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How much would you rate One's camera out of 10? Be honest, don't compare with DSLRs


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hunkumar

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Oct 21, 2012
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Hey guys I've started having problems regarding macro and night mode like this one. Is my lens dirty,if yes then how to clean it
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deadman3000

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I have to say it guys. It's not too bad a camera for a phone but in this instance I'd say it would have been better at about 8-10mp. Luckily I tend to carry my Canon Powershot S90 around with me most of the time but this is OK for emergencies I guess. A few decent shots here but they are resized small to look any good. As soon as you blowup to any sizes worth printing on anything larger than standard photo sizes they start to look ugly (pixel peeper here).

I will try to get some good shots out of it if I can and post examples. Meanwhile my flickr is at flicker.com/photos/darrin which is where I host my dSLR and compact camera shots.
 

Corduroy-21

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Jun 8, 2009
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I look at some of your photos and I find them incredible.
However my efforts seem not even average.
Especially when you say that the photos are taken at auto.
I found out that my pictures are a bit dull, not too much colour and not good detail. So much that I started doubting if my camera is OK. Auto-enhance improves them a lot and I read about the sharpness and contrast adjustments and I will try them, but are there any other tips you could tell me?
Things you do or settings you use.
 

hunkumar

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Oct 21, 2012
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Is this 100% a broken sensor and if not, can it be fixed with a software update?
And btw ... how does that sensor break in the first place ?

now i tried factory reset still the issue is not fixed.:crying: can it be solved by installing a custom rom or hard reset.:confused:
the problem is not visible in well lit conditions but whenever the light gets dim or go dark then the whole camera viewfinder gets full of purple smudges
 
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Blue1k

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Feb 8, 2008
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I look at some of your photos and I find them incredible.
However my efforts seem not even average.
Especially when you say that the photos are taken at auto.
I found out that my pictures are a bit dull, not too much colour and not good detail. So much that I started doubting if my camera is OK. Auto-enhance improves them a lot and I read about the sharpness and contrast adjustments and I will try them, but are there any other tips you could tell me?
Things you do or settings you use.

Not sure if you are adressing me but I can give a few tips:

Camera Tips
1. Use rule of thirds
2. Wait for good light. Late in the day is best.
3. Try to underexpose in strong daylight if light is harsh
4. Set camera to shoot auto with -1 sharpness. The cam software over sharpens images.
5. Never use flash on a mobile unless you realky have to (exception is a xenon flash like in Nokia 808).
6. Look for interesting backgrounds to compliment what you are focussing on.
7. Take a ton of photos. 95% of my shots are garbage.
8. If light is crap take photos in black and white or edit in snapseed afterwards.

Editing

1. If you take a photo in low light try to remove noise with a filter. I use imagenomic pro.
2. Snapseed is an excellent free app that manages photo editing well. I usually reduce contrast and saturation slightly in portraits along with maybe a slight increase or decrease in brightness or ambiance. For scenery increasing ambiance and decreasing brightness usually helps along with structure in details setting. For face shots or late in day shots I usually increase white balance in snapseed as well.
3. Best settings to alter in Photoshop are simple: brightness, contrast, white balance, and sharpen using unsharp mask.
4. For portraits I highly recommend Perfectly Clear for android. It's exceptional at making a portrait stand out. Snapseed is better for scenery.

Other than that, just practice shooting. Most photos just won't turn out but there are a few that will just be fantastic.

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Corduroy-21

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Jun 8, 2009
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Not sure if you are adressing me but I can give a few tips:

Camera Tips
1. Use rule of thirds
2. Wait for good light. Late in the day is best.
3. Try to underexpose in strong daylight if light is harsh
4. Set camera to shoot auto with -1 sharpness. The cam software over sharpens images.
5. Never use flash on a mobile unless you realky have to (exception is a xenon flash like in Nokia 808).
6. Look for interesting backgrounds to compliment what you are focussing on.
7. Take a ton of photos. 95% of my shots are garbage.
8. If light is crap take photos in black and white or edit in snapseed afterwards.

Editing

1. If you take a photo in low light try to remove noise with a filter. I use imagenomic pro.
2. Snapseed is an excellent free app that manages photo editing well. I usually reduce contrast and saturation slightly in portraits along with maybe a slight increase or decrease in brightness or ambiance. For scenery increasing ambiance and decreasing brightness usually helps along with structure in details setting. For face shots or late in day shots I usually increase white balance in snapseed as well.
3. Best settings to alter in Photoshop are simple: brightness, contrast, white balance, and sharpen using unsharp mask.
4. For portraits I highly recommend Perfectly Clear for android. It's exceptional at making a portrait stand out. Snapseed is better for scenery.

Other than that, just practice shooting. Most photos just won't turn out but there are a few that will just be fantastic.

