02-19-2015 11:14 AM
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  1. mayconvert's Avatar
    Most phones have a forum showing pictures they took.
    Can people post some pics they took with this phone please?

    I saw a review somewhere and the pics looked REALLY bad. animals were blurry, no details, etc.
    Some reviews say the sky just washes out ... (with outdoor pics)

    I want to buy this phone, but I'm just not sure about it yet.
    12-28-2014 11:20 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you expose the picture wrong, you can get all of those errors. Cameras aren't just point and shoot - you have to know quite a bit about photography (and have a camera app on which you can lock the settings) to set your camera up to take decent pictures by just snapping away.

    Washed-out sky? Overexposed. Blurry? Either the photographer moved (everything is blurry) or the shutter speed is too slow (one object is blurry - it was moving during the exposure). No details? An exposure problem again.

    If a $3 Kodak box camera can take good pictures (and I've seen some great shots taken with one), a camera with an adjustable lens and shutter can take even better ones. If the person taking the pictures knows how to take pictures. (An automatic camera generally takes automatically mediocre pictures. To take good pictures takes a person who knows something about photography. To take great pictures takes someone like Ansel Adams [who once demonstrated how to take great pictures with a plastic Kodak Brownie - the camera you used to give kids as their first camera.) Look at Dorothea Lange's pictures of the Depression era and you'll see that it's what's between the photographer's ears, not what's between her hands, that makes the pictures great.
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    12-28-2014 11:39 AM
  3. Cliff Woolfork's Avatar
    No editing and a quick snap of the car.

    Posted via the Sony Xperia Z3v
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-7600.jpg  
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    12-28-2014 02:13 PM
  4. Cliff Woolfork's Avatar
    No flash, another quick shot. I think this phone takes good photos but that's my opinion.

    Posted via the Sony Xperia Z3v
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-dsc_0156.jpg  
    mayconvert likes this.
    12-28-2014 02:15 PM
  5. Cliff Woolfork's Avatar
    I just figured out I can post more than one photo in my replies, Lol. Okay I'm done now.

    Posted via the Sony Xperia Z3v
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-dsc_0028.jpg   Pictures from the z3v Camera???-dsc_0022.jpg   Pictures from the z3v Camera???-dsc_0023.jpg  
    mayconvert likes this.
    12-28-2014 02:20 PM
  6. mayconvert's Avatar
    Are you guys just using the Auto setting with those pictures?
    One of the reviews mentioned that unless you go into Manual Mode, the camera defaulted to a 8mp, manual mode was the only way to access the 20mp side.

    Thank you for those photos tho. They look pretty good to me.

    I have a Note 4 and the pictures are pretty fantastic as well. I am considering buying the Sony and having both, but I will decide which phone to keep before the 14 day return.

    I really seemed to like some of the Sony stuff on the phone while playing with the demo at the vzw store.
    12-28-2014 02:49 PM
  7. Roy Droid's Avatar
    I took a couple of pics today in daylight, lowlight w/ flash and lowlight w/o flash. All in Superior Auto mode. Not too bad.
    Attachment 149070Attachment 149071Attachment 149069
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    12-28-2014 02:56 PM
  8. mayconvert's Avatar
    If you expose the picture wrong, you can get all of those errors. Cameras aren't just point and shoot - you have to know quite a bit about photography (and have a camera app on which you can lock the settings) to set your camera up to take decent pictures by just snapping away.

    Washed-out sky? Overexposed. Blurry? Either the photographer moved (everything is blurry) or the shutter speed is too slow (one object is blurry - it was moving during the exposure). No details? An exposure problem again.

    If a $3 Kodak box camera can take good pictures (and I've seen some great shots taken with one), a camera with an adjustable lens and shutter can take even better ones. If the person taking the pictures knows how to take pictures. (An automatic camera generally takes automatically mediocre pictures. To take good pictures takes a person who knows something about photography. To take great pictures takes someone like Ansel Adams [who once demonstrated how to take great pictures with a plastic Kodak Brownie - the camera you used to give kids as their first camera.) Look at Dorothea Lange's pictures of the Depression era and you'll see that it's what's between the photographer's ears, not what's between her hands, that makes the pictures great.
    Thanks for the lecture, but I know there is an 'art' to taking a Good photo.
    Reviews on phones are normally always just using the auto mode. The iPhone 6+ and Note 4 seem to do very well in this mode.

    These are on on auto mode and taken with Note 4 or iPhone 6+


    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-nike-purple.jpg
    Note 4 indoors at night. Store lighting.


    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-purple-flower.jpg
    Note 4 outside a starbucks, daylight outside.

