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08-13-19 01:37 AM
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  1. The Big Picture's Avatar
    last activity for him was like January 2017. He probably doesn't work for blackberry anymore.
    Yes I know, I mentioned it in the previous post above. He was working on the PRIV camera app, alone I believe.
    05-15-19 02:16 PM
  2. melissaru's Avatar
    The PRIV camera and video was SUPERIOR compared to the Key2 LE.
    05-16-19 01:21 PM
  3. Crusader03's Avatar
    A question about the camera. By the way, I like it now, much better than at launch. My question is with close-up shots, do we need to put the camera in a different mode to get sharp focus? Maybe I am just trying to get too close, example is a leaf on a tree. Thanks,
    05-16-19 02:28 PM
  4. tubularbell's Avatar
    A question about the camera. By the way, I like it now, much better than at launch. My question is with close-up shots, do we need to put the camera in a different mode to get sharp focus? Maybe I am just trying to get too close, example is a leaf on a tree. Thanks,
    Has to do with a combination of things I believe. I have the same experience, and in this case hardware specs have a lot to do with it. Focal point has it's limits, and so does the sensor (catching enough light?).
    I'm on a KEY² LE and in my case it doesn't matter in which mode. When I get too close there is no way of a sharp shot.
    You can try a macro lense in front of the main camera...
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    05-24-19 11:42 PM
  5. Crusader03's Avatar
    Has to do with a combination of things I believe. I have the same experience, and in this case hardware specs have a lot to do with it. Focal point has it's limits, and so does the sensor (catching enough light?).
    I'm on a KEY² LE and in my case it doesn't matter in which mode. When I get too close there is no way of a sharp shot.
    You can try a macro lense in front of the main camera...
    Thanks for the reply. I do have a Canon for great and macro shots, but don't always have it with me. Limitations for sure! At least I know I am not doing something wrong.
    tubularbell likes this.
    05-24-19 11:54 PM
  6. Drg84's Avatar
    I'm going to be unpopular for this, but here it is. We don't need dual photo sensors. Honestly in my opinion, the Passport is the best camera I've owned in a Blackberry. It could take photos comparable to the 808 pureview. The Keyone took some good photos, but it always seemed like I had to try a few times to get the focus right. With the Key2, I'm constantly fighting the focus and lighting. In my opinion, if we just had 1 high MP well focused camera, I think most blackberry owners would be happy.
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    05-25-19 01:20 AM
  7. Moon_Man's Avatar
    I'm going to be unpopular for this, but here it is. We don't need dual photo sensors. Honestly in my opinion, the Passport is the best camera I've owned in a Blackberry. It could take photos comparable to the 808 pureview. The Keyone took some good photos, but it always seemed like I had to try a few times to get the focus right. With the Key2, I'm constantly fighting the focus and lighting. In my opinion, if we just had 1 high MP well focused camera, I think most blackberry owners would be happy.
    The passport has a very slow focus though, especially close up to objects.
    05-25-19 01:36 AM
  8. chain13's Avatar
    Lolz at Pocophone as the example for good specs at low price.

    It's a forgettable slab with a high end snapdragon thrown in, it probably struggles with updates, doesn't have smooth software and/or bad software skin.

    Throwing a high end chip in some low end chinese device is NOT enough to make a device premium.
    It's already on Pie, and likely will get MIUI 11 and Q upcoming. It also has the same camera sensor as pixel 3 (imx363). Do some search, youtube is free for knowledge. Seriously, you're crap

    Also let me add this, my backup phone now is redmi note 4X. I got this for around $174 in march 2017 in Indonesia (same specs, but $400 cheaper than "you know what"). And it'll get MIUI 11 (official announcement from xiaomi).

