Welcome to the CrackBerry Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 76 to 97 of 97
Like Tree87Likes
  1. kazmi's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,357 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,453 Global Posts
    PIN
    PM me!
    #76  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pedalshoe View Post
    All modern cameras have this metering feature. Just google "Metering and Metering Modes". If a photographer encountered this issue they would have automatically though about this then adjusted for the lighting conditions...
    amazing! Did not know that...I was just able to replicate the same results using my IPhone 4S....good job OP!
  2. Lendo's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    6,799 Posts
    Global Posts
    7,005 Global Posts
    #77  

    Default

    That's amazing.
    Unlocked Rogers Z10 STL100-3 10.3.1.1151 / Unlocked Bell Q10 SQN100-1 10.2.1.3442
    Thanked by:
    belfastdispatcher (02-09-2013) 
    belfastdispatcher likes this.
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    72 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,640 Global Posts
    #78  

    Default

    This is not new. It's a good tip, but not amazing. Wow.
  4. Zirak's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    265 Posts
    PIN
    wheel
    #79  

    Default

    Belfast and Mike are way to negative Nellies.
    A guy just put up a post on how his pictures were lighter as a helpful hint for some amateur/casual picture takers, maybe to post them to FB or something. Some of your posts make is sound like people are trying to replace their Nikon D4 with a phone.
    BBMak likes this.
  5. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Waterloo's Finest

    Posts
    5,609 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,638 Global Posts
    #80  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    This is not new. It's a good tip, but not amazing. Wow.
    He is trying to be helpful to the community and I think he has done just that. No need to be negative about someones good will.
  6. mikeo007's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    4,221 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,957 Global Posts
    #81  

    Default Amazing fix for Z10 low light pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    He is trying to be helpful to the community and I think he has done just that. No need to be negative about someones good will.
    Ya, what kind of person would ever do that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    This does not look like anything special to me
    Go get some apps!
    DocuShortcut - Free homescreen shortcuts(Built For BlackBerry)
    Symptom Journal - Track medical symptoms and causes (Built For BlackBerry)
    SkinEd for Minecraft - Create and share Minecraft skins
    kevinnugent likes this.
  7. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    13,977 Posts
    PIN
    27F48177
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #82  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zirak View Post
    Belfast and Mike are way to negative Nellies.
    A guy just put up a post on how his pictures were lighter as a helpful hint for some amateur/casual picture takers, maybe to post them to FB or something. Some of your posts make is sound like people are trying to replace their Nikon D4 with a phone.
    Except I was the guy who put up the post lol.

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
  8. White9900's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    204 Posts
    Global Posts
    205 Global Posts
    PIN
    PB + 9900 Combo loving it!
    #83  

    Default

    Great Find!
  9. Omnitech's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    10,593 Posts
    Global Posts
    10,601 Global Posts
    #84  

    Default

    I just read the first and last page of comments, apologies if this has already been mentioned.

    All people are doing is changing the exposure by doing the focus-point trick. Honestly, if that's all it takes to take good quality (and not just non-dark) pictures in low-light, Blackberry just has a lousy exposure-metering system that needs to take backlight into account. (Something which should be trivial to fix with a software update)

    What I'm more interested in is if these pictures brightened in this way are not just lighter, but also have good quality not ruined by excessive noise. Because that's what I noticed in the Gizmodo comparison shots that disturbed me.

    Has someone taken an iPhone 5 side-by-side in low-light with the same scene and done a full-res comparison using this trick on the Z10?

    I'd imagine the Lumia920 and Xperia Z are still probably the smartphone camera champs but if the Z10 can hold its own with this tweak against the iPhone 5 in low light, I'd see absolutely no reason for people to complain about the Z10 camera. In bright light it already looks more than competitive.
  10. SparkyBC's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,224 Posts
    #85  

    Default

    Most of the poor picture capturing has to do with software. Z10 WAS rushed out and they are still fixing a lot of bugs. That being said, at least the USA should have a better experience out of the box than we did.
  11. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,334 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,477 Global Posts
    PIN
    N/A
    #86  

    Default

    I'm just wondering how my Nokia Lumia 920 will stack up to this. Of course, I use the stock app (trying to get ProShot and failing because WP Store is down... *goes all Pest Control Ravager style on Redmond HQ and tears down the building with his bare hands*), but it does seem like the Z10 has a lot going for it. Hopefully though the PureView optics of the L920 are satisfactory to keep it up to date. Also, glad to see they finally nailed the camera at BlackBerry. The Curve 8520/Torch 9800... *shudder* those cameras, moreso the Curve 8520 camera, were TERRIBLE.
    CrackBerry Visitor
  12. sgt_snacks-64's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,065 Posts
    PIN
    24BFA0E3
    #87  

    Default

    Works really well!

    Here's my examples from my very, very dark house

    First picture focusing on the coffee maker https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcob3smoih...ght%20good.jpg

    Second picture focusing on the brighter Iron https://www.dropbox.com/s/wak7d6eyv4...G_00000207.jpg

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
    Thanked by:
    KingReed (07-31-2013) 
  13. peter9477's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    5,216 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,218 Global Posts
    #88  

    Default

    "This isn't new, everyone knows how to do that."

    Well actually, they don't, which is sort of the point.

