iPhone 4 - Camera -- Grain.

therealshabbir

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May 26, 2013
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I just purchased an iPhone 4. It was available for a bargain, $300.

Now I've seen the pics from an iPhone 4 of my colleagues and they are amazing. Clarity. Depth. Sharpness.

I've attached the first pic i've taken from my iPhone 4. And I can't help but find with unusual noise / grain layer over the images. Is it just me or should I report to Applecare for a exchange?


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Zmanbaseball2

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Aug 24, 2012
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What exactly am I'm looking at. The pic looks a bit blurry. Try making your focus points before you take a pic.


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hafr

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Sep 21, 2011
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I just purchased an iPhone 4. It was available for a bargain, $300.

Now I've seen the pics from an iPhone 4 of my colleagues and they are amazing. Clarity. Depth. Sharpness.

I've attached the first pic i've taken from my iPhone 4. And I can't help but find with unusual noise / grain layer over the images. Is it just me or should I report to Applecare for a exchange?


The attachment is in actual size. 1.5mb.
Bad lighting and slow shutter speed when handheld will make the pictures more grainy and less sharp than if you'd have better conditions.

Go outside and snap a few photos in daylight, try leaning your hand against something to minimise the inevitable shaking that will occur when you take the picture. Are the photos still grainy and unsharp?
 

nightstalkerz

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May 9, 2013
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Try taking pictures when there's a lot of sunlight.

From the looks of the pic, there isn't much light so it will be grainy.
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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That's a 1/15 sec lowlight, handheld, no flash image. Very typical. Add some more light. You'll see a big difference. :apple:
 
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paulbennett95

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Aug 30, 2012
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Low light conditions generally lead to grainy photos (in my experience) and, if I remember correctly, the iPhone 4 only has a 5MP rear-facing camera, so the photos are inevitably going to be lower quality than most modern smartphones and real cameras.
 

Jimmy James

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Oct 26, 2008
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This is why I'd rather see a great, lower-MP sensor instead of a huge MP number.

I rarely need tons of resolution but pictures taken inside are always subpar.
 

TacticalDesire

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Mar 19, 2012
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It's a 3 year old phone and the picture was taken with relatively low light indoors. That's actually one of the more decent shots you'll get in those conditions.