1. Olha Zemts's Avatar
    Even after fixing levels, using night mode and flash ( without flash it's just black) pix look horrible, dim and have some kind of white overcoat. I have to use my friends iPhone to take photos at night and than ask them to send it to me, feels awe full.

    P.S, issue solved the problem is white case that gives reflection. BlackBerry Z30 Transform Shell Hard Case White seems to be a cause of a problem.
    Attached Thumbnails Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_00000587.jpg   Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_00000587.jpg  
    Last edited by Olha Zemts; 01-16-14 at 02:04 PM.
    01-15-14 11:24 AM
  2. rayzian's Avatar
    try using night mode and drag the focus to the darkest point of the picture (this raises the exposure)
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    01-15-14 11:59 AM
  3. Morten's Avatar
    In some cases, the HDR mode can help a little bit. Does not work good with moving objects, but if you keep your cam/phone steady (and motive) until it takes all the pictures it needs (3 I think) - things could improve.

    In general- the sensors in smartphone cameras are not very good for dark night shots, - not even many of the "normal" compact cameras do a good job... Get as much light as you can
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    01-15-14 12:56 PM
  4. Tariq Nasir's Avatar
    You look beautiful either ways

    Posted via CB10
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    01-15-14 01:06 PM
  5. Olha Zemts's Avatar
    ok, I'll try thanks
    01-15-14 01:13 PM
  6. SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT's Avatar
    clean your camera lens and make sure you're not using a translucent silicone case. what ends up happening is the case transmits some of the light from the flash and it obscures your shots.
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    01-15-14 01:18 PM
  7. Olha Zemts's Avatar
    Ok, will do, Im using BlackBerry Z30 Transform Shell Hard Case BlackBerry Z30 Transform Shell Hard Case and Leather Pocket Pouch hit eBay | CrackBerry.com like this. Thanks
    01-15-14 01:26 PM
  8. SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT's Avatar
    Ok, will do, Im using BlackBerry Z30 Transform Shell Hard Case BlackBerry Z30 Transform Shell Hard Case and Leather Pocket Pouch hit eBay | CrackBerry.com like this. Thanks

    I see. I think the flash is reflecting off the white of the case and interfering with your shots.

    A black case would do better or a quick fix, if you do not want to replace your case, is you take a black marker and rub around the camera opening to remove the reflection, but please confirm that it is indeed the case that is causing this issue before modifying your case.
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    01-15-14 01:40 PM
  9. kbz1960's Avatar
    There isn't still a thin film over the lens from the factory is there?
    01-15-14 01:49 PM
  10. Olha Zemts's Avatar
    no, there isn't
    01-15-14 01:59 PM
  11. Thachoc1's Avatar
    Wow, I'm gonna have to test this myself. I haven't tried a night mode pic. I'm sorry you had such a terrible experience with it.
    01-15-14 02:24 PM
  12. kdklein's Avatar
    I've never had that issue either. I'm on a z10 but we have the same camera. I've never even used Night mode, I wonder if it is reflecting off the white case or if something got in your camera lense.

    Do photos you take with the flash, but more ambient light look like that?
    01-15-14 03:16 PM
  13. TheoRadu's Avatar
    Even after fixing levels, using night mode and flash ( without flash it's just black) pix look horrible, dim and have some kind of white overcoat. I have to use my friends iPhone to take photos at night and than ask them to send it to me, feels awe full.
    There are 3 possible reasons:

    1. Your finger was in the way
    2. Something else was in the way, like a case for example.
    3. The camera is damaged.

    I just took this with my Z30.

    Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_20140115_211707.jpg
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    01-15-14 04:18 PM
  14. digitalmayhem01's Avatar
    Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_00000458.jpg

    Just took this in standard, 16:9 and flash on, no night mode. Some things is definitely going on there.

    Posted via my awesome Z30!
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    01-15-14 08:16 PM
  15. dmsbang's Avatar
    This was done in a very dark environment...
    Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_20140115_223958.jpg

    Posted via "Nessie" The Loch Ness Z30
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    01-15-14 10:40 PM
  16. SDTRMG's Avatar
    This is with and without night mode.


    Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_20140115_214628.jpg

    Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_20140115_214405.jpg

    Z30 - The Final Destination - Winnipeg Mb Clothing|Footwear|Headwear|Headshop|Tobacconist|Ta ttoos
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    01-15-14 10:47 PM
  17. Olha Zemts's Avatar
    Yes, you right, looks like it is problem with the case and the way it reflecting. Here's sample first without case second with case. I will try to use it without case for now, but blackberry should probably redesign white cases, because it interferes with camera, I wonder if there's a way to bring this issue up to them...
    Thanks for help.

    P.S sample pix taken in very dark environment without any lights.
    Attached Thumbnails Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_00000793.jpg   Love my z30, but pictures at night are horrible-img_00000796.jpg  
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    01-16-14 01:37 PM
  18. kdklein's Avatar
    Yes, you right, looks like it is problem with the case and the way it reflecting.
    Did you try it using a black marker along the inside edge of the case?
    01-16-14 03:02 PM
  19. H_O_Boomaye's Avatar
    There was a kind of beauty in this thread that you don't see too often. Everyone working together to solve the problem, including the OP. It was a breath of fresh air to see an OP consider that the problem could be on their end. Happy Z10 using to all of us.. (Z30, Q10s & Q5s also)
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    01-16-14 03:21 PM
  20. Gatmyer's Avatar
    There was a kind of beauty in this thread that you don't see too often. Everyone working together to solve the problem, including the OP. It was a breath of fresh air to see an OP consider that the problem could be on their end. Happy Z10 using to all of us.. (Z30, Q10s & Q5s also)
    And a bong!


    Posted via CB10
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    01-16-14 05:14 PM
  21. SDTRMG's Avatar
    And a bong!


    Posted via CB10
    Lol. Sorry.

    Z30 - The Final Destination - Winnipeg Mb Clothing|Footwear|Headwear|Headshop|Tobacconist|Ta ttoos
    01-16-14 10:09 PM
  22. Bluline79's Avatar
    I think that's a thing with all white cases. My Note and iPhone do the same thing when I put white cases on them.

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    01-16-14 10:21 PM

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