Camera quality is absolutely horrendous. Am I doing something wrong?

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A lot of people posting photos are posting still shots. The phone can take great stills but some people may mean movement but fail to mention it.
 

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Face the truth, we have two note 4's and 1 iphone 6 plus in the house and we all agreed the iPhone camera is better than the note 4, regardless the note 4 documented double the mega pixel of the iPhone.
I've used the note series from 1-4.

Geez the man said "ONE" of the best cameras, he never said THE best or even mentioned the IPhone lol.

I can't believe there's four pages of replies and only one from the OP
 

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A lot of people posting photos are posting still shots. The phone can take great stills but some people may mean movement but fail to mention it.

This is very true but as any photography expert will no doubt concur that if you want pro pictures ERM you'll need pro equipment (not a smartphone which has many features and its primary focus is not just the camera).

Yea I have had some duds but I have some keepers to.

If I want perfection then I'm looking at an expensive DSLR with extra's and even then you need the knowledge for that equipment.

As for what I'm getting as I'm far far from pro photography both in taking and in knowledge then yeh the Note 4 is very decent.

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Recently adquired the Note4 and I noticed it's almost like my Lumia Icon with 20mp, not better but is almost the same.

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"Camera Quality" is a subjective term and it really depends on what the person is talking about.

The Note 4's camera is hands down one of the best cell phone cameras on the market. Features, picture quality, ease of use are all impressive. But like any camera on a smartphone (yes, even the iPhone camera is not perfect) it has weaknesses.

Unfortunately for the Note 4, the weaknesses in this camera are in an area where many "casual" (read: the people who are more likely to take pictures with their camera than any other device) photographers are most likely to want to use it: low light situations with motion. i.e., kids and animals, indoors, in a "point and shoot" situation.

Shooting a sports event outdoors for your kids? No problem. Burst mode and sports mode are awesome. So are some of the effects you can use later on. Sleeping dogs, cats, or kids? Not an issue. Sunrise, sunset? Amazing capabilties.

But if you're trying to take a picture of your 1 year old's birthday party, expect to be very frustrated with the results. If you are trying to get a shot of your dog running across the carpet, unless you've got a lot of passive sunlight in the room, you are going to have a hard time. Even forcing a flash does not always work.

You can mess with settings and make some adjustments, but they produce results that most users are going to consider unacceptable, especially when an iPhone simply takes the picture and it works. It can eventually capture a good photo with low light motion, but you have to do so much work to get there that most casual users are going to think the camera is broken or defective. Especially if they are transitioning from an iPhone or another member of the family has an iPhone.

I'm not sure what Samsung will need to do to address the problem.
 

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Gonna keep hold of my 1020 till after Christmas so I can get some perfect snaps with the xenon flash and massive sensor. As much as I like the Note 4 camera, I don't wanna be disappointed with photos on the big day...

But then again, this could be the year that Santa finally gets me a dslr. Probably end up with the crappy socks and slippers I usually get though. Santa has a real dry sense of humour for sure!
 

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"Camera Quality" is a subjective term and it really depends on what the person is talking about.

The Note 4's camera is hands down one of the best cell phone cameras on the market. Features, picture quality, ease of use are all impressive. But like any camera on a smartphone (yes, even the iPhone camera is not perfect) it has weaknesses.

Unfortunately for the Note 4, the weaknesses in this camera are in an area where many "casual" (read: the people who are more likely to take pictures with their camera than any other device) photographers are most likely to want to use it: low light situations with motion. i.e., kids and animals, indoors, in a "point and shoot" situation.

Shooting a sports event outdoors for your kids? No problem. Burst mode and sports mode are awesome. So are some of the effects you can use later on. Sleeping dogs, cats, or kids? Not an issue. Sunrise, sunset? Amazing capabilties.

But if you're trying to take a picture of your 1 year old's birthday party, expect to be very frustrated with the results. If you are trying to get a shot of your dog running across the carpet, unless you've got a lot of passive sunlight in the room, you are going to have a hard time. Even forcing a flash does not always work.

You can mess with settings and make some adjustments, but they produce results that most users are going to consider unacceptable, especially when an iPhone simply takes the picture and it works. It can eventually capture a good photo with low light motion, but you have to do so much work to get there that most casual users are going to think the camera is broken or defective. Especially if they are transitioning from an iPhone or another member of the family has an iPhone.

I'm not sure what Samsung will need to do to address the problem.

Manual controls should ease a lot of issues imo.
 

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If she is so short on time because she has kids (she's not the only person to have children and use the internet) then why bother posting a thread if she is not going to bother getting back to people's replies ?

Tell me of I'm wrong but I think it's a bit rude to ask for advice then not bother getting back again.i think it was just a rant

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This is very true but as any photography expert will no doubt concur that if you want pro pictures ERM you'll need pro equipment (not a smartphone which has many features and its primary focus is not just the camera).

Yea I have had some duds but I have some keepers to.

If I want perfection then I'm looking at an expensive DSLR with extra's and even then you need the knowledge for that equipment.

As for what I'm getting as I'm far far from pro photography both in taking and in knowledge then yeh the Note 4 is very decent.

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Understandable but I didn't say perfect pictures. I am saying most of the good ones are of still photos .. whereas most complaints I have seen about the Note 4 are photos of movement.

We are discussing the Note 4 photo quality here .. Not the fact that someone should go use a DSLR if they want a good photo. I think asking for non-blurry photo on some movement isn't a ridiculous thing to ask out of a smartphone.

My examples below. GREAT still .... the other? Dog just woke up from a nap and was casually walking to me because I called her and it blurred... and as you can see it wasn't low light. It was mid-afternoon with the sun coming through the window.
 

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Face the truth, we have two note 4's and 1 iphone 6 plus in the house and we all agreed the iPhone camera is better than the note 4, regardless the note 4 documented double the mega pixel of the iPhone.
I've used the note series from 1-4.

I totally disagree. I own both and the note 4 take better pics. I have a 64 gb unlocked gold 6 plus. I knew the note 4 would take better pics in good light but I noticed it take better flash pics too. The iPhone flash washes pics out.

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The 6Plus camera is better in low light stills, but the Note 4 is REAL close here. Low light motion the 6Plus pulls ahead by a wider margin. In EVERY other aspect the Note 4 camera is better. Note 4 is better outside, more details in pics, better video, stereo sound on video, you can pull 8mp good quality pics out of 4k video....etc....it goes on and on. I have both phones....if I go on vacation or a day trip I want the Note 4 camera. Inside on a dark rainy after noon I will take the 6Plus. If forced to pick one ...Note 4 all day!!
 

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If something is moving in the frame it will be blurry, I think that is the issue here. A child, dog, whatever moving is not going to produce a good picture.
 

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