Thanks Meter 31
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Originally Posted by Pierre118
I read in several reviews that the camera quality isn't as good as expected/thought. Is this pure hardware related? Or is it possible that the photo quality can be improved by software updates?
The photos I have been taking have been miles better than my Atrix, Craptivate, or N1 could have. I think a BIG part of the issue is that many users are not comfortable with the instant shutter yet, and are used to the old smartphone camera game of anticipating your shots by pressing the shutter button a second earlier and then settling in for the shot so the timing is right. That is not necessary with this camera, so the image will snap when they are "settling in" or moving to follow the subject and will be blurry. Also, just remember to tap the subject in the screen to focus before you snap the pic. I have noticed much better low-light pics than any of my old devices...
As to the much beleaguered argument over 8MP vs. the ("only") 5MP of the GN's camera, that refers to image capture size, meaning that the 8MP image will be able to be cropped better than the 5MP one- that's it. So if you frame your photo's correctly (how you mean the image to look), it is a non-issue because there is no need to crop (IMO).
G1 -> Nexus 1 -> Craptivate -> Atrix 4G -> Galaxy Nexus