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Default SGS5 16 MPixel Photos don't look that great...

Am I missing something? The photos I have seen in reviews look much better than the ones I've taken around home. They seem worse than SGS3 in terms of quality. I use Samsung's Camera App and Google Camera too, but in each case photo's lack sharpness and are quite blurry EVEN IF I use steady hands/tri-pod. I do use default settings, so maybe that's the problem. Any ideas? Is there maybe a GUIDE on how to take photographs with SGS5 or generally with SmartPhones?

Am I wrong to think that SGS5 Camera approaches level of a non-professional stand-alone digital camera? Or do average stand-alone digital cameras still outperform any smartphone camera?
 
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Am I missing something? The photos I have seen in reviews look much better than the ones I've taken around home. They seem worse than SGS3 in terms of quality. I use Samsung's Camera App and Google Camera too, but in each case photo's lack sharpness and are quite blurry EVEN IF I use steady hands/tri-pod. I do use default settings, so maybe that's the problem. Any ideas? Is there maybe a GUIDE on how to take photographs with SGS5 or generally with SmartPhones?

Am I wrong to think that SGS5 Camera approaches level of a non-professional stand-alone digital camera? Or do average stand-alone digital cameras still outperform any smartphone camera?






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Try this camera I also think the same but this resolved my problem...


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Works great, but the highest resolution it supports is 13 megapixel.
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Works great, but the highest resolution it supports is 13 megapixel.
I went to the county fair over the weekend, took a whole bunch of pictures with both my point-and-shoot and my S5. Used the automatic settings on the point and shoot (12 MP) and the default Samsung camera on the S5. Pretty much equal in quality, accounting for the greater number of pixels on the S5. My p&s has some really good settings in manual mode, so I will continue to use it, but I take most of my pics with the S5.

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S5 camera is the stuff!!! Clear as glass and sharp like a ginsu knife.:thumbup:
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I'd thought the same of my S4 AND S5 compared to my S3. on both newer devices, they've added a TON of settings options and a lot are defaulted on. consequently most seemed to me to result in a lower picture quality.

I make sure to turn OFF the Burst Shot, Picture Stabilization, and Selective Focus options. my satisfaction with this phones camera is much higher than the S3, and picture quality seems about as good as a similar point and shoot.

megapixels isn't everything though unless printing in native size, which most do not. I have a Nikon DSLR that's about 8 years old now, a D40. hands down it takes much better pictures, at 6mp.
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Thank you @Russ77. I was about to comment Mega Pixels have nothing to do with image quality.

As for the image quality. The camera sensor in the S5 is as close to an SLR sensor as it can get without being one.

The S5 has shared with its predecessor, the galaxy S4, a small film on the lens with a hole in the middle. This caused focus issues on both my S4 and S5 until I removed it. It also sometimes adds a mysterious halo effect.
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