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By farscope, Member on 7th July 2012, 05:11 AM
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I have written this guide quite some time back during the first week of launch of this Galaxy S3 and forgotten to share this here in xda too. Hope this is able to help some newbie on using their S3 camera. Advance users probably will find my guide too basic.

I do welcome any feedbacks or comments if you found any mistakes or misleading information.



Disclaimer: This is not a professional review and all the findings and opinions are based on my own experience only.

Part 1: Hardware and Features

Part 2: User Interface

Part 3: Limitations

Part 4: Shooting Mode

Part 5: Scene Mode

Part 6: Summary and Conclusion

I'm aware for the new firmware I9300XXBLFB for the camera. Check the changelog

Some sample pictures you will find in the post.
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7th July 2012, 05:15 AM |#2  
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very nice review and good conclusion. well done. keep it up.

did you do any post processing at all on those pictures ? i notice less noise (compared to mine) even on high ISO ! i find lot of noise anything more ISO 200!

BTW my cam firmware ZDFE02.
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nope, no PP was done. all straight out of camera..

probably have to do with the brightness of the object u r shooting i guess. indoors with ISO 200 still give quite an amount of noise too.
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Camera Changelog for LFB/LF1 firmwares
blog updated with latest description for LFB/LG1 updates:

Camera Changelog for LFB/LG1 firmwares

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nice work @op

can you make some comparison of pictures @ poor lighting conditions?
13th July 2012, 09:00 PM |#7  
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Great post. I know this camera isn't the best one you can get in a smartphone (probably still the iPhone 4S? Or the One X?), but it takes some really good shots, and knowing how to use it properly is all-important.

Thanks!

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I love this guide, really useful, thanks!
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Originally Posted by bala_gamer

nice work @op

can you make some comparison of pictures @ poor lighting conditions?

what type of low light photos u looking for?

- low light indoor?
- low light outdoor?
- with flash or without flash?

i do have some poor lighting condition photos in the blog anyway. have a look.

or comparisons done by this forum member
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1771006

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Originally Posted by jgristy

Great post. I know this camera isn't the best one you can get in a smartphone (probably still the iPhone 4S? Or the One X?), but it takes some really good shots, and knowing how to use it properly is all-important.

Thanks!

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yes, and no. the One X is not a better shooter when compared to S3. Reason bcz One X is not able to capture as much detail and sharpness as S3. The One X is only capable of getting a cleaner image during low light, thanks to its f2.0 lens. Other than that, S3 is a better shooter.

iPhone 4S on the other hand comes in neck in neck. it wins S3 in indoor shots, thanks to its f2.4 lens. But it's a no match for sharpness and details as well to the S3. the metering on 4S however seems better.

i will provide some links to let u have a look on the comparison shots.
http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_bli...review-773.php
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala...view-759p5.php
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/sams...test-50008056/

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I love this guide, really useful, thanks!

welcome.. just to help..
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Thanks, really useful guide, especially for the point-and-hope-for-the-best user - i.e. me....

Should be stickied IMO.
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i will provide some links to let u have a look on the comparison shots.

welcome.. just to help..

Thanks for those links. Very informative. Reading all this information about my new camera phone, I find I don't have all the new effects under the wand button (even though I've downloaded all available updates), and I don't have the button which lets you take photos during video recording.

Why do you think this might be?

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