11-13-2016 02:58 AM
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  1. JDfan3340's Avatar
    So I'm seeing everyone posting, raving about the camera. But honestly? I'm not too thrilled with a lot of my pictures I'm taking with it. My Note 4 seemed to have a better photo quality. Am I missing some settings or something? I looked at the settings I have, and can't find anything to set differently. Any ideas???
    10-26-2016 08:11 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    So I'm seeing everyone posting, raving about the camera. But honestly? I'm not too thrilled with a lot of my pictures I'm taking with it. My Note 4 seemed to have a better photo quality. Am I missing some settings or something? I looked at the settings I have, and can't find anything to set differently. Any ideas???
    Some of mine aren't that great, but usually with a little fiddling they turn out nice. Sometimes I'll switch to ProMode.
    10-26-2016 08:27 AM
  3. chickweedblur's Avatar
    Agreed. It definitely handles indoor and low lighting conditions better but at the expense of overall resolution in good lighting conditions. The GS6 took better outdoor pictures - especially with any degree of zoom or crop. I find the GS7 solid in almost every condition but in almost 6 months I've never taken a pict that I looked at later and said "wow".
    10-26-2016 08:38 AM
  4. JDfan3340's Avatar
    Yeah. Kind of disappointing, imo. I'm not a huge picture-taker, but when I do, I like to see better quality than I'm getting.
    10-26-2016 09:01 AM
  5. ded1945's Avatar
    As I posted in another thread, I've been using my camera more often than my Coolpix S60. Handier, faster and good quality pictures.
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    10-26-2016 09:31 AM
  6. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    If you're not thrilled with this camera I think you just probably wouldn't be thrilled with any phone camera. Might need to just get a dedicated camera. Other than the Pixel, most phones don't really touch this camera.
    pre1561 likes this.
    10-26-2016 12:37 PM
  7. merlinskw's Avatar
    The more features and capabilities of a camera, the more knowledge it will take to use it. Sometimes it just takes practice. I've seen amazing pictures taken by others, and I've very nice pictures myself.
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    10-26-2016 01:18 PM
  8. Misterb's Avatar
    Here is a pic I took with my S7 Edge. Love this camera
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    10-26-2016 01:38 PM
  9. SS338's Avatar
    Wow, excellent coming from a mobile camera!
    10-26-2016 02:35 PM
  10. JDfan3340's Avatar
    Yeah. That's a really nice shot! I'm pretty experienced with the phone cameras. I just think my Note 4's looked better in a lot of situations than this one. I'm a seller on eBay, so pictures are important for my little business. And I just don't think the quality is as good. That's why I'm wondering if there is a setting that I'm missing when looking at it.
    10-26-2016 03:08 PM
  11. Misterb's Avatar
    Yeah. That's a really nice shot! I'm pretty experienced with the phone cameras. I just think my Note 4's looked better in a lot of situations than this one. I'm a seller on eBay, so pictures are important for my little business. And I just don't think the quality is as good. That's why I'm wondering if there is a setting that I'm missing when looking at it.
    Thanks guys. Try select focus. On that picture, I tapped on the screen in the area of the trigger. I then held still and pressed the shutter button. Also, I like the auto adjust button in the gallery, after viewing my images. It makes the darker areas more rich. One more thing... Are you using natural light? I think that's key to getting great pictures
    10-26-2016 03:34 PM
  12. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I've always preferred the Note 5 camera over the camera in my S7 Edge or any of the phones I own.
    10-26-2016 03:55 PM
  13. Misterb's Avatar
    I've always preferred the Note 5 camera over the camera in my S7 Edge or any of the phones I own.
    That's interesting. I had the Note 5 too. Hell, I've had every Note from 2-7. I haven't noticed that the Note 5 was any better. I can tell you this... I sure don't miss the lack of an SD card slot. This 256 gig card I've got is sweetness
    10-26-2016 04:01 PM
  14. JDfan3340's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Try select focus. On that picture, I tapped on the screen in the area is the trigger. I then held still and pressed the shutter button. Also, I like the auto adjust button in the gallery, after viewing my images. It makes the darker areas more rich. One more thing... Are you using natural light? I think that's key to getting great pictures
    I use a mixture of natural light, and inside lights. I'll try adding more natural and see if that's better. Thanks for the tips! What are your thoughts on HDR?
    10-26-2016 04:03 PM
  15. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    That's interesting. I had the Note 5 too. Hell, I've had every Note from 2-7. I haven't noticed that the Note 5 was any better. I can tell you this... I sure don't miss the lack of an SD card slot. This 256 gig card I've got is sweetness
    I have both phones. I bought the Note 5 in January and the S7 Edge on preorder. I was carrying both phones last winter trying the cameras out especially at night because I liked the way the Note 5 would take night shots.