    Hello keyone?
    Last edited by chain13; 05-25-19 at 07:54 AM.
    05-25-19 02:51 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Has to do with a combination of things I believe. I have the same experience, and in this case hardware specs have a lot to do with it. Focal point has it's limits, and so does the sensor (catching enough light?).
    I'm on a KEY² LE and in my case it doesn't matter in which mode. When I get too close there is no way of a sharp shot.
    You can try a macro lense in front of the main camera...
    I get the same results with close ups, it just won’t focus.
    Very disappointing.
    05-25-19 07:23 AM
  10. Drg84's Avatar
    The passport has a very slow focus though, especially close up to objects.
    It did? Compared to what? I'm not trying to come across as rude, but it never seemed to have a slow focus to me.
    05-28-19 06:00 PM
  11. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Exactly, how fucn hard can it really be right , total shame good phone could be epic, shame 😶😥
    It's incredibly hard, actually. The amount of people who are experts in coding and tuning smartphone cameras, including the post-processing and taking full advantage of all of the many, many modes and processes and sensors, etc. is well under 20 people worldwide - and you can bet that half or more of them work for Apple, Samsung, LG, and Nokia. These aren't just random programmers - they're super-specialist artists, and I'd be shocked if they made less than $1M a year (I wouldn't be surprised if many made 2-5x that a year).

    There just aren't many of these people to go around, and like anyone, they want to work on the best gear at the best places, which means it's difficult for smaller companies to get them even on a temporary basis, which forces them to use people who are NOT experts.

    If you think of it in car terms, there are only a couple of Formula One teams who have teams that can not just build a car, but TUNE that car correctly for each track and get a high-position finish to be competitive. You could buy the exact same engine, transmission, suspension pieces, etc., but if you don't have guys who are experts at TUNING those pieces, your car simply isn't going to go around the track as fast, and you won't be competitive.
    05-30-19 01:50 AM
  12. cameron20020's Avatar
    It's incredibly hard, actually. The amount of people who are experts in coding and tuning smartphone cameras, including the post-processing and taking full advantage of all of the many, many modes and processes and sensors, etc. is well under 20 people worldwide - and you can bet that half or more of them work for Apple, Samsung, LG, and Nokia. These aren't just random programmers - they're super-specialist artists, and I'd be shocked if they made less than $1M a year (I wouldn't be surprised if many made 2-5x that a year).

    There just aren't many of these people to go around, and like anyone, they want to work on the best gear at the best places, which means it's difficult for smaller companies to get them even on a temporary basis, which forces them to use people who are NOT experts.

    If you think of it in car terms, there are only a couple of Formula One teams who have teams that can not just build a car, but TUNE that car correctly for each track and get a high-position finish to be competitive. You could buy the exact same engine, transmission, suspension pieces, etc., but if you don't have guys who are experts at TUNING those pieces, your car simply isn't going to go around the track as fast, and you won't be competitive.
    They wouldn't need to "tune" it as much if the key2 had a decent image sensor like the key1. Anyone ever notice that phones with good image sensors take good photos? Even if the brand doesn't have a partnership with Leica or Carl Zeiss?

