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#88778 23-Aug-2011 18:57
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Got an LG 2x Optimus on the lovely advice from the people in here.

Love it to bits but am disappointed in the camera quality :(  The flash is so so bright yet the shots don't come out nice at all.  Also they look really pixilated when you zoom on then on the computer, yet phone seems fine.  Also I have the settings right to the max for size, yet they are barely coming out to 5mb. Seems to be just for the inside shots, also sometimes with shots that have too much light??

It came with a book but nothing about camera settings and I have played with the basic functions re camera but ain't having much luck. Took a whole heap of photos and am disappointed in all of them :)

Anything I can do..... seems sad for the money that I spent!

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  #510976 24-Aug-2011 09:28
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what method do you use to transfer photo files from phone -> pc, maybe they are being compressed? are photos on the phone and pc the same file size?




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  #511041 24-Aug-2011 10:37
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I'm just using the usb cable and finding them in the folder - mainly due to the fact that not having any luck with the LG Suite - it never recognises my phone.

I am just seen - which didn't know I could, that one photo is 2.46mb on my phone and 2.43 on the computer when I transfer it. 

Says its saving them to my 'camera external', the image size is got a tick next to the 8M which is 3264 by 2448 yet why is it making the photos that small??  Obviously that is why they are soooo crappy!!

Really can't understand it??      

 
 
 
 


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  #511062 24-Aug-2011 11:05
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Ok, I was thinking maybe the lg.suite might compress the photos, but this is not the issue. Set quality to superfine in the camera app.




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  #511080 24-Aug-2011 11:25
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Also 2.43 is almost the same as 2.46 so i guess it's just either the different file systems reporting a different file size or 1mb = 1024kb vs 1mb = 1000kb or something like that.




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  #511087 24-Aug-2011 11:31
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An 8Mpixel image with modest jpeg compression would come out around 2.5MByte which is what you have, pictures should be reasonable, purhaps posting a pic showing the problem would be of help.

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  #511101 24-Aug-2011 11:41
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Hmmm so an 8mb camera doesn't actually take an 8mb shot??  My old camera was only 3mb and it was better quality than this.  Inside shots are the worst and that is where I take the majority of mine.  Will try and put up a pic.



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  #511103 24-Aug-2011 11:42
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Well I uploaded one but god knows where it is.

Also it is on superfine?? 

 
 
 
 


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  #511109 24-Aug-2011 11:44
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if the files resolution is 3264 by 2448 then it is an 8MP shot.

MP = Mega Pixel = Resolution of the photo

MB = Mega Byte = File size of the photo

to get the best quality photo, set resolution = 8MP (3264 by 2448) and Image Quality = Super Fine.

The only way to get better photos is to make sure the light source is behind you and that you hold the camera really steady.  Also make sure that you are focusing the camera before you take the picture, to focus you need to tap once on the screen where you want the camera to focus, after it is focused the little box should go green, eg. you tap on someone's face to focus on their face BEFORE you take the photo.

Cellphones do not take good pictures.

The best cellphone cameras that i know of are Nokia N8, followed by Samsung Galalaxy S2 / iPhone 4 / Sony Arc, with N8 being the best of the bunch.

A Good 3MP camera can take better photos that a bad 8MP camera. 




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  #511112 24-Aug-2011 11:47
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Hi, as your only new its likely that you have not the rights to load images yet, email it to me on stephen at rfdesign dot co dot nz 

An 8Meg pixel image (assuming 24bit depth) is around 192Meg bits in size or 24Mbytes, with compression of 10:1 (which is pretty normal) you get 2.4Mbytes or there abouts.

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#511959 25-Aug-2011 17:04
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hi there i have the same problem on my lg p970 but worse is that the shutter speed is so slow like 2-3sec after you take the picture that it makes it just useless to use does anyone know how to speed it up my old lg p500 with 3mp took way better picturesYell




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