1. phanikv's Avatar
    Hi,

    I just bought my Nexus S 4g yesterday and I would love it if I could have some improved results from the camera! I noticed a significant delay trying to take pictures with the camera. It looks like it pauses for a while to do an autofocus before completing the picture. Did not have good results getting rid of the autofocus. The end result was that I got blurred/shaky pictures of any of my subjects indoors. Anyone know of a good way to resolve this issue ?

    Also, my results with the video camera have been less than impressive. While recording the video, it appears as if the light is adequate. However, upon playing the video back, it was significantly darker. Any one else run in to this issue ?
    05-10-2011 11:36 PM
  2. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I can not confirm these issues as I do not see this problem.
    05-11-2011 12:19 AM
  3. AndroidOne's Avatar
    The few photos I have taken are as good as you can expect from a phone camera - nothing spectacular here. After all, this is NEITHER a dedicated still NOR video camera.
    05-11-2011 12:25 AM
  4. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    The photos i have taken are not only exceptional, they beat the quality of the 8mp EVO camera, who my friend the photographer that owns the EVO, admits.
    05-11-2011 12:29 AM
  5. phanikv's Avatar
    Agreed that you cant expect *great* shots. Still the delay in shutter speeds seemed unreasonable, especially compared to an iphone under similar lighting conditions. I am guessing that the inability to manually set focus (or trigger autofocus) before the actual shot, is causing the delay. Every time I click for a photo, the camera seems to go through an autofocus step (which can take a while if your subject is moving). This seems to be causing the delay between clicking the button, and taking the photo. Wonder if vignette is the solution for this.
    05-11-2011 12:30 AM
  6. AndroidOne's Avatar
    ...Wonder if vignette is the solution for this.
    Why not try the demo version and see for yourself, then let us know.
    05-11-2011 12:32 AM
  7. tibbys's Avatar
    make sure the screen mode is set to "auto" and not "night"
    05-11-2011 12:37 AM
  8. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    make sure the screen mode is set to "auto" and not "night"
    Yea mess with the settings. Is about the same as my epic and that blew away iPhone 4.
    05-11-2011 12:53 AM
  9. mycrownvic02#WN's Avatar
    My nexus takes great pictures. The evos camera doesnt compare at all. I am really impressed with how well mine shoots pictures in poor lighting. This is where the evo suffered..
    05-11-2011 02:51 AM
  10. fordman302's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing, but I started to hold the button to let it auto focus ahead of time and then release to take the photo. Hope that helps.
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    05-11-2011 07:33 AM
  11. phanikv's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing, but I started to hold the button to let it auto focus ahead of time and then release to take the photo. Hope that helps.
    Thanks for that tip. Very helpful for a newbie like me!
    05-11-2011 08:11 AM
  12. AndroidOne's Avatar
    Have you tried changing the focus mode to infinity?
    05-11-2011 09:31 AM
  13. FocusFreak's Avatar
    My nexus takes great pictures. The evos camera doesnt compare at all. I am really impressed with how well mine shoots pictures in poor lighting. This is where the evo suffered..
    Yep. Thats because Samsung also makes cameras, HTC does not. Big difference.
    05-11-2011 11:38 AM
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