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Rado_vr6

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I'm just not that impressed. I honestly believe my 6p captures better photos in Auto mode. I'm not a photographer and most of the people who use smartphones could care less about manual controls for quick snaps( see iPhone sales).

If I have to use pro mode just to capture a decent picture of my kids then we have a serious problem. I know the photo buffs will probably thumb their noses, but I could care less. The phone should be more than capable of getting decent pictures without having to adjust everything manually.

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These were before the software update.

No flash fluorescent lighting

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Overcast day construction

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Photos taken after software update to follow.

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I'm just not that impressed. I honestly believe my 6p captures better photos in Auto mode. I'm not a photographer and most of the people who use smartphones could care less about manual controls for quick snaps( see iPhone sales).

If I have to use pro mode just to capture a decent picture of my kids then we have a serious problem. I know the photo buffs will probably thumb their noses, but I could care less. The phone should be more than capable of getting decent pictures without having to adjust everything manually.

6p uses a post processing software trick called HDR+ and has latency, you take a shot and then you wait, not great with kids, turn it off and see how the 6P image quality goes down hill

on the 10 you have two ways, slide down the slider or cap the ISO in pro mode, you can use pro mode in JPG only, which is pretty effortless
 

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6p uses a post processing software trick called HDR+ and has latency, you take a shot and then you wait, not great with kids, turn it off and see how the 6P image quality goes down hill

on the 10 you have two ways, slide down the slider or cap the ISO in pro mode, you can use pro mode in JPG only, which is pretty effortless

HDR+ really isnt as slow as you act like it is. Have you ever used it or a Nexus 6p? Its very convenient for the average shooter to use hdr+ than have to slide that dump exposure slider 50 times on tap to focus. Most typical customers also will probly never look at the pro mode also.
 

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Messing around with my 10. Loving this phone. Best phone I have had so far (possible exception the infamous HTC HD2 :) ) but love the camera, I am on 1.30 firmware and camera. This is a simple photo I took in standard photo mode with everything on auto.

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Here is another I took in RAW with everything in auto.

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Definitly the beast camera I have had yet!
 

Rado_vr6

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HDR+ really isnt as slow as you act like it is. Have you ever used it or a Nexus 6p? Its very convenient for the average shooter to use hdr+ than have to slide that dump exposure slider 50 times on tap to focus. Most typical customers also will probly never look at the pro mode also.
I'm the average Joe when it comes to photo taking. I am NOT the guy that has an eye for photography. Hell, I just want to be able to take decent pictures of my kids and the car without having to read a book about how to get the best shot. I don't have very many hipster friends either so not like I can get advice there .

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I'm the average Joe when it comes to photo taking. I am NOT the guy that has an eye for photography. Hell, I just want to be able to take decent pictures of my kids and the car without having to read a book about how to get the best shot. I don't have very many hipster friends either so not like I can get advice there .

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So true. Making excuses for this phones camera by saying all you have to do is use the exposure slider or go into promode and jack the iso down isnt a valid excuse when you do not have to do that on the s7e or g5 to get good low light photos. HTC touted excellent lowlight photos. I wouldnt have suck a big problem with this phone if when you did tap to focus it didnt put the green circle until it actually was focused. Sometimes its not all the way focused. Its almost like they put the green circle up there to fool consumers into thinking it focuses as fast as the s7e. Also id be more happy if the exposure slider in auto was by the shutter button and not some tiny ass slider u have to swipe 50 times at lol
 

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So true. Making excuses for this phones camera by saying all you have to do is use the exposure slider or go into promode and jack the iso down isnt a valid excuse when you do not have to do that on the s7e or g5 to get good low light photos. HTC touted excellent lowlight photos. I wouldnt have suck a big problem with this phone if when you did tap to focus it didnt put the green circle until it actually was focused. Sometimes its not all the way focused. Its almost like they put the green circle up there to fool consumers into thinking it focuses as fast as the s7e. Also id be more happy if the exposure slider in auto was by the shutter button and not some tiny ass slider u have to swipe 50 times at lol

