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By cfarley27, Junior Member on 30th January 2014, 05:46 PM
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Hey fellow Z1 owners. I have a question about the camera and maybe I am doing it completely wrong. I noticed that when I take pictures, they don't really come out that sharp, in superior auto or full manual. Below is an example.

As you can see on my dog's body, the fur looks like a flat, smudgy mess while in real life those are each individual hairs. Is it something to do with the camera software and pixel binning or is it my crap photo skills?

When I compare some of the pictures taken with my Nexus 5, I notice that the hairs can easily be defined and pictures are generally less noisy. Any help or insite would be appreciated. Running .290.
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30th January 2014, 05:52 PM |#2  
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This picture is from the Nexus 5. As you can see, more detail and less noise. This is mindboggling to me.
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30th January 2014, 05:53 PM |#3  
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The picture looks fine to me. It has that distinct "Sony" skin smoothing effect.

I assume that the lighting conditions are less than optimal? It could just be the aggressive image processing from Sony. Did you try a different camera app?
30th January 2014, 05:57 PM |#4  
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More the ISO is, more you will have this "effect".
30th January 2014, 05:59 PM |#5  
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The picture looks fine to me. It has that distinct "Sony" skin smoothing effect.

I assume that the lighting conditions are less than optimal? It could just be the aggressive image processing from Sony. Did you try a different camera app?

The lighting conditions arent "optimal' but they certainly arent LOW light. I noticed a lot of pictures have this smoothing effect reducing detail. Will a different app help this at all?
30th January 2014, 06:35 PM |#6  
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Try to take pictures on manual 8mp. 4x3 and use landscape as seen that helps me in some conditions
And don't use auto mode results won't be that good

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20 mp. Manual :
8mp. Manual scene:lanscape
Auto:

The 8mp landscape's colours do look most like the original

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31st January 2014, 04:16 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by izzet3838

Try to take pictures on manual 8mp. 4x3 and use landscape as seen that helps me in some conditions
And don't use auto mode results won't be that good

sent from my 6903 using tapatalk

---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 PM ----------

20 mp. Manual :
8mp. Manual scene:lanscape
Auto:

The 8mp landscape's colours do look most like the original

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Can you put them up on dropbox or flickr where we can examine the exifs.
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