do i have a camera issue? ip4 vs 3gs photo

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by glocke12, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    I really dont have any issue with my ip4 in terms of signal or anything, and I thought maybe the camera was fine also, but all all the inital shots I took were outdoors. Ive taken a few shots indoors and am not very happy with the results.
     
  2. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    We'll need to see some pics or something to judge
     
  3. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First photo is with 3gs, second is with ip4. not sure whats happening, pics show up in preview post but arent showing up in final post...
     
  4. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    first is 3gs, second is ip4. same section of wall in both...
     

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  5. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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    You've taken the plastic off the back of the phone haven't you?

    Daft question, but I've seen it done.
     
  6. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yep....very first day.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    can you take a photo of an object to better compare true color?
     
  8. lawrence32 macrumors member

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    looks like the flash was used, correct?
     
  9. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope...no flash on ip4 was used. more pics coming.
     
  10. lawrence32 macrumors member

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    wow that is strange
     
  11. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First two on top are with ip4, no flash. 3 and 4 (middle two) are with 3gs. 5 is ip4 outdoors in midmorning sun.
     

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  12. maflynn Moderator

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    The whitepoint looks off, I'm not sure if the camera is defective or its a setting on the phone.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Looks like a white balance setting to me. There is nothing "technically" wrong since the iPhone 4 is picking the light up the way it actually is not how humans percieve it.

    Is there a white balance setting on the iPhone 4? Mine hasn't arrived yet so I can't test.
     
  14. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant find any WB setting on the phone, and I doubt that there is one....

    Other than this I really have no complaints about the phone, and since I do have some nice high end camera gear its not really a deal breaker for me, but I do use the camera on my phones from time to time to take pics at parties and what not...be nice to be able to get pics that arent all orangish.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    If there's not setting for white balance, then see if taking the flash off auto to see if that alters the output at all.

    Clearly the phone is not producing images on par with your other phone, so much so, I'd make an appointment with the apple genius
     
  16. TechJunky macrumors regular

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    Am I missing something? the top two iP4 pics look waaay better than the middle two. More color, more accurate color, sharper,...
     
  17. saving107 macrumors 603

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    this is what i was thinking.
     
  18. NevadaJack macrumors 6502

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    What was the lighting in Pic #1?

    Your "problem" is really not a problem but a fact of life when shooting digital images. It is called white balance and even with the best DSLR you will see off color tinting due to the color temperature of the light source. It can be corrected to some degree (more so if shooting RAW) in a camera by settings if available or in post processing. The new app for the iPhone 4 (iPhoto?) has a slider to "warm" or "cool" the looks of the image... this is a white balance correction tool... it adjusts the color temperture. Experiment more and you will find you can get excellent images with the iP4 camera.

    Sample shot with natural light and post processed:

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  19. pbateman macrumors 6502

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    Don't mean to hijack but these are 2 i took with mine, first one is incandescent light and second fluorescent, both have green tint....
    This definitely did not happen with my 3g...
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  20. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lighting in pic one was part incandescant and part morining light coming in through the window.

    I know what white balance is and how to correct for it, but it is rather troubling that in all the pics that default WB differs so much from the ip4 to the 3gs.

    "Originally Posted by TechJunky
    Am I missing something? the top two iP4 pics look waaay better than the middle two. More color, more accurate color, sharper,..."

    Colors in the ip4 are way off IMO. My table is not that orange looking, and my checkbook is not that blue.
     
  21. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can we see the original?
     
  22. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.
     
  23. big0mar macrumors regular

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    The iPhone doesn't magically make your picture taking skills any better.

    This type of thing has to do more with lighting, etc. than your actual camera.
     
  24. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I said in a previous post, my table is not that orange, and my checkbook is not that blue.

    Also, there is a large difference in the default WB settings between the 3gs and the ip4.
     

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