1. AC Question's Avatar
    Asked previously but forgot to put phone type (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge): When trying to take nighttime shots of fireworks, moon shots, etc always turn out pixelated? Is there a way to turn off the low light feature, if that is what's causing it?
    NightOrchid likes this.
    11-14-2016 04:50 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I moved your thread to the S7 edge forum where it'll be easier getting feedback from other owners.
    11-14-2016 07:13 AM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well... keep in mind that photography is all about light.... more is better, less is bad. These cameras are extremely small sensors paired with small lenses. So when it comes time to take a picture, the camera has to both expose the image longer AND increase the light sensitivity to help soak in as much light as it can. The situation you mention... even if you have a DSLR, you'll need specialized lenses in order to get something good.Can you post an example?
    NightOrchid likes this.
    11-15-2016 12:46 PM
  4. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Also if you are zoomed in that will affect the quality as well in low light situations.
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    11-15-2016 02:28 PM
  5. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Well... keep in mind that photography is all about light.... more is better, less is bad. These cameras are extremely small sensors paired with small lenses. So when it comes time to take a picture, the camera has to both expose the image longer AND increase the light sensitivity to help soak in as much light as it can. The situation you mention... even if you have a DSLR, you'll need specialized lenses in order to get something good.Can you post an example?

    Also if you are zoomed in that will affect the quality as well in low light situations.
    Agrred, great advice here.. but can I add a tip....

    If you want great night time images, youll need a tri-pod.. which now a days can be really cheap... these new Self-sticks... and mini tripods, you can pick up in your local budget store.. I can buy a selfie stick for £1 in uk...

    Position it carefully and safely.. then set your shutter speed to about 1 sec or above, use the camera Timer to get steady shots.. then shoot away...

    The only way to get OK night shots is to use the shutter speed and a tripod, however, as is pointed out by others... the CCD on any mobile phone is Tiny (about 1 blunt pencil tip) compared to a DSLR, which is about 1 - 2 inch, so using that.ratio.. consider the amount of light that falls on the CCD of each sensor...

    Dont panick about your night shots... The S7E is a fantastic cam... just dont believe everything you read or see on the web from reviewers or YouTube... Trust real users.... also dont get bogged down withy tech data or cropping in to read a sign half a mile away..

    Enjoy your Camera.. Its excellent

    Hope that helps..
    11-15-2016 05:26 PM
  6. KevinB79's Avatar
    Well... keep in mind that photography is all about light.... more is better, less is bad. These cameras are extremely small sensors paired with small lenses. So when it comes time to take a picture, the camera has to both expose the image longer AND increase the light sensitivity to help soak in as much light as it can. The situation you mention... even if you have a DSLR, you'll need specialized lenses in order to get something good.Can you post an example?
    Im not sure how to post a picture on here?!
    11-16-2016 02:56 PM
  7. LeoRex's Avatar
    Im not sure how to post a picture on here?!
    Ah.. there might be a post count limit you need to reach first... but the control should be on whatever client you are using... or web. How are you accessing AC?
    11-17-2016 08:35 AM
  8. KevinB79's Avatar
    On my Samsung browser...
    11-22-2016 06:22 PM

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