Originally Posted by colobos
Can anyone explain to me why all the reviews for the camera and pictures I see from others note seem to be amazing yet all I seem to get is grainy images am I missing something?
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The camera has Jeckel and Hyde characteristics.Outdoor shots are superb for a smartphone but when you venture indoor or at night,it takes pretty awful photos.Smart Stabalisation brightens things up and limits noise but you lose all detail.If you crop in, faces and objects look like cartoon drawings.There is only so much you can do with a small sensor so I think the N3 needs a dedicated night mode and better software.don't hold your breath though.Samsung will fix this issue up but only when the N4 arrives with their isocell technology.
If you want decent photos at night you need to use the flash but the flash doesn't work well past 10 ft.