Sent from my HTC One using xda premium

I was addressing everyone that posts nice photos and you are one of them.
First of all thanks for you time to reply to me.
The thing is I know some basic things about photo editing, Photoshop etc and some of the general guidelines, but I see here some pics that people say are just taken at "auto" and with no editing and they look very nice compared to mine. My "raw" pics are a bit dull with washed colors. So either the majority of people here are enhancing/editing theirs or I'm thinking that I'm really bad (although I take decent photos with my DSLR) or maybe that I have a "bad" camera.
I would like to see some original photos from the rest 95% of yours (tip 7) so I could get some courage. :)

I have to say that only by using Auto Enhance there is an important difference to my photos, I suppose that furthur editing will improve them. I just want to be sure what are the "natural" abilities of the camera and what to expect, because you and some other users have really raised the standards here.
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Riyal

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Dec 16, 2011
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I am sure of it because some units are ok and some are not regardless of firmware versions. I'm not sure if it can be fixed by software update so your best bet is go to HTC and Complaint so they could take action.

Regarding how does the sensor break... It's a factory defect. Probably a miscalibrated sensor.

I can't say that this issue is only on early batches as it seems existent also on some with a device that was manufactured last May.
Is this 100% a broken sensor and if not, can it be fixed with a software update?
And btw ... how does that sensor break in the first place ?
 

ext109

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Jul 19, 2010
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Damn weather here..

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Try4Ce

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Hey guys,

I actually redid my photos in Photoshop a little.
Why did I do this? Because I wanted to recreate that post-processing feature found in the Galaxy S3 / S4. Samsung obviously applies more post processing on the taken photos right after the shutter than just sharpening them. On a close look, the taken images are really clean and dont have much noise. To me, that is not quite a RAW outcome since at 100% zoom level you always see areas in those photos which are the result of different sharpening and smoothing techniques to enhance image quality.

Since it looks quite nice, I tried to recreate that effect with photoshop, just using noise reduction and sharpening. I think the outcome is quite impressive and shows that you can still enjoy your photos very well in comparision to the competition.

That said, due to those techniques images loose a bit of detail, especially at low light where the noise covers pretty much of the captured detail whereas removing or smoothing the noise will result in lost details as well. So even if the overall impression gets better, it always has that downside.

But look for yourself, I for one am pretty much pleased with the results.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106524614310694437499/albums/5890774846391362161
 

jetjay

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Oct 12, 2011
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Very beautiful pictures,wooooowww,I'm really impressed!!!!!! Could you tell me what are your sharpening parameters in Photoshop touch?On your originals pictures(untouched),you didn't change sharpness,was it still at level 0?
 

xXxG0dzRAgexXx

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Very beautiful pictures,wooooowww,I'm really impressed!!!!!! Could you tell me what are your sharpening parameters in Photoshop touch?On your originals pictures(untouched),you didn't change sharpness,was it still at level 0?

I'm pretty sure he was probably using the desktop version of photoshop which makes a big difference. Not the few dollar touch version for phones and tablets.

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    Some of us have already got their hands dirty with the new HTC One ;)
    Please share photos or Zoe links clicked by your HTC One, or maybe found by you on the web, clicked by One. I'll start this by sharing the images below:

    Important note:



    Before you say that photos from the One are bad, they look crap, or anything like that, first have a look here:
    Ok here are jonathan_phang's photo with Auto Enhance applied from the Gallery on the One X, his original's are here

    Original:
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    + HTC gallery Auto Enhance:
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    The rest all are Auto Enhanced, as you can see all washout is gone as the black / white levels are cropped by this built-in feature

    HTC should be done with this and simply include a default auto "Auto Enhance" apply feature

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    Full sized here

    more about HTC Auto Enhance from my One X post here

    Now Jonathan's Image are perfect example of why you need HDR which he did not use, the sky is over cast if you place the exposure in the sky the ground willl be dark and if you place it on the ground like he did the sky will washout

    i have no doubt the results would have been much better with HDR or Backlight used

    here is an example of HDR use in an overcast scene from my One X, like all reviewers stated (except phone and gsm arena) since the One X HTC has the best HDR on a phone

    Exposure on the sky:
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    HDR:
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    more HDR from the One X here

    IMAGES:

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    mobypicture:

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    For more: http://www.engadget.com/gallery/htc-one-sample-shots

    Verge:

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    For more, visit here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/11/4087754/htc-one-sample-pictures


    VIDEOS:

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    I won't be adding any more, I'm sick of the bashing. If you want to see more photos from the users, please browse through the thread, there are plenty of them. Don't forget to share :)
    11
    It is well known that GSMarena are bias towards Samsung products

    - look at all the articles they write about samung VS other phones etc.
    - they hardly ever report the bad news about samsung products or take forever to i.e. no news on Samsung paying people outside the company to trash the HTC phone online (pretty much every news site has an article on this, even sites that have nothing to do with android/tech) and took forever to report the sudden death issue with the gs 3, note II
    - they speak so highly/enthusiastic about Samsung devices and the features of their phones where as with HTC devices they don't come across as excited at all and then they trash HTC for some things but not Samsung because you can change it around since it is android i.e. the power toggles in the notification bar, there are hundreds of apps that can do this.......
    - they have bumped the GS 4 review to the top of the page because they got a final retail unit, I have never seen them do this with any other phone before, what about the nexus 4, htc one and all the other phones???

    and the list goes on and on.

    They use to be great but it is just becoming too obvious that they tend to prefer the Samsung handsets more.

