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#19393 14-Feb-2008 22:50
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To N95 owners:

What do you guys think of the picture quality?
I have been experimenting with the settings a bit.
Really happy with any pictures of object closer than 50 meters.




Pictures of landscapes are however a great disappointment to me



Is there any way to get better results?

(Pictures taken by me)

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  #110829 15-Feb-2008 16:50
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What about the pics don't you like?

For the camera those pics are perfectly acceptable to me. Any panorama shots of that distance and geographic position will have some 'haze' associated to them thus washing some of the colour out of objects further away. Colours seem maybe a little cool to me, but that's really no fault of the camera as such, just the processing.

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  #110831 15-Feb-2008 16:57
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I think you have to remember that it's a phone, not a digital camera and as such the results you will get from a phone aren't going to be anywhere near as good as what you could get from a digital camera that has better optics and processing.

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  #110843 15-Feb-2008 18:48
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If you're taking a picture using any of the 'scene' settings on the N95, make sure the sharpness is set to 'normal'. There was a bug in the phone that meant whenever a user chose a 'scene' setting, the sharpness was automatically set to 'hard'.
I think this bug may have been fixed by now with the latest firmware, but it pays to check and make sure before you shoot - check the sharpness..

As far as the camera/phone itself - it won an award for best mobile imaging device at TIPA 2007.
A 5 megapixel camera with a Carl Ziess lens should be pretty good I am thinking. My first real digital camera was only 1 megapixel, so this shoud be quite reasonable - at least that's what I would expect (given though, the lack of a real flash).



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  #110910 16-Feb-2008 00:31
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Thanks Joseph.

Disrespective: What about the pics don't you like?

For the camera those pics are perfectly acceptable to me. Any panorama shots of that distance and geographic position will have some 'haze' associated to them thus washing some of the colour out of objects further away. Colours seem maybe a little cool to me, but that's really no fault of the camera as such, just the processing.


What I don't like about the landscape images as that they are all very fuzzy and are then being sharpened a lot.
When you view the image in full size you can see this. I think this is with sharpening on "normal".
Hue and haze are things easily fixed in Photoshop, I'm not too worried about that.

sbiddle: I think you have to remember that it's a phone, not a digital camera


Although this is a phone, it is being advertised as a decent camera.

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  #110918 16-Feb-2008 05:18
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digitaldream:
sbiddle: I think you have to remember that it's a phone, not a digital camera


Although this is a phone, it is being advertised as a decent camera.


what about it isn't decent? its 5mp, has the carl zeiss lens and to me the picture quality is perfect for a 5mp device, especially a camera phone. i owned a SE k750i phone awhile back and i was amazed with that quality for a camera phone and it was only 2mp!

if you're comparing this to digital camera's then don't because as previously mentioned this is not a digital camera and does not have the same processing quality etc and most digital camera's these days are atleast 7mp anyway, like sbiddle said, you have to remember its a phone not a digital camera and i think nokia is fully justified in advertising it as a decent camera ...pretty much because it is.

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  #110930 16-Feb-2008 09:53
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Please note that I am asking for opinions and tips, not lectures.

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  #110933 16-Feb-2008 10:19
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Tip 1:
All in camera sharpening is going to degrade the pic quality. If you have to time or perseverance with the camera picture to bring it into photoshop or gimp then do the sharpening in there. You'll get a better result. Keep in camera sharpening to off or normal.

Tip 2:
For scenic shots like that there can sometimes be a problem with the lens system not focussing to infinity very well (Typically over focussing past infinifty and blurring everything) and thus giving the whole picture a feeling of blur. Try and focus on something about half way between the horizon and the foreground of the shot. Whilst this is still technically the camera focussing to its infinity it still gives it something to focus on rather than just letting it go free.




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  #110935 16-Feb-2008 10:23
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Thanks a lot!

I will try it soon.

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  #110936 16-Feb-2008 10:23
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I have this phone.
I also have DSLR-Canon 300d with vasrious lenses.
I tend to use this phone mnore and mnore.
I dont use it in dark situations.
In bright conditions it tends to flare quite a bit.
But over all its excellent




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  #110940 16-Feb-2008 11:08
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Turn the "sharpening" to minimal which actually turns it OFF!

The results will improve tenfold. Nokia however did not allow the usermode to stay active between camera uses which was really annoying.

here are two images with low contrast taken on a usual drab Auckland day. look at the crane especially and you will notice the smooteness of the lines. Pics taken of grass and trees even look normal and not like spaghetti.

KRoad        Test images showing horrid sharpness
My hard drive failed recently otherise i'd have some much better examples.

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  #110943 16-Feb-2008 11:20
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Case in point.
The pic of K Rd looks a bit blown out top right hand side as I mentioned earlier




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  #110947 16-Feb-2008 11:43
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Thanks guys.

To be honest I haven't really noticed much lense flaring, even when I tried :).

Let's hope Nokia fixes these little annoyances in their next firmware release (if there is going to be one).


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