    Processing the hell out of it is trying to make up for a sub par image sensor. Should have gone for a sony imx (like the K1), or used a much better samsung sensor.
    05-30-19 11:25 AM
  13. Moon_Man's Avatar
    It did? Compared to what? I'm not trying to come across as rude, but it never seemed to have a slow focus to me.
    Compared to every other smartphone i had (nexus 5, yotaphone 2, old samsung phones, BlackBerry k1 and k2 and more). It really has problems on close objects and takes some time to focus.
    05-30-19 11:35 AM
  14. Vojislav Markovic's Avatar
    it is funny most people complain abot photo quality on k2. i like the quality and don't give a damn about perfect light etc as long as i can recognize all details.
    this cam hype on flagship phones is sick
    06-27-19 04:10 PM
  15. Crusader03's Avatar
    it is funny most people complain abot photo quality on k2. i like the quality and don't give a damn about perfect light etc as long as i can recognize all details.
    this cam hype on flagship phones is sick
    Well, my wife's iPhone 8 and my son's iPhone 7 blow our cameras away, fact not fiction. But like you, the camera on my K2 is now good enough for my needs. To say flagship cameras are just hype is well, just silly. Cheers,
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    06-27-19 04:31 PM
  16. Vojislav Markovic's Avatar
    maybe i am oldfashioned but most people don't have a clue about photography but still act like they invented it discussing the quality. for an average user the key 2 deliver great quality so yes i still think the cam hype is sick.
    i do not know what most people want about phone cameras?! yeah marketing is everything for clueless
    cheers
    06-28-19 01:25 AM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    maybe i am oldfashioned but most people don't have a clue about photography but still act like they invented it discussing the quality. for an average user the key 2 deliver great quality so yes i still think the cam hype is sick.
    i do not know what most people want about phone cameras?! yeah marketing is everything for clueless
    cheers
    Calling people clueless doesn’t help your cause.
    There is no way on earth the Key2 camera is on par with a modern iPhone or Android. Is it “good enough”? Sure, maybe for you, me and many people. Mobile devices go everywhere including weddings, special events, sporting events, etc. Having an excellent camera is important to a lot of people.
    Elky64 likes this.
    06-28-19 03:40 PM
  18. the_boon's Avatar
    maybe i am oldfashioned but most people don't have a clue about photography but still act like they invented it discussing the quality. for an average user the key 2 deliver great quality so yes i still think the cam hype is sick.
    i do not know what most people want about phone cameras?! yeah marketing is everything for clueless
    cheers
    The KEY phones cameras are good enough for me the rare times I find myself using them, but they're not even in the same ballpark as any iPhone since the 7 or any Android flagship of the last three years.

    Camera is absolutely not a distinctive feature of the KEY phones, and it's not where they excel.

    The KEYone's was the only one that got decent feedback.
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    06-28-19 05:10 PM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    The KEY phones cameras are good enough for me the rare times I find myself using them, but they're not even in the same ballpark as any iPhone since the 7 or any Android flagship of the last three years.

    Camera is absolutely not a distinctive feature of the KEY phones, and it's not where they excel.

    The KEYone's was the only one that got decent feedback.
    Very true.
    I’m sure no one has said “hey, I’m getting the Key device because it has an excellent camera”. Replace “camera” with “keyboard” and we’re being more realistic.
    06-29-19 06:09 AM
  20. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    Shot this picture today.
    Looks good enough for me
    Attached Thumbnails KEY2 camera: Is it better since launch?-50655.jpg  
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    06-29-19 07:48 AM
  21. the_boon's Avatar
    Very true.
    I’m sure no one has said “hey, I’m getting the Key device because it has an excellent camera”. Replace “camera” with “keyboard” and we’re being more realistic.
    Definitely.

    If we're comparing only to older BB's (which isn't saying much), then of course the KEYone's is leaps and bounds better. And it actually held its own in 2017 when it launched.
    TgeekB likes this.
    06-29-19 08:47 PM
  22. cyberdoggie's Avatar
    not really no, overall the KeyOne still has the better camera.
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    08-01-19 04:30 PM
  23. whatsever's Avatar
    So HOW is the camera after the new update's last spring/summer 2019 is the camera better at the moment software wise?

    I see different samples and looks like pictures of people/object are hard with bokah style but must say some look good but with building/dogs it looks the dog looks good but behind get lesser sharp as example.

    So I'm curious of normal pictures still has that blurry thing where it is not focused and bokak is something I don't care and also no selfies For example i saw a church and front looks good but the side deeper was more blurry? Seems a software issue or glitch .

    So how is the camera NOW (thinking to buy the red edition(cheaper than key2 silver/black) )
    Last edited by whatsever; 08-12-19 at 06:28 AM.
    08-12-19 05:05 AM
  24. the_boon's Avatar
    (thinking to buy the red edition(cheaper than key2 silver/black) )
    The Red is cheaper than the Silver/Black?

    Where do you live lol
    08-12-19 09:28 AM
  25. whatsever's Avatar
    Yes the Red is cheaper then the Black Edition or Silver Edition. The red is 594 euro. The black is 597 euro and the Silver is 629 euro. The Netherlands

    Still my Question is how is the Key2 camera !
    08-12-19 09:59 AM
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