    Their camera tests are pretty crap in comparison to other sites anyway. However, I won't disagree with you there, gsmarenas photos look terrible, the worse photos produced from the one, however, chances are that this is down to early software and a pre-production model and/or faulty unit.


    Secondly the camera is looking much better now, all the early reviews were using pre-production models with pre-release software as HTC have said and some of the sites have mentioned it in their reviews, the final units with the latest software are looking much better and this is still with problems i.e. sharpening being too aggressive, ISO bug that makes a huge difference as shown Brian also posted photos in his anandtech review showing the difference it can make (he knows the hardware/camera stuff better than anyone as has been shown through his work and reputation)

    Not to mention that this is very new tech. to HTC especially with the OIS (only other phone to have this is the 920), there will be updates and the camera will improve, the 920 has had 2 big updates to improve the camera (with more on the way), the first one had drastic improvements i.e.

    http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-improves-lumia-920-camera-comparison
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/17/lumia-920-camera-fix/

    Software is probably the most important thing there is, it can make or break a feature.

    Not only that but all the newest reviews i.e. by anandtech, android police and other sites have shown the results to be very good overall i.e.

    http://translate.google.com.lb/tran...obile-review.com/review/htc-one.shtml&act=url

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/0...nt-smartphone-this-year-may-also-be-the-best/

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review/6

    http://unleashthephones.com/2013/04...a-lumia-920-vs-the-htc-one-camera-comparison/

    the macro shots are looking excellent going by android police review and the photo thread here, I would say the best for a phone camera that I have seen.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40282684&postcount=1155

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40288241&postcount=1162

    + the above review sites

    And as you can see here 1.28 VS 1.29, the photos are looking better, now imagine the difference when comparing that to the first/early firmware 1.26 or whatever version it was that the early review sites were using.........


    Besides ignoring the picture quality in landscapes/bright scenes (which aren't "terrible"), the HTC one excels in low light/dark conditions, yes the images might look noisy in the very dark conditions but at least they are actually usable......... The one has a very quick shutter speed thus you have a better chance of getting a photo that actually has very little blur and also means you don't need as steady hands as you would with the GS 3, GS 4 etc. (this is a big problem with phones when you choose to use HDR/night mode)

    You have to remember that a lot of review sites use tripods as well, which makes a huge difference.

    To see if this is all true, check the anandtech review out again.

    The colours on the one look more natural/realistic, you want the vivid/saturated colours of the GS 4 etc. then put the contrast or saturation up by one level in the camera app or use auto enhance in the gallery apps, not very hard to do and only takes like a second.

    the video recording overall is much better than the GS 4, wider FOV, smoother, more detailed and better colours etc. (GS 4 will/should improve though as it looks worse than the gs3) Especially low light/dark conditions video recording. Again check the anandtech review.

    The audio recording is also better, the one is quiet with normal noise levels, however, the gs 3 had a similar problem when first released thus chances are HTC will also improve it with a software fix.

    Check anandtech review out as well as this thread.

    The FOV is so much larger than the GS 4 too and personally to me is very important.

    Not to mention you have all the cool/useful camera features i.e. built in filters (granted these can be done via 3rd party apps), slow motion recording (no app whatsoever on the market for this), zoe and all the features it comes with.


    So the camera might not be as revolutionary as what HTC make it out to be, but it is a worthy opponent to the GS 4.

    Unless you crop images a lot, print photos out on large paper or have a very high res. monitor then the extra MP will not be beneficial, as has been posted many times before pixel size is more important than MP, there are so many articles out there by professional photographers that back this up, they call it the "megapixel myth", more megapixels does not necessarily mean more detail, a proper 3-5MP camera would destroy a 8-13MP phone camera.


    The GS 4 has a great camera but until we see a better/newer comparison from both phones, the title for the best camera phone is still up for grabs. IMO HTC have the most versatile camera phone there is to date, they have ticked the most boxes.
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    here just to show off ImageSense on the HTC One X :)

    like i said a bad photographer does not mean a bad camera
    This one of my boss as we were trying the fast shutter, later custom enhanced in the gallery

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    Close up of God of war on my wall unit, high contrast filter in the gallery

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    Another close up, high contrast filter in the gallery

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    My Sportage, sunset time, cropped

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    HDR

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    Color Tests

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    Low Light in Beirut

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    and the snow patrol concert lights i posted before

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    high resolution here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157631744000987/
    8
    yea its funny to scream the s4 camera rules when

    - view angle is so narrow

    - much slower shutter especially in low light

    - no real low light comparison

    - weaker macro and upclose detail

    - no OIS

    - comparing it's superior 13MP 1:1 to upscaled 1:1 One with sharpness 0

    the funny thing they claim we are just making excuses, kids...

    ---------- Post added at 10:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:15 AM ----------

    about our topic
    Htc one looks awesome in low light ,all 3 flagship's camera compared.
    http://android.pandaapp.com/news/04...ne_vs_galaxy_s_vs_xperia_z.shtml#.UWKY-nS3TqB
    8
    This photo sums up the beauty of Zoe to me....I'd struggle to capture this moment even with my DSLR

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