    This picture below was from the S7 Edge. You can see a white dot in the sky that looks like a star. When I posted this in this forum back in March, others said they had the same white dot appear to them. This was something the camera produced on it's own. I was able to get the camera to do make many more of those white dots one night after a snow storm. Anyways, this was the first picture I ever took with the S7 Edge at night. I have a second S7 Edge but I honestly haven't used either of the two S7 Edge phones to take that many pictures because I usually bring the Note 5 with me every day.

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    10-26-2016 04:12 PM
  16. Misterb's Avatar
    I use a mixture of natural light, and inside lights. I'll try adding more natural and see if that's better. Thanks for the tips! What are your thoughts on HDR?
    No problem. I have mine set to auto for HDR, and I like it. I also shoot in 16x9, at the highest resolution it will let me
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    10-26-2016 04:16 PM
  17. Misterb's Avatar
    I have both phones. I bought the Note 5 in January and the S7 Edge on preorder. I was carrying both phones last winter trying the cameras out especially at night because I liked the way the Note 5 would take night shots.

    This picture below was from the S7 Edge. You can see a white dot in the sky that looks like a star. When I posted this in this forum back in March, others said they had the same white dot appear to them. This was something the camera produced on it's own. I was able to get the camera to do make many more of those white dots one night after a snow storm. Anyways, this was the first picture I ever took with the S7 Edge at night. I have a second S7 Edge but I honestly haven't used either of the two S7 Edge phones to take that many pictures because I usually bring the Note 5 with me every day.

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    Hmm. Weird. I don't know me. Maybe it's a UFO
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    10-26-2016 04:18 PM
  18. JDfan3340's Avatar
    Okay. Going to try the HDR auto. Hoping to get some better results here.
    10-26-2016 05:43 PM
  19. Deke218's Avatar
    It's supposed to be the same camera setup but the Note 7 took better photos. On a related note, I'd been taking pictures with the S7E for a couple of days and not really liking the results... It was then I notice the plastic cover on the camera lens... 😑
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    10-26-2016 07:29 PM
  20. JDfan3340's Avatar
    It's supposed to be the same camera setup but the Note 7 took better photos. On a related note, I'd been taking pictures with the S7E for a couple of days and not really liking the results... It was then I notice the plastic cover on the camera lens...
    YES! I kept hearing that. But the one on my N7 seemed much better. Odd. No plastic. I checked just now. LOLOL
    10-26-2016 07:45 PM
  21. lammy8's Avatar
    Is it set to full resolution? It's the best camera I've seen on a phone. I tend to put some pictures through lightroom for minor adjustments but the sensor is amazing.

    This was taken at around 6am, so just when the sun was starting to rise. I'm blown away by the low light capabilities
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    10-26-2016 09:53 PM
  22. lammy8's Avatar
    Nice HDR shots as well
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    10-26-2016 09:54 PM
  23. lammy8's Avatar
    And of course, the internet loves cats
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    10-26-2016 09:55 PM
  24. JDfan3340's Avatar
    Is it set to full resolution? It's the best camera I've seen on a phone. I tend to put some pictures through lightroom for minor adjustments but the sensor is amazing.

    This was taken at around 6am, so just when the sun was starting to rise. I'm blown away by the low light capabilities
    Yes it is. I know some pics come out nice, but I really think many of them could be better. I have been disappointed by some that were in great lighting, and I felt should have been much better than they were. BTW.....cute kitty! lol
    10-26-2016 10:12 PM
  25. FutureMech's Avatar
    outdoors is kinda ok but worse than Note 5, plus it have the oil painting effect and i hate it soo much!!!

    However, mixed light and low light is unbeatable, many of my photos are amazing in low light, i just wish normal light would be at least on par with N5.
    10-27-2016 06:51 AM
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