    If you believe that everyone else is as knowledgeable in this area as you are, then you probably also think you know everything in other areas too... ahem.
    Battery Guru for BB10 tracks voltage, power, battery health. (Also on the PlayBook.) White Noise helps you sleep or concentrate.
    Follow us on Twitter or Facebook or visit Engenuity's mobile apps page.
    bahandi likes this.
  14. Lendo's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    6,799 Posts
    Global Posts
    7,005 Global Posts
    #89  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    This is not new. It's a good tip, but not amazing. Wow.
    Believe me, to someone who was wondering why the pictures were always so dark it is amazing.
    Unlocked Rogers Z10 STL100-3 10.3.1.1151 / Unlocked Bell Q10 SQN100-1 10.2.1.3442
  15. bahandi's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    223 Posts
    Global Posts
    366 Global Posts
    #90  

    Default Amazing fix for Z10 low light pictures

    Was going to start a new topic, but figured this thread was more appropriate. http://jtinseoul.wordpress.com/2013/...lackberry-z10/
    What... beta?... Gimme!!
    Thanked by 2:
    geoffsdad (02-17-2013),  peter9477 (02-18-2013) 
    peter9477 and d3rd like this.
  16. geoffsdad's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    3,687 Posts
    #91  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bahandi View Post
    Was going to start a new topic, but figured this thread was more appropriate. Metro Pass: Blackberry Z10 |
    Most might disagree, but I think that link deserves it's own thread. Very nice artistic slant with the black and white!
  17. bahandi's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    223 Posts
    Global Posts
    366 Global Posts
    #92  

    Default Amazing fix for Z10 low light pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsdad View Post
    Most might disagree, but I think that link deserves it's own thread. Very nice artistic slant with the black and white!
    There was that one key phrase,

    "I quickly came to the conclusion that 80 percent of the reviews saying the camera sucks in low light are confusing sucking in low light with bad metering."

    Basically what the OP was trying to say and everyone tripping on themselves by saying they knew that too.

    That's the only reason why I didn't start a new thread.
    What... beta?... Gimme!!
  18. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    13,977 Posts
    PIN
    27F48177
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #93  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bahandi View Post
    Was going to start a new topic, but figured this thread was more appropriate. http://jtinseoul.wordpress.com/2013/...lackberry-z10/
    Very cool!

    Posted via CB10
  19. bahandi's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    223 Posts
    Global Posts
    366 Global Posts
    #94  

    Default Amazing fix for Z10 low light pictures

    http://jtinseoul.wordpress.com/2013/...lackberry-z10/

    An update from the same photographer I linked earlier.
    What... beta?... Gimme!!
  20. Tornado99's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    664 Posts
    #95  

    Default

    So its evident many people are unaware of how auto exposure camera meters work.
    Basically, all auto exposures are made by having the light metering sensor determine the mid point between the brightest and darkest area within the sensors area of view. It the sets the camera exposure to achieve that mid point...also known as middle Grey. realize the metering sensor does not look at all areas of the image...usually it's just small region around the center or the focus zone...typically this is where you put the subject.
    The effect is if you take a pic of a pure white surface, the camera meter will decrease exposure to get the bright white down to middle Grey. Thus you end up with a Grey, dim looking picture. If you take a pic of deep black area, camera will try to increase exposure to bring the black to middle Grey. By knowing how these auto exposure systems work, you can adjust or compensate accordingly by pointing the sensor area to an appropriate bright or dark area to get a better exposure of the main area of interest.
    This why more experienced photographers prefer cams with manual or semi auto modes...gives better control of image exposure.


    Posted via CB10
  21. D.Vader's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    601 Posts
    PIN
    27FD02F9
    #96  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by belfastdispatcher View Post
    I'm not sure what part of it you don't get, with the Z10 you can drag the focus point around the screen, a quick drag to a dark hair instead of the face for example will improve the lo light A Lot.
    This process seems way easier on the Lumina 900 which seems like you have to take a close up of a pile of poo to get back pictures. LOL
  22. littlejackal's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    129 Posts
    #97  

    Default

    I came here because I am having the night time issues where the flash turns off right before the picture is taken and then you get a dark picture. I recently checked my girlfriend's Z10 which we got 3 days apart and hers does not have this issue. All the settings are the same as mine and you can notice that there is a second flash right after the 1 second light up, her pictures are great in low light (dark) conditions. I have not been able to duplicate the good low light pictures. I just updated to the newest leaked OS and nothing. I am beginning to think it is a hardware issue now. I've been through 4 leaks and my camera still takes crappy nighttime pics. Has anyone been able to fix this? I will keep searching and as a last resort I will go to verizon and exchange the phone.
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234

Similar Threads

  1. Fix for nuked/bricked 9930 flashing lights
    By jacobjpray in forum BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM
  2. Fix for low/soft Ringtones and Alerts Volume
    By OSx86 in forum BlackBerry Bold 9650
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 12:48 PM
  3. Fix for spoken contacts low volume?
    By motrv8d in forum Storm OS Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-23-2010, 09:23 PM
  4. Can We Expect An OS Fix For Low Signal?
    By Ed_H in forum BlackBerry Tour 9630
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-04-2009, 11:18 AM
  5. Fix for blank pictures in MMS
    By Xeero in forum Storm OS Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 07:15 PM

Posting Permissions