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Bahroo

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http://pocketnow.com/2013/03/13/htc-one-vs-nokia-lumia-920-camera-comparison#!prettyPhoto

Go to the collage of HTC One photos, clearly has the "purple flare issue"...although its not really a issue because you can completly avoid it(atleast for me on my iPhone 5)
 

daneoni

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When Phil Shiller said this was normal for camera phones. Many scoffed. Yet here we are.
 
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roxxette

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Good news, for all whe know it only happends to awesome phone cameras.
 
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MRU

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I have seen threads about people complaining about this, but have never experienced it on any of my phone cameras in the last few years including ..... iPhone 5, 4S, 4 - HTC One X, Sensation, Sensation XE, Bold 9900, Torch 9860, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC 8X, Lumia 800, Nokia N9......
 
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daneoni

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GS3 has purple haze problems too? Yea, That's real believable. :rolleyes:

Find me one actual forum where users are complaining about this.

I'm not your errand boy, i don't have to find you anything. I've already provided one source. If thats not enough, then feel free to find more yourself. Google is a thing.
 
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GS3 has purple haze problems too? Yea, That's real believable. :rolleyes:

not a forum thread but consumer reports...

Consumer Reports on Wednesday declared that Apple's iPhone 5 is no more susceptible to lens flare than other smartphone-based cameras, including the latest devices running Google Android.

In response to reports about a so-called "purple haze" effect when taking photos with the iPhone 5 camera in bright light, the consumer advocacy group did a number of tests with smartphone cameras. Their results found that the iPhone 5 did display a "haze" when photos were taken in bright light, but the issue was no more pronounced with Apple's latest handset than with other devices.

Comparable issues with smartphone cameras were found with the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. All of the devices were tested under the same conditions in Consumer Reports' labs.

Their tests found that the haze captured by smartphone cameras was sometimes purple, while other times it was a different color. In some tests, the flare formed on images as a rainbow of colors.


12.09.26-PurpleHaze.jpg

Purple flare around sun.


"All camera lenses, even those made for expensive SLRs, can yield lens flare, which is produced by scattered reflections inside the lens from a bright light source," Consumer Reports said. "How much flare appears in an image depends on how you orient the lens."

While the organization acknowledged the problem "can be annoying," they also said it's not likely to be something that will affect most photos. Users are also advised to minimize its presence by using their hand to shield their phone's camera lens from sunlight.

Days after the iPhone 5 was released, the so-called "purple haze" issue was noted by users online. While some speculated it could be related to a defect with the phone, further investigation revealed the problem is common with many modern digital cameras, especially miniaturized devices.

Over the weekend, Apple posted a support document on its website addressing the camera flare controversy. It noted that most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, could exhibit some form of flare at the edges of the frame when capturing images with out-of-scene light sources.


But like I said earlier, i have had a lot of phones last 24 months and I never had the problem, but then I never shoot into the sun in the first place.
 
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Kariya

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GS3 has purple haze problems too? Yea, That's real believable. :rolleyes:

Find me one actual forum where users are complaining about this.

These guys may not be 'complaining' per se but the issue is there on the GS3, GNex, SII and other devices.

Here are some photos taken with the S3. (sourced from the thread). Your beloved Samsung isn't perfect either.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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These guys may not be 'complaining' per se but the issue is there on the GS3, GNex, SII and other devices.

Here are some photos taken with the S3. (sourced from the thread). Your beloved Samsung isn't perfect either.

And why is it none of those pics have any Meta tags? And I'm not talking about taking pics directly at the sun. Where are the complaints?
 
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Kariya

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Why? You posted the links as some sort of proof.

*sigh* you're obstinate. How am i supposed to know why the photos aren't tagged? I didn't take them.

Users from the thread i got the photos from clearly state what phones they used to take their photos. I don't see what benefits they would get from lying.

Sign up to Android Central and PM them on why they didn't tag their photos.

Consumer reports tested the GS3 and found purple haze effects on its camera, you say you don't believe. I then link you to photos from real world users showing the same effect...still not enough.

I'm not gonna sit here all day answering every single one of your queries.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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*sigh* you're obstinate. How am i supposed to know why the photos aren't tagged? I didn't take them.

Users from the thread i got the photos from clearly state what phones they used to take their photos. I don't see what benefits they would get from lying.

Sign up to Android Central and PM them on why they didn't tag their photos.

Consumer reports tested the GS3 and found purple haze effects on its camera, you say you don't believe. I then link you to photos from real world users showing the same effect...still not enough.

I'm not gonna sit here all day answering every single one of your queries.

Consumer reports didn't even post any photos expect those from the iPhone. Even the comments on that site call BS.

Next time come with better proof. As I do recall asking for any complaints.
 
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Kariya

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Consumer reports didn't even post any photos expect those from the iPhone. Even the comments on that site call BS.

Next time come with better proof. As I do recall asking for any complaints.

Oh don't worry, there won't be a next time.
 
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