Camera quality?

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    I have heard and read so many complaints about the camera and I just don't get it! I have a 3 year old and 2 year old and catch perfect pictures instantaneously! Where in the world is the lag and poor quality people are talking about? Coming from the thunderbolt, which had a decent camera but was not at all of this quality - I'm pretty darn impressed! :)

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    There are camera phones that take better pictures BUT the pictures on the Gnex aint half bad. :happy3:
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    I love the zero shutter lag feature, but there are some instances that I get blurry or less than great quality photos.
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    Reviews on camera quality is one of the main reasons I almost didn't get this phone and almost made the thunderbolt to iPhone switch (eek!). I LOVE android and am so glad I didn't listen to reviews. :)

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    I did get a couple of blurry pics but being able to retake it and not wait forever like I did with my thunderbolt makes it tolerable and I don't feel like I miss a thing.

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    The camera is the one downfall of this phone. Good lighting and it takes amazing pictures. Bad lighting and the pictures turn to crap. I wish the low light sensor was better. Overall, I think it's a decent camera, you just need to know how to manipulate it to get the picture you want.
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    A lot better then my D2 and DX2 cameras, but then again I am a photographer on the side so that play a part...
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    Anything is better than a Moto camera.
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    It just depends on how picky you are about quality. If you are not anal about image quality, yes, the Galaxy nexus camera is fine and the fast shutter speed is a big bonus.
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    +1.

    This camera exceeds my expectations. Outdoors it's an amazing camera, indoors is where it struggles a bit compared to other cameras. I recently compared it to the Rezound I was fixing and the Rezound camera just blows it out the water for indoor pics, along with any other camera phone I've seen. The Nexus camera is no slouch, but it indeed could have been better. The no shutterlag is a huge bonus for me so I'll take that over quality.
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    None of the current cameras are awful. I use the Droid 1 as a reference (it had a fantastic camera for it's time)...all of the cameras I have seen are as good or better than the Droid1.

    For me the main thing I wanted was good low light quality. That was something I really hated about the Droid 1...it took great pictures, but only in daylight conditions. In lower light the quality dropped real quick.
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    yeah, the nexus isn't bad at all, however, its not the best by a long shot. as long as you arent expecting photo quality prints from this camera and you are just using it to snap a quick pic and post to twitter/facebook or whatever, you will be happy.

    also, the included photo editing SW is really nice and can make an otherwise "soft" image pretty good.
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    Agreed the editing tools are awesome.

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    Yea...sharpening after the fact helps ALOT. But the camera is still pretty sad. The zero lag shutter is a joke. If it takes the pic right away. I know it's not in focus.

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    i can live with camera on nexus, but i'd rather take my time and get one good shot then a bunch of mediocre ones. i think my old thunderbolt was taking better pics then nexus and my wife's razr maxx takes pretty good pics also.
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    I've gotten some ok pics with the no shutter lag and not tapping the screen to focus. The sharpening helps a ton after, but if it's really out of focus, no amount of editing on the phone can save it:D
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    While one other phone on the market right might be able to get a better pic in the poorest of lighting environments, the zero lag shutter makes the gnex camera by far the most useful.

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    I have yet to see a smartphone that can take good pictures in low light. Ill say one thing. The Gnex camera smashes the Moto camera on the Bionic I used to have. That camera was horrendous. It didnt matter how much light there was, everything came out dim and noisy as heck. Not to mention it took forever to focus, so you'd end up missing a lot of shots.

    EDIT: Took this today.. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/galaxy-nexus-general-discussions/187779-photos-taken-your-galaxy-nexus-thread-15.html#post2024513
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    ot sure how much more people are expecting from a smartphone camera.
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    Just a general question.....how many of you wipe the lens clean of fingerprints before taking a picture.

    unless i am trying to snap a quick one, i do it every time.
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