. At night when I rely on lamp light, the pics definitely go down in quality. And there is a delay in capturing the pic from when you click it.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    To my knowledge the only noteworthy lens on a phone out there is on the Nokia Windows phone with a Zeiss lens, and that is glass only. Bottom line, on a phone there is no physical shutter, apparure control, or zoom (though there are some aftermarket clamp on accessories). All exposures are done by electronically turning the sensor on and off and through ISO settings. Most of your graininess is from your camera running too high of an ISO due to poor lighting available. From my limited hands on with the S4 (in the mail as we speek) the excess of options is to help combat this. Even my 2000 dollar DSLR will take crappy pics if kept in auto!
    05-31-2013 11:52 AM
  9. SergeantDroid's Avatar
    My work phone is an iPhone 5. I like my GS4 pics better.

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    TomsAndroid likes this.
    05-31-2013 11:53 AM
  10. tohio's Avatar
    I've been very happy with the S4 camera. I agree the natural light photos are the best I've seen on any phone I've had. My daughter and two sons have the iPhone 5 and I really don't see a difference in the quality of the pictures day or night (when I got the S4 we had a shot by shot comparison with two of the iPhones). I did detect a little chagrin form the kids that the iPhone didn't blow away the S4
    05-31-2013 11:53 AM
  11. SpoiledApple's Avatar
    Yea I took the plastic off the lens. I could see that being an issue lol. I guess I need to give it more time and play with the lighting better. I just yesterday started saving pics to the sd card and it definitely takes longer to process than If saved directly to the internal memory..(using SanDisk 32 class 10)

    I've only had the phone for 3 days. I'll keep practicing


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    05-31-2013 11:56 AM
  12. planoman's Avatar
    There is surely some lag when using the flash. I keep the flash off unless I really need it. The s4 has been pretty good without it indoors most of the time. Also the camera is by default on the 16:9 setting which is not the highest resolution, you have to switch it to 4:3. That said, the iphone 5 also has slight lag when using the flash but is faster than the S4 when using a flash in my experience. I shift the exposure control to +.5 when shooting indoors.

    I does take some practice with the S4 to learn to take good shots. But they are really good once you get it down. I think the iphone 5 camera is easier to use as their auto focus is not as finicky.

    Keep practicing and you will get the hang of it!
    05-31-2013 12:02 PM
  13. aggie's Avatar
    I'm very impressed with the camera in situations with good lighting. The low light performance is a bit of a letdown however. It can be improved by messing with the settings but it is a pain to do this before every single low light shot. That said, it is a great camera all around (for a phone). The overall performance of the camera is one of the few factors that has me considering keeping the S4 over my One (if I don't end up keeping both).
    05-31-2013 12:03 PM
  14. Aggie PT's Avatar
    I'm very impressed with the camera in situations with good lighting. The low light performance is a bit of a letdown however. It can be improved by messing with the settings but it is a pain to do this before every single low light shot. That said, it is a great camera all around (for a phone). The overall performance of the camera is one of the few factors that has me considering keeping the S4 over my One (if I don't end up keeping both).
    Aggie, what don't you like about the camera on the one compared to the S4?

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    05-31-2013 12:25 PM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Must be something with your phone, shots are quite fast with this phone, and pictures are VERY clear
    Low light shots are not THAT bad, though it could be much better...something tells me it can be fixed with some kind of software update
    05-31-2013 12:30 PM
  16. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    My photos are crystal clear, even when zoomed in. No ghosting at all, and that's why I absolutely love this phone! I went into settings and changed the picture from 9MP to 13MP, maybe try that. I also take pictures in HDR, since my pictures are usually of landscapes. They look super fantastic!
    05-31-2013 01:42 PM
  17. SirGeorgeKillian's Avatar
    Here is a few from the S4 I've had for a few hours now. So far I dig it.

    Anyone else not impressed with the camera?!-uploadfromtaptalk1370114323373.jpgAnyone else not impressed with the camera?!-uploadfromtaptalk1370114340783.jpgAnyone else not impressed with the camera?!-uploadfromtaptalk1370114354550.jpg
    TomsAndroid and planoman like this.
    06-01-2013 02:19 PM
  18. jlh73's Avatar
    I have the iphone 5 and s4. While the pics on the 5 are nice especially in low light where my s4 struggles. In natural light the s4 has way more clarity and depth. But both phones cameras are very good.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    06-01-2013 02:24 PM
  19. jvilly92's Avatar
    I have a 4 month and he moves around a lot and my wife and I are able to get the best pictures we have ever had on a smartphone
    06-01-2013 02:35 PM
  20. proels's Avatar
    The S4 camera takes good enough pictures to text, but once you view the pictues on a 24 inch monitor you'll realize that smarthphones are still way behind real cameras

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    06-01-2013 07:05 PM
  21. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I'm very impressed with the camera in situations with good lighting. The low light performance is a bit of a letdown however. It can be improved by messing with the settings but it is a pain to do this before every single low light shot. That said, it is a great camera all around (for a phone). The overall performance of the camera is one of the few factors that has me considering keeping the S4 over my One (if I don't end up keeping both).
    Who are you kidding? You'll keep both lol I take the one out a night with me for the excellent low light shots and the highlights. During the day the s4 camera is phenomenal.
    ffejjj and aggie like this.
    06-02-2013 09:31 AM
  22. fishepa's Avatar
    I think the pictures look great.

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    06-02-2013 09:47 AM
  23. jokout1's Avatar
    I have found that switching the shutter control to the physical button makes a big improvement in shutter lag! It will focus and shoot MUCH quicker!

    Cheers
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    06-02-2013 12:45 PM
  24. aggie's Avatar
    Aggie, what don't you like about the camera on the one compared to the S4?

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    Just doesn't measure up to the s4 in well lit situations. Even with the larger pixels it is still a 4 mp camera at the end of the day. Photos just tend to lack detail compared to the s4. Especially if you zoom in on the picture even a little bit. That said both are good I just prefer the s4 camera. As long as you don't plan to enlarge and print pics from it the One will serve you fine. It is an amazing device.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    TomsAndroid and Aggie PT like this.
    06-02-2013 03:29 PM
  25. Aggie PT's Avatar
    Just doesn't measure up to the s4 in well lit situations. Even with the larger pixels it is still a 4 mp camera at the end of the day. Photos just tend to lack detail compared to the s4. Especially if you zoom in on the picture even a little bit. That said both are good I just prefer the s4 camera. As long as you don't plan to enlarge and print pics from it the One will serve you fine. It is an amazing device.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for the info. I am still leaning towards the S4, but really still like the One. I'm so torn.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-02-2013 03:33 PM
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