Bionic camera update?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by bionic210, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Bear in NM

    Bear in NM Active Member

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    Gonna add this. Shot while out working yesterday evening, about 6:00 pm, coudy. Just grabbed the camera from my pocket and shot a few. I am very happy with the camera so far.

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    I just did some test shots with mine and I have to say that I like it and think it's ok. In the sunlight the pictures were really nice. The video came out really great. HOWEVER in low light the pictures are just horrible.
     
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    What's best 6 or 8 megapixes?

    Also what if you can't get a green go-ahead. There are times when the thing just won't turn green.

    I've taken some terrific shots and I'm not complaining about the camera - just trying to get more info.
     
  4. DessoThumbs

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    yeah, but the beer looks fine. :)
     
  5. GadgetRick

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    It's not an ISO issue, it's a sensor issue. Cameras in phones have tiny sensors so they cannot gather a whole lot of light. When you shoot with a sensor like this in low-light situations, you get noise. The noise is causing the graininess you see on the photos.

    ISO settings (on digital cameras) mimick film speeds from back in the day. The higher the ISO number, the more sensitive the sensor (in this case) or the film (back in the day) is to light. This means, something with a higher ISO setting/rating will take less time to expose a shot at a lower ISO setting (all other things being equal). The problem with higher ISO settings (with digital cameras) is, you're more likely to introduce noise into the photo.

    Now, some sensors are better than others at this. Some cameras are better at processing the noise to suppress it than others. But, at the end of the day, higher ISO settings will be more likely to cause more noise in a given shot.

    With DSLRs, the sensors are a lot larger than what's in a phone (in the case of a full frame camera, they're downright HUGE compared to a phone). This helps them shoot at higher ISOs with less problems in the noise department. However, not all cameras are created equal. As I mentions some sensors are better than others. Some manufacturers use better software than others.

    However, with today's technology, you aren't going to get much better than what you get out of phones in cameras (in general) in low-light situations--not if you want, "reasonably," priced phones that is.

    As far as the Bionic's camera goes, I've not received my Bionic yet (should be here tomorrow) so I can't comment too much on it as I don't know if playing with various settings, using better technique may help significantly or not. From what I've seen, however, it's not really any worse than other cameras I've seen in phones (with a few notable exceptions such as the iPhone4 camera, which is quite good for being in a phone). So the jury is still out on the camera from my point of view.

    Hope this helps clear up things for many people.
     
  6. redwood

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    yeah it was....but that wasn't even the sunset mode pic, I deleted that one immediately :)
     
  7. mamawm

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    these are really nice. it took me a minute to see the little bugger.
     
  8. BLeClair12

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    I guess I'm not seeing the issue with the camera that a lot of people are having. Granted, it's not perfect, but it seems to take some pretty damn good shots and even better video.

    I had one of my friends play around with mine today. He's an amateur film maker and total videophile, so I knew going in it would take a lot to impress him. He loved the camera and was pleasantly surprised with the quality.
     
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    tl;dr: buy a real camera to take photos.
     
  10. don_juan

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    Overall, I love the Bionic, but the camera is lacking. I had the Samsung Infuse 4G and it has a great camera compared to the Bionic. Why did I switch, well, the GPS on the Samsung phones are terrible and Motorola wins hands down (just google "Samsung GPS issues" and you will see what I am referencing). I guess with each phone, there will always be a give and take and in the Bionic's case, it is the camera. I love everything else about the phone so I will keep it until the next best phone comes out. When I travel for business, I need GPS more than my camera. Now, I do use the Bionic's camera to capture business receipts and convert to PDF using CamScanner (love this app), so I can import into our Oracle system. Anyway, I am learning to take better pictures with the Bionic (mostly indoors). Yes, I can use my Sony camera; however, I don't always have my Sony with me. When I go out to eat with friends and we want to capture a candid moment, none of us have our camera, but we all have our cell phones.
     
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    It is a real camera.
     
  12. don_juan

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    Great Picture! Yes, it is a real camera. I am learning to take better pictures. It looks as if you took an 8 megapixel of your dog, correct?
     
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