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PollyK
Apr 22, 2013, 12:59 AM
Check out the big camera shootout. It seems not too many people are impressed with the HTC Ultra pixel.



http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-vs-HTC-One-Sony-Xperia-Z--iPhone-5-Nokia-Lumia-920-and-Galaxy-S-III_id3285



Sylon
Apr 22, 2013, 05:32 AM
Not impressed by the HTC One's camera at all. The pictures looked dull and hazy. The Samsung GS4 photos were pretty nice though. Colors popped, pictures were bright and just looked better than the other phones, sometimes even more than the DSLR they were comparing them to.

MacRumorUser
Apr 22, 2013, 08:37 AM
This has already been posted in another thread and discussed at length.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17136009&highlight=phonearena+com#post17136009

sneaky butcher
Apr 22, 2013, 02:25 PM
not everyone is disappointed with the HTC One camera

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review/7

The Lumia 920 and One are pretty darn close when it comes right down to it, and both easily outclass the iPhone 5 and the rest of the Android landscape in dark settings.

Whatís important for HTC is whether the One is the best shooter among Android phones, and that is definitively the case right now. In low light scenarios that are important to me, the One makes the difference between a totally dark image and something usable. Itís only outdoors in broad daylight that the resolution tradeoff is occasionally difficult to stomach, but only if youíre viewing images 1:1 on a computer. Viewed at 1080p or shared online with most services, the One ends up being more than adequate and at the same time able to reach out in low light.

dojoman
Apr 22, 2013, 02:29 PM
Not impressed by the HTC One's camera at all. The pictures looked dull and hazy. The Samsung GS4 photos were pretty nice though. Colors popped, pictures were bright and just looked better than the other phones, sometimes even more than the DSLR they were comparing them to.

Yeah these don't look good at all. :rolleyes:

http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nexusae0_IMAG0141.jpg

http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nexusae0_IMAG0171.jpg

http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nexusae0_IMAG0231.jpg

http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nexusae0_IMAG0252.jpg

http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nexusae0_IMAG0108.jpg

Apollo 13
Apr 22, 2013, 02:40 PM
Seeing as a lot of reviews before said the Nokia phone had the best night photos out of all the phones that were out at the time, and now the iphone 5 beats it in this test and the GS3 isn't that far behind I call BS.

LIVEFRMNYC
Apr 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
From some of the comments on the OP link, it looks like it might be just the default settings. The S3 suffered the same thing before ICS. You had to make sure the settings were proper cause the default settings sucked.

I'll just wait for onthecouch to review it. If he has nothing bad to say about it, then it's good. ;)

onthecouchagain
Apr 22, 2013, 06:54 PM
That test was done before HTC issued a camera software update. The tests that were done after that patch are significantly better.

I can't wait to test for myself this week to really see how well it holds up.

I'm not convinced HTC made the right decision not "playing" the MP game.

Sylon
Apr 22, 2013, 07:29 PM
That test was done before HTC issued a camera software update. The tests that were done after that patch are significantly better.

I can't wait to test for myself this week to really see how well it holds up.

I'm not convinced HTC made the right decision not "playing" the MP game.


I'm right there with you. Your regular Joe-shmo consumer is going to look at the HTC One specs and compare it to other phones. They are not going to know or care what an "Ultra Pixel Camera" is, they are just going to see "4MP" and be like "whoa, wait a minute, this Samsung has a 13MP camera."

Won't exactly help them from a marketing standpoint.

onthecouchagain
Apr 22, 2013, 08:12 PM
I'm right there with you. Your regular Joe-shmo consumer is going to look at the HTC One specs and compare it to other phones. They are not going to know or care what an "Ultra Pixel Camera" is, they are just going to see "4MP" and be like "whoa, wait a minute, this Samsung has a 13MP camera."

Won't exactly help them from a marketing standpoint.

That, too, I guess. Harder to market.

But I'm speaking more just about the experience too. Even if people commit to the One they may find that 4MP just isn't enough. How important are low-light shots for people? I'm just not sure. It feels like a heft tradeoff.

I'll see for myself this week.

MacRumorUser
Apr 23, 2013, 01:43 AM
That, too, I guess. Harder to market.

But I'm speaking more just about the experience too. Even if people commit to the One they may find that 4MP just isn't enough. How important are low-light shots for people? I'm just not sure. It feels like a heft tradeoff.

I'll see for myself this week.

Certainly its made e realise that I don't actually take photos at night or in low light, and I actually would have preferred an 8-13mp sensor instead. Though I realise it wouldn't make too much difference for Facebook or Instagram, it would make significantly more difference than low light does.