This is photothread best served by sharing actual photos you want to keep bashing the same did horse be my guest but take it somewhere elsewhere probably the reviews thread, same goes for the P9 lover who is throwing judgments about our 12bit RAW without even touching an HTC 10 DNG
 

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This is photothread best served by sharing actual photos you want to keep bashing the same did horse be my guest but take it somewhere elsewhere probably the reviews thread, same goes for the P9 lover who is throwing judgments about our 12bit RAW without even touching an HTC 10 DNG
And we're talking about photo quality. We on this device as well as a couple others so we can compare shots between each of the devices. Since it's the photo thread we are entitled to our opinions. Like I said before I'm not a professional photographer so I do not want to have to mess with exposure settings in the least. I'm merely speaking my point that my 6p takes more Vivid photos in auto mode then my HTC does.

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And we're talking about photo quality. We on this device as well as a couple others so we can compare shots between each of the devices. Since it's the photo thread we are entitled to our opinions. Like I said before I'm not a professional photographer so I do not want to have to mess with exposure settings in the least. I'm merely speaking my point that my 6p takes more Vivid photos in auto mode then my HTC does.

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I think what he means is that it'd be helpful if you could post comparison pictures or samples where the 6P is doing better than the HTC 10. I know I'd definitely be interested in those as I've had the 6P before and know what it's camera was capable off.

Who knows, perhaps after looking at the pictures you may even get advice which helps increase the image quality of the HTC 10.
 

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Does anyone know why even though I have the camera set to save to SD card I'm still getting copies on both SD card and internal? Thanks
 

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My family has the S7e, HTC10 and iPhone 6s+ at the moment. Honestly, the S7e, does have an advantage over the 10 at low light shots at the moment.

About the slider, I hope people know you can swipe anywhere using the full height of the screen to make the adjustments, it is not limited to tiny swipes beside the green circle. So when I am using it, it's usually one swipe at most two.... Not 5, or 50 swipes....

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    Mostly Pro mode Auto Enhanced with PSX. Still have the yellow tint issue on auto mode (auto white balance) under bright sun shine.

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    For those who said the HTC 10 camera isn't as good as the 5x and 6p, or even the S7, feel free to peruse the shots below!

    The 5X and 6P have nice processing, but lens performance and lack of OIS produce mediocre results in low light/high contrast scenes (though you really have to keep the lens clean on the 10 to avoid streaking).

    The S7 over processes, as many would have told you. Images do look very good, but one can easily achieve better results by processing themselves. The more subtle processing of the 10 allows for much more flexible post processing in photoshop/lightroom, etc. Some shots on the S7 are already sharpened and black crushed to the point that details are lost; the S7 takes sharp photos, the 10 takes detailed photos.

    I Had a chance to take some nice pics during my holiday to the US. Photos were taken mainly in auto with HDR, edited via photoshop express with some final edits in photoshop CC. All were handheld. I took two of these photos with my Sony a6000, bet you can't tell which ones!

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    HTC 10 Camera - Astro

    so i did something a bit crazy, i went a couple of friend for an Astro night photography, everyone was fully geared with his latest DSLR and tripods, while i had only my HTC 10 without a tripod :) Pro mode, 2 seconds, ISO 3200, it was a bit hard to stabilize of course, but i did land a dozen of usable shots, ofcourse it would have been much better with exposure longer than 2seconds and a tripod but i think this shows off the HW abilities

    all of these are handheld, i heavily processed the 12bit DNG in Photoshop CC / 16bit, i was very surprised to find color information in the DNG files as the auto processed JPEG by the camera app were almost monochromatic

    press the pics for full size, looks much better in full quality / more color (something to do with chrome processing?)

    let me know if you find them too dark so that I brighten them a bit more

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    Red Planet, you can see its color on Flickr or in full size


    Ursa Major and Minor, the auto JPG version looks like a nice BW effect


    Moon Rise, I have other versions where i went with faster shutter for less exposure but i like this one the most


    Moon Risen (zoom 1:1 into the moon, checkout the natural glow), ISO100 1/500


    Album on Flickr:
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    Auto JPG version from the HTC 10 camera app:
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