1. centerwaters's Avatar
    I know this is going to sound silly, but I was wondering why my Note 2's 8mp camera is so much worse than my 6-yrs-old cheap Canon 8mp point&shoot camera? I bought the little Canon and kept it in my car's glove box during all these years. It was just so I would have a camera in the car at all times. Never used it.

    I forgot my phone today, so I took out the camera and used it at the museum. I can't believe what I've been missing by using my phones as camera during the last couple of years.(Galaxy Nexus, S3, and now Note 2)
    11-04-2013 09:29 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    I know this is going to sound silly, but I was wondering why my Note 2's 8mp camera is so much worse than my 6-yrs-old cheap Canon 8mp point&shoot camera? I bought the little Canon and kept it in my car's glove box during all these years. It was just so I would have a camera in the car at all times. Never used it.

    I forgot my phone today, so I took out the camera and used it at the museum. I can't believe what I've been missing by using my phones as camera during the last couple of years.(Galaxy Nexus, S3, and now Note 2)
    Point and shoot cameras usually have better sensors than smart phones. Hence the better quality pictures, I find the video on my phone better than the point and shoot cameras though
    11-04-2013 09:36 PM
  3. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Pixel density, sensors, quality of the lens, etc. are all factors.
    For instance, my 10 mp DSLR in theory will take better photos then a 12mp phone camera.
    11-07-2013 12:02 PM
  4. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Is your lens messed up maybe? I find that in some situations the Note 2 actually takes better pics than my 6 year old (?) Canon PowerShot S5IS. I'm even amazed at the low light abilities of the Note 2 camera. The only shots it really screws up are with the flash on. But, I have not found a phone camera flash yet that doesn't make a mess of things.
    11-08-2013 05:30 AM
  5. kgk1985's Avatar
    The MP rating is about the least important stat on a camera. The s5 and note 4 however will have a new camera tech that is supposed to increase lighting quality by 30% in pictures. The pixels are supposed to be half the size of the HTC ONE camera pixels. Curious to see this

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
    11-08-2013 11:09 AM
  6. ALCingularUser's Avatar
    As others have said, your camera likely has a better sensor, and it almost certainly has better optics. It also likely has optical zoom, which your phone doesn't have.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-08-2013 10:22 PM
  7. 1812dave's Avatar
    What I detest about the camera is the slow shutter speed . I get a lot of blurred images because of that.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-11-2013 08:54 AM
  8. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    What I detest about the camera is the slow shutter speed . I get a lot of blurred images because of that.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    One of the good things about the Galaxy Nexus. No shutter lag.....
    It always has been said that the best camera is the one on you, but if it takes a bit to load the app and even take the photo, then the opportunity is lost .
    11-13-2013 07:22 AM
  9. chuckh0308's Avatar
    What I detest about the camera is the slow shutter speed . I get a lot of blurred images because of that.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    I don't know if this is the case, but maybe there is a setting somewhere that needs to be changed? Mine fires off instantly...there is no noticeable lag at all.
    11-13-2013 03:52 PM

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