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[Q] Superior Auto vs manual mode

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By greyhulk, Senior Member on 12th March 2014, 04:50 PM
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I'm trying to figure out how to take the best possible photos with this phone, given the limitations of the camera and I can't seem to tell which mode is giving me the better photos. Anyone want to weigh in?

Superior Auto takes an 8mp image and crams it down into a 5, correct? Much like the Lumia 1020 does with the 41mp images (to 5) and the Z1 does with the 21mp images (to 8).

I noticed the file size is smaller. In manual mode, we obviously get more options, but we also get the full 8 mp shots. I have taken samples in both modes and they look pretty similar to me.

Which is better, in your opinion and which do you generally use?
 
 
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I'm trying to figure out how to take the best possible photos with this phone, given the limitations of the camera and I can't seem to tell which mode is giving me the better photos. Anyone want to weigh in?

Superior Auto takes an 8mp image and crams it down into a 5, correct? Much like the Lumia 1020 does with the 41mp images (to 5) and the Z1 does with the 21mp images (to 8).

I noticed the file size is smaller. In manual mode, we obviously get more options, but we also get the full 8 mp shots. I have taken samples in both modes and they look pretty similar to me.

Which is better, in your opinion and which do you generally use?

In the older firmware superauto sucked bad and manual was the way to go, not played with auto since then. I also use 'a better camera' and fv-5
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Originally Posted by greyhulk

I'm trying to figure out how to take the best possible photos with this phone, given the limitations of the camera and I can't seem to tell which mode is giving me the better photos. Anyone want to weigh in?

Superior Auto takes an 8mp image and crams it down into a 5, correct? Much like the Lumia 1020 does with the 41mp images (to 5) and the Z1 does with the 21mp images (to 8).

I noticed the file size is smaller. In manual mode, we obviously get more options, but we also get the full 8 mp shots. I have taken samples in both modes and they look pretty similar to me.

Which is better, in your opinion and which do you generally use?

Not entirely correct. It takes a 16:9 aspect ratio at 5mp... (loss of top and bottom aspect) To get 8mp you'll need to have 4:3.
But blue is totally right. FV-5 is my choice of campera app. its slightly better than Sony's choice... and i'll always take anything better..
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