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Yellow LED anyone?

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Default Yellow LED anyone?

Never saw a cameras flash LED look so yellow before it suppose to be?

Ill check in a sprint store if I get that chance....
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I went from an epic to a photon and i noticed the yellow led. The epic led was much whiter than this one. Not to mention camera quality

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Camera flash LEDs have traditionally been bluish-white, but frankly I think bluish-white LEDs suck as fill flashes. Most people prefer "warm" toned lighting, and a "cool" bluish flash filling in shadow detail in a room otherwise lit with yellowish-cast warm-white light is going to look weird -- and it's going to look weird in a way that's not easy to fix in Photoshop without masking and hand-tweaking. By making the LED itself more yellow, it might better match the normal ambient-lighting conditions where you'd normally use the camera.

Personally, I wish phones with LED flashes had a middle ground between "off" and "max brightness" for situations where you need more than ambient light, but full brightness is just going to make the picture's subject look albino.
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I suspect the yellow is there to offset the slightly blue cast from the led.

If you allow a little more red and green through it should correctly balance the color output.

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