    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-g-iphone.jpg
    indoors, daylight hours. iPhone 6+

    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-b-iphone.jpg
    iPhone 6+ indoors.

    All of those are 100% untouched and on auto setting.
    I just want to know if the Sony can look as good as those on auto.
    If I were a photographer, I too could make any camera look great with a great deal of work involved in each shot, but my cat isn't going to lay on the step while I set up a Tripod, external flash, and make sure I am getting the correct exposure, lighting and angle.
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    12-28-2014 03:07 PM
  9. Cliff Woolfork's Avatar
    All my photos shown were using the auto mode all set to default (which is 8MP I believe). I sometimes use the google camera app and I can get really good photos from it but I have to try harder than I would on my friends iPhone 6 for instance.

    Posted via the Sony Xperia Z3v
    12-28-2014 06:01 PM
  10. droidfamily's Avatar
    iPhone's use sony sensor...So that should answer your question.
    xeene likes this.
    12-28-2014 07:53 PM
  11. mayconvert's Avatar
    different sensor or everyone would be claiming Sony phones take the best pictures instead of iPhone 6.
    And camera software plays a large part as well.
    12-28-2014 10:33 PM
  12. happymealer's Avatar
    Did you decide? I currently have a Z3v and the pictures aren't as good as I'd hoped for / expected. I've seen pictures taken with the Note 4 and think it might be what I want.
    01-13-2015 08:52 PM
  13. KidsInTechnicolor's Avatar
    I recently bought the Z3v and the camera is great if you set it up correctly. Heres a picture I took on manual mode outside during a snow storm:
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-img_20150106_151106.jpg  
    mayconvert likes this.
    01-14-2015 08:07 AM
  14. xeene's Avatar
    I bet apple and samsung can't take similar shots
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    01-14-2015 12:04 PM
  15. mayconvert's Avatar
    @happymealer
    I am going to try it soon. I bought my dad an iPhone 6+ but he says he doesn't like it as much as Windows Phone.
    So, I had to let him try my Note 4 for a week and I have the iPhone 6+ (which I kind of hate)
    Just last night he calls and says he wants an android phone. The iPhone 6+ is on craigslist right now.
    When I sell it, I am buying the z3v to try it out. If I don't like it, I am going to try Droid Turbo.

    That way I can switch out phones with dad whenever I want. He thinks thats a great idea since he really likes android.
    He now wants to try all the android devices out there haha. I have created a monster.

    Just want to say thanks for posting pictures. The Sony camera doesn't look as good as the Note 4 or iPhone 6+ but not bad either.
    01-14-2015 05:05 PM
  16. mayconvert's Avatar
    People should post MORE pictures on this forum. It think it's the ONLY phone forum that doesn't have a dedicated stickied area for pictures.
    All the other phones do.
    01-14-2015 05:12 PM
  17. Postoid's Avatar
    I bet apple and samsung can't take similar shots
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...08f86c397f.jpg
    VERY nice....down to the blue toenails!
    01-14-2015 07:54 PM
  18. unklsckness's Avatar
    Benz Coup

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-16-2015 08:15 PM
  19. pchain's Avatar
    National anthem at last weekends playoff game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay WI
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-uploadfromtaptalk1421485795442.jpg  
    01-17-2015 03:10 AM
  20. Adrianb72's Avatar
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    01-19-2015 02:33 PM
  21. KidsInTechnicolor's Avatar
    Took this the other day while it was raining. Tried out the black and white setting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-11122.jpg  
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    01-19-2015 09:10 PM
  22. steve115's Avatar
    Pretty decent picture I think for being in a real dark room

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-21-2015 05:42 AM
  23. bcrules82's Avatar
    I really like my Z3v and its camera, but has anyone been having problems with the flash?
    I often get the flash bleeding into the upper corner of the picture.

    It seems to be more common when there's something reflective in the background like a window (though in the photos i don't see flash in any reflections).
    01-26-2015 12:51 PM
  24. chris tucker5's Avatar
    I just got a Z3v a few weeks and am really loving it. I took a couple pictures I think look good; from an up close, to an action (wasn't meant to be but the squirrel started running last second), and a sky/landscape:
    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-10974499_924199685065_933217930537936803_o.jpg
    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-squirrel.jpg
    Pictures from the z3v Camera???-snow.jpg
    They were all on Superior auto, I did up the contrast with the native photo editor on the microscope slide picture, but that is it.
    KidsInTechnicolor likes this.
    02-17-2015 03:52 PM
  25. jtblazer's Avatar
    75 down the highway in Northwest Montana on superior auto
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures from the z3v Camera???-1424365807755.jpg  
    02-19-2015 11:10 AM
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